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.

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?

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.

We can no longer imagine life without connected products. Lots of companies manufacturing physical products, are wondering - and quite rightly so - whether smart connected products are also their future and if and when they should make a move. It seems risky not to invest, while investing incorrectly is also wrong.

More and more smart connected products pop up around us and more technology is available on the market to make smart internet-of-things (IoT) solutions. Many companies that build physical products wonder whether and when to take which steps. They are faced with numerous challenges such as creating added value and devising an attractive value proposal.

More and more smart connected products pop up around us and more technology is available on the market to make smart internet-of-things (IoT) solutions. Many companies that build physical products wonder whether and when they should take steps.

The INPROVOL project concerning the reliability of electronics concluded recently. You can now familiarise yourself with the software tools, guidelines and methodology that arose within the scope of the project thanks to a dissemination initiative issued by the project partners.

Haelvoet is a producer of furniture for care institutions. With a smart and connected bed, this company wants to improve the safety and comfort of patients and improve the care efficiency. Their innovation was recently presented to the general public. How did Haelvoet handle the development?

Imaging is visualisation of an object. At specific spectral band it helps to visualise specific aspects of an object which are otherwise invisible to human eye. Spectroscopy captures information about specific aspects of an object without visualisation. Imaging spectroscopy is a merger of the potentials of both imaging and spectroscopy.

Industry 4.0 is built around the exchange of information between machines and higher-level systems. Connected machines and far-reaching digitisation ensure that manufacturing companies can make their production lines more flexible, secure and autonomous. For machine builders, connected machines offer the potential to develop digitally supported services.