Ghent University

UGent TechTransfer enables and facilitates the transfer of the university’s research results towards the socio-economic environment in which the university operates, fosters a close and productive relationship between the Ghent University researchers and that socio-economic environment.

UGent TechTransfer manages the intellectual property of the university, drives the use of that intellectual property through the creation of spin-offs and licensing, and supports the UGent research community in creating research collaborations with industry.

For its liaison with industry, Ghent University uses a network of specialized business development centres, the Industrial Liaison Network, backed by the central Technology Transfer Office.

A team of specialists (business lawyers, IP advisors and attorneys, business developers and investment managers) all work together to offer a one-stop shop office that facilitates collaboration between Ghent University and the business community.