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.

Sirris gave a presentation on artificial intelligence and intellectual property, together with BEA, at the CFIB's Annual Days in Lyon.

On 25 June Sirris expert Omar Mohout and Dado Van Peteghem present their book 'Corporate Venturing', about how to accelerate growth through cooperation with start-ups.

Most technology branded as wearable that hits the market today is still in the form of dedicated electronic devices that users need to consciously wear. Well after the wave of enthusiasm following the launch of the first fitness trackers, smartwatches and smart glasses, new wearables are rarely unobtrusive and comfortable enough for being worn for prolonged periods of time. The CareWare project aimed at using electronic textiles to make a step towards fully unobtrusive wearable solutions suited for health and sports applications.

After a successful first edition dedicated to artificial intelligence, there will be a second edition of the Innoviris Team Up program. The topic of the 2018 Team Up call will be "Distributed and Decentralised Systems, the power of networks". The matchmaking event for the call will take place on 3 May.

In order to encourage innovation within young technological companies, the State Secretary for Scientific Research of the Brussels Capital Region is launching the eighth edition of the ‘Rise – Innovative Starters’ programme.

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 31 May, 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.