At PSA, we believe that innovation is one of the most important pillars for future economic growth. Therefore, we constantly try to innovate and enhance our operations and activities. We actively involve our staff by providing various tools for sharing ideas and keeping innovation alive. In 2012, PSA International lauched its first 'Global Innovation Award' project whereby colleagues from across the globe were encouraged to share innovative ideas to improve operations and workflows. As from 2012, the Innovation Awards are a yearly recurring success. In Antwerp, over a 100 ideas have already been submitted, some of which have been awarded, going from small individual proposals to major group projects.
Antwerp is brimming with innovative entrepreneurial talent and has become a real hotspot for startups and growth companies. For instance, the City has more than 350 startups, dozens of growth companies netting 500,000 euros in capital, many incubators, accelerators and other startup initiatives.
- This week, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre and the University of Antwerp hosted an “Innovation and Diamonds” conference at the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, featuring specialists from across the entire spectrum of the diamond trade, from mining to blockchain tech.
- Thanks to these types of innovations, Antwerp has succeeded in remaining the world leader in this extremely competitive industry for more than 570 consecutive years.”.