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

Reinventing the Chemical Logistic Chain – REPLAY 

The chemical sector has enormous experience in terms of operational efficiency and safety. However, one of the main challenges is to achieve the same state-of-the-art level of transport and related logistics for their goods.

The Beacon organised this webinar on 17.12.2020 where five experts shared their views on the different logistics challenges for the chemical industry and the innovative solutions that can be applied to meet these challenges.

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Mobility in the City of the Future – REPLAY 

Mobility is one of the main challenges for cities: how can we optimise the efficiency of transport, how can we reconcile the different forms of mobility, and how can we make it as sustainable and safe as possible?

The Beacon organised its first Live Online Streaming Event on 09.12.2020 where experts debated and gave their opinion on the role of technology for mobility in the city of the future.

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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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