Join Ostend Science Park
Ostend Science Park is a climate neutral, sustainable (carbon free) spot for companies already at pace with the future. Our science park is reserved for innovating companies working in Blue Growth.
- Focus on marine and maritime research & development.
- Unique ecosystem where business, science, government and citizens meet and join forces.
- Nice and inspiring environment, located at the inner port of Oostende.
How can I become a part of Ostend Science Park?
Welcome at Belgium’s first and most innovative science park in marine and maritime business. Ostend Science Park supports and guides companies through their process of development.
STEP 1: BUY A PLOT
Companies that want to be a part of Ostend Science Park, can acquire land at the park through leasehold or purchase. Plots of different size are available. Prices are negotiated and depend on various variables.
Interested companies can obtain all building regulations and location conditions via firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 2: MEET THE CONDITIONS
For a company to be able to establish itself at Ostend Science Park, three conditions must be met. The company must:
1. be active in BLUE growth;
2. conduct research and development activities at Ostend Science Park;
3. engage in a collaboration with Ghent University.
An agreement about the contents of that collaboration will be concluded between participating companies and Ghent University.
STEP 3: ENJOY NUMEROUS BENEFITS
In addition to the lease or purchase, companies pay a park management fee of 0.80 euros per m² of gross floor space. In exchange for that fee, Ostend Science Park provides:
Guaranteed fast access to Ghent University: contact with a renowned academic expert within 48 hours.Specific high-level meetings with appropriate experts from Ghent University, exclusively for companies that participate in Ostend Science Park.Public relations, social media and spokesmen to media and stakeholders. Participating companies are included in the media network and strategy of Ostend Science Park.
Bluebridge research building
Access to the online booking system for meeting and event space, as well as a discount.Access to the calendar of all public events held in Bluebridge and invitations to all of those by default.Access to the Bluebridge online booking system.Two-hour consultation with the present knowledge and business developers every quarter (e.g. help with project applications).
Management and maintenance of the collective green areas and water.Management and maintenance of signposting and roads.In addition to this core package, Ostend Science Park also facilitates joint initiatives. Such as group purchases for security, mobility (e.g. bicycle sharing system, shuttle service) and waste collection.
STEP 4: PARK YOUR CARS
Companies can rent ground level parking for 500 euros a year. Parking on their own site is possible, conditional upon capacity. Free bicycle parking is provided, with charging facilities for electric bicycles.
STEP 5: START BOOSTING BLUE BUSINESS
Let’s start enabling growth in the blue economy and provide solutions for the challenges humanity faces!