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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.

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
08:00 - 18:00
Coastal Picture

How to improve coastal-rural synergies, COASTAL final conference

COASTAL project is coming to an end and we would like to invite you to its final event at Bluebridge, where we will showcase COASTAL's contribution to rural developments, highlighting unique selling points and added value for practitioners and policymakers, launching the knowledge exchange forum and clarifying our exploitation route.

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Bluebridge
13:00 - 16:00
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Blue Career Day 2022

Dé jobbeurs voor blauw talent

Economisch Huis Oostende, Bluebridge en partners organiseren een 3de editie van de Blue Career Day te Oostende.
Bedrijven actief in de blauwe economie ontmoeten er studenten en werkzoekenden/werkenden in functie van hun zoektocht naar talent!

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News

21/04/2022
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Helicopter view on green hydrogen

Succesfull event on green hydrogen at Bluebridge, with opening words from federal minister of energy Tinne Van der Straeten

More than 100 industry experts and scientist gathered at Bluebridge to discuss future opportunities and challenges for green hydrogen.

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21/02/2022
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Hybrid events

Corona will go away, but the virtual future is here to stay.

Looking for a location to host your next hybrid event?

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14/10/2021
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Ostend Science Park on tv

Local television station Focus-WTV made an interesting programme on the blue economy

Ostend Science Park was featured together with e-Bo Enterprises and GEOxyz in the latest episode of Bij De Zaak, a local tv programme about the most important economic sectors in West-Flanders. The episode is in Dutch, check it out here below.

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