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Collaboration for Accelerating Innovation: 4 good reasons to go for it

We are living in a rapidly changing environment where competition is fierce. As a result, companies need to look for ways to make sure they capture the relevant technologies and knowledge and to ensure fast product developments to stay ahead of the competition. In other words, companies need to accelerate their innovation processes to ensure...

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Setting up an IOT infrastructure is key to exploit the possibilities of digital transformation/Industry 4.0 implementations

A digital transformation strategy with buy-in and support from senior management is important when implementing a digital transformation plan. This plan should contain actions related to the execution of pilot projects with a predefined return on investment (ROI) estimate and an estimate about the value-creating potential for the company of...

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Geometric optimisation as a solution to industrial challenges

As a strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry, Flanders Make supports the Flemish industry with innovative methods, research and techniques. Our research is conducted to achieve faster optimal designs of drive trains, components, flexible assembly cells and production plants. Knowledge in mathematical modelling and optimisation...

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Flanders Make and AMS Robotics work together on a lightweight hydrogen tank for the car of the future

Companies are always looking for ways to make their products lighter in view of reducing their impact in terms of environmental burden, energy costs, maintenance and transport. Cars, in particular, are becoming ever lighter, with the search for lighter materials being prompted mainly by environmental considerations. Conventional steel is therefore...

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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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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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