Brand New Industry-Leading Innovation Hub.
Rich in seafaring history and home to Europe’s second largest port, Antwerp is a crucible for nautical innovation. We combine the fresh ideas of our startups with the wisdom of seasoned experience and the result is industry-leading innovation.
Big Data, IoT & Smart Infrastructure
Want to know how the maritime industry is shaping the future of shipping? Check out our expo, where we dive into the hot topic of “Smart Shipping”. You’ll see how the combination of big data, Information of Things, and evolving infrastructure create the shipping standards of tomorrow.
Green Energy & CO2 Reduction
We all know the future is green and, together with our partners, we are laying the foundations for an environmentally friendly future. How are we doing this? By exploring alternative fuels, building greener ships and putting our best minds together to create innovative practices with the environment in mind.
Safety, Inspection & Cybersecurity
Plug and Play Maritime knows that our crews deserve to work in nothing less than the most optimal conditions possible. That’s why safety is at the center of our innovation strategy, both on and offshore. We are constantly thinking of ways to put our staff and their families first by modifying our best practices to eliminate risk.
- 5Corporate Partners
- 9Batch Startups
Our goal is to develop Antwerp as a global hub for innovation and sustainability in the maritime sector. How will we achieve this? By uniting our partners, shipping industry leaders, and information technology giants with innovative startups to create fruitful collaborations that catapult us to the next level.