Unique network

Moving into BlueChem means taking your place at the heart of a strongly connected international business network and a unique academic ecosystem.

Thanks to our innovation partners Catalisti, the spearhead cluster for innovation in chemistry and plastics, and VITO, the Flemish institute for technological research, you have direct access to renowned research centres such as Centexbel and Bio Base Europe Plant, all five Flemish universities and many innovative companies from the chemical industry and related sectors. The proximity of BlueApp, an initiative of the University of Antwerp to group all research projects on sustainable chemistry under one roof, also reinforces the mutual exchange of knowledge and innovative strength.

The close collaboration with world leading chemical companies like Air Liquide, BASF, Borealis, ExxonMobil, INEOS and Vopak, offers you a head start to take your business to the next level.


This global intertwined network will enable BlueChem to develop into a global reference as a breeding ground for pioneering innovations in sustainable chemistry.
BlueChem wants to build an ecosystem that stimulates and encourages open innovation:

  • Between large companies, SMEs, growth companies and starters
  • Between the private sector, government and academia
  • Between all links in the value chain: from basic chemistry to plastics, pharmaceuticals and biotech