An academic spin-off is a company whose activities, products and/or services are based on knowhow, technology and/or research results generated at the university or at one of its university colleges (AUHA).  Creation of spin-off companies is one way of valorizing technologies developed at the AUHA and is an alternative for licensing to an established business.

The valorisation policy of the University of Antwerp is aimed at providing maximum support to its spin-offs. A team of internal and external experts supports entrepreneurial researchers in realising their spin-off. The university offers guidance through training programmes in ‘Deep dive into business’ and networking