The Beacon, established in December 2019, is an independent non-profit organization formed by six major entities: the City of Antwerp, the Port of Antwerp, Lantis, University of Antwerp, Agoria and Imec. Their collective vision is to create a platform that stimulates innovation among these organizations, enhances connections with technology companies, and establishes a physical presence in Antwerp.
Over time, The Beacon has transformed into a vibrant community of forward-thinking digital companies, all dedicated to addressing the challenges faced by our cities, ports, and industries.
The core mission of The Beacon is to foster collaboration. It serves as a hub where cutting-edge technology companies come together to connect, collaborate, and find inspiration.
To achieve our objectives, we have defined a clear and tangible range of services and benefits:
- CONNECT: The Beacon facilitates high-quality connections with its founding partners and members, expanding your network and horizons.
- ACT: Organizing over 30 events annually, The Beacon focuses on the practical application of digital technology in ports, cities, and industries.
- WORK: Our headquarters offer 9,000m² of dedicated meeting, working, and event spaces for our members, serving as a true beacon to encourage collaboration in the physical realm.