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FIT and structural partners:
one team for internationalization, growth and prosperity

Internationalization is a key ingredient in Flanders’ recipe for growth – not just when it comes to the region’s economy and business world, but also regarding its labor market and overall prosperity. To support and further accelerate Flanders' internationalization in the long run, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) goes all out to back “Flanders Accelerates!” strategy. But we’re not in this alone…

From 1 January 2022 to the end of 2026, FIT is joining forces with 21 structural partners to strengthen the internationalization of Flanders. The partners include sector federations, entrepreneurial organizations, (spearhead) clusters, bilateral Chambers of Commerce and incubators.

Under the motto “1+1=3”, this diverse, complementary team of partners unites for a clear, common goal: to help Flanders’ business world and innovation ecosystems prosper internationally. The main ambition is to put Flanders on the worldwide map as an innovative region, contributing to job creation and prosperity in Flanders in the process.

Meet the partners 2022 - 2026

You find an overview of our partners 2017 - 2021 below this page


A win-win based on shared responsibility

With these 21 partnerships, FIT is providing the sequel to an earlier generation of successful collaborations between 2017 and 2022. As was the case in the past, the partnership agreement for 2022-2026 is based on equality, shared responsibility, complementarity and mutual commitment. The result is a win-win situation for FIT, the partner organizations and Flanders-based players with international ambitions.

With a total annual budget of EUR 1 million, FIT helps expand the capacity of the partner organizations in function of the objectives of “Flanders Accelerates!”. Together with FIT, the partners are also the driving force behind numerous activities, such as seminars, missions and events. They also help set up initiatives to share knowledge and promote Flanders abroad across sectors and expertise domains.

Curious how we put ‘Flanders Accelerates!’ into practice?  

> Discover all about our strategic approach.


Partners 2017 - 2021

Structural partners:


Spearhead clusters:

Strategic research centrers: