Investment strategy

Qbic Fund focuses on academic research spin-offs from the universities of Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp and Liège, their associated colleges and university hospitals, and VITO. Our investment strategy comprises two core categories:

  • A university spin-off, i.e. a company that was founded to offer products or services based on academic technological innovations originating at the universities of Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp and their associations.
  • A university linked start-up, i.e. a company whose products or services rely significantly on academic technological innovations originating at the universities of Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp and their associations.

Qbic Fund emphasizes investment opportunities in the fields of life sciences, new materials and ICT projects and is particularly interested in multidisciplinary approaches. Although most of the fund’s investments will be early stage, the fund size allows for follow-up investments.

The Qbic Fund was set up to invest in university spin-offs in the Flanders and Brussels regions. Flemish investments are made by the Qbic Arkiv Fund, while Brussels investments are made by the Qbic Brussels Fund. To prepare the start-up projects for successful venture funding, pre-seed resources and business development support are provided via a Business Accelerator.

To prepare the start-up projects for successful venture funding, Qbic Fund provides pre-seed resources and business development support via its business accelerator.