Antwerp is brimming with innovative entrepreneurial talent and has become a real hotspot for startups and growth companies. For instance, the City has more than 500 startups, dozens of growth companies netting 500,000 euros in capital, many incubators, accelerators and other startup initiatives. The City supports such private initiatives and even gives startups a bit of a boost. With Dunden for example, where startups, large companies, mentors and investors meet together to discuss business, in the heart of the city.
Eager to develop this ecosystem for digital innovation, the City of Antwerp offers funding, business locations, individual coaching and matchmaking to technological start-ups and creative entrepreneurs. The City acts in constant synergy with the private sector.
In 2022, together with the agency Verhaert | Masters in Innovation the city supervised 4 innovative projects.
By contacting Jan Jaeken, the head of Samen Klimaatactief, entrepreneurs are already getting their first free guiding advice on the energy-saving measures they can take. Companies also receive a quick and objective overview of providers that offer concrete solutions. Hysopt is one of them.