Read the news articles from Blue Cluster about innovative activities and expertise in the sustainable blue economy.
19 July 2023
One more step closer to offshore solar
Solar panels on the Belgian North Sea have never been so close! On 19 July, a first SeaVolt pilot installation was presented in the port of Ostend. This is an important step towards even more sustainable renewable energy.
18 July 2023
Go international with ELBE Eurocluster
Are you a small or medium-sized enterprise active in offshore renewable energy and would you like to join Blue Cluster on a trade mission to South Korea from 26 to 30 November? If so, you can apply for financial support (€2000 per SME) via ELBE Eurocluster.
13 July 2023
ELBE call for financial support to innovation
Are you an innovative SME that can provide a (partial) solution for an innovation challenge from a large company in Offshore Renewable Energy? Collaborate with an SME from another EU country and receive up to €60K in financial support for your solution.
03 July 2023
Funding for SMEs offering naval defence solutions
Are you an SME and do you have an idea to address specific challenges in the field of naval defence? Are you interested in working together with other European SMEs and looking for additional funding? Then submit your project proposal by 4 September 2023.
29 June 2023
Ecosystem approach projects at Blue Cluster
Major challenges such as biodiversity loss and climate change can largely be linked to ecosystems and the impact of human activities. Companies are increasingly aware of this and want to take action. Several projects have been initiated that deal with this topic.
28 June 2023
Fixed structures at sea and nature inspired design
The partners in the eMSP NBSR project strive for a more thoughtful form of maritime spatial planning. During the fifth CoP meeting in Helsinki, Blue Cluster opened the discussion on Nature Inclusive Design (NID) for large marine infrastructures.
20 June 2023
New platform voor start-ups in Flanders
Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) launched the Startup.Flanders platform on Friday 16 June. This service platform puts Flanders on the international map as an innovative hub for start-up businesses.
06 June 2023
Drawing contest 'The North Sea in 2050'
On the occasion of Ostend at Anchor and our fifth anniversary, Blue Cluster organised a drawing competition for pupils of the 5th and 6th year of primary education in Flanders. We received a lot of fantastic drawings, and we are happy to announce the winners.
15 May 2023
Call for suppliers within the LEVIATAD project
Do you have experience in marine defence or are you just good at organising workshops and online collaboration sessions? Then seize this unique opportunity to support SMEs and create a more robust marine defense value chain.
04 May 2023
Piet Opstaele appointed as Blue Cluster's new CEO
After a thorough selection procedure, the Board of Directors of Blue Cluster has appointed Piet Opstaele as our new CEO. He will officially start in his new position on 1 June 2023.
03 May 2023
Thesis research at Blue Cluster: meet Alik
Allahyar Valiyev, also known as Alik, is currently engaged in his thesis research at Blue Cluster as a final part of his Master's degree. Alik's research focuses on the sustainable blue economy and marine spatial planning.