Fifth anniversary of Blue Cluster at Ostend at Anchor

Five years of Blue Cluster is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated. Specially for this occasion, we return to the place where it all began: Ostend, the city by the sea. We celebrate our fifth anniversary at Ostend at Anchor, the largest maritime festival on the North Sea coast.
Handelsdokken, 8400 Oostende

At the end of 2017, a few companies took the initiative to found Blue Cluster. The organisation’s objective was to establish cross-sectoral partnerships and closer cooperation between knowledge centres and government agencies so as to undertake innovative projects in the Belgian part of the North Sea and beyond.

In March 2018, Blue Cluster was provisionally recognised as a spearhead cluster. The final recognition was given in 2019. This means that 2023 marks the fifth year of our existence. We therefore invite all our members and partners to celebrate our fifth anniversary with us in Ostend on Thursday 1 June.



We fully immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of the maritime festival Ostend at Anchor and offer the following special programme:

  • We look forward to welcoming you in Ostend, and will take you on a unique boat trip on the North Sea aboard a historic wooden ship;
  • This is followed by the official opening of the blue innovation village, where our members and partners will present their innovative projects, products and services;
  • In addition, we invite you to the festive meeting in the VIP tent of Ostend at Anchor for a few speeches;
  • The event will be concluded with a festive reception and buffet, where there will be ample networking opportunities.

The detailed programme will be announced later on.

Oostende voor Anker


This event is exclusively for members and partners as well as special invitees. Participation is free of charge, but you have to register in advance. In addition, the number of places is limited.

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