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Research Ecosystems
Creating smart ecosystems
Innovative digital ecosystems
Research projects

Innovative digital ecosystems

Research projects

Current projects  (2)


Building an ecosystem for smart port app development in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK, bridging the gap between the worlds of European ports and the nascent data science – IoT market.

Type project Interreg 2 Seas
Project partners Antwerp Management School (lead partner), Universiteit Antwerpen, Université de Lille, JADS/ Tilburg University, University of Bournemouth, Portsmouth City Council, CITC-EuraRFID, Haven van Moerdijk, WSX Enterprise,, Poole Harbour Commissioners, Portland Port Limited, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, Port+, PortXL, Port of Antwerp, Nxtport, IT and Business Analytics Ltd.
Duration January 01, 2019 - June 30, 2022
Contact person Wouter Van Bockhaven, PhD

Paradigms 4.0

Building blocks for a high road digital transformation of the industry

Type project FWO SBO (multidisciplinair onderzoek)
Project partners KU Leuven (CeSO, HIVA, Department of Mechanical Engineering), TNO (NL)
Duration November 05, 2018 - November 02, 2022
Contact person Wouter Van Bockhaven, PhD

Past projects (2)

Smart Shipping Ecosystem Audit (Port of Antwerp)

Study of the ecosystem conditions for the market growth for smart shipping applications.

Type project Research
Project partners Port of Antwerp, The Beacon
Duration December 01, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Contact person Wouter Van Bockhaven, PhD

Smart City Marketplace

An online platform where municipalities can search for Smart City solutions and collaboration with other municipalities.

Type project Flemish project within the ‘City of Things’
Project partners Antwerp Management School, Vlaamse ICT Organisatie, CIPAL DV, Keerbergen, Mechelen, Sint-Niklaas, Borsbeek, Burgemeestersoverleg Midwest, Sint-Martens-Latem, Antwerpen Digipolis, Aartselaar, Edegem, IC leiedal, IC interleuven, Oostende, Bonheiden, Lokeren, Hoeilaart, Zwevegem, Bornem, Willebroek, Harelbeke, Brasschaat.
Duration November 01, 2018 - October 31, 2019
Contact person Maka De Lameillieure, PhD