What do we do?
Our research serves one overall purpose: to support product and process innovation within Flemish industry. This is why we conduct industrially driven, precompetitive technological research into the vehicles, machines and factories of tomorrow. This is how we stimulate the digital transformation of our companies - large and small.
Initially, this research leads to concrete applications for companies (innovation leaders) participating in the research project. Then we also share the results with the rest of the industry, so that innovation followers can also make the transition to Industry 4.0.
In this way, our research strengthens the competitiveness of the entire industry.
Testing & validation
We have a lot of infrastructure for testing and validating your products and production systems. These include validation of production processes, material and component testing, bonding testing, robotics and automation testing, evaluation of sensors and measurement systems, digital twin validation, data analysis and AI validation, safety and regulatory testing, energy efficiency and environmental testing, prototype validation, simulation and modeling, etc. This is how we help your company achieve more innovative products and production systems.
Customised innovation includes our 1-to-1 collaborations with companies. For example, we can help your company develop technological solutions from when an idea takes shape to when it develops into a fully functional product or production process. We also offer feasibility studies, support for your product design and improvements to production processes.