Many properties of chemicals and chemical reactions are currently optimized by experts in manual, labour-intensive processes. High throughput experimentation (HTE) and automated synthesis (AS) can speed up these processes. Due to the high potential of HTE/AS in accelerating innovation processes, several chemical and pharmaceutical companies are interested in setting up a tailored Flemish innovation hub around HTE/AS.

The HTE/AS hub will be a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and R&D centres in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The hub will seek to accelerate academic and industrial innovation and productivity of synthetic HTE/AS by bringing together the bright and creative minds of chemists and engineers in a state-of-the-art facility.

If your company is interested in or would like to contribute to this HTE/AS hub (e.g. by bringing in expertise or equipment, or by acquiring services from this hub), please contact catalysts Johan De Houwer ( or Luc Van Ginneken (