During the fifth edition of the Factory of the Future Awards ten companies received the title of Factory of the Future, the award granted by Sirris and Agoria to companies that best succeed in reconciling the technologies of the future with work tailored to people and the environment. The winner we are putting in the spotlight this time is Duracell, well-known for its batteries.

After four years of research in robust design methodologies for uncertainty quantification and optimisation for industrial applications the EUFORIA consortium is ready to present its results and developed methods. On 25 April Brussels is the place to be for an inspiring conference.

Belgian start-up Pick-it wants to make automation with robots more accessible by allowing them to ‘see’ and is therefore organising a demonstration of its vision system using Sirris’ infrastructure.

We are on the verge of a full-fledged revolution in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). AI evolves rapidly and the opportunities for innovation in a myriad of multi-faceted applications are enormous. From a legal point of view however, the technology presents important and often quite specific challenges. During a seminar, four legal experts will look into the major legal issues in the field of AI.

The Sirris test laboratories are investigating the reliability of material certificates that come with metals. Do you want to know how reliable your certificate is? Send us a metal sample with material certificate and we will examine the chemical composition of your sample free of charge!

Corrosion and fouling are two major problems affecting all commercial activities in a maritime environment. Assets degrade and need continuous monitoring and maintenance to avoid large scale problems. On 1 April, The Antwerp Maritime Academy organises it’s 2nd International Symposium on Corrosion and Fouling to address these issues and talk about the most recent developments in the field of protection against corrosion and fouling.

As a manufacturer of fire protection solutions Rf-Technology is one of the ten companies which received the title of Factory of the Future, the award granted by Sirris and Agoria to companies that best succeed in reconciling the technologies of the future with work tailored to people and the environment.

At the Advanced Engineering trade event that will take place on 22 and 23 May, Sirris will organise its own lecture programme, presenting four different presentations on different topics within our fields of expertise, under the title ‘Future-proved products are light, smart and micro, to be achieved with advanced engineering methods’.

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

Belgium stands in 13th place among patent applicants according to the EPO annual report.