We believe innovation is one of the few instruments to create sustaining added value and with that welfare for all of us. Therefore we should master it to the best we can. That’s why it is our mission to be Masters in innovation.
We differentiate by “Concrete ideation”, an ability to combine highly conceptual thinking with profound know how and a practical attitude. This makes us a reliable, innovative, creative and entrepreneurial partner for our clients.
We realize this by our T-profile, combining multidisciplinary thinking with in depth discipline know how. In a world with increasing complexity, nowadays speed of technology and scarcity of resources, this is more and more a challenge, also for our customers.
We manage this by our group structure conceived around Verhaert as integrated product development company with specialist daughter companies in onsite, optical and digital product development.
We market our product development services through 5 brands, Verhaert for integrated product development, Moebius for on-site product development, Load and Pegus for digital products development and Lambda-X for optical products development.
We deliver our specialist services independently to the market or integrated through Verhaert.
As a group we support our companies with our umbrella brand Masters in Innovation, cross entity expert networks, a joined platform for customer relation management and business monitoring, an active community for professional innovators, and shared facilities.
By doing so we create value for our daughter companies, customers, employees, and professionals looking for growth.
We can look back at a rich history: 50 years pioneering in innovation. A history in which we developed a unique organization and culture step by step.
Founded by Prof. Em. P. Verhaert, pioneering integrated product innovation in Belgium
First activity in space industry, developing systems engineering capabilities
Design, build, launched and commissioned the first small EU satellite for ESA in orbit: PROBA (now QinetiQ Space nv)
Kick off Perfect Draft program for AB InBev, developing FMCG insights
Spin-out Verhaert Space, later sold to QinetiQ Plc
Set up innovation center in the Netherlands
Start on-site consultancy activities
Start technology transfer and incubation services
Acquisition of Lambda-X
Acquisition of Moebius Design
Acquisition of Load
Acquisition of Pegus
50th anniversary and acquisition of BEACON
m€ R&D budget (2019)
Masters in Innovation is a community of RICE innovation professionals. RICE stands for Reliable, Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial. We believe those values are the basis of our success and the key to the interactions we have with our partners. Therefore we like make them explicit.
- Reliable: open and transparent, predictable and loyal
- Innovative: state of the art, embracing the unknown
- Creative: out of the box and solution oriented
- Entrepreneurial: hands on, engaged and pragmatic