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From innovation to low carbon

Transitioning to a low-carbon Flemish industry

VLAIO

Flemish Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Vlaio) collaborates with Deloitte on "Climate Leap," promoting industrial sustainability. Through strategic analysis and roadmap studies, the initiative drives innovation and transitions Flemish industries towards carbon neutrality.

Flemish Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Vlaio) is the Flemish government body tasked with supporting Flemish companies to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship and contribute to a positive business climate that strengthens sustainable economic growth. In the current climate, a key focus of the body is the sustainability of the industries and organisations being supported.

In 2023, Klimaatsprong (Climate Leap) was launched because of a collaborative effort between Vlaio and Deloitte, which involved an in-depth analysis and a roadmap study: ‘Circularity of carbon and carbon neutrality for Flemish industry’. This initiative promotes the Flemish industrial energy and climate transition. Climate Leap unites ecosystem players, from policy makers to knowledge institutions, to drive innovation.

Vlaio asked Deloitte for support in initiating and running this project starting in 2022. The Infrastructure & Energy Solutions team and the Sustainability team guided the process, ensured deadlines were met, and became a sounding board for working groups, all to reach the scheme’s ambitious goals.

Together, we’re transitioning to a low-carbon Flemish industrial landscape. 

“Working with VLAIO on Klimaatsprong is incredibly valuable and is part of our mission to connect industry with government, research institutions and civil society. Together, we are making real progress in making Flemish industries more sustainable. Their dedication to supporting businesses aligns perfectly with our goals. This collaboration does not only help us move towards carbon neutrality but it also creates lasting connections for future impact.” 

Eline Brugman, Sustainability & Climate Lead

Together, we’re transitioning to a low-carbon Flemish industrial landscape.

About VLAIO

Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship - VLAIO for short - is the point of contact of the Flemish Government for all entrepreneurs in Flanders. They stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship and contribute to a positive business climate that strengthens sustainable economic growth and job creation. They do this in collaboration with many partners in a strong network. 

Their mission is to stimulate growth and innovation, promote entrepreneurship, support cluster operations, create stimulating environmental factors and encourage the internationalisation of business activities.

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