Come and discover on 19 September how the four Brussels incubators BLSI, EEBIC, Greenbizz and ICAB can take your start-up to the next level with their personalised advice, privileged access to public and private funding and their stimulating environment.

The impact of digitisation on innovation, whether for the product, the production or the organisation of processes, has been great. Moreover, this impact on industry and, consequently, in our services, is continuing to grow. That is why Sirris is looking to reinforce its expertise in digital innovation.

People are building too much software. I see how lots of SaaS teams focus on building their software product, more features, refactoring and building infrastructure, while often essential matters such as offering a good first user experience (‘onboarding’) is often left the chance. The second ‘S’ in ‘SaaS’ stands for ‘Service’. This is exactly where the difference is made. It is high time for SaaS companies to understand that first of all they have to develop a service, and only then, in second place, software.

Christmas and New Year are only a few days away. For me it’s a good moment to take a step back and reflect on what I have been doing over the last few years and what I expect to happen next.

Software as a Service is rapidly becoming the norm for bringing new software to the market. In our 2-day hands-on course on 14 and 15 April 2016, you will build a SaaS technology stack yourself, using online services and open source tools. You will go home with practical tips, advice and actionable to-do’s they can implement in their own stack within days. Prepare yourself for flexible development and rapid experimentations, without stressing out your developers!

iMinds and partners are organizing a course on the design and development of IoT systems. This course will have a unique blended learning approach, combining online interactive videos, access to case studies, weekly exercises and individual coaching with industry experts, all of which is optional and available for you to access at any time.

The Antwerp software company Prosteps wants to grow internationally via their SaaS-based retail platform, but does not have the necessary know-how in-house. An external advisory board has been set up together with Peter Verhasselt from Sirris that will provide support over the next two years with the international upscaling of their new SaaS product Tilroy.

Starting a business in an online environment is regarded as low risk and easy scalable. Today, thanks to Additive Manufacturing technology, this goes for manufacturing hardware too. Creating hardware doesn’t need to be "hard".

On 18 September, the project TIII - Tangible, Intuitive, Interactive Interfaces - final event will take place. During this event project results will be revealed, interactive prototypes will be demonstrated and experts in the field will give a few presentations.

In 2005, renowned entrepreneur and academician Steve Blank published The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Inspiring tons of new ideas for start-ups, the book advocates a renewed focus on customer development as a cornerstone to build a solid business. In this new series, we’ll crystallize Blank’s theory into a few tactical steps, cut to size for young fledgling companies.