Strategic partners

As cluster VIL can count on the support from these strategic partners.

Flanders Make is the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry.
From its sites all over Flanders, Flanders Make stimulates open innovation through excellent research.
Flanders Make’s goal is to contribute to the technological development of the vehicles, machines and factories of the future.

imec is a high-tech research institute driving the digital economy.
Activities  span research domains such as the Internet of Things, smart cities, digital privacy and security, and the conversion of raw data into knowledge.

VITO is a research institute that provides innovative technological solutions.  VITO also offers scientifically based advice and support to encourage sustainable development and to reinforce the economic and social structures in Flanders.
Climate change, food security, resource scarcity, sustainable energy, ageing population…
VITO’s research agenda focuses on the major societal challenges we are facing today.

The VLIR, Flemish University Council, represents the Flemish universities of Antwerp, Leuven, Ghent, Hasselt and Brussels.
This council serves as a platform to facilitate cooperation between the Flemish universities and interacts with the Flemish government in all matters concerning higher education policy.

Structural partner

fit_splogo_nlVIL has entered into a structural cooperation agreement with Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the Flemish agency for international business.
The agreement was signed on October 3, 2017. The partnership is embedded in “Flanders Accelerates!”, the internationalization strategy of the Flemish economy.

VIL and FIT are joining forces to provide even better and more streamlined support for the internationalization plans of Flemish companies.

International partners

In addition, VIL works closely with a long series of international companies, technology developers, universities, research institutions, clusters, experts and governments in the many international initiatives and projects in which it is involved.

VIL stands for strong logistics in Flanders


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