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The Smart Ports Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development (SPEED) project aims at building an ecosystem for smart port app development in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK, bridging the gap between the worlds of European ports and the nascent data science – IoT market.

Type project

Interreg 2 Seas*

Project partners

Antwerp Management School (lead partner), Universiteit Antwerpen, Université de Lille, Tilburg University/ Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, WSX Enterprise, University of Bournemouth, Portsmouth City Council, Nxtport, CITC-EuraRFID, Haven van Moerdijk,, Poole Harbour Commissioners, Portland Port Limited, Borough of Poole.


January 01, 2019 - June 30, 2022

Project funding

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

* Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020 is a European territorial cooperation program for England, France, the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders)

SPEED project targets achieving the development of the conditions for a world leading smart ports innovation ecosystem. It plans to attain this goal by developing a widespread network converging both the community of (mostly SME) data science and IoT entrepreneurs and that of the European 2 Seas region port logistics.
The projects ambition is to empower the 2 Seas smart ports community to become a world leading innovation hub for the development of smart ports. It additionally intends to boost the operational excellence and technological sophistication of the 2 Seas port users, and finally aims to stimulate product development and adoption of cutting-edge technologies to boost economic development in the partaking regions.

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