Strategic partners

As the European hotspot for sustainable chemistry, the BlueChem incubator hosts an exciting mix of start-ups, SMEs, knowledge institutions and international companies. BlueChem also joined forces with a number of renowned strategic partners to provide additional advice and expertise that will help promising innovators to commercialise and grow your activities. Each of these partners are industry leaders and experts in sustainable business development.

BNP Paribas Fortis

BNP Paribas Fortis helps innovative start-ups and growth companies get financing, via their extensive network of business angels and investors, and share its expertise on development strategies for sustainable entrepreneurship.

“We are very proud to be a partner of BlueChem, which, like our bank, is committed to sustainable development and open innovation. We are happy to make our network and our expertise available to this industry that is very important to our country.”

Didier Beauvois, Head of Corporate Banking, BNP Paribas Fortis

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Deloitte is here to provide you with essential strategic and business advice in fields like growth, talent, digital operations, accounting and taxes.

“Setting up the BlueChem incubator in the heart of the chemical cluster can make an important contribution to maintaining the leading position of the chemical industry in the port of Antwerp area. Deloitte is very happy to be able to contribute to this innovative project to support the chemical companies of the future.”

Guido Vandervorst and Frederik Debrabander, Deloitte

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Deloitte Legal

Deloitte Legal is on hand to help you with any legal queries you may have.

“The local anchoring, in combination with the focus on growth companies, innovation and sustainability, are the key elements as to why Deloitte Legal has chosen to become a partner in this project. We are delighted to be involved in this project this early on and look forward to the further development of BlueChem with great enthusiasm.”

Kathleen De Hornois, Deloitte Legal

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Port of Antwerp-Bruges connects BlueChem entrepreneurs with industrial upscaling possibilities and provides pilot and demo opportunities.

“BlueChem will contribute to an innovative ecosystem that will enable us to ensure a sustainable future for the chemical cluster in the port of Antwerp. We are thrilled to be part of this unique partnership, as innovation is crucial to meeting the challenges of the future successfully.”

Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO, Port of Antwerp-Bruges

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SAS Advanced Analytics is at your disposal, so you can use the power of data science and artificial intelligence with the SAS expertise to make it part of your innovation process.

“SAS is pleased with the cooperation with Bluechem and the further support of the chemical and life science industry. For years SAS has been a true partner of the industry in various fields and with this cooperation we want to support both our loyal customers and the customers of tomorrow. The cooperation with Bluechem fits perfectly in our strategy to continue to support innovations and transformations.”

Wim Mues, Sales Director Manufacturing WEST at SAS

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SGS offers comprehensive solutions that will help you make your business better, safer, faster, sustainable and more efficient, while implementing best practices in quality, environment, health and safety and reducing risks.

“At SGS, we believe that sustainability is an important factor for society and that companies that value sustainability also perform better. We see in BlueChem a promising strategic partner with the same ambitions in the field of sustainable chemistry. We are delighted that BlueChem is developing in Antwerp, where both the port and the important chemical sector have been very important and leading (inter)nationally for many years, also for SGS. We are therefore incredibly looking forward to this collaboration in core activities that are also essential to us.”

Johan Pype, Managing Director SGS Benelux.

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