About TUA West

Technical University Alliance for Economic Transformation in West-Flanders

In a rapidly changing world, the future lies in a knowledge-driven economy. To this end, TUA is bringing the forces of the knowledge institutions in West Flanders together.

The focus is on two main pillars:

  1. Improving cooperation between the higher education institutions in the province,
  2. Making knowledge more available to the economic fabric, companies and especially the many SMEs in the region.

As an external agency of the Province of West Flanders, TUA West acts as a liaison between partners from different industries and civil society.

The triple helix model makes connections between companies, knowledge institutions and governments.

The activities of TUA West focus on the themes of the knowledge sites identified in West-Flanders: Blue Energy, Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics, New Materials, Food and the Care Economy.

In this way, TUA West as a private foundation supports the ambition of the Province of West-Flanders, summarized in West Deal, and the Europe 2020 strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the European Union.

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