Bas Rottier

On 11 July Sirris received a delegation from Iran who wanted to find out more about how knowledge institutions such as Sirris can help companies innovate.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

OWI-Lab's long-term R&D effort at the Belwind offshore wind farm monitoring the temporal evolution of stiffness of offshore monopile foundations received an award at the Offshore Wind Energy conference in London.

Nick Boucart
Peter Verhasselt

People are building too much software. I see how lots of SaaS teams focus on building their software product, more features, refactoring and building infrastructure, while often essential matters such as offering a good first user experience (‘onboarding’) is often left the chance. The second ‘S’ in ‘SaaS’ stands for ‘Service’. This is exactly where the difference is made. It is high time for SaaS companies to understand that first of all they have to develop a service, and only then, in second place, software.

Tom Jacobs
Machine 4.0 concept, vormpersen

Fraunhofer IWU will be presenting its 'Machine 4.0 concept’ at EMO Hannover 2017 in September. The concept combines an actual and a virtual machine - in this case a die-casting machine.

Véronique Dossogne

'Industrie 4.0' is not a moment in time. A good strategy considers how to use current standards to facilitate change that matters today - and support future evolution. Therefore, the standards cell 'Industrie 4.0' launches its monthly newsletter.

Fabienne Windels

WIPO is offering a new online service that is simpler and more powerful for monitoring international trademarks according to the Madrid System.

Markus Kaufmann
Linde De Vriese

The use of lightweight components stands or falls by the economic use of material with a high performance. The product value, product costs, production costs, development costs and risks are, however, difficult to estimate when less well-known materials, such as composites, are applied. Having a clear picture of production costs is important. Our sixth white paper focuses on the early design phase, as the greater part of the product cost is committed during this stage.

Caroline Mair

By May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have to be implemented by all companies collecting and processing personal data. This new legislation reinforces the data subject’s rights and privacy when it comes to the processing of his/her personal data. This will change how we innovate with data.

Fabienne Windels
Frank Van den Broek

The EPO has undertaken a survey on the role of patent information in the process of innovation.

Olivier Malek

The arrival of the femotsecond laser at Sirris opens doors towards adding functionalities to materials which used to be difficult or impossible to manipulate. Tests have already confirmed this.