A new book 'Hyperscale and Microcare, The Digital Business Cookbook', will explore what it takes to build winning software products today. It will focus on the idea that one should stop building software, and build digital services instead, effectively combining hyperscale with microcare: the ability to establish an intimate relationship with each and every of your thousands of users.

The choice for either textures or coatings depends greatly on the desired function, application and production process requirements (batch vs. in-line). The general outlook is that increasingly advanced functionalities thanks to either coatings, textures or a combination of both will be developed, and in such a manner that their application will be economically feasible.

The revenue model of digital servitisation, in which physical products are enriched with digital services, offers product builders a range of new possibilities, but also presents new challenges. On 12 December Sirris organises an inspiration workshop to provide companies that build physical products and want to explore the possibilities to take the step to smart, connected products with an overview of the inns and outs of digital servitisation and to give them the tools to get started.

Aiming for perfection sounds good, but it can also be a pitfall. Economically speaking, perfection appears to be far from ideal.

The 'smart factory' is a magical term in modern industry. Case studies indicate that you have to make your factory simpler before you can make it smart.

Additive manufacturing brings the manufacture of individualised products within reach. As the technology advances, people are increasingly looking for ways to integrate it into manufacturing processes. That is why the AM Integrated Factory Conference is being held, on 4 December, with Sirris as a content partner in the programme.

Are you living, studying or working in Belgium? Are you a student or a young professional who is interested in the space sector? Are you thinking about building a career in the field of Space? Then this event is for you! Sirris too will give a presentation.

As part of a smart phone relay antenna project, Sirris has been entrusted with the design and dimensioning of the support of the radiators, choice of materials, study of the connection problems and production of the demonstrators.

Thanks to the awareness of the collaborative innovation potential across different cybersecurity domains, gained through the SeCloud project, Sirris will set up, together with partners from the strategic platform SecurIT, Brussels Initiative on Cybersecurity Innovation (BICI). This operational initiative will promote and advance collaborative innovation in cybersecurity.

To stay one step ahead of the competition at a global level, supplier to the automotive industry JTEKT is investigating whether its production can be further improved using smart optimisation. It had three feasibility studies performed for various tasks within its production.