Joining forces in an international network

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.

Blue Economy Gamechangers

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

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.

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Flanders Marine Institute

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.

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The Blue Cluster

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.

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Belgian Offshore Cluster

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.

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ILVO

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.

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REBO Terminal

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.

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Ostend Drone Hub

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.

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The Blue Energy Cluster

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.

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Upcoming events

Bluebridge
10/03/2020
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Bilateral workshop between National Sun Yat-sen University of Taiwan and Ghent University

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Bluebridge
18 & 19 March 2020
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Belgian Offshore days

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Summer 2020
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Blue Growth Summer School

Registration needed. More information coming soon.

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September 2020
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Job fair

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Stories

26/02/2020
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Matchmaking

Bluebridge got to know Solarduck through business developer Mr. Stubbe of the Port of Oostende.

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26/02/2020
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IBM sit-in days

Bluebridge organizes at regular time intervals sit-in days with partner IBM/TechData.

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