TUA West (Technical University Alliance for economic transformation in West-Flanders), an initiative of the province of West Flanders, wants to accelerate the transformation to a knowledge-driven economy in West Flanders.
Thereby the province should be able to realize the Europe 2020 strategy. TUA West does this through developing, attracting and locating actors in higher education and research in the province. By doing so, they can strengthen their cooperation and social services to the enterprises.
TUA West join to the knowledge in the present economic clusters in West Flanders and the provincial strategic economic plan West Deal.
This objective is also contained in the designation of TUA West:
TUA West combines the strengths of the relevant partners from government, academia and industry in a 'triple helix' configuration. By acting so, a multiplier is generated.
TUA West focuses in particular on: