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
Qbic Arkiv II Fund Comm. V. is a private privak by Belgian law