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Last year, innovation hub The Beacon made international fame in the field of the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence applications, proving that technology can provide the answer to complex urban issues. Top technological talent from 22 nationalities is active there in 64 companies and research institutions, and during 106 events, a good 4,000 experts in digital innovation were reached at home and abroad. In order to respond even better to the rapid developments in the technological landscape, and to confirm their commitment, the founding partners have now joined forces in vzw The Beacon. This new structure allows them to further grow into a European reference point for the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence applications.
The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the world's largest trade fair about cities and smart urban solutions. The city of Antwerp presents its urban innovations aimed at creating a sustainable society.
The city of Antwerp cannot be missed at the 25th edition of the most important retail trade show in Europe: MAPIC. Retailers, investors, and cities such as Antwerp will be gathering in Cannes from 13-15 November. And just like previous years, the city of Antwerp wants to use its presence at the show to convince retailers and investors of its strengths as a retail city, thereby increasing its international visibility as a location worthy of investment.
The harbour cities of Antwerp and Singapore have a lot in common. Not just because of their link to the water, but also because they resolutely opt for digital innovation and the Internet of Things.
A unique technology, never used in Europe before. With a new solar mirror park, realized in the port area, the Port of Antwerp is taking another step forward in the realization of its sustainability ambition.
Us By Night is a unique nocturnal experience, organized for the fourth time in Antwerp. The combination of an inspiring line-up and an endless night market made Us By Night into a successful international 'festival for creative professionals' in Antwerp.
Financial Times released a special edition on the international opportunities of Antwerp as a business city. The 12-page special was published in the october-november edition of fDi Magazine.
Antwerp was the host city for the TCI Network Global Conference, the world’s largest cluster conference.
Antwerp holds all the cards: it has the second largest port in Europe and the second chemical cluster in the world. And new clusters are growing fast: Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence – sustainable chemistry – product development.
The world's largest cluster congress is coming to Antwerp. Between 8 - 10 October, our city will host the 2019 TCI Network Global Conference, a cluster event for business leaders, academics and representatives from various governments.
The first circular business park of Flanders, offering a healthy breeding ground for innovation companies, is a fact.
Antwerp is bustling with start-ups of all kinds and aims to help them thrive in a healthy environment.