Open Call for The Beacon: apply now!

In The Beacon you get the chance to work, learn and network to develop tomorrow’s new technologies. It’s a product development hub, focused on the key IoT domains of industry, logistics and smart city.

Don’t get confused. The Beacon is not just another business centre.
Rather, it’s an Internet of Things community and a launching pad for your product. Its bricks and mortar are the cradle of an internationally connected Internet of Things ecosystem, crafted and managed by a dedicated innovation manager.

The partners of the Capital of Things – the City of Antwerp, the Port of Antwerp, the University of Antwerp and research center imec – joined in The Beacon by technology federation Agoria, give you access to a vast industrial and logistics network of clients and partners, ready to be innovated. The Beacon creates value for its tenants and the Antwerp industrial hinterland alike.

Do you want to be a part of The Beacon?

Are you a start-up, scale-up or a corporation, ready to join this unique ecosystem? Take the plunge and rent an open or private office in The Beacon, next to the University of Antwerp, imec and other IoT companies. Tenants enjoy advisory services and stakeholder management on top of the standard office amenities.

Read more about the open call

Apply before Thursday, May 24th. Pitches will be held on Monday, May 28th.

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