As a Tech Transfer & Venture Developer, you are responsible for the transfer of VITO technology to the industry, by creating spin-offs or by licensing or selling technology.
To that end, you look for suitable projects within VITO and promote the submission of Tech Transfer dossiers.  You will then oversee these projects until a successful transfer takes place.

For this:
You recognise promising ideas or projects and are able to motivate people to achieve a spin-off or Tech Transfer related to this.
You look for the right people to launch a spin-off, both inside and outside VITO.
You assist teams in the creation of their business plan and financial plan.
You create and maintain relationships with investors with the aim of providing sufficient funding for our projects.
You negotiate new licensing agreements.
You help ensure the monitoring and reporting of existing spin-offs and licences.
You work on 2 to 5 projects at the same time; three quarters of your projects are Flemish, the rest are international.
You mainly work from our head office in Mol, with weekly trips to Genk and Antwerp.
You have a degree in commercial engineering or possess equivalent experience.
You are entrepreneurial, good at negotiating and setting up contracts.
You are knowledgeable about commercialising IPs, patents and licences.
You understand how to draw up business plans and financial plans.
You have good project management capabilities and are strongly results-driven.
You have at least 5 years’ experience in business development, technology transfer or venturing.
You are fluent in English. Good knowledge of Dutch would be a significant advantage.

  • A competitive salary
  • A range of benefits including allowances, insurances, adjustable holiday package
  • Flexible working hours and workplace
  • Innovation is our core asset, therefore it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to undertake additional training and keep up to date in their field of expertise
  • The chance to be part of an organisation with an international reputation, known for its advanced technological research and scientific consultancy
  • The possibility to actively contribute towards sustainable developments at local, national and global level