VIB n°1 in patent citations in survey the times - Most "innovative" universities

26 August 2015

​In a survey done by The Times on most innovative universities, VIB ranks 1st in patent citations. 
Johan Cardoen (Managing Director VIB): ‘This is a great result and a very nice proof that the VIB model works.’

Putting a number on innovation isn’t easy but Times Higher Education has taken measures based on the quality of universities’ partnerships with industry. The Times survey ranks institutions on four innovation indicators: the ratio of papers co-authored with industry, the proportion of papers cited by patents, the quantity of research income from industry, and the proportion of research income from industry.

In the category “proportion of papers cited by patents” VIB shares the first place together with Scripps Research Institute (US) and Institute of Cancer Research (UK). These results once more illustrate that VIB scientists work at the forefront of life sciences and highly contribute to the development of innovative products.

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