Tech Transfer

Through our basic research, we aim to understand brain function to ultimately take bold and original approaches to treat and cure brain disease. We aim to

  • build-up valuable intellectual property
  • forge long-term strategic partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry
  • validate our discoveries and targets in a collaborative setting
  • explore the potential of biotech start-ups
  • explore different, less traditional models of knowledge transfer, through joint ventures, patient charity partnerships and other mixed funding models with overseas partners

We collaborate intensively with VIB’s Innovation and Business development team, whose goal it is to transfer knowledge and tools to industry or to incorporate these in newly created ‘spin-offs’. Our innovative ideas are supported by Proof of Concept and valorization grants from different sources and/or transferred to VIB discovery sciences, where industry-grade assays and experiments are developed, with the purpose to de-risk discoveries.

Explore some of our success stories:

Our tech transfer team