Read the news articles from the Blue cluster about innovative activities and expertise in the sustainable blue economy here.
07 July 2021
Blue economy exhibition in Technopolis
In the brand-new exhibition “Zeekracht: duik mee in de toekomst” (Sea Power: dive into the future), you can discover the various possibilities of the sea in an interactive way and see what the port of the future will look like.
29 June 2021
Second additional project call of BlueBio Cofund launched
The European Commission strives for a sustainable and circular bio-economy, as this is important to society, the environment and the economy in Europe. That is why the BlueBio Cofund was created as part of Horizon 2020.
28 June 2021
Call for Quick Wins Factories of the Future 2021
Innovation and cooperation are essential to sustainable economic growth. The Provincial Development Agency West Flanders is strongly committed to this through ‘Quick Wins Factories of the Future 2021’. The aim of this initiative is to promote entrepreneurship and economic development.
25 June 2021
Successful third edition of the Coastal scan
The Coastal scan is an annually recurring event that combines a walk along the coast with interesting presentations related to the sea. The third edition took place on 18 June. This year, we stayed in the Ostend region.
23 June 2021
Minister Van Quickenborne visits Ostend
The sustainable blue economy is booming internationally. In Belgium too, the importance of this sector is increasingly recognised. This leads to growing interest from policy makers.
15 June 2021
Look back on the info session on the CO2 performance ladder
Sustainability is more than just a buzzword to Blue Cluster. We are therefore actively taking steps to help our members move towards more sustainable forms of business and provide relevant instruments to do so. One such example is the CO2 performance ladder.
11 June 2021
Towards large-scale offshore aquaculture in Flanders
The world’s population keeps growing. That brings us to the question of how we can produce more food without putting an extra burden on the environment. Sustainable aquaculture may be a solution.
10 June 2021
Fourth call for CrossRoads2 Sustainable Energy
Setting up innovative projects around energy and climate is not easy for small and medium-sized enterprises. Fortunately, the EU provides financial resources through various programmes to make this possible. One such example is CrossRoads2 Sustainable Energy.
08 June 2021
Find out more about the European programme Horizon Europe
Top-level science, competitive businesses and solutions to societal challenges are central to Horizon 2020. The programme works with targeted funding to minimise the time to market and society.
07 June 2021
DigiCirc launches call for projects in the blue economy
The European Union supports companies committed to sustainability via various programmes, but the focus is often on large companies and not on SMEs. The DigiCirc project aims to change that and focuses specifically on international cooperation between SMEs.
02 June 2021
Discover the intercluster project EnzyMares
EnzyMares is committed to developing a toolbox to accelerate the discovery of marine enzymes and shorten the time-to-market for new enzymes. The toolbox will contribute to the success of enzymes as sustainable biocatalysts and help companies make their processes and products more sustainable.