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Autonomous vehicles can perform an increasing array of tasks all by themselves

More and more vehicles will in future not only be able to drive but also to work autonomously. Research centre Flanders Make is developing the necessary technology to optimise as soon as possible various applications that are useful for multiple sectors. Think of autonomously operating fork-lift trucks and tractors. 

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The correct methods and tools to design more complex products

Products are becoming ever smarter. This is a positive evolution but it does make the work of designers considerably more complex. During a webinar, research centre Flanders Make will explain how model-based methods and corresponding supporting software tools can help to enhance innovation and make it less expensive.

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Digital work instructions help operators to make customised products

Following the shift towards mass customisation, companies are in need of digital work instructions that support their operators in making customised products. Research centre Flanders Make explains in a webinar how you should draw up such digital work instructions and how this process can be automated.

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Partnerships with Flanders Make: excellent examples of open innovation

In the beginning of the 20th century, vertically integrated companies were standard. Companies wanted to control the entire chain, kept their innovations in-house and hardly made attempts to integrate information from beyond their own R&D departments into their own processes. As from the 1920’s, the focus was on closed innovation, resulting in...

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INNO INFRA SHARE - Interreg project

INNO INFRA SHARE (Sharing Strategies for European Research and Innovation Infrastructures) is an Interreg Europe funded programme to improve the accessibility and utilisation of local Research and Innovation Infrastructure (RII) by SMEs.

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AACOMA - Interreg project

At Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine, we fund projects where partners work together across borders. In 2014-2020, we invest EUR 96 million from the European Regional Development Fund in our region. We are a collaboration between 13 regions from Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. Together, we develop shared solutions to common challenges. This gives...

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Flanders Make and Tenneco: research on intelligent suspension technology

Intelligent suspension systems adjust damper settings continuously in varying road and driving situations to provide maximum comfort and vehicle control. During dynamic maneuvers like cornering and lane changes, it automatically gives higher priority to vehicle control. It maximises contact between the tires and changing road surfaces, making the...

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Innovative tool tells whether or not your investment is economically viable

Digitisation, Industry 4.0, connectivity, smart manufacturing... these are just some of the many buzz words that we have been bombarded with over the past few years. Gradually, though, really interesting applications are emerging that could represent considerable added value, also for joiners. For instance, Flanders Make has developed a tool,...

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Flanders Make introduces Flemish companies into European innovation networks

Flanders Make is writing its European story. In 2019, we took part in no less than 114 European projects. "European partnerships complement our Flemish initiatives", explains Ger van den Kerkhof, Senior Account Manager EU Affairs at Flanders Make. "We not only build knowledge, we also share experiences with other European research institutions and...

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