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The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) will take place in Barcelona from 13 to 15 November 2018. The City of Antwerp is presenting her most innovative smart city projects at this leading technology trade fair.
Titanium – that’s what Antwerp researcher Sammy Verbruggen can call himself from now. The bio-engineer has been selected by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) for inclusion in their alternative periodic table with 118 young scientists set to shape the future of chemistry.
Antwerp offers a vast selection of corporate real estate. The unique combination of existing sites and new developments, not to mention the lower prices in comparison to similar European cities, make Antwerp a coveted location for investors and entrepreneurs alike.
The City of Antwerp has been participating in MAPIC, the leading European retail trade show, for several years. The City of Antwerp has a booth at the trade show to enhance the city’s international profile as an investment location for retail activities.
On Friday 19 October, EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc launched the European network for drone demonstration projects in Antwerp.
An important acknowledgement of Antwerp’s growing role as a European reference for digital innovation.
Product developers Jan Schoeters and Bart Geraets found the inspiration for their start-up IPee in an unusual place: the toilet. They develop sensors that determine how much water is needed for a flush. Thanks to the city of Antwerp, they are now promoting this technology on the Asian market.
Thursday 27 September marked the official opening of The Beacon, a new hotspot for all things IoT in Antwerp.
Today sees the opening of The Beacon, a brand new business and innovation hub on Sint-Pietersvliet in Antwerp, which will provide office space and services for developers of solutions geared to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Take a stroll along the shop windows in the Golden Streets, right at the hart of the fashion district.
On Monday 9 July, a Russian delegation from the visited the city of Antwerp.
An internationally recognised fashion city, Antwerp is a shopping city by extension. It offers something for lovers of exclusive fashion labels, hip concept stores and major shopping chains; retailers are happy to respond to their diverse interests. ‘Antwerp has a lot to offer retailers,’ confirms Ann Hayen from Hayen-Paris real estate services.
Conflict diamonds don’t stand a chance to make it to Antwerp. The stringent control system, a unique feature of the diamond industry in this city, rules that out.