New trends such as circular construction and ecological construction have ensured that novel materials have found their way into the construction sector. The use of renewable raw materials and nature-based building materials forms an integral part of this. A status report, with some examples of materials and initiatives.

As mobile services and applications are gaining importance, the vulnerabilities of mobile apps come into light. In this article, we take a closer look at the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Mobile Top 10 vulnerabilities and classify them into four simple rules in order to gain insight and learn how to apply them. You will never forget even one of the Top 10 after reading this!

In any kind of industry where water meets steel, corrosion is an underestimated threat - and a very expensive one too: corrosion costs for the European region alone amount to 500 billion euro, according to a DNV-GL report. However, there is no generally accepted approach which is followed in the industry to assess the risk of corrosion and use this for smart corrosion management.

Food producer Vandemoortele was looking to optimise its production and considered using cobots to this end. However, they did not yet have the necessary experience. A test stand demonstrated the possibilities and allowed the company to take the next step.

For a large part of the last three decades since its development, a hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system was assembled from assorted bulky components. The past few years has seen HSI reducing in size and weight, such that smaller hand-held portable and lightweight cameras for unmanned aerial vehicles are commonplace.

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.

​The closing event of the Interreg Factory 4.0 project took place on 10 June 2020. This included holding a Business Club on the theme of cyber security, which is a highly relevant topic these days.

The EPO treats plants and plant varieties obtained by essentially biological processes (crossing, hybridisation, selective breeding) as non-patentable in principle.

In 2019, few could have predicted how 2020 would turn out. Sirris had already been preparing itself and the industry for a digitised future, to ensure businesses are more resilient, agile and stronger. Find out more in our annual report.

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is a passive, non-invasive technique that detects reflected light. Combining the high-spectral information from the camera with artificial intelligence software, HSI is used to analyse and detect features in the spatial images. Thanks to its potential, its application domain is growing.