Research forms the keystone of knowledge and expertise at Vlerick Business School. When we look back at the past year, several trends are clearly evident. Not only have we benefited from high-quality research, but also a very large quantity of research. In addition, a comprehensive exchange of knowledge has taken place with researchers all over the world. There are numerous PhD students, who are increasingly forming a genuine community. In addition, many researchers have received awards. However, there are also challenges for the future. After all, it is crucial for academic research to have the necessary impact and to find its way to the corporate sector, education and society.