The City of Antwerp is making a budget available to support the Antwerp diamond sector in response to the Corona crisis. Verhaert Masters in Innovation, leading service provider in innovation, will support the sector to innovate successfully.
Diamonds: a crucial economic driving force
Antwerp wants to be a prosperous innovative region that attracts new businesses and sustainable investments. That is why Antwerp invests in both the main economic drivers, such as port, logistics, industry, diamonds and sales, and in future growth sectors like digital innovation, circular economy and creative entrepreneurship.
The diamond sector can create many growth opportunities by exploiting interactions with future growth sectors. Compliance, innovation and technological improvements will strengthen the diamond companies from the bottom up and make them future-proof. Digital technologies, such as AI, blockchain and IoT, can innovate the diamond sector on many technological levels through traceability, online platforms and screening, among other things.
Renewed vision & broader ecosystem for diamond sector
Verhaert Masters in Innovation offers innovation expertise, methodology and process management to develop, together with the City of Antwerp, a renewed vision and broader ecosystem for the Antwerp diamond sector. On the one hand through mapping relevant innovative opportunities and investigating the needs and challenges within the sector. On the other hand, the diamond companies receive individual guidance in their innovation trajectories focusing on realizing interactions with other leaders of the Antwerp economy.
Do you have an innovation project, need or challenge for the Antwerp diamond industry? Visit businessinantwerp.be and contribute to the renewed innovation vision in the diamond sector.
Participate in the innovation program
Together with a panel of experts, Verhaert and the City of Antwerp defined 6 key areas of innovation relevant for the diamond industry like automation, data analytics and financing. Are you active in the diamond sector? Share your insights in a 3 minute-survey and win a handy headset for your meetings at home.