Who we are

Flanders’ Maritime Cluster (FMC) is the largest maritime network in Belgium. The mission of FMC is to encourage Flemish companies to cooperate for the development, demonstration and commercialization of innovative solutions for sustainable coastal and ocean management. We bring together industry, academia and policy makers into a supportive ecosystem for regional blue growth.

Membership of FMC has many advantages:


Members of FMC enjoy free attendance or discounts to networking events, B2B meetings, thematic seminars and conferences. Through FMC you get in touch with decision makers of organisations in the industry, academia and government.

Knowledge is power

Our website is a forum for interesting news of the blue sector. The latest discoveries and new techniques are communicated through our monthly newsletter.

Expose your company

Take exposure advantage of the platform that FMC offers. Members have a searchable profile on our website. Your logo and core activities are included in our member directory. Our website and newsletter are open for communication of your latest developments and news!

A platform for innovation

Do you have an innovative idea that you can’t realize by yourself?  We bring you in touch with peers and actively help you to develop innovative ideas, by offering you a platform with various projects.

Demonstrate your products & services

FMC is a one stop shop for your test and demonstration needs onshore, nearshore and offshore. We take action for creating dedicated test locations in the Belgian part of the North Sea and we are in contact with several test centers elsewhere in Europe.

Go international

FMC represents the Flemish blue sector at international fora like the European Network of Maritime Clusters and the EU Maritime Day. We also help you to internationalize your business, by organizing group visits to fairs, international B2B’s, etc.