Accelerating Innovation into Business in Chemistry and Plastics

Who are we

At Catalisti, the spearhead cluster for innovation in the chemical and plastics industries, we mean business for companies. As one of the six spearhead clusters or open innovation clusters in Flanders, our team creates successful synergies between companies of all sizes, universities and research institutes to accelerate the transition to sustainable chemistry and plastics.

Our Mission

Our mission is to actively contribute to sustainable and competitive chemical & plastics industries by working on new value chains, improved innovation power, clustering knowledge, and a sustainable economy.

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Innovation agenda

From innovation to new business

Through open innovation projects with support from the Flemish government, we champion cooperation throughout the industrial value chain to facilitate industrial innovations. Our expertise lies in combining expertise across sectors and disciplines, and making innovation concrete for your core business. We work with companies, sectors, other clusters and international peers.

Catalisti as a crucial partner

We are a team of specialists who initiate, captate and facilitate open innovation projects in the cluster network as a neutral partner. We ensure agreement and alignment. Our experience in many projects makes us a crucial partner: we make innovation happen fast and help create a more competitive and more sustainable business.

Our members as open innovators in their sector

We operate through an extensive network, which includes more than 125 members: from industrial players throughout the entire chemical and plastics value chain to world-class universities and renowned research institutes. In the chemical and plastics industries, we work with start-ups, SMEs and global players.


Industry adoption

As a member of Catalisti, you benefit from first-class information related to cutting-edge research and sustainability. You also benefit from our services in accelerating innovation into business. Catalisti gives new business opportunities a boost. We help our members not only to identify new developments and growth opportunities, but also to valorize them. Companies can remain competitive in sustainable products and processes, and keep a robust international reach.


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A story of succesful innovations

Check out our testimonials to learn more about our approach.

The FF-PFAS project aims to gain fundamental understanding about reclaiming and destroying PFAS compounds. This should allow to develop a ground-breaking solution for the complete mineralization of PFAS compounds.

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The BIORESAL project aims to produce biobased LPF resins by replacing phenol with (modified) oligomeric lignin fractions, as potentially less hazardous and sustainable building blocks for their application in insulation materials and moulding compounds.

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The BluePlasma project is focused on converting CO2 into CO, which can be used to produce value-added chemicals such as e-fuels and polymers. The project aims to achieve a circular and sustainable economy and reduce CO2 emissions.

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