he Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) is a leading independent European research and technology organisation and consulting centre that develops innovative products and processes and delivers client-oriented research projects, building on its decades-long experience of multidisciplinary research.
VITO plays a vital economic and social role acting as a conduit between stakeholders from business, government and the research community. More specifically, VITO’s research and industrial consultancy is directed towards solving problems and technology transfer related to energy efficiency, new materials, environmental protection and resource scarcity.
VITO’s long-established Sustainable Materials Department (SuMAT) has gained international recognition as an important research facility for – among other things – sustainable materials development and clean technologies.
With a well-connected team of experienced researchers, and state-of-the-art laboratories, the department has unrivalled experience of developing innovative materials and technologies from the initial stages of materials preparation, 3Dprint processes, post-processing and characterisation. The department have delivered proven results in advanced materials processing into different structures and forms, including the development of biomedical scaffolds; structured catalysts, adsorbents, filters, mixers and heat exchangers.