Digitalisation of the vaccine development and production process at GSK

The pharmaceutical company GSK collaborates with Siemens and ATOS, two of the world’s leading expert companies in digital transformation and technology, to digitalise its vaccine development and production process. This innovative concept named digital twin, which combines the real and digital worlds in a closed loop. A key benefit will be much shorter development times for […]

WeteWaWerkt: new series of videos places young STEM talent in the spotlight

WeteWaWerkt: in this series of videos from Technopolis and the ‘Vlaamse Ondernemers’ (Flemish entrepreneurs) of which essenscia is part, eight young business employees from various sectors demonstrate what their jobs entail and explain which routes they took to end up working in a STEM profession. The aim is to inspire third grade secondary school pupils, […]

Diversity, equality, and inclusion on the agenda at Solvay

The Solvay Chemical Group is implementing the “Solvay One Dignity” programme, which aims to change the culture of the organisation in terms of diversity, equality, and inclusion. The programme aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination and cultivate an inclusive and diverse environment that promotes equal opportunities for employees of all backgrounds, ages, genders, nationalities, […]

Calidris Bio transforms CO2 and renewable energy into a source of protein

Fermentation technology is used, along with renewable energy and CO2 capture, to produce a good quality, nutritious source of protein with a low ecological footprint. With this innovation, Calidris Bio, which works out of the incubator for sustainable chemistry, BlueChem, is developing an alternative to environmentally damaging products such as soya or fish meal for […]

Creaflow makes molecules with light

Can you make molecules with light and simultaneously use less energy and raw materials? Creaflow’s unique reactor is proving it can be done. This start-up, working out of the incubator for sustainable chemistry BlueChem, is thus helping to create a sustainable industry. Creaflow was also one of the nominees for the essenscia Innovation Award.

Peace of Meat develops latest generation of synthetic meat

Peace of Meat is a synthetic meat company that grows fat and liver cells in bioreactors. This synthetic fat can be added to plant-based meat alternatives to improve flavour, texture and nutritional value. In the longer term, the start-up, which operates from the incubator for sustainable chemistry BlueChem, would like to produce various types of […]

PUXANO shifts protein research into a higher gear

From the basis of the incubator for sustainable chemistry Bluechem, PUXANO would like to accelerate protein research across all domains and industries by using a combination of nano and biotechnology. The start-up aims to support anyone who is involved in protein research by providing expertise and patented technology which can be applied to the development […]

Allegro uses nanotechnology to make quick work of cartilage injuries due to arthrosis

Allegro aims to use its revolutionary therapy to offer a solution to cartilage injuries resulting from arthrosis. The start-up, based in the BlueChem incubator for sustainable chemistry, has developed pioneering nanomaterials using 3D printing. The tiny particles allow new cells to grow in the body at precisely the location of the trauma so the damaged […]

Inopsys nominated for Cleantech Hero Water Technology 2021

  Inopsys was nominated by Cleantech Flanders as ‘Cleantech Hero Water Technology’. A major recognition for this innovative company in BlueChem, the incubator for sustainable chemistry. InOpSys is supported by the essenscia Innovation Fund and treats industrial wastewater, mainly in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. The wastewater is treated on site via mobile units and […]

Arpadis innovates for sustainable supply chains

Growth company Arpadis distributes chemical products in Europe and the rest of the world from BlueChem, incubator for sustainable chemistry in Antwerp. In the BlueChem labs, experts work closely with customers and suppliers on sustainable innovations and logistics solutions for reduced CO2 emissions. The focus is mainly on raw materials for adhesives, paints and insulation […]