Pieter Jan Jordaens

Belgian wind energy companies today enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide. They can count on the support from OWI-Lab, the innovation and knowledge platform with researchers and engineers from Sirris, VUB and UGent, founded 10 years ago now. The cross-fertilisation between the industry and the academic world turns out to be the key to the success of our Belgian companies.

Didier Garray

Sirris has developed a technique for drying oven forming of thermoplastic composite materials that saves nearly 60% in energy consumption.

Bart Teerlinck

A new pan-European project, the Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), which aims to accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector was launched in Ireland last month. Businesses are invited to become members of the new ocean network.

Hilde Krikor

Eni, the Italian energy company, is carrying out research into the production of hydrogen from non-recyclable plastic packaging waste.

Jean-Claude Noben
Thierry Coutelier

Hannover Messe 2019, which will take place from 1 to 5 April, aims to stimulate the digital transformation of the production and energy industry and will be entirely dedicated to 'Integrated Industry - Industrial Intelligence'. The fair wants to underline the growing importance of artificial intelligence and ‘machine learning’ in the area of energy and production processes.

Jeroen Tacq

In a previous blog post we discussed how corrosion of offshore renewable energy (ORE) devices comes at a high cost. The European project NeSSIE, in which Sirris is a partner, wants to tackle the problem of corrosion in the ORE sector by creating an opportunity to demonstrate anti-corrosion solutions.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Stillemans has a long history in producing and marketing thermoplastic profiles for the furniture industry, among many others. The company is now using its expertise for new innovative products and applications. Several areas of application are being investigated in the building trade, for example integration of led lighting.

Carl Emmerechts

In September last year we reported that CE+T Power was one of the finalists of the 'Little Box Challenge', a competition organised by Google and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). We are proud to announce that this business from Liege has also actually won the contest with the small inverter called ‘Effy’, the result of a successful cooperation with several players including Sirris.