Sterrenhemel-Photo by Billy Huynh on Unsplash

Cluster policy in Flanders

Innovative Business Networks

Innovative Business Networks aim to construct a dynamic within a group of companies. This innovation networks are expected to implement concrete action plans, with visible economic added values for the participating companies, by collaborating intensively between the companies. This cluster type also includes mutual initiatives in upcoming domains. Innovative business networks differ from spearhead clusters in scale, maturity, time horizon and ambition level. They are small-scale initiatives with a support time horizon of three years.

These are the projects supported

Air Cargo Belgium

Network for air cargo sector

More information:

Cluster Digital Construction

The Cluster Digital Construction brings together digital forerunners within the construction sector, with a view to process control and digitization throughout the entire chain. Collaborating on new references, and exchanging mutual information is paramount within the cluster, supported by digitization, exchanging knowledge, experience and information to discuss needs and opportunities to launch further actions.

More information


Network for drone dealers and users


Network for the air traffic sector

Groen Licht Vlaanderen

With the motto ‘Led’s be connected’, we collaborate on the digitisation of lighting.

The digitisation of the lighting industry is a huge challenge for the traffic lights sector and is not possible without the help of specialists in the areas of IT, electronics, automation, etc. Digitisation and connecting lighting can have a tremendous added value, allowing revenues to rise. The applications and challenges can be found in the areas of: 

  • The increasing focus on lighting quality of the home and work environment.
  • The personalising of lighting adjusted to eyesight, age, personal mood and nature of the activities to be carried out.
  • The expansion of the functionality of lighting equipment via sensors that measure temperature, presence, daylight, air quality, etc.
  • The expansion of the functionality of the complete lighting installation (communication, commissioning, etc.)

Multidisciplinary collaboration via an open innovation concept is the only way to valorise the economic opportunities, because the issue transcends the expertise of individual parties. To make this transition into a success, and to perhaps speed it up, a catalyst and a coach are needed: Groen Licht Vlaanderen fulfils these roles.

Groen Licht Vlaanderen will act as a go-between so that companies in the lighting sector will meet on the one hand companies from the IT, electronics and automation sectors, and on the other hand other lighting companies, to stimulate collaboration.
Catherine Lootens & Peter Bracke, T +32 9 265 87 13,


Network of companies, organisations and government administrations active in the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) value chain.

Waterstof industry cluster 

Network for hydrogen applications 

Smart Buildings in Use

Network of companies,  from contractors to technology providers, active in the digitisation of the management and maintenance of buildings.

Smart Digital Farming

Network for digital agriculture applications