GIGA promotes the valorization of its research activities by providing assistance to its researchers:
- in identifying health-care applications for their findings
- in protecting intellectual property when appropriate
- in identifying and establishing licensing agreements with suitable commercial partners
- in developing spin-off companies when opportune.
GIGA further promotes the valorization of its research environment by providing integrated office and laboratory space (with privileged access to the GIGA platforms) to spinoffs and startups, including the turn-key “Labhotel” solution (fully equipped rentable lab space integrated in GIGA Institute, for young companies), the company-dedicated floor and GIGA business building (for maturing companies).
To achieve these goals, GIGA works in close collaboration with the tech transfer office of the University of Liège, Bridge2Health, Wallonia Biotech Coaching, Meusinvest et la SPI.