On- & Offshore Incubator And Living Lab
We simply love local seafood, and we want to make sure that the next generation too will be able to enjoy this delicious and healthy source of protein.
The traditional fishing industry, however, has been under pressure for years, due to shifting fish stocks, climate change, the rush to offshore wind energy, the ever-tightening regulation landscape, changing consumption patterns, etc.
That is why we have launched Marifish.Inc vzw, an all-in-one incubator, accelerator, and innovation community. Through Marifish.Inc, we help future-proof the Belgian fishing industry and ease the transition to sustainability, new technologies and a more diverse range of seafood.
Together we build a thriving innovation ecosystem for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
Together we highlight the assets of the strong Ostend fishing industry & community both at home and abroad
Together and we support innovative start-ups and scale-ups via a unique combination of housing, coaching and a vibrant community
In this way, young and driven entrepreneurs can launch and grow their business at Marifish.Inc in the best possible way: they not only get access to state-of-the-art facilities, but they also get their own business coach and can rely on a powerful network of peers, academics, corporates, and government.
While at the same time, mature companies and seasoned entrepreneurs gain new energy, fresh perspectives and innovative insights.
We are based @ the Ostend Fishery port, a dynamic hub for fishery, mariculture and aquaculture. Marifish.Inc combines an incubator and living lab for innovative start-ups and scale-ups and can rely on brand new processing units and a unique access to sufficient volumes of good-quality seawater.