Business expansion
Région Wallonne; Prov. Brabant Wallon; Arr. Nivelles
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Walloon specialist in cancer treatment IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA ) is to take on 400 new employees to install and maintain its successful proton therapy systems. The majority of the new employees will be so-called ‘field service engineers’. Some 200 of the new employees will be employed at the headquarters in Louvain-la-Neuve. The remainder will be divided across the USA, Europe and Asia. IBA is the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer. It started out as a spin-off from the Catholic University of Louvain and recorded annual turnover of over €200m in 2014. 


  • 31 January 2016: La Libre Belgique
  • 30 January 2016: De Tijd


Eurofound (2016), Ion Beam Applications, Business expansion in Belgium, factsheet number 86404, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86404.