Date: 26 - 30 August 2024

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Do you want to know how scientific inventions are turned into real-life medicines, products, and agricultural innovations? Are you interested in how patents serve to protect your invention? Or would you like to learn what it takes to create a biotech startup company? Join VIB’s Innovation & Business team in our annual Technology transfer course!

At VIB, we're on a mission to turn our scientific discoveries into real-world solutions that benefit both society and the economy. Our dedicated Innovation & Business team works tirelessly to bring these breakthroughs to life by securing patents, devising strategic intellectual property (IP) plans, forging partnerships with industry leaders, licensing our IP and know-how, and even fostering the creation of spin-off companies.

In the past half-decade alone, our efforts have yielded impressive results. We've built a portfolio boasting over 250 active patent families, formed over 1500 partnerships with industry pioneers, generated more than € 130 million in industrial revenue, and facilitated the birth of 36 dynamic spin-off ventures.

VIB Innovation & Business also features a unique drug discovery unit (VIB Discovery Sciences) which collaborates with VIB labs to derisk small molecules and antibodies and make them more appealing for biotech or pharma companies.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, translational research

Venue: Ghent - VIB/UGent FSVM II, Technologiepark 75

City: Zwijnaarde

Country: Belgium

Postcode: 9052

Organizer: VIB

Event types:

  • Workshops and courses

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