our work

Journalistic yearbook on Flemish science

The Research Foundation has already entrusted us with the realisation of its yearbook, a creative and journalistic publication for and about scientists, on four occasions.

Our client

The Research Foundation (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek)

Our challenge

Putting the positive impact of scientific research in Flanders in the spotlight, with a focus on the balance between academic accuracy and accessibility

Our solution

An original ‘coffee table’ book that uses striking insights and interviews with high-profile researchers to provide insights into where Flemish scientists really make a difference

A journalistic book every year

The Research Foundation (FWO) is the driving force behind scientific research in Flanders. Through financial support and the stimulation of international cooperation and mobility, the fund promotes (basic) scientific research.


In order to highlight the positive impact that the institution has across various fields, the FWO is raising its external communication to a higher level. In this context, the organisation is guided by Pantarein. The realisation of strategic communication assets has been in our expert hands since 2018. One of these is the FWO yearbook. We draw up the storyline and the content concept, provide an original graphic design each time and develop the publication from A to Z.

Scientific communication


This year's yearbook once again focuses on high-profile Flemish scientists. We collected all the necessary information through interviews and desk research. Our editors then crafted this information into captivating stories that make complex subjects accessible. Clear communication for the scientific community of the FWO, but also for the general public.


Want to find out which topics are covered in the FWO Yearbook 2020? With the quotes below, we can give you a glimpse of what’s covered...



"Viruses know no boundaries. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that we need more cooperation across borders."

Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


"In times like these, concerned scientists like myself owe it to themselves to take up a role in the public debate."

Marc De Vos, Macquarie University in Sydney


“The first woman in a team of forty professors: I told myself I had to take the leap." Pattie Maes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology