Jeroen Tacq
Pieter Jan Jordaens

Developments of renewable energy sources, such as ocean energy, can be accelerated if companies and research organisations work together. The Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), in which OWI-Lab/Sirris is a partner, seeks to build and foster such collaborations through Collaborative Innovation Groups (CIGs). One CIG, focussing on corrosion monitoring, has recently been launched, and we need your input!

Thomas Vandenhaute

You always get the best feedback from users. That's no different for the Cesar Tool. We are happy to share the learning lessons and some critical reflections that we were able to discuss with a number of users in the meantime.

Patrick Cosemans
Ozlem Ceyhan Yilmaz

The new European project NewSkin, in which Sirris is a participant, explores the potential of nano-based surfaces for industrial and consumer products.

Thomas Vandenhaute

After elaborating on the theoretical concept of circular economy, the question arises how to measure circularity or the progress towards a more circular economy. Measuring circularity is essential because it shows what your company’s position is and gives a reference point for comparison and improvement. You can't measure progress in circularity with the progress indicators from the linear economy. Here is a handhold to monitor progress in transition in the meantime.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Our newly developed Cesar Tool teaches you which opportunities you are already taking advantage of and where you can find extra value by fully exploiting the circular economy. We have opted for a four-step process.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Today, circular economy is omnipresent. For manufacturing companies, this overwhelming offer is often still lacking focus. A new tool helps these companies to make meaningful and feasible choices in the short term. This by making acquired knowledge, insights and tried-and-tested methods widely accessible.

Thomas Vandenhaute

In the previous episode of our blog post series we explored how liability change throughout the product life time discloses circular value. This post tackles the externalised cost, their potential impact and how it influences your company's resilience.

Thomas Vandenhaute

In this series of blogposts we unravel the circular economy, connecting theory with practical examples and best practices. We use Walter Stahel’s book ‘The Circular Economy: A User’s Guide’ to dig deeper into key insights and link them to real-world examples and cases.

Thomas Vandenhaute

In a new series of blogposts we unravel the circular economy, connecting theory with practical examples and best practices.

Thomas Vandenhaute

COVID-19 next to the drought and water shortage are two of the most recent disruptive events that hit our society and economic reality. Concerning COVID-19, social distancing, sudden decreased demand and - for many companies - a lack of supplies had a large impact on manufacturing activities and income. For water intensive processes the pressure on water consumption increases. In this series of blogposts we unravel the circular economy, connecting theory with practical examples and best practices.