VITO injects knowlegde, intellectual property and sustainability into the economy. By doing this VITO strengthens the Flemish economy, which is at the heart of VITO's mission. Technology is brought to market through a technology sale, a license, a spin-off or a joint-venture. Every technology transfer is different and the process is adapted case by case. 

 

Spin-off

New companies are established to introduce VITO technology into the market. This is done by VITO employees or external entrepreneurs. Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have specific knowledge of a certain market and could you help VITO bring one of it’s technologies to market? Please reach out! Here below you can find some more information about our latest spin-offs. 

MONA.HEALTH closes €1.5 million funding round on path to commercialization of diabetic retinopathy screening through ai

VITO & ENERGYVILLE SPIN-OFF DIGITALISES SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

Laser Cladding Venture

VITO spin-off develops the first drone management platform for the international drone industry

Activ84Health

APEMCO launches VITO plasma technology onto the market

Blue Foot Membranes NV launched with € 2.5 Million start-up capital for faster and more efficient waste water treatment

iFLUX provides key to more efficient soil remediation

DroneGrid acquires VITO image processing technology

For the creation of a spin-off, it is first and foremost a matter of identifying valorization opportunities within VITO. ‘We have specific programs for that,’ says Bart Swaelens, head of tech transfer and venture development at VITO. ‘Take, for example, ‘accelerate your business idea’, or AYOUBI, an initiative that encourages our employees to share interesting business ideas. Once such an opportunity has been identified, it should mature into something commercially viable. 'We then build a team around it.' The success of a spin-off stands or falls with the quality of that team. ‘It is important here to strike a good balance between VITO expertise and external entrepreneurship. 

Bart Swaelens
Tech Transfer and Venture Development