Our Approach

As a spearhead cluster, we build partnerships between companies, universities, research institutes, associations and governments in Flanders. Through high-impact innovation projects, we support our members in accelerating innovation into business.

Triple F Principle

Our approach is based on the Triple F Principle.

We FIND and initiate collaborative innovation projects aimed at creating new sustainable business opportunities for your company.

We FACILITATE alignment and agreement between project partners, and have the necessary competences to facilitate grant applications for projects.

We FULFILL your company needs by offering specific services and by enabling collaborations with innovative partners to quickly come to concrete solutions.

Testimonials: A Story of Successful Projects

Let’s hear from our members to find out more about our approach!

Nutrition Sciences
Expanding the knowledge base on pectins? That’s what the ATOL project is all about! By combining interdisciplinary expertise in one project, we add value for all partners and enable high-impact innovations.

Chemours and INEOS Styrolution
From material and market expertise to world-class research skills: by engaging the entire value chain, the Remove2Reclaim project turns recycling ambitions into circular solutions.

Govi and Agfa
Turning waste into feedstock: that’s the essence of the P2PC project. As a catalyst during project exploration and a glue during project execution, we create value through partnership for Govi and Agfa.

Moving from lab scale to pilot scale? Upgrading product portfolios? Expanding market share? Thanks to the Lipametics project, companies like Oleon are ready to transform research into business.

Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services and Samsonite
From sustainable processes and products at Ajinomoto to circularity in a suitcase at Samsonite: we find the right innovation partners for companies across B2B and B2C.

Devan and Cargill
Bringing textiles to life? Helping the bioeconomy thrive? The success stories of Devan and Cargill showcase how we drive business in the circular economy of tomorrow.

Indaver and B4Plastics
Indaver turns recycled plastics into chemicals. B4Plastics turns chemicals into compostable and degradable plastics. Throughout the entire value chain, we enable growth through investment.

ChemStream and Janssen Pharmaceutica
Helping ChemStream to convert insects into biopolymers or supporting Janssen Pharmaceutica to establish modular and mobile recycling plants: we help companies flourish on the frontline of open innovation.

Eastman and Millibeter
World-class research, advanced product design or high-end technology development? We catalyse opportunities for all our members, from global firms like Eastman to local start-ups like Millibeter.

3M and InOpSys
Cooperation, collaboration and coordination: for 3M and InOpSys these aren’t buzzwords but indispensable tools to successfully accelerate innovation into business.