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Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek

Technological innovation

Framework conditions for innovation


VITO is a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today. VITO provides innovative and high-quality solutions, whereby large and small companies can gain a competitive advantage, and advises industry and governments on determining their policy for the future. VITO has 750 highly-qualified employees who work on international projects all around the world. VITO’s headquarters are located in Mol. VITO focuses on five different research programmes: sustainable chemistry, energy, health, materials management and land use. Each programme builds up a strong base of knowledge and skill, with added value for industry and society. The result is new and innovative research and a comprehensive range of scientific services.

Aanmaakdatum : 06/03/2018

Bloc onglets

Bloc 1


Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek

Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

Arr. Turnhout


Bloc 2

Type of actor

Higher education and research

Bloc 3

Interest to cooperate

VITO can offer expertise in animal-free methods for inhalation testing. VITO has an Air-Liquid Interface (ALI) platform with three different ALI exposure modules: two commercial systems for bronchial studies and one in-house developed system for lower airway/alveolar studies. The ALI technology can be used for screening of human health impact of e.g. airborne particulates/nanoparticles; climate change-related components, e.g. allergens and adjuvants (ozone, PM, NOx); consumer products e.g. electronic cigarettes; environmental/occupational chemicals e.g. volatile components from petroleum industry; and pharmaceuticals/inhalers for respiratory tract disorders. Furthermore, human observational studies can generate hypotheses that can be tested in vitro providing the ultimate human benchmark while bypassing animal research. For this work, the ALI platform can be relevant. Other topics of interest/expertise in VITO-HEALTH team: Environment and health; Prevention and Systems Medicine; Health diagnostics & Air quality management systems

Bloc 4

Experience in INTERREG project?


Bloc 5


A number of interreg projects have been executed within VITO.