Research collaborations

Access to the academic knowledge, expertise, and equipment helps industrial scientists in conducting high-risk research projects. We are interested in new collaborative research projects with companies, both large industries and SME. We are open to discuss various collaboration models:

  • Bilateral projects directly funded by a company
  • Bilateral projects partly funded by a company and partly by a funding agency, such as IWT O&O projects.
  • Multi-partner projects funded by national and international agencies: IWT SBO, EU Horizon 2020, etc.
  • Joint PhD such as IWT Baekeland or European Industrial Doctorates.

Please contact us and we will scope together the individual collaboration model which best suits your needs!

Intellectual property

For a successful collaboration, IP agreements are crucial. For joint research projects, results typically are owned by both partners. A collaboration agreement that we will jointly discuss will cover the terms of IP ownership, publication policy, and other aspects.



IOF Research and Innovation Manager SusChemA
Dr. Sergey Sergeyev
Campus Groenenborger
CGB V225
Groenenborgerlaan 171
2020 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 3 265 33 86