Members

The Beacon accommodates all kinds of key IoT residents. We are a product development hub in the centre of Antwerp focused on the key IoT domains of industry, logistics and smart city.

All types

Type

SkyeBase is the total service provider & developer that helps companies with the deployment and execution of robotic unmanned aeronautical applications with the aim to reduce costs and work more efficiently, ecologically and safely with a maximum use of smart software to obtain usable data analyses.

Get in touch

Smartyard is a digital platform that optimizes the rental process between construction- and rental companies.

Get in touch

The city of Antwerp welcomes businesses, researchers, citizens and city officials to experiment with smart technologies that aim to make urban life more enjoyable and sustainable. Antwerp is a living lab where solutions are tested and co-created with its inhabitants. The city is home to highly innovative businesses and with 171 nationalities that live in Antwerp, it is above all a very diverse, and international city. The Ecosystem in Antwerp is developing rapidly, over the past years the amount of start-ups and scaleups in Antwerp doubled.

Innovative companies are the driving force behind the Antwerp knowledge economy. Their growth is crucial for our future. The City of Antwerp therefore strongly believes in the power of digital networking and is developing an ecosystem for digital innovation in which large and small businesses, startups, scaleups, researchers and capital providers with an interest in the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence can meet each other. Thanks to the cross-pollination that occurs in The Beacon, innovative products are developed that are relevant to Antwerp’s ‘smart city’ ambitions and to our financial stakeholders: industry and logistics.

Get in touch

Startups.be | Scale-Ups.eu create high-quality networking events that bring the ecosystem together for inspiration & matchmaking. To squeeze time, to grow faster.

Get in touch

SyncTrace is specialized in “Fieldwork-Automation”. They build and manage their own databases and systems who are located in the cloud.

Get in touch

Experience does matter. Now, more than ever. Telenet Business helps companies and organizations to connect in a meaningful way so they can get the most out of their data. From people to devices to systems – Telenet always tries to connect the dots in the fastest and most secure way. By embracing the endless possibilities of the digital world, Telenet helps build a better society in which people can enjoy living and working together.

Get in touch

The Argonauts help companies innovate and transform digitally through various processes. In this way, companies can remain meaningful in these fast-moving times. They provide innovation-as-a-service by facilitating innovation challenges, workshops and training. They do innovation journeys, labs & keynotes, business modelling & strategy and training.

 

Get in touch

The Grain helps industrial companies achieve operational excellence through applied AI in the supply chain, manufacturing, and maintenance & reliability.

Get in touch

The core business of The Retail Factory is counting, measuring and analysing visitors’ and passers-by’s trends and behaviours for shops, shopping centres, cities/towns and other locations where large groups of people come by.

Get in touch

Unitron NV is a global electronic product development and manufacturing company. Specialized in robust, high-quality IoT and video equipment. Through +35 years of RF experience, Unitron provides a turnkey solution to connect sensor devices online, also in battery-powered applications. We provide optimized electronics design, components selection, casing and firmware development which can be produced in our facilities.

We have the needed experience and test facilities to obtain CE and FCC certification (EMC and electrical safety compliance).

Get in touch

The University of Antwerp is a research university where pioneering, innovative research is conducted at an international level. Research and education are closely linked, with 20,000 students and 6000 staff spread across our nine faculties. As a driving force in the Antwerp innovation ecosystem, innovation is a constant focus.

The Beacon is the university’s pioneering pre-incubation structure for the domain of Metropolitanism, Smart City, Mobility & Logistics. It houses the IDLab research group and the Design Sciences Hub.

The IDLab research group of the University of Antwerp and imec performs fundamental and applied research on Wireless technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things. IDLab, headed by prof. Steven Latré, targets the most daunting challenges industry is facing to deliver digital transformation, connecting everything and extracting high value from data. Bringing researchers and industrial partners together at the same location facilitates knowledge transfer and enables the cross-fertilization and co-creation insights on smart cities, IoT and AI towards the industrial partners in The Beacon.

The Design Sciences Hub of the Faculty of Design Sciences is an interdisciplinary innovation and valorization lab, headed by prof. Alexander D’Hooghe and prof. Sven Verbruggen. They offer design solutions for urban challenges and wicked problems in the triangle of urban planning, built environment, and urban health.

Get in touch

Van Wellen Group manages, invests in and develops commercial and port-related real estate.

Get in touch

Verhaert integrates technology development, business model design and user centered design in an integrated IR&D service (Innovation, research and development) for both leading companies and start-ups.

Get in touch

Zero Friction is an accessible, scalable and affordable cloud platform for heat suppliers and building managers. You can use the platform for both small and large projects. You can use the platform in no time without a large investment.

Get in touch
1 4 5 6