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Leading companies in
BLUE growth

Ostend Science Park is a high-tech knowledge hub, entirely dedicated to marine and maritime business. It is the first of its kind in Belgium and is the perfect breeding ground to boost your blue business.

Business meets blue science
It joins the forces of three founding partners – Ghent University, Port of Oostende and POM (West-Flanders Development Agency) – with leading companies in BLUE growth.

It is the operating base of many internationally renowned and highly regarded marine and maritime academics from Ghent University.

Excellently located. Easily accessible.
Situated in the Port of Oostende, which harbours many companies in the circular and sustainable industry, our Blue Valley potential increases every day. Motorway, train station and airport are just minutes away. Find us here.

With 3 founding partners

Ghent University is a top 100 university. Thanks to its in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains, its international scope and its interdisciplinary approach, Ghent University plays a leading role in marine and maritime research, impacting people all around the world. Technical innovation and innovative research are Ghent University’s key drivers in enforcing blue growth.

West Flanders Development Agency (POM) wants to strengthen a sustainable economy in West Flanders with a specific focus on innovative businesses. POM stimulates collaboration between businesses, higher education institutions, knowledge centers, regional policy-making bodies and social partners to reinforce the position of West Flanders as an internationally oriented, dynamic, competitive and sustainable region.

It’s the aim of Port of Oostende to excel in blue growth by offering dedicated port facilities, infrastructure and an extended business network to both domestic and international companies.


Benefiting from our position at the North Sea, embedded in an international partnership and building on a network of strong industrial players, knowledge centers en training centers, West Flanders offers through Ostend Science Park a unique basis for the blue growth of your business.

Jean de Bethune, Member of the Provincial Executive for Economy and International Cooperation

Ostend Science Park enhances the activities of the Port of Oostende in the Blue Economy sector. New technologies will find their way to water-related markets, increasing employment opportunities in Ostend.

Dirk Declerck, CEO Port Oostende

An ambitious Board of Directors

For Ghent University
For POM
For Port Of Oostende

And a dedicated executive committee

© Ostend Science Park 2020