Tech Transfer Office

About Tech Transfer Office

Tech Transfer Office

Universiteit Hasselt - Knowledge in action


The Tech Transfer Office (TTO) is the hub between researchers, businesses and government agencies in Limburg. It seeks to  facilitate knowledge and technology transfer from Hasselt University and associated university colleges to the business world by promoting cooperation with SMEs and the creation of spin-off companies.

Research with companies
The most direct way to bring academic expertise into a company is to set up joint research that may lead to new industrial applications. The TTO provides advice from contact to contract.
Intellectual property
Research often produces interesting results. The TTO will work closely with the relevant researcher to consider whether legal protection is needed and what form of commercialisation is possible.
For research results that could lead to a new spin-off, the TTO will support entrepreneurial researchers as they draw up their business plan and look for investors.

Management of funds

  • Industrial Research Fund (IOF)
  • UHasselt Patent Fund
  • UHasselt University Fund
  • UHasselt Venture Management (UHVM)

Other TTO services

  • Promotion of research expertise
  • Information sessions for researchers and companies
  • Networks and knowledge platforms
  • Science parks