Our business is simple: wastewater enters a water treatment installation, clean water goes out to be reused. In between is a membrane that stops microorganisms and waste particles. Such membranes are often vulnerable. A risk that is too great for most companies.


In 2005, research organisation VITO had the idea of finding a solution to that problem. The research resulted in a membrane with a 3D coating that makes it unbreakable. Blue Foot was founded in 2017 with the aim of bringing that patented technology to the market.


Today, Blue Foot supplies reliable process technology for membrane bioreactors (MBR) on a production level.



Blue Foot is growing thanks to the trust of:

a seed and early-stage and sector agnostic inter-university fund investing in spin-offs and young, innovative companies.

an investment company that develops and stimulates economic growth in Limburg, Belgium.

a Flemish independent research organisation in the field of cleantech and sustainable development.

The Innovation Fund,
an investment fund for innovative start-ups and companies active in the fields of chemistry and life sciences.


Stephan van Hoof

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Aerts

Chief Technology Officer

Roel Slotman

Chief Commercial Officer

Ulrich Brüß

Managing Director


Steffen Richter

General Manager

Udo Myler

Production Leader

Natasja Van Den Broeck

Office Manager

Maarten Colaers

I&I Engineer

Luc Jansen

Operations Manager