In 2021, the city of Ghent committed itself to working with North Sea Port on long-term cooperation on projects related to carbon capture and valorisation. Public resources have been reserved for this purpose, which are used in full via the public-private platform Smart Delta Resources. A wide range of circular themes such as waste streams, water, bio-based economy, green molecules… are dealt with in close collaboration with the city. In this context, innovation and technology will accelerate the linking of existing and new economic activities to the challenges of the climate transition.