The CAPTURE node Ghent (6,800m²) is currently under construction and is to be inaugurated in spring 2020. It will be located at Tech Lane Ghent Science Park and consist of 5 floors of state of the art facilities for research and valorization on the topic of resource recovery.
Visual of Eiland Zwijnaarde, part of Tech Lane Ghent Science Park
Floors 1-3 make up the Technology Accelerator (4,000m2) and foresee in a Technology Hall, lab infrastructure (reactor lab and anlytical lab) and flexible office space. Disruptive technology development focus areas are initially selected to be water recovery, CO2 to product and waste to plastics, but should be perceived as dynamic depending on specific future societal needs. Expertise and infrastructure are pooled to facilitate this acceleration in an open market place environment, meaning that researchers from different partners can be hosted. The technology hall should allow to build entire process trains to demonstrate the resource recovery technologies under development.
IIC UGent foresees in 2 floors for business acceleration (2,800m²), meant for spin-offs, start-ups and support to industrial R&D. The close physical proximity should enhance interaction with the Technology Accelerator, leading to intense collaboration and speed up of the time to market of the developed technologies.
The CAPTURE node Ghent will be built according to BREEAM Very Good standard.