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The self-driving tractor that takes over tasks from the farmer

A tractor that drives across a field without a driver and starts working there on its own may sound like future music but will be reality within a few years' time. We developed the first self-driving tractor in our country that can take over all kinds of tasks from the farmer. During the fruit harvest, for instance, the tractor places empty crates...

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Team sends unmanned boat across the Atlantic ocean

The development of unmanned vehicles is gaining importance in various industries. 4 Flemish engineers now want to be the first to have an autonomous, unmanned boat crossing the Atlantic Ocean, while automatically transmitting air and water quality data to the mainland. Flanders Make sponsors the initiative and provides the necessary infrastructure...

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Flanders Make helps companies to innovate by making available high-tech test and validation infrastructure.

At Flanders Make, we help companies to innovate better and faster. By focusing on innovative products and smart production, companies increase their competitiveness and can respond more flexibly to a world that is changing rapidly.

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Prefamac & Flanders Make: a sweet partnership for tailor-made chocolates

Belgian chocolate is known throughout the world. But also as a manufacturer of chocolate machines we are among the world’s best. Prefamac is a world player. For more than 30 years, they have been manufacturing chocolate machines for manufacturers of biscuits, waffles and pralines. Their machines can melt, flake, cool, swirl, transport, heat and so...

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The impact of disruptive technology on products and production

Belgian companies put artificial intelligence and big data analysis on top of their list of most disruptive technologies for their processes. This appears from a study among 122 companies that we performed at the end of 2019. We are definitely not alone in this. Worldwide, 92% of the companies indicate that their expenditures will mainly focus on...

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Innovations in production environments in 2020

About 200 years ago, the manufacturing industry launched out of the starting blocks with the advent of the Industrial Revolution. Notwithstanding the many discoveries and revelations since then, we are now at the eve of what might be the greatest metamorphosis in the world of industry. Industry 4.0., the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will enable...

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The building blocks of Industry 4.0

Digital technologies fundamentally change the way in which companies operate. They help them to adapt to the increasing market demand for smaller series and highly personalised items and cater to the need for automation. Digitisation initiates a revolution within the manufacturing industry that will increase productivity, allow for economic growth...

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This is how Flanders Make tackles an innovation process

An innovation process is an accurate balancing act between the ambition of a company, the competences of people and the potential of resources. Flanders Make is a partner that listens to these needs on the basis of its expertise and guides the company purposefully through the innovation process.

Innovation is not a goal in itself. It must respond...

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Rebirth out of the Covid-19 crisis – Making Europe stronger

2020 is a year that will go into history. Not because of Euro 2020 or the 2020 Olympic Games, but as the year in which Covid-19 arose and took down our personal as well as our professional life. A major lockdown in the second quarter of the year caused companies to close, and challenged entrepreneurs to come up with new ways to survive and be...

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