Read the news articles from Blue Cluster about innovative activities and expertise in the sustainable blue economy.
27 September 2023
Offshore solar platform launched in the Belgian North Sea
The SeaVolt consortium has installed its first offshore solar platform at the Blue Accelerator test site near the port of Ostend. The aim is to test the platform extensively in order to further refine the design.
21 September 2023
Towards better protection of the ocean
On 20 September, Belgian Minister of Justice and the North Sea Vincent Van Quickenborne signed the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Treaty. This agreement is the result of more than 17 years of negotiations at the United Nations.
18 September 2023
New training centre for the blue economy
On Thursday 14 September, the brand-new Training Lab Blue Energy 'The Reef' opened its doors in Ostend. Future and existing employees in the blue economy can come here to acquire all kinds of relevant skills.
15 September 2023
Get acquainted with the Flemish blue economy
Do you want to know more about innovative projects in the sustainable blue economy in Flanders and the activities of Blue Cluster? Check out our latest brochure (now also available in English) and get a clear picture of who we are and what we do.
11 September 2023
New technologies to monitor plastic litter on the seafloor
A lot of plastic waste ends up on the bottom of the ocean. In the PLUXIN project, a study was conducted to determine which technologies qualify for monitoring plastic litter in a marine environment. The results of the study are now available.
08 September 2023
New brochure on blue innovation in Flanders
The blue economy is alive and kicking in Flanders. Just think of floating offshore solar panels, the energy island and Belgian mussels. Discover the importance of the blue economy and the role of innovation in this sector in this updated publication.
24 August 2023
Opportunities in marine defence for SMEs
Interested in expanding your activities towards marine defence or looking for tips and tricks for cross-border collaborations? Through three interactive webinars, the LEVIATAD project aims to support you in your aspirations of entering this sector.
21 August 2023
Fifteenth project call of Blue Cluster
Our fifteenth call has been open since 15 August. Project proposals can be submitted until 13 October. The present call is open to all innovation domains of Blue Cluster and to all project types except for completely new cSBE projects. Feasibility studies can be submitted throughout the year.
10 August 2023
Prepare for the new SME growth subsidy call
Do you have ambitious plans in the field of digitisation, innovation, internationalisation or sustainable and circular entrepreneurship? Could you use some financial support for those plans? Sign up for the new SME growth subsidy call from VLAIO.
28 July 2023
In the wake of offshore wind turbines
Did you know that wind loses power when it passes through a wind turbne? This implies that wind turbines must be spaced correctly to ensure optimum power generation. The Cloud4Wake project tries to get a grip on this through scanning LiDAR.
26 July 2023
BlueInvest x EU4Algae E-Pitching Session
Are you a European SME with an innovative product, technology or solution in the algae sector and are you looking for investors for your project? Then take part in an exclusive pitch session by BlueInvest and EU4Algae on Wednesday 11 October.