Read the news articles from Blue Cluster about innovative activities and expertise in the sustainable blue economy.
02 November 2022
Survey about the importance of the Flemish bio-economy
The bio-economy comprises the production of renewable biological resources as well as the conversion of these resources and waste flows into added-value products. This sector has a considerable innovation potential in Flanders.
28 October 2022
Candidates for the 2022 Blue Innovation Awards
The Blue Innovation Awards are an initiative of Blue Cluster to give exposure to innovative projects, products and services of businesses and public authorities. For the third edition, we received a great deal of entries, involving more than 50 organisations in total.
27 October 2022
Flemish spearhead clusters demonstrate their crucial role at Innovfest
Over 300 companies were present in Technopolis (Mechelen) for the first edition of Innovfest Vlaanderen on 24 October. Visitors were immersed in a world of change facilitated by the spearhead clusters and realised by the Flemish business community.
26 October 2022
Flanders Space: Flanders in outer space
Flanders Space is the cluster of the Flemish aerospace sector. Together with the members of Blue Cluster, Flanders Space intends to develop new applications with proven added value in the maritime sector.
25 October 2022
Report of the CORDOBA stakeholder workshop
Hybrid offshore networks enable us to combine offshore wind power production with a direct connection to interconnectors, markets and integrated flexibility. Proper design and management are essential to optimally balancing supply security, affordability and environmental friendliness.
13 October 2022
State of affairs of green hydrogen in the North Sea region
Hydrogen is light, can be easily stored, contains a great deal of energy and does not cause any direct emissions of pollutants or greenhouse gases. Hydrogen therefore has the potential to make a significant contribution to the transition towards clean energy.
12 October 2022
Ecosystem services in the North Sea uncovered
For companies in the blue economy, it is increasingly important to understand and measure the environmental impact of their operational activities. This allows them to adjust designs, technologies, measures, etc. to achieve a more sustainable business operation. This way, companies can realise a potential competitive advantage.
10 October 2022
How to build a MariPark for aquaculture?
In België is niet alleen op land, maar ook op zee de beschikbare ruimte relatief beperkt. Bij het opstellen van ruimtelijke plannen streeft men er dan ook naar om economische activiteiten zoveel mogelijk op dezelfde plaats te combineren. Dat geldt ook voor de aquacultuursector en de Noordzee.
30 September 2022
Look back on SME café at EDR Antwerp Shipyard
EDR Antwerp Shipyard is the largest shipyard in Belgium. The company firmly believes in sustainability and has adopted the CO2 performance ladder. We welcomed the opportunity to organise the second edition of our SME café on their premises.
27 September 2022
Inn2POWER launches updated company directory
Looking for European companies to cooperate with in the field of offshore wind energy or green hydrogen? Then turn to the company directory developed as part of the European project Inn2POWER. The directory provides a great overview of the available talent and knowledge in the above two areas.
26 September 2022
Recommendations regarding bathymetric survey data
Blue Cluster gladly presents its recommendations on planning, collecting and sharing bathymetric survey data. This publication is the result of an intense process involving several of our members and partners, including the Agency Maritime Services and Coast, and the Flanders Marine Institute.
22 September 2022
Info session about new ERDF/Interreg programmes
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) organises an info session on the ERDF/INTERREG programmes for 2021-2027 on Monday 28 November for the members of the Flemish spearhead clusters. The following topics will be addressed during this event: