Support for academics

Intellectual Property (IP)

The IP & Licensing team of UGent TechTransfer helps to define whether an innovative finding can be protected by an Intellectual Property right, mainly by a patent right.

Legal Support

UGent TechTransfer provides legal assistance for drafting and negotiating contracts that involve research and research services, the protection and exploitation of know-how and intellectual property rights which are the result of research performed at Ghent University.

Industrial Research Fund (IOF)

The Industrial Research Fund (IOF) manages the fundings for valorization oriented research at Ghent University and its associated University Colleges. The fund is subsidized by the Flemish Government. 

Entrepreneurship at Ghent University

Do you want to bring your idea or technology to the market? Do you dream of your own business? Durf Ondernemen (DO!) and UGent TechTransfer help you further. 

TechTransfer courses

The UGent TechTransfer educational programme has been elaborated especially for researchers with minimum 3 years research experience of all faculties (alfa, beta, gamma) from the Ghent University Association. The objective is to gain knowledge and skills to commercialize research results.  


UGent TechTransfer offers advice concerning the different funding programmes of the The Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) and support during the application procedure and after granting of your project.

Laboratory Notebooks

Researchers at Ghent University can order their laboratory notebook for free.  We provide one laboratory notebook per research project.

European Funding

The EU team offers extensive advice and support concerning Horizon Europe and other European and International R&I funding programmes.