Getting to know INOVYN and VLAIO
INOVYN is a leading chemical company and forms part of INEOS. Its products (such as salt, PVC and chlorine) can be found in almost every aspect of today's society. Wouter Bleukx, the Business Unit Manager for Hydrogen at INOVYN, has a noble ambition: “I want to contribute in order to make a difference for the next generation and hydrogen has the ability to bring that about.”
Mark Andries, the Administrator General of Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO), is involved in stimulating growth and innovation within Flemish companies. Any company can become a client of VLAIO, whether they are a large business, a small business or anything in between. “The Flemish government believes in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship certainly merits a boost. The threshold when it comes to applying for financial support is deliberately low. As far as quality is concerned, however, we deliberately set the bar high. Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship is on the look-out for innovative knowledge and game-changing developments, such as the hydrogen economy”, says Mark Andries.
Programmes designed to disseminate knowledge also feature high on the agenda. Companies who lack the necessary expertise in house, but have the potential to innovate, can enlist the help of Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship.