Cluster Tours

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IoTValueChain - The Beacon

The Beacon is an Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence community that brings tech entrepreneurs, corporates and researchers together. The Beacon, innovation for the industry, logistics and smart city!

Our mission is to build an innovative business network around disruptive technologies, services and products in Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. With this we strive for value creation in industry, logistics and smart cities by bringing together relevant players in the domains. Thanks to the presence of the harbor, the industry and the city there is a positive impact on the time-to-market of these innovations.

More information: see here.



09:10: departure from FMCCA

09:45: coffee

10:00-10:15: The Beacon, the IoT/AI Hub in Antwerp
Wim De Waele, General Manager, The Beacon

10:15-10u30: Collaborative innovation driven by partnership
Ronald Hermans, Collaborative innovation & Community Manager The Beacon, Agoria

10:30-10:50: The importance of collaboration leading to innovation and business
Rudy De Smedt, Senior Client Partner Public Sector, Atos & chairman The Beacon steering committee

10:50-11:10: City of Things, smart zone and projects
Jan Adriaenssens, director City of Things, imec

11:10-12:45: Visiting the Antwerp Smart Zone


12:45-13:45: lunch

13:45-14:00: Introduction of the meet & greet concept

14:00-15:30: Meet & Greet (in collaboration with EEN) / Visiting company demo’s in their offices and stand alones (for the non-residents)

15:30: departure to FMCCA



The matchmaking event is organised by Enterprise Europe Network, in collaboration with Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO), Flanders Investment and Trade and TCI Network. The matchmaking event with bilateral B2B meetings during 12 cluster tours. Participants are free to register for a cluster tour or only attend the matchmaking.

More info and registration for the matchmaking:


Case of IoTValueChain - The Beacon

To be completed.

Members of IoTValueChain - The Beacon / Companies


Agoria wants to develop an IoT/AI ecosystem at the Beacon by being a facilitator and strengthening the ecosystem by responding to technical and non-technical needs.

Agoria paves the way for all technology-inspired companies in Belgium that increase our quality of life through the development and application of t

Agoria's unique position, special know-how and extensive network form the basis on which we help create the context to strengthen the dream marriage between entrepreneurial drive and technology, for the benefit of four elements that concern each of us:echnological innovations. "Improving quality of life", that's our main objective.

City of Things - imec

Together we make the city smarter. With a constantly growing network of sensors and new technologies, we are building a better city every day.

Imec is the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. In the Beacon in Antwerp, imec will host its ambitious smart city program, “City of Things”.

As a trusted R&D partner of companies, start-ups and academia, research and innovation are in our DNA.

We combine our longstanding leadership in microchip technology with in-depth expertise in software and ICT to lay the foundation of a more personalized healthcare, smarter cities, cleaner energy and more efficient mobility, logistics and manufacturing solutions.

We are a single point of contact for innovators and entrepreneurs who want to explore the potential of advanced technologies.

City of Antwerp

As an ‘ecosystem builder’, Antwerp is a magnet for national and international companies that want to develop, test and sell digital products and services. In The Beacon, the City and its partners sow the seeds for a strong ecosystem, for the innovative products of the future, and for exciting jobs.

Port of Antwerp

On the eve of a fundamental digital transformation, the Antwerp Port authority supports and facilitates the development and implementation of new Internet of Things (IoT) products and services. 

University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is a research university where pioneering, innovative research is conducted at an international level. Educational innovation is a constant focus for our 20,000 students spread across our nine faculties.

Dress code

No special requirements.