Universities, academic and strategic partners

TakeAir is dedicated to scientific research and powerful technology

Founded in 2016, TakeAir started with the research of beneficial organisms in ventilation ducts.

We moved from lab tests to client cases. The first service was launched in commercial real estate to obtain empirical data. This resulted in the development of biospheric air treatment which supports the customer's organisational ESGs.

Further R&D in 2019 found a highly successful way of capturing and killing airborne viral pathogens in ventilation ducts.

Some of the most recent successes are the start-up of our service in cooperation with:

Academic partners

The research and development team who are the experts who handle the TakeAir research and experiments day-to-day.

Prof. Dr. Ir. Willy Verstraete

One of the world's foremost experts in Applied Microbial Ecology.

Prof. Verstraete is the managing director at our partnering laboratory Avecom.

Dr. Ir. Sylwia Jezierska

Sylwia Jezierska is the leading R&D Engineer of our studies and projects.

Sylwia obtained her Ph.D. from Gent University - Bioscience Engineering.

Prof. Dr. Ir. Jan Pralits

Associate professor in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Genoa.

Prof. Pralits supports us in the evolution of the filter. Among other things, he is leading the development of our digital twin.

Head of Arco Info, Canada

David Downey is our enthusiastic and proud partner regarding the various dashboards and back-end software for TakeAir operations.

Jo Pannecoucke

TakeAir cooperates with leading academics, universities and experts in order to create a technology that truly offers a revolutionary solution for indoor air quality.

Jo Pannecoucke
Founding Father

Strategic Partners

Our strategic partners are our trusted advisors and suppliers who support TakeAir in unique ways.


Avecom is an innovative spin-off from Ghent University that specializes in steering and optimizing microbiological processes.


Technolab is an independent Dutch laboratory specialized in the microbial mapping of indoor spaces.


Bronkhorst is the international leader in low-flow fluidics handling technology.


Arco revolutionizes your business with automated workflow solutions.


Lechler offers you a complete range of spray nozzle technology to solve many application requirements across a range of industries


C-energy, part of the Cordeel Group, is the one-stop-shop answer to all energy needs, from energy monitoring, to storage, optimization and trading. They deliver Energy-as-a-Service.

Wolf Dynamics

They provide consulting services in computational fluid dynamics, multi-physics simulations, design space exploration, design optimization, data analytics, and interactive data visualization.


Vinçotte offers objective and advisory services in inspection, certification, conformity assessment and training.

International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate

ISIAQ is an international, independent, multidisciplinary, scientific, non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the creation of healthy, comfortable and productive indoor environments.

University Partners

Our university partners are the esteemed orgnisations of learning which support us through academics, work groups and academic spin-offs.

KU Leuven

KU Leuven is an institution for research and education with international appeal. All programmes at this University are based on the innovative research of its scientists and professors.

Ghent University

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Their 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains.

University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp espouses active pluralism. In that spirit, it stimulates critical research and teaching, reflection and debate on scientific, social, philosophical and ethical questions.

University of Genoa

UniGe's commitment is to improve the quality of all areas of its mission: training, research, scientific dissemination and technology transfer, using internationalization and interdisciplinarity as the foundation of this process. UniGe actively works to ensure environmental, social and economic sustainability.

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