We bring transparency in the world of research.

AcademicLabs brings transparency in the world of research. We help innovative companies and researchers to find ideal research partners by providing them access to relevant research teams that want to share their expertise, services and infrastructure. Our platform combines a dedicated search engine with professional social network characteristics.

We are a team of former PhD researchers and experienced software engineers, participating in the startup accelerator The Birdhouse, and being mentored by captains of industry and entrepreneurs, a.o. Former CTOs of Coca-Cola, Bekaert and Teamleader.

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Arne smolders

Arne Smolders

Founder, CEO

Former PhD Researcher in Life Sciences

Anthony de meulemeester

Anthony De Meulemeester

Sofware engineer

Former Engineer at Be-Mobile & Bubble Post



Guy wollaert

Guy Wollaert

Owner idea-value-impact Advisory Services CommV

Former Sr VP and Chief Technical & Innovation Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Dominique neerinck

Dominique Neerinck

VP Technology and R&D Total Gas, Renewables and Power

Wim vanhaverbeke

Prof. dr. Wim Vanhaverbeke

Professor Strategy & Innovation Management UHasselt Visiting Prof @ ESADE Business School & National University of Singapore