Read the news articles from Blue Cluster about innovative activities and expertise in the sustainable blue economy.
20 February 2024
Study confirms importance of cluster organisations for Flemish companies
Flemish companies maintain their advantages over foreign competitors partly thanks to high-performance cluster operations. A recent study by VUB concludes that the six Flemish spearhead clusters fulfill their role very well and are extremely successful in bringing together many parties.
16 February 2024
Looking back on an interactive Blue Session Offshore Floating Solar
Blue Cluster is convinced that innovation can be fostered by enabling very diverse actors to exchange ideas around a central theme. That is why we organise Blue Sessions for our members and partners on a regular basis.
12 February 2024
Harvesting Nature's Resilience: Innovations in Dune Restoration
Marram grass is a crucial plant species that plays a vital role in coastal ecosystems. The partners in the SUSANA project examine the potential of marram grass to contribute to dune restoration and dune protection.
08 February 2024
Flanders: a pioneer in the field of innovative coastal protection
Flanders has recently approved the draft Coastal Vision policy plan in principle. This plan contains a strategy to gradually improve the protection of the Flemish coast over the next 100 years. This makes Flanders a pioneer in Europe and far beyond.
31 January 2024
VUB scores another award with Supersized 4.0
Kayacan Kestel, PhD researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, won the Best Content Award at last week's Deepwind Conference 2024. His poster discussed the results of monitoring data measured in the context of Supersized 4.0.
29 January 2024
Submit your application for the Blue Innovation Awards 2024
Apply for the fourth edition of the Blue Innovation Awards by Blue Cluster and promote your project, product or service among entrepreneurs, experts and professionals in the blue economy.
26 January 2024
Plastic particles are omnipresent in our waterways
PLUXIN, one of the most comprehensive studies in Flemish coastal waters, seaports and estuaries, shows that plastic particles are everywhere in our waterways. The results from the project offer prospects to combat plastic waste more efficiently.
23 January 2024
How to engage stakeholders in the blue economy?
In October 2023, the partners in the PREP4BLUE project organised an international workshop on stakeholder engagement methodologies. A report with the most important results as well as a video of the event are now available.
17 January 2024
Call for financial support for individual services
Are you an SME active in the field of offshore energy and do you make use of individual services? Then you are eligible for a maximum of €10,000 in financial support through the ELBE Eurocluster project.
11 January 2024
Six SMEs in marine defence selected for funding
Curious about the Belgian companies that have received financial support within the LEVIATAD project? Find out below who they are, what they do and what projects they will carry out with this support.
10 January 2024
Looking back on 2023 and looking forward to 2024
The Christmas period has ended and the new year is already in full swing. Consequently, it is high time to reflect on the achievements of the past year, and to provide some more information about what we have in store for you in 2024.
13 December 2023
The offshore wind landscape in South Korea
In 2020, South Korea launched its Green New Deal with the aim of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. Within this scope, the country wants to realize 14.3 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. Find out more about the current state of affairs of offshore wind in South Korea in this market update.