The Beacon Community

The Beacon is a technology business network in the areas of the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), bringing together relevant players from Flanders, Belgium and beyond.

Joining forces

As a member of The Beacon Community you have access to a network that comprises the entire IoT/AI value chain. Your solution is potentially a link in a complete IoT end-to-end solution. By entering into partnerships and collectively working towards comprehensive solutions within a supportive framework, your solution can become more valuable.

Next to this The Beacon Community integrated the IBN “IoT Value Chain, an agreement between one of our founding partners Agoria and Vlaio (Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship). Thanks to this collaboration Vlaio will subsidise 50{6df61b2580ebfe944422802ea274d028c907cad8e8106637af93659c3ed306ee} of the costs; the remaining 50{6df61b2580ebfe944422802ea274d028c907cad8e8106637af93659c3ed306ee} is covered by the business network that is responsible for co-financing smart cities projects. This co-financing serves to partially pay for the IBN cluster manager, and to organise activities as foreseen in the IBN work plan.

Members of The Beacon Community automatically become a member of the IBN IoT value chain and vice versa.

A community to grow your business

  • Business events based on specific challenges
  • Accelerated proof-of-concept development
  • Support for quotes or innovation subsidies
  • Round table meetings and networking opportunities
  • Technological insight on IoT, AI and more
  • Seminars on non-tech topics
  • Representation, both within Belgium and abroad
  • Visibility through The Beacon communications
  • Use of event space for community events
  • Free access to The Beacon’s paid activities

Join our community

Thanks for interest in becoming member of our community. Membership will start once the membershipfee is paid.

The Beacon is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and we’ll only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you requested from us. From time to time, we would like to contact you about our offering and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you. If you consent to us contacting you for this purpose, please tick the box at the end of the form.