There is a wide variety of Flemish and Brussels funds for strategic and applied research. The main funding channels can be found in the table below:

VUB TechTransfer invests resources from the Industrial Research Fund in its IOF knowledge centers. These are research groups that exceed the average level of the standard research teams. The funding enables strategic and applied research, leading to new application-specific findings with economic potential.

The first priority of the IOF funding is also developing a portfolio of potentially applicable and transferable know-how with economic and social value. It also finances short-term proof-of-concept projects.

Are you a company looking for a specific expertise, licensing opportunities, a partner for contract research or to set up jointly applied and industrial research?

Then we are pleased to introduce our expertise groups.

Funding Strategic & Applied Research


Vrije Universiteit Brussel 
Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Phone +32 (0)2 629 22 07 
E-mail: techtransfer@vub.ac.be

VUB Foundation