The Department of Plant Systems Biology (formerly the Laboratory of Genetics) has an excellent track record in technology transfer.
Three spin-off companies have been founded: Plant Genetic Systems (now Bayer BioScience), CropDesign, and Solucel. Moreover, many service- and research contracts with industry have been established and completed, some of them being at the basis of important traits now being under development by AgBiotech companies.
Recently, we signed two significant research contracts with major AgBiotech companies:
VIB and Bayer join forces for plant research
BASF Plant Science and VIB boost cooperation