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.

Bart Verlinden

On 18 October we are presenting a new demonstrator at Kortrijk consisting of an assembly line with six cells which is completely in line with Industry 4.0 while fully embracing the strategies of QRM. This is how we can make the production of low volume product families with many variations as efficient as possible. Come along and find out more!

Joey Bosmans
coating, testen

Coatings can be used to protect materials against the effects of rust, mould or dirt. This is why the Nanex Company, a manufacturer of protective products, is collaborating with the Sirris Smart Coating Lab in using nanotechnology to develop and improve existing product formulations.

Caroline Mair

Data science can be very valuable to innovate within several domains, also for SMEs. The EluciDATA mastercourse provides pragmatic and industry-oriented sessions to data-driven innovation. The next session (second edition), with as its topic the art of formulating a data science task, will take place in Diepenbeek on 28 September.

Fabienne Windels

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

Véronique Dossogne

Paumelles Liégeoises asked Sirris to review its production processes and how these were managed. The aim was to find a way of continuing to deliver to its customers in 48 hours while limiting its stock, which had been causing losses for the company. Thanks to a careful review of the production processes efficiency gains could be attained.

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.

Mathias Verbeke

DEWI is a European research project which ended in February 2017 and has provided key solutions for seamless wireless connectivity and interoperability in smart cities and infrastructure by looking at members of the public's everyday physical environments in buildings, cars, trains, and planes. In this way, DEWI has provided significant input for the emergence of smart homes and smart public spaces.

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.