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Blue Cluster
De Blauwe Cluster vzw

Belgium: Flemish Region
Overmeire Ann
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Overview

About us

Blue Cluster is a Flemish organisation aimed at developing and promoting economic activities linked to the sea. It groups private companies who believe that cross-sector partnerships and cooperation with knowledge centres and government institutions will lead to innovative projects and investments in the Belgian North Sea and beyond, as anticipated solutions for several global challenges. Blue Cluster is recognised as a spearhead cluster by VLAIO. This means that sustainable innovation-driven growth at sea is structured and supported by both companies and government institutions so as to create new value chains, open up export markets and improve the competitiveness of the companies involved.

Established - 16 May 2017
Staff in the management team - 11-20

Cluster composition

  • 212
    Cluster Members
  • 118
    SME's
  • 15
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 68
    Large Companies
  • 17
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 9
    Number of civil society members
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
Dutch English French
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Overmeire Ann
ECCP Responsible Person
Mensaert Stefaan
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Professional, scientific and technical activities:M74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities - Other service activities:S94 Activities of membership organisations
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Low carbon industries Ecosystems:Renewable Energy
Technology fields
A\: Human necessities:Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing - B\: Performing operations; transporting:Ships or other waterborne vessels; related equipment - H\: Electricity:Generation, conversion, or distribution of electric power - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change
S3 EU priority areas
Blue growth:Aquaculture - Blue growth:Blue renewable energy - Blue growth:Coastal & maritime tourism - Blue growth:Marine biotechnology - Blue growth:Shipbuilding & ship repair - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing)

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
CIP/COSME INTERREG

Name & description

ZEETEX: Interreg France-Wallonie-Flanders project (2012-2014) Zeetex was a partnership between 2 clusters from Belgium and 2 clusters from France in order to develop and promote innovative textile applications in the marine/maritime sector.

ENERGETIC ALGAE: Interreg IVB North West Europe project (2011-2015) EnAlgae was a four-year Strategic Initiative bringing together 19 partners and 14 observers across 7 EU Member States with the aim of developing sustainable technologies for algal biomass production.

AQUA-VALUE (2014-2015): project funded under the Flemish new industrial policy program. 11 partners from industry and academia developed a roadmap for integrated aquaculture for Flanders

Inn2POWER (2016-2020) :  Interreg North Sea Region project 

FACET: Interreg 2 Seas project (2020-2023)

Project name

See above

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Taiwan
United States
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Japan

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Netherlands
Germany
Denmark
Sweden

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Upcoming events

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