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The city of Antwerp is calling for innovative, digital concepts that will upgrade the Groenplaats and strongly promote Antwerp as a smart city.
Antwerp and Houston both invest heavily in renewable energy. The online event 'Powering the cleantech revolution' brings entrepreneurs in both ports closer together.
The renowned global innovation platform Plug and Play anchors in Antwerp, to team up with 5 partners: the City of Antwerp, CMB, DXC Technology, Euronav, and Port of Antwerp. Together, they introduce Plug and Play Maritime. This program connects the 5 Founding Partners to international startups. The purpose is to pilot their technologies and continue as world-class leaders in maritime R&D and innovation.
Lady Gaga posted an outfit on Instagram by Florentina Leitner, a recent graduate from the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Florentina designed the outfit during the coronavirus lockdown in collaboration with Tom Eerebout, Lady Gaga's stylist.
For Antwerp, even space is not the limit. In the first months of 2021, three companies from Antwerp achieved important breakthroughs for the space sector.
Port of Antwerp is pioneering in the latest digital and innovation technologies, building towards a new Smart Port of the world.
Fashionable, innovative and sustainable: to call this shoe collection exceptional is an understatement. These three striking pairs of shoes, boots and sneakers are made, designed and launched by Custom Territory, an Antwerp fashion collective.
While it is clear COVID-19 had a major impact on what will be recorded in history as one of the most difficult years ever for the global diamond industry, Antwerp managed to keep the engines running in 2020, fueled by nearly 100 rough tenders.
The city of Antwerp and the City of Bruges have reached an agreement to unify their respective ports. Like this, it will become the world’s first port to reconcile economy, people and climate.
A 7th place for economic potential in the category of cities up to 2 million inhabitants, that’s the top result for Antwerp in fDI Intelligence’s prestigious ‘Global Cities of the Future 2021/2022’-rankings. Moreover, Antwerp was also awarded for its connectivity and won the fDi Strategy Award for chemicals. This is a clear recognition of Antwerp’s development as an attractive destination for international investment.
Discover the myriad opportunities that innovative Antwerp offers your business in this comprehensive brochure and factsheet.
Antwerp defined six innovation domains in which it will guide you: financing, digitisation, automation & robotics, data analysis, cross-sector collaboration and finally synthetic production & trade. Find out how the city of Antwerp will support you to make your diamond company future-proof.