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Through the Kickstart Fund, the city of Antwerp supports high-tech start-ups that herald a new future for a more sustainable and less polluting chemical sector in Antwerp. Triple Helix and Aquature are two companies that received support from the Kickstart Fund.
Pre-incubator BlueApp brings industry and academia together to enrich Antwerp’s integrated ecosystem of sustainable chemistry. This innovative hotspot has an ambitious goal: profiling the Antwerp region internationally as the reference for sustainable chemistry.
Why is an all-round creative design agency settling in Antwerp? Many reasons, and one of them is become an Antwerp hub.
You want to realise an innovation in the digital, circular or health economy or in fashion and design. You have a tight strategic plan to develop this concept. But you lack the budget to realise your project.

Keep on reading. The city of Antwerp may financially support your innovation.
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.
Six top ten spots in seven categories: the new rankings of fDi Intelligence establish Antwerp as an attractive location to invest in. For the first time, Antwerp is among the best ten cities in the ‘talent & lifestyle’ category. An additional asset to attract investors and entrepreneurs.
Antwerp’s diamond companies have put the city on the world map as a diamond capital. A status that Antwerp wants to maintain and strengthen. That is why the city launched the five-year innovation programme “Antwerp Diamond Innovation Opportunities” in 2020.
In 2022, together with the agency Verhaert | Masters in Innovation the city supervised 4 innovative projects.