Looking beyond its hype in the financial world, blockchain is starting to prove its potential in other domains. Starting 29 April, Sirris is organising a series of masterclasses and individual coaching sessions on blockchain for manufacturing, from insight to plan.

The EluciDATA Community allows its members to network with peers and stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and R&D projects related to data innovation and AI. Within this framework two annual events will be organised: an innovation brokerage and an expert technology forum. The first innovation brokerage takes place on 23 April, together with the kick-off event of the community.

The InsightProducts project supports companies to improve their product and service offering through qualitative product data acquisition and use, in view of digital servitisation.

On 19 December 2018 thirty business people met in Mechelen for a breakfast meeting. They were invited by Scaleup.vlaanderen for a learning network meeting. All the business people had in common that they each had more than one million euros in capital, or had generated more than one million euros in recurring revenues.

The Data and AI Competence Lab of Sirris is currently focusing on the topic of fleet-based analytics via several research projects and creating awareness via dedicated seminars. Soon the lab will also launch a dedicated platform for fleet-based analysis, to support companies in adopting a fleet-based data-driven approach.

To ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability in IoT systems, a number of security aspects need to be considered, in order to achieve security and privacy by design. In this first white paper of a series which you can download we give an overview with checklist.

It had been coming for a while, and now it is a reality: shortly after New Year Amazon surpassed the giant trio of Microsoft, Google and Apple and is now the largest publicly traded company in the world. This is typical of Amazon’s smart and sustained strategy, as well as of its founder Jef Bezos, but this number one position also gives a more in-depth picture of the power relations in the digital economy.

Long ago there were two kingdoms called Datamania and Scienzia that constantly competed with each other, not over power or wealth but over knowledge.

At the end of 2018 the European Patent Office organised its first conference on the patentability of Blockchain and its applications.

Access to funding is one of the bigger challenges for fast growing technology companies. Scaling without external funding to finance growth is rather an exception, the majority of startups and scalups are cash hungry. But where to find the needed funding?