About Novalis

Novalis Biotech Incubator is an incubator for biotechnology and life sciences related companies. Novalis seeds and develops innovative investment ideas at the early stage and supports further evolution of the companies, by a combination of our contacts, experience and complementary skills.

Our investment ideas focus on the interaction between bio-informatics and life sciences. We strongly believe in applying innovative information technology to advance prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.

Novalis was founded by Prof. Wim Van Criekinge and Jan Van den Berghe.

As an early stage private equity/ venture capital fund, we are a dynamic and flexible player not restricting ourselves to specific fields of expertise, but open to discuss any proposition in the field of life-sciences.
We differentiate ourselves by high dynamism and flexibility to rapidly evolve our portfolio companies.

Jan Van den Berghe


Work 2008 – PRESENT: FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN & CFO OF LIPA HOLDING NV Based in Bavegem, Belgium. Acquired more than 20 companies to build the group into a diversified food and...

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Wim Van Criekinge


Bio Wim Van Criekinge PhD, is a tenured professor at the University of Gent. He founded and heads the laboratory for computational genomics and bioinformatics (BIOBIX) as well as the...

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