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Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics
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Mechanical engineering and mechatronics cluster

Due to its multidisciplinary nature, the mechanical engineering and mechatronics (M&M) cluster is an essential innovation partner in the food, new materials, blue energy and healthcare sectors. The driving force? A passion for finding innovative solutions for complex, dynamic problems. In this, West Flemish companies rank among the best in the world.

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Broad network, advanced infrastructure

Over 250 companies in West Flanders are active in the mechanical engineering and mechatronics sector. The mechanical engineering and mechatronics experts, themed around Industry 4.0, includes Flanders Make, Howest, KU Leuven, Ghent University, Sirris and VIVES.

The Mechatronics Engineering Centre of Flanders, located in Bruges, enables production companies to explore new tools and technologies in its many labs.

Cluster partnerships

Academy for the Future
TUA_West
Unizo
VOKA West Flanders
Agoria
Academy for the Future
With the Academy for the Future the Province of West Flanders links the requirements of the business sector and future-oriented training courses for job seekers, workers and entrepreneurs. The Academy is also actively involved in the promotion of jobs and relevant training courses.
TUA_West
TUA West - Technical University Alliance for economic transformation in West Flanders - is a unique partnership between the Province of West Flanders, the Howest and VIVES colleges, the universities of Ghent and KU Leuven, and the employers’ organisations Voka and UNIZO. TUA West promotes and fosters excellence in higher education and research in West Flanders.
Unizo
UNIZO (Organisation for the Self-Employed and SMEs) is a Flemish organisation for self-employed entrepreneurs. UNIZO West Flanders unites around 15,000 independent entrepreneurs and liberal professions, from starters to SMEs.
VOKA West Flanders
Voka - Chamber of Commerce West Flanders represents more than 3,200 small, medium and large enterprises throughout the province. Voka offers the entrepreneur access to the influence, knowledge and network of the largest entrepreneurs' organization in Flanders.
Agoria
Agoria paves the way for all technology-inspired companies in Belgium that increase our quality of life through the development and application of technological innovations. These companies employ +300,000 people. Agoria’s services are built on following pillars: lobby, consultancy services, business development and the creation of an optimal business environment.