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Tech Lane Ghent Science Park

Hub Information

Hub Name
Tech Lane Ghent Science Park
Local Name
Evolutionary Stage
In preparation
Geographical Scope


Tech Lane Ghent Science Park/Campus A is a vibrant ecosystem of international corporate R&D centers, public research institutes and high-tech growth enterprises, providing a stimulating environment to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

Tech Lane Ghent Science Park was created in 1986 under the name Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde and is owned and managed by Ghent University, ranked among the top 100 academic institutions worldwide. The Park currently hosts 10 university labs, 8 research institutes, 11 international corporate R&D centers and more than 60 high-tech growth enterprises, covering an integrated campus of 52 ha, housing more than 3,500 high-tech professionals.

The numerous testing, piloting, incubation and acceleration facilities provide flexible laboratory and office space, as well as easy access to Ghent University's research infrastructure and talent pool comprising over 41,000 students plus 9,000 researchers and associated support staff.

Every year, the Science Park welcomes more than 10 new high-tech start-ups. The Science Park has become the natural habitat for the location of spin-offs from VIB, IMEC, VITO and Ghent University of course.

Contact Data

Coordinator (Other)
Tech Lane Ghent Science Park
Year Established
Technologiepark 15, 9052, Ghent Zwijnaarde (Belgium)
Contact information
Johan Bil
09 264 30 40


Organizational form
Public Private Partnership
Number of employees


  • Organic and large area electronics
  • Micro/nano electronics
  • Photonics and imaging technologies
  • Screens and display technologies
  • Communication networks
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cyber security
  • Advanced, or high performance computing
  • Big data, data analytics, data handling
  • Simulation, modelling and digital twins
  • Cloud computing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Internet services
  • New media technologies

The activities of the hub are well aligned with the Belgian national initiatives for digitising industry, MADE DIFFERENT – Factories of the future.

Market and Services


TRL Focus

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Research
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Pre-competitive series production
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Voice of the customer, product consortia
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Education and skills development
Last updated: 03/09/18 15:07