The Province of West Flanders and its Development Agency (POM) developed a creative acquisition tool 'West Flanders, gateway to Europe'.
Agro-food firms in West Flanders are industry leaders known for the world-class production and processing of meat, fish, vegetables, potatoes and grain. The province is home to Europe’s greatest concentration of frozen food companies.
West Flanders stimulates a unique collaboration between industry, healthcare players, knowledge centres and the public sector to address the health care challenges of West Flanders. This symbiosis results in innovative, customer-centric solutions ideal for export markets in a range of industries, from smart textiles over smart buildings and ICT to nutrition.
The province’s new materials cluster is made up of plastic and textile companies, which are top notch and often develop innovative high-tech products such as bio-based polymers and smart textiles.
Belgium’s blue energy cluster is concentrated in West Flanders, where numerous companies harvest energy generated by the wind of the North Sea. Thanks to this cluster, Belgium is an offshore wind energy pioneer and explores the possibilities of wave and tidal energy.
The cutting-edge mechanical engineering and mechatronics sectors of West Flanders rely on some of the world’s most advanced industrial machinery, adapted mechanics, electronics and IT systems.