Northern Connections

Living Lab Events – Blue Gate Antwerp & Green Energy Park

09 September 2019 - Published by Anne Katrine Arentsen
Within the EU Interreg Northern Connections project, Blue Gate Antwerp and Green Energy Parc would like to invite companies – especially small and medium sized businesses – to present their innovative ideas regarding smart mobility solutions and solutions for multi energy grids respectively.

Venue: Brussels, Belgium

Date: 20th of November 2019


Please register here for participation
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The matchmaking events offers you:

  •         The opportunity to initiate new partnerships with international companies, research institutions            and governmental authorities
  •         The opportunity to partake in the session ‘Living the Change’ and networking                                      opportunities during G-STIC 2019


Living Lab
- Smart Mobility Hub: how to connect Blue Gate Antwerp with the CityBlue Gate Antwerp:
Blue Gate Antwerp (BGA) is the climate neutral business park reserved for innovative companies with a well-defined ambition: linear growth through circular operations. This business site will be equipped with a fossil free mobility hub. A fossil free fuel grid will be built and vehicles will be shared. Logistics is to be shared by the companies on-site to reduce (half) empty rides of the trucks. Also, if possible, several companies can load the same truck to go to the city instead of several trucks. Shared cars can be used on-site, but will probably be more used by city of Antwerp, so in this way Blue Gate shares their parking and loading facilities with the city. The mobility hub must operate on fossil free fuels and in the future will completely consist of autonomous vehicles (for now this is not a necessity, however the infrastructure has to be ready/adjustable. Read more about the Living Lab Event. 

Living Lab - CO2 neutral multi energy grid in Green Energy Park in Zellik:
Green Energy Park (GEP) is a centre of expertise in sustainable energy systems, mobility, smart regions and healthcare technology. An on-site green datacentre offers sufficient capacity to support calculations by research institutes and companies. On the GEP site, a multi-energy grid will be built. The multi energy grid will consist of a (mainly) low temperature thermal grid and an electric grid. The thermal grid, using recovered heat from the data centre, will heat the buildings on the site, as well as a residential area nearby. The thermal grid needs to be equipped for bi-directional exchange between the business area and the residential area, since each end-user can consume or inject heat into this grid.
Read more about the Living Lab Event. 

Find the practical information here. 

Please contact Stefanie De Smet - if you have any questions.