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!

Filiep Vincent

Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have great potential for automating logistics movements on the factory floor. But how can your company decide whether such an installation would be useful, and how can it be used optimally? In the recent masterclass, the participants were able to discover the possibilities for themselves.

Jakob Kesteloot

Many manufacturing companies have already focused on automation and digitisation to some extent, but this has often been done in isolation and in different ways. Little communication takes place between these islands and little is known about the material, or the information, that goes from one set-up to another. Keeping a production line flexible and profitable is a serious challenge. This is also the case with Renier Natuursteen.

Filiep Vincent
Peter Paulissen

After a successful test phase in the Sirris lab, it was time to release the AMRs and AGVs into a real production environment. This happened recently at project partner Altachem in Harelbeke.

Jan Kempeneers

It was possible this time for the second guidance group meeting in the COBOFIN project to take place physically and this was combined with a visit and demonstration at Cibo Robotics.

Marie-France Rousseau

ACUMEN, Agoria's largest knowledge, inspiration and networking event has a new look after a fully digital edition in 2020: four days, more than 100 sessions, in a combination of digital and corona-safe 'live' sessions. People are more than ever longing to meet face-to-face again. Sirris is also contributing to this edition.

Véronique Dossogne
Filiep Vincent

A new standardisation proposal from the ISO TC299 (Robotics) commission managed by Sirris and Agoria on a national level has been evaluated and approved. The new project ISO/AWI PAS 5672 expands and further specifies the test methods for measuring forces and pressures in quasi-static and transient contacts between the moving part of the collaborative robotic device and a human set out in ISO/DIS 10218-2 Annex N.

Filiep Vincent

The Trinity project focuses on digital technologies and advanced robotics for agile production in future European manufacturing ecosystems. The project has been running for almost a year and the realisations come one after another.

Jan Kempeneers

Decreasing the programming complexity of robots is essential in robot adoption, especially for high-mix low-volume production. While teach by demonstration has been the benchmark for many years, OLRP keeps gaining popularity thanks to its versatility and user-friendliness, and recent evolutions, such as a wider commercial offering and the availability of brand-independent solutions.