Ready to scale-up?

Take your sustainable innovations to the next level, starting in one of our laboratories.

Do you want to contribute to a circular and climat-neutral future? Do you have innovations in sustainable chemistry, but you don’t know how to bring them to life or scale up? BlueChem might be your solution. 

BlueChem is the first incubator for sustainable chemistry in Belgium and the ideal location for startups and scaleups to innovate, grow and succeed. Located in the heart of Europe’s largest chemical cluster, BlueChem boosts promising innovations to create the chemistry of the future. Read more about BlueChem

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Setting you up for success

Joining the BlueChem ecosystem means giving yourself a head start.

Our all-in services and unique expertise network have been designed to provide you maximum business support and exclusive access to valuable expertise. Enjoy state-of-the-art infrastructure and the BlueChem Kickstart Fund at a prime location in the Antwerp port area.

"We make a lot of connections with companies that are in the same sector as us. So it is really an added value to use them as a sounding board." - Jorg Schelfhout, Allegro

Get your spot at BlueChem

For rent:
  • 1 laboratory of 72 m²
  • Flexible workspaces

Laboratories

Thanks to our flexible plug-and-play model, all the necessary utilities and connections in the laboratories can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

The prices* of the laboratories vary around 3.000 euro per month. Internet connection, advanced firewall, specialised and multifunctional storage spaces and cleaning are some of the services included in the price. Tenants who furnish their own laboratory, can obtain a subsidy up to 1050 euro/m² for laboratory equipment through the BlueChem Kickstart Fund from the city of Antwerp.

The incubator unburdens the tenants of all practical matters, such as the reception of visitors and packages, free use of meeting rooms, (chemical) waste disposal and maintenance. This way, the start-ups can focus on their research and innovation.

*These are the rental prices as of January 2023. The prices are subject to indexation.

Award procedure

Ready to level up? Submit your project proposal today through a simple application process. The available workspaces are limited!

How to apply:
  1. Fill in the application form and send it to [email protected] as soon as possible, at the latest before 31 December 2023.
  2. The BlueChem management will discuss your project internally and you will be invited to pitch.
  3. If the Board of Directors officially approves your project, BlueChem will support your quick set up.
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Contact our expert

Do you have a question? Contact our expert today!

Liesbet Boogaerts
Manager BlueChem