All partners in the DIH have excellent networking activities and are part of different Flemish initiatives. They all are very strongly connected to the entire Flemish innovation and entrepreneurial landscape. As an example, Voka – as the largest network organisation in Flanders – already represents more than 18.000 member companies and 66% of private employment. Voka also has a collaboration agreement with 18 other employers’ organizations.
the consortium has close ties with the following types of organizations:
o All major knowledge and higher education institutions: e.g., the 5 Flemish universities, all 13 universities of applied sciences, the 4 Flemish SOCs (Strategic Research Centers), the 6 Spearhead Clusters, all Collective Centres
o Financial partners including LRM (Limburgse Reconversie Maatschappij), PMV (Participatie Maatschappij Vlaanderen), GIMV , BAN Flanders , etc.
o Partners within the VLAIO network (reginal funding agency)
o Incubators, accelerators and starter communities, larger and smaller companies in the industrial ecosystem