EARTO Members


Country: Belgium
Founded in: 1991
EARTO Membership: Individual


Key Figures 2016

€110M Income

784 Employees

24 Patent Applications

N/A Industrial Partners


14 Spin-offs Created

68 H2020 Projects (eCorda March 2018)


Mission & Vision


Mission: As an independent and customer-oriented research organisation, VITO provides innovative technological solutions and offers scientifically based advice and support to encourage sustainable development and to reinforce the economic and social structures in Flanders.


Vision: Climate change, food security, resource scarcity, sustainable energy, ageing population… VITO’s research agenda focuses on the major societal challenges we are facing today. The fields of expertise of VITO initiate a social transition. That is why VITO combines sustainability and transition throughout its research programmes, and is committed to maximise the valorisation of VITO’s research results.




Technology Expertise

  • Natural Sciences: Computer and information sciences ; Chemical sciences; Earth and related environmental sciences ; Biological sciences
  • Engineering & Technology: Electrical engineering; Environmental engineering ; Environmental biotechnology ; Industrial Biotechnology ; Nano-technology
  • Medical & Health Sciences: Health biotechnology
  • Agricultural Sciences: Agriculture, forestry
  • Social Sciences: Economics & business


Participation in EARTO Innovation Awards


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