From discovery and basic research over applied research to product development
The top-notch research performed by our scientists is renowned worldwide and constitutes the basis of our innovation program. With the support of Ghent University’s Industrial Research Fund we can mature technologies from basic concept to a TRL (Technology Readiness Level) that is attractive for further development in partnership with industry.
The top-notch research performed by our scientists is the basis of all our innovations.
Concept for possible industrial application
Evaluating and testing how the discovery can lead to new applications
Technical proof of concept
Testing the concept both in vitro and in vivo (mostly directly in the target species)
Intellectual property and patent application
Prior-art analysis and patent application based on the result of the technical proof of concept
Present a non-confidential Technology Offer to industry (licensing) or investors (spin-off)
Industrial proof of concept
Discuss first proof-of-concept data with industry/investors and identify gaps that can be filled with another proof-of-concept study