Ovizio is a spin-off company of the Free University of Brussels (ULB). It was founded in December 2009 by Serge Jooris (CTO) and Philip Mathuis (CEO). The technology it markets has emerged from the Microgravity Research Center of the university and was invented by Professor Frank Dubois and Dr. Catherine Yourassowsky.
Ovizio has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with the ULB to market and develop a product and services portfolio based on patented partially coherent light-based Digital Holographic Microscopy. More than 17 man-years have been invested in fundamental research and the technology has proven its reliability and stability in harsh environments, including successfully completing two scientific experiments on board the International Space Station (ISS).
Philip and Serge have worked together in previous ventures and both share a passion for science and technology. They have a no-nonsense approach and are driven by making the complex simple and by getting things done.
Ovizio has secured funding from its management team, from the SRIB (Brussels Regional Investment Company) and from Theodorus II, the venture capital fund of the ULB. The Brussels-Capital Region, through INNOVIRIS (The Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation) has awarded a grant to Ovizio to develop the first versions of the technology. The University has also attracted additional funds for further fundamental research into specific environmental oriented applications.
Ovizio has closed a series A funding round of 5M€ in December 2011.
Ovizio wins the Deloitte Benelux Most Disruptive innovator 2012 Award.
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