The Beacon is an innovation community, bringing together tech companies, research, skills, innovation actors and citizens to collaborate on smart solutions for keeping this world liveable and sustainable. We focus on Smart Cities, Smart Mobility, Smart Port & Logistics, Smart Industry and Smart Buildings. We’re headquartered in The Beacon Innovation Hub in Antwerp, were you’ll be able to work, learn, network and develop tomorrow’s technologies. So, far from being just another business center, The Beacon is an Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things community and the launchpad for your products & solutions, and interact with not just our community but a larger ecosystem which is expanding every day. Our bricks and mortar are the cradle of an internationally connected ecosystem, crafted and managed by a whole team.

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Become member of the community

The Beacon offers you a real community of companies, experts, tech entrepreneurs and researchers confronted to similar challenges, enabling you to learn from each other and create business opportunities to grow together!

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Become a resident

You can not only become a member of our IoT and AI community, but you can also benefit from a collaborative, inspiring and flexible workspace in Antwerp to have a productive day, host a big meeting or simply grab a coffee at work!

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Latest News

Best practices guide regarding security, communications and privacy

Tech can – and will – be used to make the office safer, healthier, and more productive. But merely installing cameras or sensors is insufficient. As a building manager, you need to take into account these three things: security, privacy and communications. We asked experts to list their best practices and advise regarding their three topics. This publication is part of The Beacon’s project New Work. The past nine months, we’ve been studying the potential impact of tech on health and well-being at the office.

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The real estate sector on the new way of working and the implications of COVID

Hard to believe, but COVID has been dominating our lives for a year now. Rules that juggle between relaxing and tightening, restaurants with closed doors and a proliferation of hairstyles. Together with seven company pioneers, The Beacon started up the New Work project. With this project, we wanted to see which solutions technology can offer for pressing COVID problems. We interviewed a mix of profiles. They have the real estate sector and a love of innovation in common, but their focus is often different.

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Replay of online events

Missed one of our online events?

The Beacon has its own YouTube channel where you can rewatch some of our online events

  • Bite Sessions: EIT Digital SARA Robotics | Entremo | EVERAI | Velco
  • 17.03.2021 Belgian AI Week Skills and Education Supply & Demand on the AI labour market
  • 16.03.2021 Kick-Off NxtPort International & The Beacon
  • 17.12.2020 Webinar Reinventing the Chemicals Logistic Chain
  • 09.12.2020 Mobiliteit in de Stad van de Toekomst webinar

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