Pascal Pollet

Belgium is the fourth most productive country in the world, but our productivity growth has been sputtering. In this series, we present some practical tips that can easily boost productivity in the office and on the shop floor.

Pieter Beyl

Adding sensors, intelligence, connectivity and cloud applications to your product: easier said than done if you are less familiar with all those digital technologies. To avoid the pitfalls that lead to extra costs, delays and wrong technology choices, it is best to gain the necessary insights from the start to steer your development in the right direction. Join our group coaching session 'How to build your smart product'!

Jithu Nair

With the massive progress made in computer vision and the easy availability of cheap computational power in recent years, the huge demand for smart solutions to be delivered on small single board computers could be easily met. More and more, computer vision algorithms are being deployed for vision on a variety of edge use cases such as drones, security cameras, mobile applications, retail analytics, ...

Guy Claus

The DCT4Cut project investigated the benefits of heat treatment with deep cryogenic heat treatment and the use of special coatings for the service life of complex punching tools. Four different types of cold work steel were  studied by Sirris andthe Fraunhofer institute.

Setareh Gorji Ghalamestani

Qualify project partners Sirris and Damen are performing a market study on the application of adhesive bonding in offshore and marine sectors. The study gives an overview of the current state of the application of adhesive bonding in various sectors, focuses on the challenges and advantages of technology in offshore harsh environments and presents several case studies showing successfully performed industrial projects. You can receive it by helping us!

Eddy Kunnen

The build-up of ice on the wings and propellers of an aircraft, drone or wind turbine results in reduced lift or increased consumption. Ice formation may be actively and passively combated. It’s recently been shown that making the surface superhydrophobic in certain weather conditions can counteract this ice formation.

Patrick Doumen
Joey Bosmans

Increasing the life span of materials with less impact from weather and environmental conditions is one of the key drivers in today's circular economy to reduce our environmental footprint. It is important to be able to quickly carry out simulations on products and components that show the impact of corrosion and oxidation on components and products.

Pascal Pollet

Belgium is the fourth most productive country in the world, but our productivity growth has been sputtering. In this series we present four tips each time to boost productivity in the office and on the shop floor.

Gunthram Cornelis

“Never waste a good crisis,” a famous saying by Winston Churchill, but also the idea behind the Crisis Code Cracker. This action plan helps companies in the Belgian technology sector to make their companies future-proof in three steps. More than 90 West-Flemish companies have already participated free of charge thanks to the provincial recovery plan of POM West-Vlaanderen. A result that is expected to continue to go up in a straight line.

Eddy Kunnen

Thanks to the ongoing evolution of laser technology, the application possibilities are steadily expanding. This is no different with femtosecond laser technology.