Maritime Campus Antwerp

MCA brings together all actors within the maritime sector to cooperate and innovate. From larger companies to start-ups, educational and research institutions.

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MCA Corridor
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Completion remediation MCA Campus
MCA Dijk
NOV 10, 2021 in Campus
Building permit approval
10-11-2021 Antwerp – The building permit for MCA (Maritime Campus Antwerp) has been approved for ± 40,000m². The do-campus will be the heart of innovation in the maritime sector. Demolition and clean up have already been completed. The works will start in the spring of 2022. The campus will open in 2024.
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APR 22, 2021 in
Plug and Play Launches Maritime Innovation Platform in Antwerp, Belgium
ANTWERP, Belgium, April 22, 2021 – Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, together with Founding Partners City of Antwerp, CMB, DXC Technology, Euronav, and Port of Antwerp, has announced the launch of their first maritime program in Antwerp, Belgium. The purpose of the program is to connect international startups with the Founding Partners to pilot their technologies and drive the future of maritime as world-class leaders of R&D and innovation.
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MCA goes for sustainability on land and at sea
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NOV 13, 2020 in Campus
The progress of the remediation
Three questions to Jan Zwaenepoel - Project leader DEC soil remediation.
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What MCA stands for

MCA is a "do" campus and a community where business, technology and knowledge are linked to strengthen and further develop the maritime sector. MCA houses companies ranging from larger corporate companies to the smallest start-ups, educational and research institutions to collaborate and innovate.

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Follow the complete construction of our campus

NOV 18, 2021
Completion remediation MCA Campus
NOV 10, 2021
Building permit approval

10-11-2021 Antwerp – The building permit for MCA (Maritime Campus Antwerp) has been approved for ± 40,000m². The do-campus will be the heart of innovation in the maritime sector. Demolition and clean up have already been completed. The works will start in the spring of 2022. The campus will open in 2024.

MCA wishes to bring maritime actors together. It will be a do-campus with room for the core activities of larger corporate companies, start-ups, education and research institutions to work together and innovate. The ambition is to strengthen the maritime sector and make it more sustainable.

MCA Corridor

"The maritime sector needs a location where all players can meet and work together to tackle the challenges of shipping. Decarbonising our industry is one of them, and Antwerp and MCA can play a crucial role in this. MCA is ideally situated in Blue Gate, the former Petroleum South cluster. In the same place where fossil fuels created prosperity in the 19th and 20th centuries, we now wish to use innovation, technology and sustainability to build tomorrow's prosperity."

Alexander Saverys - CEO CMB

It concerns the former BP site that in the meantime has been completely cleaned up. MCA transforms an old industrial area into a future-orientated, maritime and innovative site with respect for a balance between economic activity and nature. The building has room for co-working and co-creation, labs, workshops, extensive R&D facilities, educational facilities and the necessary support services. The R&D halls will already be used, for example, to test hydrogen engines and build hydrogen applications.

MCA Deck bench

"After an intensive period of preparation, it is pleasing that MCA Campus is now becoming concrete. We realise that MCA is a new story and we are pleased that the various authorities have made an effort to fully understand the complexity of the application to enter into dialogue and to find solutions, all within the space framework of Blue Gate.

Meanwhile, we have not been lagging on the content front with the launch of the accelerator platform Plug And Play Maritime. In addition, we will soon launch the official start of the MCA Community. With the launch of the co-working and meeting centre MCA LABS at the beginning of December, we also have space for anyone looking for a workplace or meeting room and for the community members to work together on innovation in the maritime sector. A good step towards MCA Campus."

Bart Huybrechts - Managing Director MCA
MCA Dijk

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OCT 14, 2020
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