Blue Growth Summer School
Edition 2020 has been cancelled. Next edition will be summer 2021.Read more
Settling at Ostend Science Park means that you will be included in our ecosystem and be part of our international network. Become part of something bigger.
Ostend Science Park is not the only Blue Growth gamechanger in Ostend. The city of Ostend is the home base of several top-notch players. Ostend Science Park is well connected locally and also at international level.
We are happy to connect you with these partners. Together with the City of Ostend, we are establishing a stakeholder network joining the Ostend Blue Economy partners. It will be referred to as the Blue Valley. Ostend Science Park will assist you to connect with the Blue Valley.
Below a non-exhaustive overview of our partners. If you like to join Blue Valley, get in touch.
Flanders Maritime Laboratory, a research site of the Flemish Government, houses state of the art research facilities; a towing tank, a coastal and ocean basin, and ship simulator facilities (future development). Research projects, both academic and commercial are done in close cooperation between Flanders Hydraulics Research, Ghent University and Leuven University.visit website
The Flanders Marine Institute promotes marine knowledge creation and excellence through sound interdisciplinary research about the ocean, seas, coast and tidal estuaries. We do this in close collaboration with other (marine) research groups, citizens, policy makers and industrial partners in Flanders, Belgium, and through international collaboration.visit website
The blue cluster is an independent and neutral partner that supports Flemish companies in setting up partnerships with other companies, knowledge centers and government institutions with a view to developing and promoting economic activities at sea. We facilitate the innovation process throughout the entire chain, from idea generation to (international) marketing. Beside our office in Antwerp, we are located in Bluebridge at Ostend Science Park.visit website
The network organisation to promote Belgian companies working in the Offshore Industry. Belgian companies are worldwide leaders and have the knowledge and technology to grow. There is however still an untapped potential to grow both locally and internationally.visit website
ILVO stands for multidisciplinary, independent research and specialized service provision in all fields related to agriculture, fisheries and food in Flanders. ILVO, an internationally recognized scientific institute, is part of the Government of Flanders. Discover here what this means for you.visit website
A company cluster has been developed in the outer port of Oostende. More than 50 companies active in the supply chain of offshore energy are currently settled in Oostende.visit website
With its unique location by the sea and the presence of both an airport and a seaport, Ostend has many assets for the deployment of drones, be it aerial, nautical of terrestrial. Ostend Dronehub combines research, education, support & maintenance and commercialization of drone applications and has the ambition to make Ostend the first dronehub that facilitates drones in controlled airspace. Want to know more about what Ostend Dronehub can do for you, visit the website.visit website
West Flanders has always been a pioneer in the domain of blue energy. To continue fulfilling this exemplary rol in the future, the provincial blue energy cluster brings knowledge partners of the sector together. To explore new pathways and to stimulate growth, companies are able to call upon the available know-how, expertise, research and innovation.visit website
Bluebridge Partner "Blue Cluster" handed out the Blue Innovation Awards for the first time on 27 October 2020. These awards are intended to highlight a number of inspiring projects in the blue economy.
Meet the winners of the Blue Innovation Awards:
- Nearshore Mussel Project (BREVISCO);
- Dual-Fuel Hydrogen Engine (BeHydro);
- Coastbusters (ILVO, DEME Group, Jan De Nul Group, Sioen Industries and VLIZ - Flanders Marine Institute); and
- Renovation of the seawall of Westende (Gemeentebestuur Middelkerke and Agentschap Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust)
POM West-Flanders presents Lieven Tack as new managing director. He succeeded Stefaan Matton on the first of July 2020.
The economic policy of West-Flanders has had an enormous impulse in the past 10 years. With the appointment of a new managing director, POM West-Flanders wants to continue on the chosen path and continue to focus on intensive valorisation and international growth.Read more All stories
SEMINAR – Recent groundbreaking innovations in experimental research in wave tank facilities
Following the first successful “COB seminar” on October 20th 2017, the consortium UGent – KU Leuven – Flanders Hydraulics Research organized on February 6th 2020 a second seminar focusing on recent innovations in experimental research in a wave tank facility.Read more All stories