Aphea.Bio develops sustainable agricultural products based on natural microorganisms to increase crop yields and to protect them against specific fungal diseases. Aphea.Bio distinguishes itself through its unique technology platform and its expertise to isolate, cultivate and exploit the so far unexplored microbial space. Aphea.Bio’s applications are focused on staple crops such as wheat, barley and maize, the most valuable European and global market opportunities.


Responsible: Jean Van Nuwenborg

Blue Foot Membranes

Blue Foot Membranes NV is a a spin off from VITO and has been incorporated to commercialize years of intensive research at VITO to develop a next generation, Integrated Permeate ChannelTM or IPCTM  filters for Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) applications in the field of water treatment


Responsible: Sofie Baeten


Laminaria has developed a buoy to convert wave energy into electricity.  The submerged device undergoes tilting and translating motion in waves, which is transferred through the mooring ropes to a generator.  An electronic feedback loop stabilizes power output by automated height control and protects the buoy from storms.


Responsible: Sofie Baeten


Sentea has the ambition to become a market leader in fiber optic sensor interrogators leveraging the benefits of Silicon Photonics. Fiber optic sensing allows for highly accurate and robust structural health monitoring solutions, predicting and preventing failures even in the most harsh environments. Thanks to the use of Silicon Photonics, wind farms, civil structures, industry and transport will benefit from Sentea’s cost-effective fiber optic sensor interrogators.


Responsible: Sofie Baeten


Aloxy offers a modular industrial Internet of Things platform for the process and chemical industry. Their goal is to improve safety and efficiency, to automate processes and to deliver actionable insights into industrial operations. Aloxy’s initial product-line offers a solution for manual valve position indication and maintenance progress monitoring. Aloxy is a spin-off of imec and Universiteit Antwerpen.


Responsible: Sofie Baeten
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