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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What can we do for you?

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

The Big Squeeze #1 tech startup event to squeeze time | 11.05.2021 – 13u00

Get ready for another year of time squeezing and growing faster thanks to the next edition of The Big Squeeze! Your time as a tech startup founder is extremely valuable. That’s why Startups.be | Scale-Ups.eu created the ultimate time squeezing event.

✔️ One-on-ones to get in touch with the ecosystem
Experts & thought leaders who provide hands-on advice and guidance
✔️Founders of tech startups share their best practices
Service providers offering relevant tools to drive your growth
✔️Accelerators & incubators that give you a push in the right direction

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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 our online events.

  • Bite Sessions: EIT Digital SARA Robotics | Entremo | EVERAI
  • 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

What’s new on the TUBE

The emergence and potential of the Physical Internet in the area of logistics

Our innovation activities are driven by our members. Experts in certain areas, such as Ports & Logistics, meet regularly to discuss the salient issues, developments and technologies that affect their industry. The undeniable changes in logistics, in particular the movement towards the Physical Internet, is such a trending topic. This whitepaper cranks up the debate and gives an impression of the kind of digital innovation our community is working on.

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