Pieter Jan Jordaens

Even before the recent developments started to affect our energy supply, the Belgian government had decided to shift up a gear in the production of renewable energy. To this end, they are primarily considering to look at offshore wind in the Belgian North Sea. Technological innovation will play a major role and our response is the second edition of the Wind Energy Technology Summit in June.

Benjamin Vandeputte

Innova Flanders, the first European edition of Innova, will take place in Ghent on 15, 16 and 17 June 2022. After previous editions in the United States and Colombia, Belgian innovation enthusiasts can now also gain extensive inspiration and learn from top global experts on the topic.

Hilde Krikor
Olivier Gramaccia

Every year in May, the elite of the Belgian life sciences community attends flanders.bio’s annual Knowledge for Growth business conference in Ghent, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech, agricultural and chemical industry as well as investors, universities, top-notch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. Sirris will be there too: join us on 18 and 19 May 2022!

Hilde Krikor
Olivier Gramaccia

Anno 2022, great interest goes to neurotechnology and neuroscience. In both industry and academia, new applications are being discovered each day. NeuroTech Leuven’s MINDSEED on 27 April aims to educate non-experts on state-of-the art neurotechnology and neuroscience and connect its experts. Sirris will be there too!

Carl Emmerechts

Printing technologies become, in manufacturing electronic components, an innovative method to produce a large range of devices including lighting, medical devices, batteries, solar cells, sensors, RFID antennas, … In comparison with classical technologies based on photolithography and subtractive techniques inherently wasteful and including etching, and the use of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials, these new technologies are fully additive.

Carl Emmerechts
Bas Rottier

Global consumer goods company Newell Brands wanted to switch to a more ecological material for Dymo’s sticky label, used with its LabelWriter. Sirris’s Product Development Hub proposed to test various options.

Walter Auwers
Jan Kempeneers

At the Factory of the Future Awards ceremony on February 17, our country was granted with six new Factories of the Future. With this Award, the initiators want to designate the most future-oriented manufacturing companies in Belgium. We are pleased to introduce you to one of the winners: Terumo, a medical equipment manufacturer based in Haasrode, near Louvain.

Herman Derache

Innova Flanders is the only pure innovation event in Europe for innovation-oriented professionals and organizations. Join us for three days of inspiration, innovation and training to identify your opportunities for strategic growth and accelerate your growth strategy.

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Walter Auwers

Stas Waregem, Terumo, P&V Panels, ZF Windpower, Vinventions and Takeda Belgium may as of today bear the title of Factory of the Future. With this award, the initiators want to crown the most future-oriented manufacturing companies in Belgium. The 48 Belgian title holders have achieved more growth in productivity, turnover and jobs between 2015 and 2020 than the rest of the manufacturing industry.

Linde De Vriese
Didier Garray

The passion for sustainability has conquered our society at high speed. Strong carbon-neutral legislative objectives are set with the intention of reducing the environmental impact for all industries. This is how we are aiming to achieve a 30% reduction in the materials footprint by 2030 in Flanders, and a fully circular economy by 2050. These plans are indeed ambitious and companies are working hard. Can composite materials contribute to accomplish these goals?