Welcome to Tech Lane Ghent Science Park

Tech Lane Ghent Science Park 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 managed by Ghent University, ranked among the top 100 academic institutions worldwide. The Park currently hosts 10 university labs, 7 public research centres, 12 international corporate R&D centers and more than 60 high-tech growth enterprises, covering an integrated campus of 60 ha, housing more than 3,950 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 44,000 students plus 15,000 researchers and associated support staff.

Recently, a second greenfield campus was created on Eiland Zwijnaarde, providing workspace and laboratory facilities for knowledge intensive companies and research centres in the areas of Pharma, Biotech and Cleantech.

This campus welcomes, next to research, advanced manufacturing activities in knowledge intensive industries like pharma and biotech.

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.

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The real-estate R&D activities on the science park are operated by Ghent University in a joint venture company with the Flemish investment company PMV and City of Ghent development agency. The real estate activities related to advanced manufacturing are operated by Alinso Group in co-operation with the East Flanders Development agency POM Oost- Vlaanderen.

Innovation Clusters

The Deep Tech Innovation Hot Spots at Tech Lane Ghent Science Park are:

  • Plant Biotech: Plant growth and crop yield; Drought tolerance; Biostimulants; Crispr/Cas; Bio-informatics

  • Health Tech & Pharma: Small antibody therapeutics; Molecular diagnostics; Integration & pharmaceutical formulation & Processing; Medical devices

  • Sustainable Chemistry & Industrial Biotech: Chemical reaction/ process modeling and engineering; Steam cracking; Polymer design and engineering; Biocatalysis

  • Photonics: Photonics for diagnostics; High Speed Communication Technologies; Photonic sensors; Advanced Packaging

  • Materials Testing: Mechanics of composite structures; Finite Element modelling; Joining, welding, testing of large metal structures

  • Digital Technologies: Distributed systems; Low power networking; Digital systems performance modelling; Image processing & interpretation; Machine Learning & Big Data; High Speed Electronics