Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020 is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme covering England, France, the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders). The Programme is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and has a total of €241m ERDF to co-finance projects in the 2014 - 2020 period.
The Province of East-Flanders cofinances several Interreg projects


The Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) is a nonprofit organization. It develops new composite applications in various joint ventures with industrial customers and within funded research programs.
Le Plan Marshall 4.0 mobilise un budget de 2,9 milliards d'euros sur la période 2015-2019. Il se concentre sur 5 axes prioritaires pour le redéploiement économique wallon et la structuration d’une véritable politique industrielle.
Go4Circle is the umbrella association for private companies who put the circular economy at the heart of their operations. It represents 220 companies who are helping enterprises across all sectors to fundamentally change their production processes, making the transition towards the circular economy, and also including manufacturing companies who use circular economy principles. Between them, they employ around 8000 people, accounting for an annual turnover of 2.8 billion euros.
Sioen Industries is a diversified stock quoted Group with an extensive portfolio of products and activities: spinning, weaving, and coating of technical textiles, manufacturer of professional protective clothing and producer of fine chemicals.
Research centre in the field of innovative textile technologies, focusing on functionality, finishing, ecology and testing
Avec près de 250 acteurs industriels et académiques impliqués dans des projets communs de génie mécanique, le Pôle MecaTech soulève un dynamisme sans précédent.
The National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research.
To ensure their growth, businesses develop new products, directly brought about by technological innovations, on an ongoing basis. These innovations are the fruit of long years of research led by the university sphere. Strengthened by its internationally-recognised expertise, the University of Mons has created MateriaNova, a unique-in-Europe research and development centre. Its speciality? The development of innovative materials.