The energy knowledge platform Power-Link is a joint initiative of the Port of Oostende and Ghent University, located at the Greenbridge science park in the outer port of Oostende.
As a knowledge partner, Power-Link and its partnering university colleges aim at maturing into a subregional scientific platform. Power-Link provides a central service on green energy technologies and encourages rational, reduced alternative energy use.
As a network partner, Power-Link interacts with the innovative and creative move of the new production and consumption energy market and, moreover, creates a research platform with an own clean tech environment, i.e. the Greenbridge science park.
Power-Link was accepted as an energy competence centre by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), an instrument offering financial support with the aim of improving convergence, strenghtening competitiveness, creating employment and increasing sustainable internal cohesion.
The province of West Flanders, developing its profile of 'energy province' with a high potential for 'green' and 'high tech' energy technologies, is a stimulating environment for Power-Link. The collaboration with numerous actors in the SRE area is challenging and future oriented. Precisely through its focus on - high tech - SRE technologies Power-Link aims to support and extend the employment in this sector.