Strategic partners

As a European hotspot for sustainable chemistry, the BlueChem incubator houses start-ups, SMEs, knowledge institutions and international companies. BlueChem has joined forces with a number of renowned strategic partners to provide advice and expertise to help promising innovators commercialise and grow their businesses. These partners are industry leaders and experts in sustainable business development.

BNP Paribas Fortis helps innovative start-ups and scale-ups obtain funding through its extensive network of business angels and investors. The bank shares its expertise on development strategies for sustainable entrepreneurship.

“We are very proud to partner with BlueChem, which like our bank is committed to sustainable development and open innovation. We are happy to put our network and expertise at the disposal of this very important industry for our country.”

Didier Beauvois, Head of Corporate Banking, BNP Paribas Fortis

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Deloitte is there to provide you with essential strategic and business advice in areas such as growth, talent, digital operations, accounting and taxation.

“Setting up the BlueChem incubator in the heart of the chemical cluster can make a significant contribution to maintaining the leading position of the chemical industry around the port of Antwerp. Deloitte is very happy 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 helps you with all legal questions.

“The local anchoring combined with the focus on growth companies, innovation and sustainability are the key elements why Deloitte Legal chose to enter this project as a partner. We are particularly pleased to be at the cradle of this project and are already looking forward with great enthusiasm to the further development of BlueChem.”

Kathleen De hornois, Deloitte Legal

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Port of Antwerp-Bruges puts BlueChem entrepreneurs in touch with industrial scale-up opportunities and offers trial and demonstration possibilities.

“BlueChem will contribute to an innovative ecosystem through which we can anchor 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 successfully meet the challenges of the future.”

Jacques Vandermeiren, ceo Port of Antwerp-Bruges

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Silver partnerships

A-Maze is the innovative executive search and recruitment agency for all port-related sectors, with a strong focus on tomorrow’s world and the associated challenges of energy transition, climate change and circular economy.
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DEKRA combines evidence-based science, cutting-edge technology and internationally renowned expertise to develop innovative safety solutions for today and tomorrow. DEKRA aims to be a leader in the transformation of safety at work and business practices, both in operational activities and processes and in the dynamic and rapidly changing digital domain.
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NLO is the largest intellectual property consultancy in the Netherlands and Belgium, and one of the leading agencies in Europe. NLO was founded in 1888 and currently has seven offices in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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