Apply for innovation hub NextGen Demo in Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Are you a circular pioneer? Join an industrial port network with top global players and a fascinating ecosystem. Port of Antwerp-Bruges is launching a tender for plots in NextGen Demo. This innovation hub is part of NextGen District, a unique hotspot for circular economy at the heart of the Antwerp port site.

NextGen Demo

Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Europe’s second largest port, offers a site with a total area of 88 ha for NextGen District with the ambition to set up a hotspot for the circular economy. NextGen Demo is a zone within this cluster in the heart of the Antwerp industry, where demonstrators can test new technologies and circular demo projects that have outgrown the lab on a larger scale and in an industrial environment before proceeding to commercialisation.

What NextGen Demo offers your company

  • Top logistics location
  • Industrial port network with leading global players
  • Unique ecosystem of sustainable chemistry
  • The peripheral infrastructure you need
  • Tailor-made guidance in growing to a commercial level
  • Possibility of financial support

Sustainable and innovative energy technology

Port of Antwerp-Bruges is looking for candidates active in sustainable and innovative chemical and energy technology, specifically in these domains: Waste-to-X (chemicals/fuels), CCU (Carbon Capture & Utilisation), bio-based technologies and renewable energy storage and H2 technologies.

Join a unique ecosystem of innovation and transition

At NextGen District and NextGen Demo, you are part of a fascinating ecosystem with international companies. That has many advantages: learn from top players in the industry and easily connect with the right partners and clients. A few of the already-attracted global pioneers within the circular process and manufacturing industry:

  • Plug Power is investing in a green hydrogen plant
  • Bolder Industries will recycle car tyres
  • PureCycle is investing in a plant that will recycle polypropylene (PP)
  • Triple Helix
  • Ekopak

Take the next step

Has your technology outgrown the lab, and is it ready for testing on a bigger scale in one of the top industrial environments of the continent? Then NextGen Demo is for you. The current consultation runs until 31 March 2023.

Find more information and apply here.