Blue Cluster signs MoU with Basque Energy Cluster

Blue Cluster and Basque Energy Cluster have been working together for several years to promote the European knowhow in offshore renewable energy worldwide. By signing an MoU in Derio (Spanish Basque Country), both cluster organisations commit themselves to continue doing so in the future.
16 November 2021

Minister-President of Flanders Jan Jambon was on a mission on Monday in Spanish Basque County, a region that, like Flanders, has a strong focus on research and innovation. He visited the Tecnalia research centre in Donostia-San Sebastian and the AZTI science and technology centre in Derio, among other things. 

During these working visits, various cooperation agreements were concluded, with parties on the Flemish side including the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), DSP and Imec. In this context, Blue Cluster signed an MoU with the Basque Energy Cluster.

Visit to APTI linked to MoU signing

Blue Cluster and the Basque Energy Cluster are closely involved in the ELBE Alliance, a cooperation agreement between various European cluster organisations helping SMEs and other relevant stakeholders to develop activities outside Europe as well. In this context, we have already set up many activities together.

The MoU was signed by Marc Nuytemans, CEO of Blue Cluster, and José Ignacio Hormaeche Azumendi, General Director of the Basque Energy Cluster. Minister-President of Flanders Jan Jambon and Bittor Oroz Izagirre, vice minister of Agriculture, Fishery and Food Policy of the Basque Country, were present.

The aim of this memorandum is to further strengthen the current cooperation on internationalisation of offshore energy, on the one hand, and to expand the cooperation scope to innovation in the field of production, transport and storage of offshore energy, on the other.

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