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Innovation in cleantech & energy is driving sustainability to new heights. Our groundbreaking solutions are transforming how we power the world and protect the environment, leading us toward a greener, more sustainable future.

Freddy Dardenne

Integrated Technologies in Ecosystems with a focus on environmental sciences (Enviromics)

Enviromics is a multidisciplinary consortium of UAntwerp researchers with a focus on environmental sciences and technologies. Through impactful fundamental and interdisciplinary approaches in biology, (bio)chemistry and bioscience engineering, the consortium offers solutions for ecosystem challenges through a strong interaction between three pillars: Environmental applications and nature-based solutions, Sensing and analysis and Microbial technology and biomaterials. All this is supported by sustainable Product Development and Technology Assessment. Where relevant, Citizen Science approaches are included.

University of Antwerp Freddy Dardenne
Lieve De Doncker

Imo-imomec

Imo-imomec is a research institute of Hasselt University, in collaboration with imec, where chemists, physicists and engineers conduct multidisciplinary materials research. We focus on advanced material systems for a sustainable and healthy society. Our core domains are energy conversion, energy storage, sustainable materials, sensors, healthcare materials and quantum technologies.

Hasselt University Lieve De Doncker
Steven Van Hoof

Imo-imomec

Imo-imomec is a research institute of Hasselt University, in collaboration with imec, where chemists, physicists and engineers conduct multidisciplinary materials research. We focus on advanced material systems for a sustainable and healthy society. Our core domains are energy conversion, energy storage, sustainable materials, sensors, healthcare materials and quantum technologies.

Hasselt University Steven Van Hoof
Peter Tom Jones

KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals (SIMĀ²)

SIM² KU Leuven’s mission is to develop, organise and implement problem-driven, science-deep research and future-oriented education, contributing to the environmentally friendly production and recycling of metals, minerals and engineered materials, supporting the transition to a climate-friendly, circular-economy.

SIM² KU Leuven therefore designs, researches and exploits selective and efficient processes for the exploration, extraction, recovery, recycling and refining of (base and critical) metals and minerals, as well as for the upcycling of primary and secondary resources and the re- and demanufacturing of End-of-Life complex metal-containing products.

 

KU Leuven Peter Tom Jones
peter.jones@kuleuven.be +32 16 32 12 13; +32 16 32 13 14
Glenn Reynders

Applied Mechanics and Energy conversion (TME)

The division of Applied Mechanics and Energy conversion (TME) consists of five research groups:

KU Leuven Glenn Reynders
glenn.reynders@kuleuven.be +32 16 32 69 16
Marion Bechtold

Electrical Energy Systems and Applications (ELECTA)

The research domain of the ELECTA division covers the broad spectrum of electrical energy systems and robust control of industrial systems. The development of the future smart grid is the key activity.

As one of the largest research groups on electrical energy systems in the Benelux, ELECTA wants to be recognised as a centre-of-excellence on these topics, where fundamental research is combined with immediately and prospectively applicable solutions for the industry.

 

KU Leuven Marion Bechtold
marion.bechtold@kuleuven.be +32 16 32 27 36; +32 16 32 27 36
Nele Witters

Centre for Environmental Sciences (CMK)

The Centre for Environmental Sciences (CMK) of Hasselt University focuses on problems surrounding environmental stress in general, and more specifically on the effects on organisms, soil, water and air pollution. Over the years, CMK has developed academic leadership in two complementary research lines: sustainable, clean technologies, and biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change.

Hasselt University Nele Witters
Marijke Jozefczak

Centre for Environmental Sciences (CMK)

The Centre for Environmental Sciences (CMK) of Hasselt University focuses on problems surrounding environmental stress in general, and more specifically on the effects on organisms, soil, water and air pollution. Over the years, CMK has developed academic leadership in two complementary research lines: sustainable, clean technologies, and biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change.

Hasselt University Marijke Jozefczak
Judith Ooms

EnerGhentIC

EnerGhentIC is the interdisciplinary community of Ghent University innovating our energy future in partnership with industry and policy makers. Ghent University provides top-notch research in the domain of energy, spread over various disciplines, which has the potential to contribute to the much-needed energy transition. This is where EnerGhentIC comes in and makes a difference. EnerGhentIC is focused on the creation of impact, starting from the energy research at our university. The EnerGhentIC community boasts more than 200 members, all of them active in energy-related domains at Ghent University. Our group is comprised of junior and senior researchers, professors, technicians, business developers and supportive staff members, divided over 17 research groups, 5 faculties and 3 Ghent University campuses.

Ghent University Judith Ooms
judith.ooms@ugent.be +32 499 41 02 29
Nele Ameloot

BioMolecules

The valorization consortium BioMolecules comprises 25 research groups focused on industrial biotechnology. These groups utilize microorganisms as mini chemical factories for producing a wide range of products, with applications across various sectors including food, animal feed, platform chemicals, specialty chemicals, cosmetics, and water purification. A key role within this consortium is played by synthetic biology and biocatalysis, which are essential for developing innovative production methods. Additionally, green chemistry is a significant tool used to make these processes more sustainable and environmentally conscious.

Ghent University Nele Ameloot
nele.ameloot@ugent.be +32 483 44 99 68
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