Antwerp powered by creatives

ANTWERP. POWERED BY CREATIVES. is the design platform for the province of Antwerp that was created by different stakeholders from within the creative scene. Their goal is to support designers, leverage their skills to other industries and inform society at large about the value of design.

The Province of Antwerp, the city of Antwerp, Designcenter de Winkelhaak, the University of Antwerp, Antwerp Management School, Sint-Lucas Antwerp and the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool all work together to create this powerful design platform.

What APBC has to offer

APBC offers an open platform online and offline where knowledge can be acquired and shared in a pleasant environment, while creative projects can be launched.

APBC offers a community as well as a corporate database. The platform brings creatives together and stimulates the founding of new partnerships. The APBC Community helps you build a creative network that transcends your own design sector.

The corporate database offers a great PR-tool for the design sector. Through the sharing of press releases, the database makes it easier for companies and entrepreneurs to find each other.

APBC offline

APBC is also very present offline. Seminars, personal meetings and info sessions are held on a regular basis. For example: the APBCoffee sessions are offline events centered around a theme relevant to entrepreneurs in design. Furthermore, APBC trains entrepreneurs in public speaking to ensure their message is being heard loud and clear.

APBC is also focused on young entrepreneurs: with the Award Winning Designers Expo they support young design talent from Antwerp and with the help of Buzzkruit new design graduates take their first steps into the professional world of design.

Let's make ideas work!