Clean Tech

Invest in Ghent's CleanTech

Making the move from linear to circular

Ghent is on its way to becoming a continental hub for cleantech innovation. Our initially small cluster has grown into a network of pioneering cleantech players active in the fields of materials, energy, water and mobility. We’re constantly looking to fill knowledge gaps in our cleantech ecosystem and contribute to the industry as a whole, all the while striving toward our goal of making Ghent carbon neutral by 2050.

Taking our cleantech to the next level

  • ± 200

    circular organisations

  • +1000

    cleantech actors in Flanders

  • 140,000 tonnes

    CO2 Reduction per year

  • 4,500

    employees in our circular economy

  • 3,000,000 tonnes

    CO2 Reduction by 2025

  • € 4,5 billion

    cleantech EBITDA value

Taking our cleantech to the next level

  • We value participation, co-creation, living labs and other initiatives that engage a wide range of industries and institutions. Our academic and research centres regularly work with businesses big and small to form partnerships and create solutions together.

    As a European Capital of Technology, Ghent is focusing on clean technology to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy. Want to know how?

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Get to know our cleantech ecosystem

Space for Cleantech

In the Ghent region, there is still room for the expansion of industrial activities and for the growth of CleanTech. In Ghent, we are fans of the motto 'he who does not fail, does not try' and so in Ghent we not only make room for established companies but also leave room for experiments and failure.


Discover our cleantech succes stories!

Discover our cleantech succes stories

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  • BioTech

    Ghent’s thriving biotech scene is already world-class, but we’re on a mission to become the absolute best in the business.

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