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, in collaboration with our partnering laboratory TakeAirLabs.

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.

TakeAir Labs

TakeAirLabs (TAL) is an independent biotechnological company that is responsible for the R&D for the Biospheric Ventilation system of TakeAir.