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Antwerp's status as a fashion city gets an extra push thanks to a new fashion film. The film MOMENTUM presents the creations of 50 promising international fashion students from the Arts of Fashion Foundation 2021 competition. Using locations such as the MAS, het Eilandje or het Zuid as a backdrop for the catwalk, the makers underline the importance of Antwerp as a fashion capital.
Classified Cycling is a game changer in the bicycle industry. The company developed a revolutionary technology that makes shifting faster, without the need of a front derailleur.
The City of Antwerp invests in laboratory space, facilities and equipment for start-ups at BlueChem. These measures are intended to accelerate their growth. The support provides a boost for their innovation capacity
Wim Vanroose, scientist and Samira Lafkioui, fashion entrepreneur developed an online programme to make it much easier to design, adapt and share a pattern. The city selected Polygonal as a winner of its open call for innovation in the fashion industry.
Excellent news: The Water Plan of the City of Antwerp has won the Flemish Planning Award, presented on World Town Planning Day. This award puts innovative spatial projects in the spotlight. It’s already the second time that the city of Antwerp is the winner of this award.

E-health is a booming business in Antwerp. Start-ups active in this field feel right at home in the city, as demonstrated by Ayes and A-Sense Lab. Thanks to the Medical Solutions Accelerator (MSA), they are able to develop a valuable and market-orientated concept.
Synthetic diamonds have been on the rise in recent years. There is nothing wrong with that, of course. But if a customer wants to buy a natural diamond, the seller needs to be able to guarantee authenticity. The new ASSURE Programme in Antwerp validates devices that separate natural diamonds from synthetic ones.
Sometimes you need an outsider’s perspective to see things in a different light. British author Michael Pye wrote a highly readable book about Antwerp.
Antwerp acts as a living laboratory for innovative digital and technological applications, products and services.
Are you planning to organise a meeting or convention in Antwerp? In a new info sheet and on the new pages of the visit website you can find out how we can help you to make your meeting a success.
The coronavirus struck a blow at the worldwide office market. Antwerp aims to recover rapidly. Its many assets attract international companies. This lively city at the heart of the European economy combines highly qualified personnel with affordable office space.
To continue to be frontrunner in the area of digital services, the City of Antwerp launches a ground-breaking digital transformation strategy.