To support competitiveness of the European pressure equipment (PE) industry, the European Pressure Equipment Research Council (EPERC) launches its first International Conference on 'Pressure Equipment Innovation and Safety'. This conference will take place in Rome, 1-3 April.

A Danish company develops robots to maintain and repair the blades of offshore wind turbines. In this way, a lot of time and money can be saved. Other robots can also be used for offshore applications.

The InsightProducts project supports companies to improve their product and service offering through qualitative product data acquisition and use, in view of digital servitisation.

On 19 December 2018 thirty business people met in Mechelen for a breakfast meeting. They were invited by Scaleup.vlaanderen for a learning network meeting. All the business people had in common that they each had more than one million euros in capital, or had generated more than one million euros in recurring revenues.

The Data and AI Competence Lab of Sirris is currently focusing on the topic of fleet-based analytics via several research projects and creating awareness via dedicated seminars. Soon the lab will also launch a dedicated platform for fleet-based analysis, to support companies in adopting a fleet-based data-driven approach.

To ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability in IoT systems, a number of security aspects need to be considered, in order to achieve security and privacy by design. In this first white paper of a series which you can download we give an overview with checklist.

Because a short lead time is also essential in the services provided by Sirris, we examined our own operations to see if we could improve and reduce our lead times. To this end we called on our own expertise in quick response manufacturing (QRM).

From 15 to 17 January Manie Conradie and Pieter Kesteloot, as representatives for Sirris, participated in the kick-off meeting of the DIH2 project on agile production.

Additive Manufacturing (AM) will disrupt the manufacturing industry in the next decade. Therefore Agoria, PwC and Sirris are joining forces to create new insights about the present state of AM in the Belgian industry, its potential and the barriers for its mass uptake. Participate to our survey!

It had been coming for a while, and now it is a reality: shortly after New Year Amazon surpassed the giant trio of Microsoft, Google and Apple and is now the largest publicly traded company in the world. This is typical of Amazon’s smart and sustained strategy, as well as of its founder Jef Bezos, but this number one position also gives a more in-depth picture of the power relations in the digital economy.