The Department of Research Affairs & Innovation integrates these units, each with their own Head of Unit:
- Grants Office (Anne Adams)
- Valorisation Office (Jurgen Joossens)
- Research Affairs Unit (Jord Hanus)
- Antwerp Doctoral School (Pieter Spooren)
Furthermore, the Department of Research Affairs & Innovation, in close cooperation with ANET (ADBIB) represents the University of Antwerp in the Centre for R&D monitoring (ECOOM).