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 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.

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.

The Flemish government is again releasing € 3.5 million for ‘industry 4.0 living labs’. You can also take advantage of this! Network and Information Systems (NIS) security and cybersecurity are necessary for many existing and future services, from industry to government, although much remains to be done. This living lab deals with the practical application of the NIS directives for the security of industrial communication networks via AI.

The Flemish government is again releasing € 3.5 million for ‘industry 4.0 living labs’. Blockchain is proving to be a promising technology for providing validated, reliable and secure data. For the living lab ‘Security, Privacy and Trust by design with blockchain for industry 4.0’ we will look at a new business model within industry 4.0, in which there is both a high degree of interconnection and an inherent need for the exchange of valuable data. Are you with us?

Come and discover on 19 September how the four Brussels incubators BLSI, EEBIC, Greenbizz and ICAB can take your start-up to the next level with their personalised advice, privileged access to public and private funding and their stimulating environment.

Although 'Digital Transformation' and 'Industry 4.0' lead to transformation, many companies still struggle with actual implementation and how to use their product data to their advantage. To help these companies and increase their competitiveness, Sirris, Hahn-Schickard and the Forschungszentrum Informatik have initiated the collective research project 'InsightProducts - Actionable Insights into Product Service Delivery’.

Data science can be very valuable to innovate within several domains, also for SMEs. The EluciDATA mastercourse provides pragmatic and industry-oriented sessions on data-driven innovation. During a special interactive, hands-on session on 18 September, participants will be guided in identifying the potential of solving a particular business challenge in a data-driven way and specifying the data innovation opportunities for their particular business context.

Fast growth demands proper supervision. This is certainly the case for scale-ups and their founder teams. Digital growth enterprises can benefit from support from a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board.

The many years of research together with, and supported by, our industry resulted in a new initiative of the Sirris Data Innovation team: with all your questions and challenges you can now address the Data and Artificial Intelligence Competence Lab. The kick-off takes place on 17 September.