The support staff working in all of our departments and units ensure VITO's core activities receive maximum support. Examples include suitable systems, processes, tools and advice. Within our support functions (accounting, purchasing, HR, marketing and communications, IT, technical services), you will work across departments by developing innovative, high-quality solutions for your colleagues.

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VITO (the Flemish Institute for Technological Research) is a leading European independent research institute in the domain of cleantech and sustainable development.


VITO advises governments and companies on sustainable materials management and circular economy. We help companies to close loops and develop and evaluate technologies for this end. That enables high quality products to be made using fewer resources, while leading to a better valorization of waste streams. Closing material cycles and avoiding waste are crucial to the sustainable use of raw materials.


Cleantech Flanders is a team within VITO that represents the Flemish Cleantech ecosystem by connecting parties and advocating clean technology.  To strengthen our team, we are looking for a professional to support out Industrial Symbiosis project. As such you will facilitate the exchange of materials between companies with excess process residuals and companies that are looking to use them as process inputs. To this end you will involve and interact with stakeholders such as technology providers, research institutes, sector organizations and public authorities.


  • You work in a team that supports the Flemish authority OVAM to enhance the application of Industrial Symbiosis in Flanders.
  • You test, implement and manage a new web-based database which will collect information on offer of and demand for secondary resources and technologies that enable material re-use.
  • You assist in organizing workshops with end-users of this web-tool to train them in its use and to identify new opportunities for industrial symbiosis.
  • You support organizations with the realization of new leads for industrial symbiosis cases.
  • You actively look for opportunities to secure the long-term self-sustaining operation of this new service to facilitate industrial symbiosis.
  • You report the results to OVAM and you communicate them to stakeholders.



No description available in English since Dutch is required for this position. Link to the Dutch vacancy.

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