Our mission is to turn everybody into a data scientist. Because more data means more insights, more innovation and, ultimately, more patients being helped.

Meet the management team

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller.
ONTOFORCE and DISQOVER are made possible thanks to a group of wonderful and talented people, supported by our management team. Do reach out to us. Together with you, we can do even more.

Hans Constandt

CEO & Founder

Peter Verrykt

CIO & Partner

Filip Pattyn

CSO (Scientific Lead)

Kenny Knecht

CTO (Technical Lead)

Sophie Demaesschalck

Contact us


ONTOFORCE is always looking for people that are willing to make a difference. Want to help us make semantic search omnipresent? Check out our current vacancies or apply spontaneously.

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A brief history

ONTOFORCE creates and implements pioneering semantic search technology for information management. Our user-friendly data search platform DISQOVER builds uniquely intelligent links between heterogeneous data sources, allowing everybody to become a data scientist.

ONTOFORCE enjoys the support of well-reputed research institutes such as iMinds, UCSD (University of California, San Diego), MMLab University Ghent (BE), MIT and Harvard Catalyst Group.

Some milestones


ONTOFORCE is founded. A first proof-of-concept is developed.


DISQOVER V 1.99.1 through V 1.99.3 are launched. IWT increases its investment in ONTOFORCE.


DISQOVER V 3.00.0 through V 3.20.0 are launched.


IWT and iMinds invest in ONTOFORCE.


DISQOVER V 2.00.0 through V 2.03.0 are launched. ONTOFORCE receives a patent for its federated search technology.


DISQOVER V 1.00.0 and V 1.99.0 are launched. LRM and PMV invest in ONTOFORCE.


DISQOVER V 2.03.1 through V 2.05.1 are launched. DISQOVER’s federated search technology is launched. ONTOFORCE closes an additional round of funding.

Company profile

Download our company profile. Everything you always wanted to know about ONTOFORCE and our semantic search platform DISQOVER on a single page.


Meet our board

Our board members help realize ONTOFORCE’s business and organizational objectives through their experience, review and counsel.

Luc Vauterin

CEO and co-founder of SYNTAXON.
Board member since July 2013.
Luc’s focus is on biotech, bioinformatics and strategic business development.

Bernard Munos

Senior Fellow at FasterCures.
Board member since 2013.
Bernard’s focus is on drug discovery, new business models & disruptive innovation.

Frederik Vanmarsenille

Investment Manager Technology & Services at LRM.
Board member since 2013.
Frederik’s focus is on finance & auditing.

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