Mission As independent and customer-oriented research organisation, VITO provides innovative technological solutions as well as scientifically based advice and support in order to stimulate sustainable development and reinforce the economic and social fabric of Flanders.
2009 Figures Budget: 82,24 million euro – Estimated own income: 47,5 million euro – Employees: over 600
The purpose of VITO is to perform research aimed at stimulating sustainable development and reinforcing the economic and social fibre in Flanders. Besides contractual work and reference tasks, this is done by way of performing its own defined research programma (Organised Scientific Research, OSR). In doing so, VITO works closely with universities and other research institutions, both nationally and internationally.
Research fields VITO performs research within the fields of industrial innovation, energy and quality of the environment.
The VITO activities take place in accordance with international quality standards (incl.ISO9001-2000, GLP, …).