Strategic partners

Provide specialised advice to start-ups and growth companies that will find accommodation at BlueChem and support them with specific customised services. With this ambition, several renowned organisations are supporting the development of the chemistry incubator BlueChem.

BNP Paribas Fortis is the only participating bank and will help innovative start-ups and scale-ups with their financing and share its financial expertise in sustainable entrepreneurship with them. Deloitte offers strategic advice in business development, law firm Deloitte Legal provides legal support and the Port of Antwerp will help entrepreneurs at BlueChem develop further by establishing the right contacts for pilot projects and industrial upscaling. SAS puts its advanced analytics platform at the disposal of companies in BlueChem to work with big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

BNP Paribas Fortis

“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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“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, Partners, Deloitte

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Deloitte Legal

“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, Partner, Deloitte Legal

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Port of Antwerp

“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

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“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 Belgium

“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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