EFP Brief No. 25: The Chemical Industry in Flanders – Towards 2010

The chemical sector in Flanders-Belgium is among the largest in Europe and the petrochemical centre around the port of Antwerp is the second largest in the world. This foresight study intends to contribute to maintaining and even strengthening the competitiveness of this sector in the future. The approach was to:

  • Identify and map future scientific and technological developments in the chemical sector from a socio-economical perspective,
  • Offer companies in the chemical sector in particular their R&D managers, a window-of-opportunity through which to gain a longterm perspective on the industry and anticipate their future needs in terms of RTD capacity.

EFMN Brief No. 25 – The Chemical Industry in Flanders – Towards 2010