Porphyrio is a spin-off company of the KU Leuven University, founded in 2013. Porphyrio develops cloud based Business Intelligence software (SaaS) for professional livestock & pig production.

The Porphyrio solutions “Lay-Insight”, ”Broiler- Insight” & “Pig-Insight” make use of state-ofthe- art concepts of IoT, Big Data & Analytics to monitor and predict performance & quality of livestock production chains.

Dr. Kristof Mertens is an expert in the EU EIP focus group “Mainstreaming Precision Agriculture”.

Competences & Capabilities

The main expertise & technology of Porphyrio are:

  • IoT data platform
  • Big Data ICT
  • Advanced Biostatistics
  • Livestock production
  • Animal protein supply chains
  • Sustainable livestock production

The innovation we generate guarantees shortterm competitiveness and long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability of the food sector. The multidisciplinary expertise of the team, enables development of solutions for the challenges of modern animal protein production.


Warotstraat 50, 3020 Herent, Belgium



Dr. Kristof Mertens kristof.mertens@porphyrio.com
+32 496 92 72 46