Detection and analysis of economic growth clusters in the City of Antwerp
Together with the University of Antwerp and the Vlerick Business School, IDEA Consult will go in search of strong, future-oriented growth clusters for the City of Antwerp. The city can focus on these to strengthen its competitiveness and international position. The detection and analysis will be conducted in close collaboration with all the relevant stakeholders through a significant number of interviews and boot camp sessions.
Sectoral segments with above-average growth will be clearly defined in this frame and described in a value chain analysis. This will then be used to determine the exact clusters.
Subsequently these clusters will be analysed using a description of the activities, their economic relevance, the main players in Belgium and abroad, and the preliminary conditions that ensure that the cluster can exist. Finally, the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for each cluster will be identified during a thorough analysis.