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VITO: largest multidisciplinary research center in the world

When it comes to research in the fields of energy, materials and environmental and terrestrial observation, VITO takes the cake. 

Cutting-edge facilities

Founded in 1991, VITO has the largest and best-equipped facility for research work in the following domains:

  • energy technology (renewable energy, biofuels, smart grids),
  • environmental and process technology (wastewater reuse),
  • sustainable materials and chemistry,
  • environmental measurement (water and air quality), 
  • environmental toxicology and earth observation.

Clear economic and social mission

VITO’s mission is to develop technological solutions and provide scientifically-based advice and support to strengthen the economic and social fabric of Flanders, and to make an essential contribution to sustainable development.

VITO in facts and figures

  • At VITO, about 750 people help shape international projects around the globe.
  • VITO has a subsidiary in China.

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