The Beacon is an independent, non-for profit organization that has been set up in December 2019. It has been established by six large organizations, the founding partners of The Beacon: the City of Antwerp, the Port of AntwerpLantisUniversity of AntwerpAgoria and Imec. Their shared ambition: a platform that catalyzes innovation among these six organizations, that strengthens the ties with technology companies, and that has a physical presence in Antwerp.

Since its inception, The Beacon has evolved into a dynamic community of innovative digital companies, all looking to provide solutions to solve the challenges of our cities, ports and industries

The Beacon’s mission is to create an environment that fosters collaboration. It’s a platform where state-of-the-art technology companies meet, connect, collaborate and get inspired. In the physical, as well as in the virtual realm.

To reach out goals, we have defined a clear and tangible set of services and benefits: 

  • CONNECT: The Beacon expands your horizon and network by providing high-level quality contacts with its founding partners and members.
  • ACT: The Beacon organizes 30+ events a year, all revolving around the application of digital technology in port, city and industry.
  • WORK: The Beacon’s headquarters provide 9.000m² of meeting, working and event spaces dedicated to its members. A true beacon to foster collaboration in the physical world. 

The Beacon team :

  • Michaël Geelhand de Merxem
  • Robin Pauwels
  • Esther Rosé