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Our expertise 

Our expertise is built on the strengths of University of Antwerp and the long history of collaborating with industry, other research institutes and governmental agencies.



FunMem® membrane technology




Waste water treatment

What people say 

The chemical companies in Antwerp have many individual, operational challenges. BlueApp focuses on innovative ideas that improve the sustainability of the entire cluster.

John Dejaeger
Ex-President BASF Antwerpen

BlueApp is for everyone who wants to contribute to the sustainable chemistry of the future. It is a place where companies, researchers and investors stimulate and inspire each other to innovate.​​​​​​​

Quinten Van Avondt
BlueApp manager

The University of Antwerp strives to be a driving force within innovation ecosystems. BlueApp fulfils this role for sustainable chemistry and materials science.

Silvia Lenaerts
Rector Magnificus TU/e

Get ready to innovate

Discover the possibilities together with other actors from industry, research institutions and service providers.


With support from the European Regional Development Fund and the Flemish Agency for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

BlueApp, University of Antwerp's open innovation hub for sustainable chemistry is financially supported by ERDF, the European Regional Development Fund with 1,570,295.93 million euros. The total cost of the project is estimated at 3,140,591.85 million euros.

BlueApp's mission is to bring together start-ups, companies and expertise from the University of Antwerp. With ERDF project, we will further develop specialised R&I infrastructure to optimally support multidisciplinary collaborations, upscaling and economic valorisation in the domain of sustainable chemistry.