Business | Marine@Ugent


Being a part of UGent, the Marine@UGent consortium engages with industry and other users of research to better understand the needs for scientific evidence and measurement technologies and to engage in how scientific knowledge and actions can better inform their actions. By engaging with other stakeholders, the demand for new knowledge and understanding of the oceans becomes more clear. This helps us develop and bring to market reliable new marine measurement technologies needed to drive the advancement of science and for use in other applications too.

By partnering with us, your business will have access to our wealth of expert knowledge, a pool of specialised equipment, testing facilities, research outputs from a range of oceanographic disciplines, and access to a range of other companies active in the Blue sector through collaboration with the Blue Cluster.

We are keen to engage with industry, other research organisations and public sector bodies to help maximise the application of our research to affect positive socio-economic impact. In addition to commissioned research, you could join a collaborative research programme where we can leverage access to supporting grant funding.

Projects could help your company develop a new product or survey, or facilitate access to new knowledge and technology, to allow you to overcome problems, or embrace new opportunities affecting your sector.

Our scientific expertise will be of interest and applicable for many sectors including renewable energy, aquaculture, shipping, water management, dredging, and many more.

UGent has a unique industry liaison network consisting of business development centers in a vast range of topics, who have expertise in translating academic solutions to your business problem. They connect your business with the most suitable academic experts to provide tailor-made solutions for your challenges.

More specifically Marine@UGent collaborates on a regular basis with the consortia BLUeGent and EnerGHentIC.




The interdisciplinary community of Ghent University researchers working on the energy challenge. This cross-disciplinary business development center brings together about 180 Ghent University researchers and focuses on the application of sustainable energy technologies with the explicit goal to disseminate research results and to bring them to the market.

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The Industrial Research Fund BLUeGent business development center unites more than 30 research groups which perform research in the Blue Growth domain. Together they aim to translate their academic research and expertise into business solutions and applications. Your single point of contact for blue growth R&D ideas or your business proposals.

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