Flanders actively promotes and supports long-term R&D collaborations between the public, private and academic sectors. The region’s four strategic research centres perfectly illustrate this policy. Supported by the government and working closely with companies and universities, their research covers niches such as:
- nanoelectronics and digital technology (imec);
- life sciences and biotech (VIB);
- product and process technology (Flanders Make);
- clean and sustainable technology (VITO).