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Proof-of-concept funding

De-risking research on target animals/species


We are in a unique position where Ghent University can also finance proof-of-concept studies with its in-house Industrial Research Fund.


At this level, too, our Faculty of Veterinary Medicine plays a pivotal role. At our Faculty of Veterinary Medicine innovations can be tested in our own facilities and on the target species. This is an important element for de-risking our technologies and increasing their value for further development in collaboration with our industrial partners.



The combined results of basic research and proof-of-concept studies are a solid basis for new IP and patent applications.

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