dr. Dominic De Groote (PhD)

Dominic De Groote

Sr. Business Development Manager Pharma (Ghent University)



Dr. Dominic De Groote currently heads UGent DISCOVERE, an innovation  & business unit with focus on drug discovery, drug delivery and drug manufacturing. UGent DISCOVERE aims to translate biomedical research into high-value assets to foster discovery and development of more and better medicines in close collaboration with biotech/pharma industry. 

UGent DISCOVERE directly supports CRIG researchers in their efforts to mature and validate their inventions into an attractive drug or technology asset for the benefit of cancer patients. In addition, DISCOVERE provides business development services to set-up partnerships with industry and aims to act as an organizational point-of-entry for companies in search for specific solutions for their own drug discovery, drug delivery or drug manufacturing projects.


Dr. Dominic De Groote holds a PhD in veterinary medicine  and has acquired extensive experience in the field of technology transfer in various roles over the past 20 years (RTTP accredited). In 2008, he assumed the position of Business Development Manager Pharma for Ghent university. He has profound skills and knowledge in drug discovery & development, business development, intellectual property management, licensing and venturing.He has strong insights into various drug markets and is familiar with established (small molecule, biologics) and emerging drug platforms (ATMPs),. He is also well acquainted with pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and market trends.

Dr. De Groote is also active in the European and global  technology transfer community in professional development programmes and organisations (ASTP, ATTP).

Contact & links

  • LinkedIn profile
  • Address: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • dominic.degroote@ugent.be
  • X (former Twitter)