Pieter Beyl
Thierry Coutelier

Digital technologies play an increasingly important role in our society. Smart, connected products pave the way for innovative solutions for companies and users. But what is the definition of a smart, connected product? We have identified three essential elements: the product should be connected, smart and create added value.

Pieter Beyl

Are you exploring which smart product idea your company will focus on? Or maybe you have an idea but you are unsure about the value it offers to your customer? Our masterclass 'Draw up your strategy for smart products' helps you out with an approach to obtain valuable ideas that match your company and target market.

Pieter Beyl

As a product builder, you can't ignore smart products and IoT today. Many companies have ideas but get stuck in the many possibilities and uncertainties. To help companies with this, we develop tools to come up with a stronger smart product idea faster. You can find out more about this during a webinar on 25 January.

Pieter Beyl

Many companies that build physical products are increasingly aware of the potential of smart(er) products and the Internet of Things, and are exploring what this can mean for their product and business. Easier said than done.

Gert Heirman

For a large part of the last three decades since its development, a hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system was assembled from assorted bulky components. The past few years has seen HSI reducing in size and weight, such that smaller hand-held portable and lightweight cameras for unmanned aerial vehicles are commonplace.

Gert Heirman

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is a passive, non-invasive technique that detects reflected light. Combining the high-spectral information from the camera with artificial intelligence software, HSI is used to analyse and detect features in the spatial images. Thanks to its potential, its application domain is growing.

Pieter Beyl

Many companies wanting to make their products smart and connected are looking for the right development approach. There is no such thing as a golden bullet. Together with Fraunhofer IEM and with the support of VLAIO, Sirris has set up a collective research project: AddSmart. The project aims to develop a practical guide to help companies get started with the conceptual development of their smart connected product.

Pieter Beyl
Bas Rottier

Sirris recently published the WatSlim project, an e-book guide about smart connected products. This guide is an answer to questions and needs faced by product builders during the development of these products.

Pieter Beyl
Bas Rottier

We can no longer imagine life without connected products. Lots of companies manufacturing physical products, are wondering - and quiet rightly so - whether smart connected products are also their future and if and when they should make a move. Why is cooperation essential? And what about product management and risk control?

Tania Drissen

Are you an SME and do you develop innovative solutions for the food industry? If that is the case, you may be eligible for financial support from the S3Food project for innovative projects in relation to smart sensor systems.