Data are flooding almost all sectors of our economy. That is why an increasing number of innovations is based on managing and interpreting (available) data, which are collected by various means. Are you eager to find out what data innovation can mean for your company, products, services and technology? Discover it during our new edition of our mastercourse cycle 'Data Innovation beyond the Hype', starting in January 2019.

Fischbach produces packaging for the silicon and adhesive industry. This international company with a branch in Temse makes injection moulded tubes that are subsequently printed on. The company explored the possibilities of sustainable packaging alternatives.

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.

Deceuninck in Hooglede-Gits, West-Vlaanderen, comes up with innovative solutions to be used in and around buildings. With the solutions proposed by Deceuninck, some of them in PVC, the company meets the market demands and expectations. The company has been considering possible alternative technologies for the production of PVC profiles for some years now. One technology stood out during this explorative search: additive manufacturing.

Is your company cyber-safe? Can you outsmart ever smarter hackers? Icity.brussels will host a meetup on 15 November to help you find out how to best protect your business and learn about the support you can get from the local experts.

On 25 October 2018, the IBN Cluster ‘Innovatieve Coatings’ organised, in collaboration with the IBN Cluster ‘Offshore Energy’, a workshop and matchmaking event on ‘Coating Solutions for Corrosion Protection’ at the university campus of Diepenbeek.

After two successful editions, a third edition of the ‘Fleet-based analytics for data-driven operation and maintenance optimisation’ seminar is organised on 13 December. The seminar focuses on the challenges of optimising the operation and maintenance of a fleet of machines by means of data-driven analytics and hybrid modelling strategies.

Space technology and know-how provide our world with infinite innovation opportunities. How far is space from your daily activity? ESA Space Solutions Belgium aims to bring you closer to space. On 7 November ESA and Verhaert will launch the Space Solutions Belgium Center during their 'Space for Innovation' event.

The Product Development Hub is a technological meeting point that will help and support companies to create new products: design prototypes quickly, ready to industrialise. The Liège hub focuses on three areas: light, small and connected products. Sirris invested €850,000 in the new high-tech infrastructure of six laboratories and a team of 20 experts.

Anyone wanting to start a disruptive business by offering products such as (scalable) services, must first consider certain things and adapt their approach. A good guide is the way in which start-ups work.