CLEANTECH FLANDERS, BELGIUM
CATALYST FOR INNOVATION IN A MULTITUDE OF CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
Cleantech Flanders is a network organisation in Flanders, the Northern part of Belgium. Together with companies, research institutions, public bodies and civil society actors, Cleantech Flanders is a catalyst for innovation in a multitude of clean technologies and assists their subsequent implementation in society at large. More specifically, Cleantech Flanders’ mission is “to identify and encourage the development of cleantech instruments that accelerate the realisation of a sustainable world”.
Cleantech Flanders operates cross-sectorally between existing organisations and focuses on four cleantech domains: energy, water, materials and mobility. Central in Cleantech Flanders’ structure are the pillars transition (management), research and industry.
Cleantech Flanders stimulates cleantech in Flanders though the following actions:
• A yearly cleantech report provides a state-of-the-art overview of the development of the Flemish cleantech cluster;
• Cleantech projects and networking events stimulate cooperation between companies and other stakeholders;
• Transition management arenas are set up in order to stimulate the transition to, respectively, sustainable water policies, sustainable energy policies and climate neutral and resilient cities;
• Communications tools provide more visibility to the Flemish cleantech cluster.
Since its erection, Enhanced Landfill Mining has been one of the flagship project domains within Cleantech Flanders.