Flux50 is the membership organization that helps Flanders gain international recognition as a Smart Energy Region. Flux50 facilitates cross-sector collaboration between energy, IT and building companies to enhance the competitiveness of the Flemish smart energy industry in the transition towards low carbon systems.
To bring innovative and fully-integrated energy products and – services to the international market, Flux50 sets up and coordinates living labs in five ‘innovator zones’: (1) energy harbors, (2) microgrids, (3) multi-energy solutions at district level, (4) energy cloud platforms and (5) intelligent renovation.
Flux50 brings together relevant players from industry, academia and government and provides them with project support, networking opportunities and a knowledge-sharing platform.
Flux50 was previously Smart Grids Flanders.
Smart Grids Flanders was found in 2010 by the Flemish chamber of commerce (VOKA) and EnergyVille because they believed Flanders should play a leading role in the development of smart electricity networks. Since then the organisation has developed into a platform with about 90 members. Smart Grids Flanders consists of three theme groups, Home Intelligence, Grid Intelligence and Grid Connected Vehicles, which organize regular meetings. The platform is also active as a project initiator.
In May 2016, Smart Grids Flanders, the driving force behind the Flemish Energy Cluster, ceases to exist. Its Articles of Association are amended to allow the official foundation of Flux50 – the new name of the Flemish Spearhead Cluster for Energy. Right after, Flux50 launches a Feasibility Study Call. If all goes to schedule, the first innovation trajectories/living labs will start early 2018.
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