Ostend Science Park was officially launched on 27th February. | Marine@Ugent

Ostend Science Park was officially launched on 27th February.

The event welcomed over 250 guests, including high officials from local, regional and national authorities, CEO’s and R&D staff members from blue economy businesses, researchers and representatives of knowledge institutions. Several speakers – including CEO Carl Devos, minister Hilde Crevits and mayor Bart Tommelein – informed the audience about the goals and future plans of Ostend Science Park. Subsequently, the blue business park was officially opened.

During the reception, guests got the opportunity to visit the first operational onsite lab (Stresschron) and an exhibition which showcased various Research Groups of the Marine@UGent consortium and Bluebridge residents. At the same time Bluebridge (formely GreenBridge) introduced itself as the new headquarters of Ostend Science Park.

Thanks to this Science Park, businesses will get a unique opportunity to develop new products and services linked to the blue economy in collaboration with Ghent University researchers. Together, we boost the blue sector towards sustainable growth.

More information about Ostend Science Park is available on the website.


Aftermovie Launch Ostend Science Park

Some snapshot of the Marine@UGent fair at the launch event (© UGent, foto Kattoo Hillewaere)