BlueChem has officially opened


Now the COVID-19 restrictions have partially been lifted, Catalisti has finally moved to BlueChem, the brand-new incubator for sustainable chemistry in Flanders. Besides Catalisti, several start-ups, growth companies and established companies within the Flemish chemical landscape will call BlueChem's laboratories and offices home. In short, it's set to become the ideal operating base for Catalisti to further accelerate innovation into business.

Despite the coronavirus throwing a spanner in the works for a while, BlueChem, the first Flemish incubator for sustainable chemistry, has now officially been opened. This official opening represents a new chapter for Catalisti, as we move out of our old office in the Antwerp Havenhuis and into our brand-new BlueChem office.

Besides Catalisti, the laboratories, offices and flexible working spaces at BlueChem will also house a series of start-ups, growth companies and established players within the Flemish chemical sector: from Vopak, Borealis, INEOS, ExxonMobil, BASF and Air Liquide to Arpadis, Creaflow, InOpSys, Calidris Bio, IBEVE, Peace of Meat and Triple Helix. BlueChem will provide these companies with specialized and tailored services to foster their business, through cooperation with BNP Paribas Fortis, Deloitte, SAS Institute and Port of Antwerp. This includes support in terms of financing, legal assistance, business development, and of course innovation. By choosing BlueChem as our operating base, Catalisti is perfectly positioned to help these companies accelerate innovation into business and to actively drive the sustainable chemistry of the future.

Moving to BlueChem also means saying goodbye to the Havenhuis in Antwerp, where we had our offices until a few weeks ago. Catalisti would like to thank Port of Antwerp and its employees for years of pleasant and fruitful cooperation.