Business Developer - Smart Solutions for Secure Societies (i4S)
Ghent University

Business Developer - Smart Solutions for Secure Societies (i4S)

Belgium 05 Mar 2021


L'université de Gand, en abrégé UGent, anciennement Rijksuniversiteit Gent (université d’État de Gand,

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Ghent University is seeking an entrepreneurial and dynamic staff member to facilitate the value creation based on our research in the field of crime, security, technology, digitalization and privacy.

For its liaison with industry, UGent uses a network of specialized business development centers, funded by the Industrial Research Fund (IOF), and backed by a central Technology Transfer Office. In this way, UGent is committed to stimulating the commercialization of innovative knowledge and technology.

The business development centers group complements research departments by application domain or research expertise. Key technology transfer activities include industrial collaboration programs, IP licensing and spin-off creation.

i4S – Smart Solutions for Secure Societies

i4S is a new multidisciplinary economic valorization consortium that brings together the AUGent expertise from alpha, beta and gamma disciplines around crime, security and technology, digitization and privacy respectively. The consortium unites researchers from six faculties and eight departments in UGent and two university colleges in their pursuit of "smart solutions for secure societies" and represents 18 research groups, institutes and consortia with a total of more than 100 researchers. i4S was formed in response to and in anticipation of a vast and rapidly growing crime and security market in which technology and digitalization both pose major challenges and offer innovative solutions. Prof. Dr. Gert Vermeulen is the supervisor-coordinator. 

Job description

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Our offer

This position involves a contractual appointment of indefinite duration. We offer you solid career prospects in the context of a stimulating employment status, which will largely depend on your knowledge and experience.

Additional information


Please submit your application letter with detailed resume no later than 5th March 2021. This letter must be sent to the Chairman of the IOF Council, Prof. Freddy Haesebrouck via  

The interviews will take place on March 9th 2021 (afternoon) and the assessment center on March 16th or 18th.

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