Industry 4.0 is the future, that much is clear. However, what this means in practice, is not so clear. Over the past months Sirris has been building its 4.0 Made Real Pilot Factory to materialise the 'Industry 4.0' concept using nine digital building blocks. The time has finally come. We will reveal our 4.0 Made Real infrastructure on 7 November.

The Bio-Manufacturing project, coordinated by Sirris, has been elected by the Walloon Region to participate in the RegioStars Awards, that rewards the best European regional projects.

Hyperscale and Microcare are the most important drivers for a digital economy. The focus is on digital services which are scalable while also filling in the job-to-be-done of consumers or business users in a customer-focused way. How do decision-makers look at this? Sirris spoke with Bart Steukers, Context Director at Agoria, a man with a heart for people and technology.

It is possible to make the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) thinner using a femtosecond laser.

A webcast for understanding how to protect Artificial Intelligence solutions to make them pay.

The lack of access to customer data should not be seen as a problem only pertaining to product manufacturers. Mainly for customers this results in several financial complications such as reactive instead of proactive maintenance, no access to future/novel product optimisations, and unavailability of customised services. The InsightProducts project supports companies to improve their product and service offering through qualitative product data acquisition and use in view of digital servitisation.

Carrying out inspections on business-critical objects and production installations can prevent loss of quality and production stoppages. It is preferable that these inspections are carried out on a regular basis and in the same manner. Cobots can offer suitable solutions in several cases.

WIPO's CLIR makes it possible to search for synonyms and to translate words in 13 languages.

RenewAire is an American company that specialises in energy recovery ventilation units for the residential and commercial property markets. The units are available in more than 20,000 ready-to-use product configurations. A stone’s throw from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where the QRM philosophy was developed by Professor Rajan Suri, RenewAire was one of the first companies to have adopted it.

How far are companies with their Industry 4.0 implementation? Does the economical slowdown impact the execution of digitalisation plans? And how can our government support industrial growth? Share your opinion and experience by participating in the Flanders Make's survey!