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Website: http://www.takeoffantwerp.be/alliance
Facebook: Take Off Antwerp
Project Lead: University of Antwerp
Funding: European Regional Development Fund


TAKEOFFANTWERP ALLIANCE is a two year project following in the footsteps of the already existing TAKEOFFANTWERP; a operation and place in Antwerp where higher education institutions and the city of Antwerp combine forces to stimulate entrepreneurship in students. TAKEOFFANTWERP_ALLIANCE broadens this current operation to include Antwerp youth not in education and/or in employment. Combining the strengths of the city of Antwerp, its educational institutions, local companies, organisations and student associations, this local ecosystem aims to inspire, activate and support youngsters on their way to entrepreneurship. The project consists of 3 main work packages, namely connection, expertise, support. The partners will map out and connect active partners across Antwerp’s entrepreneurial landscape; youngsters will be able to seek advice and inspiration at a ‘one-stop shop’ for young entrepreneurs and engage in activities; teachers and youth workers will be supported in developing entrepreneurial skills within their own working environments. The goal of the project is to fill in current gaps in education about entrepreneurship, and aims to bring together the current partners in the field resulting in a network of partners closely working together to provide a better service and coaching for the Antwerp youth. The partnership involves the city of Antwerp, the Antwerp University Association (AUHA), Artesis Plantijn University College, Karel de Grote University College, the University of Antwerp, KAVKA youth centre, SINC student association & VOKA, Flanders' Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is supported by the ERDF and Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Main themes

  • Business start-up
  • Business-Education links
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Curriculum Development

Geographical Area

Local - Antwerp

Primary Audiences

  • Learners / students
  • Young people not in education, employment or training
  • Educators
  • Education leaders
  • Community stakeholders
  • Business stakeholders


  • One stop shop
  • Events and Workshops
  • Start-up support
  • Partner Network