Innovation Boosting project with Ugani improves low-cost prosthetics for developing countries

Ugani Prosthetics is a Flemish social startup whose mission is to bring down the prices of prosthetics. This makes them more broadly accessible for people in low-income countries. Lean management, supply chain optimization, frugal innovation, and digitalization are some of the techniques used to accomplish this goal.

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Opinion Dirk Torfs: "The smart industry of the future is sustainable, digitised and competitive".

The corona crisis, the largest influx of refugees into Europe since World War 2, rising energy prices, inflation, and so on. These are, to put it mildly, turbulent times. Our companies also face special challenges. And this after two very difficult years already. Fortunately, our companies are showing resilience and continue to invest in...

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Innovation Boosting for Deceuninck

As a profile manufacturer, Deceuninck hardly needs to be introduced. When Benari Deceuninck started producing buttons, buckles and combs from plastic sheets as a small one-man business in 1937, he undoubtedly did not dream that the company would grow into the multinational we know today. Meanwhile, the company operates production plants in 17...

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Workforce development

Today, the insights on the impact of the 4th industrial revolution are growing. Companies with a clear Industry 4.0 (implementation) strategy have the ambition to become the best in product development and production so as to strengthen their competitiveness and improve their responsiveness to the customer. These companies are not stuck in pilot...

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Converting data into services

Many companies are still looking for the best way to cope with data and to extract value from them. Having a strategic plan to use data as part of your business model is the first step and the best way to guarantee results. By defining and gathering appropriate actions, you can maximise the impact of data on your shareholders or your company’s...

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Ecosystems will rule the world

The increasing complexity, uncertainty and speed of change within our competitive economic world requires new ways of working. Not only to survive as a company, but also to make a difference, follow the changing pace, anticipate with creativity and create market leading initiatives to become/remain successful in a global economy. Building and...

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Adapted design method at Vitalo Industries

Vitalo Industries, located in Meulebeke, has more than 85 years of experience in the production of plastic and insulating parts. As one of the market leaders in their sector, they produce small and medium-sized series for various industrial sectors such as the medical, automotive and mechanical engineering industry. Their drive for innovation led...

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Take the lead in digital transformation: Can you handle it?

Digital transformation is one of the buzz words of the moment. What does it mean? How can everyone in an organisation play a role and act as a digital leader? At Flanders Make, four colleagues were given the opportunity to follow a Vlerick Business School programme on this topic.

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OptiSeats automatically calculates safe sitting distance

Because of corona measures such as social distancing and bubble sizes, many public spaces cannot be fully occupied. Moreover, it is often difficult to judge for yourself how best to set up a room correctly for a certain number of attendees. Flanders Make has therefore developed the free online tool ‘OptiSeats’.

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