Sector Public and non-profit sector

Public authorities, educational institutions, and employees from the non-profit sector will find an answer here to “what can ILVO do for me?”. You’ll get a brief overview of relevant expertise, analyses, and the professional approach that characterizes ILVO.

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What does ILVO do?

How does ILVO work?

ILVO focuses on policy-relevant research. We capture the questions arising from the agri-food sector, the market, and society that are relevant to the various policy levels: for municipalities and provinces as well as for the Flemish, Federal, and European government authorities, but also for education, training, (health)care, and social services.

Holistic approach: participative and multidisciplinary

ILVO tries to substantiate social questions through thorough scientific research. We do this by focusing on a holistic research approach together with the various parties. In addition, we also proactively focus on studying important social trends in the food system.

ILVO can rely on a highly multidisciplinary team and various participatory methods.

Your ILVO guarantee

  • Scientifically substantiated answers
  • Individual and/or co-creative supervision of innovation trajectories
  • Clearly interpretable recommendations that can be used in daily practice
  • Multidisciplinary team and extensive network
  • Participatory research methods

All the ILVO expertise at your service

ILVO works in an interdisciplinary fashion and has a network of living labs that work closely together. A problem or question is therefore examined from many different angles by ILVO experts from different disciplines. This is guaranteed by ILVO's broad and systematic approach, together with the typical openness of the ILVO culture.

Today, there are six thematic ILVO Living Labs, which all work with a systems approach based on the five ENoLL principles: multimethod approach, multi-stakeholder involvement, testing in real-life environments, the end user’s active involvement, co-creation, and openness. The public and non-profit sector are also welcome to participate.

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See also

Video 12/04/2024

Farmers learning from farmers

Farmers learning from farmers
Simon Lox organises Farm Demonstration Networks, groups of 10 to 15 farmers who test new practices on their farms and then visit each other's farms to discuss.
Press release 20/03/2024

Expo Gentse Gronden tells story of public farmland

Copyright Michiel Hendryckx STAM Gentse Gronden campaign image
Ghent's city museum STAM and ILVO are joining forces for the 'Gentse Gronden' expo. The exhibition exposes an unknown and intriguing chapter in the history of the city of Ghent.