The UNamur spin-offs

Spin-offs are companies created after academic research to develop expertise and research results.  They have significant value in terms of job creation and economic growth. Nine of the 10 UNamur created spin-offs are still active today.

ADRE contact person: François LOUESSE
Business Development Manager
Tél : +32 (0)81 72 53 38

the UNamur spin-off LIST


ACCETICS is a one-stop shop that facilitates public spaces and buildings access by coordinating products and services offerings.  ACCETICS offers a two-fold consultancy service:

- A diagnosis, which establishes the demands in terms of accessibility regarding the needs of disabled people.
- An action plan offering solutions towards demands and needs.

  • Year of creation: 2012
  • Contact person: Michel GRAWEZ
  • Field: consultancy in generalized accessibility to spaces and building open to public


The mission of FytoFend is research, development and production of biological alternatives for plant protection.  It develops biological elicitors (natural plant defense stimulators) against illnesses amongst which Plasmopara viticola, Venturia inaequalis, Alternaria solani, Botrytis cinerea and Phytophthora infestans.

  • Year of creation: 2009
  • Website:
  • Contact person: Pierre VAN CUTSEM
  • Field: Biotechnolgy



Nanocyl is the first worldwide manufacturer of Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) targeting industry or as a speciality.  

  • Year of creation: 2002
  • Website:
  • Contact person: F. MASSIN



Polymedis has developed university research in the field of medical informatics.  The company is part of the ARTHUR project (Architecture in Hospital Telecommunications for Emergency Services), an ambitious project for the computerization of emergency services.

Polymedis merged with Xtenso SA and Partezis SPRL to form the Xperthis group.

  • Year of creation: 2003
  • Website:
  • Contact person: Y POULLET, C LOBET, P-Y SCHOBBENS


ReveR offers model-driven data engineering solutions: to build new applications data models, to rebuild data models from existing applications, to use data models to understand, improve and make information system evolve.

  • Year of creation: 2003
  • Website:
  • Contact person: D. ORBAN



Privileged partner of the cosmetic, pharma and chemical industry, StratiCELL focusses its activities on the production and commercialization of reconstructed epidermis for in vitro tests.  StratiCELL also performs services that enable the characterization of skin use products.

  • Year of creation: 2005
  • Website:
  • Contact person: M. SALMON


Bio- X Diagnostics

Bio- X Diagnostics is active in the development and commercialization of diagnosis kits for the veterinary sector.  The kits are mainly targeted towards infectious diseases affecting production animals.  The company chose to first develop diagnosis test for animal health for laboratories.  It then specialized in the R&D of quick tests for field practitioners.  Bio-X developed Rainbow, an innovative test enabling vets to detect up to 8 illnesses in 10 minutes on farm animals. 

Today, the product line consists of 140 different items for cattle, pigs, horses, rabbits and farmed fish (trouts, salmons, kois…)

  • Year of creation: 1990
  • Website:
  • Contact person: : J-J LETESSON



Skalup is a computer services company, which aims, thanks to a leading-edge software, at providing the client with custom configurators with a reasonable timeframe. Skalup’s greatest strengths are its quickness of execution, its high level of maintainability and the team leading-edge competences.  Stemming from a 10-year research, the technology used by Skalup is amongst the most evolved in the field.

  • Year of creation: 2015
  • Website:
  • Contact person: Patrick HEYMANS


Brainstorm Consulting

Brainstorm Consulting is active in the conception and development of virtual counsellors who guide users for decision-making or actions to be taken.  The virtual counsellors enable the web/mobile applications associated to products or processes.

  • Year of creation: 2015
  • Website:
  • Contact person: Stéphane FAULKNER