VITO as a partner
Innovation partner for industry
More and more companies are finding their way to eco-efficiency: they combine environmental profits with company profits. They achieve that by, among other things, re-evaluating their product design, optimizing their processes, and re-using their waste products. Independent advice from VITO supports them in all these domains. As an expert in energy, environment and materials, VITO (co-)developed important innovations and follows up on all international innovations. VITO combines profound knowledge with a multi-disciplinary approach. Collaboration among different research fields often leads to unique solutions that would otherwise never become visible from a one-sided approach.
Technological pillar for governments
VITO is an important research partner for local, Flemish, federal, and European governments.
It delivers the necessary input for scientifically sound decisions by governmental decision takers. It gives government institutions the resources to put their policies in place in an efficient and goal-oriented way. It also develops barometers that measure the results of a policy and that quickly reveal where adjustments are necessary.
International scientific research partner
VITO works closely together with companies, governments, universities and other research institutions, both in Belgium and abroad. This leads to various common international research programmes, publications and communications at international conferences and symposia. VITO also plays an active part in Europe such as in the Framework Programmes of the European Union. In this way, VITO brings the most authoritative scientific position of Flanders into the entire European knowledge economy. Besides all this, VITO carries out its own strategic research in different technological fields.