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.
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
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.