Agoria paves the way for all technologically inspired companies in Belgium that strive for progress based on the development and application of innovations. More than 1,900 strong technology companies are members of Agoria. In a society in which technology contributes towards improving the quality of life, you can count on Agoria to connect everyone who is inspired by technology, increase the success of companies and plan for a sustainable future.
Headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and with research sites across Belgium, in the Netherlands, Taiwan and the USA, an rep offices in China and Japan, imec leverages its state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure and its team of about 4,000 expert scientists, to drive open innovation across the globe. They unite world-industry leaders, Flanders-based and international companies, start-ups, and academia and knowledge centers, for R&D in nano-electronics and digital technologies, including advanced semiconductor scaling, silicon photonics, smart health, smart energy, smart mobility and smart cities solutions, artificial intelligence, beyond-5G and sensing technologies and more.
Next to its R&D offering, imec also leverages its expertise and large international industry network to support smaller organizations that have limited in-house R&D resources as well as larger companies with their innovation process from initial idea to fully functioning product, from the design of a product or chip, to prototyping, testing and optimizing, and manufacturing.
Finally, imec supports tech start-ups and scale-ups with a tailored offering. The imec.istart program is a business acceleration program that provides tech entrepreneurs with specialized coaching, facilities and overall support to help them grow their businesses, while the imec.scale-ups program focuses on larger innovative tech scale-ups looking to conquer the European market.
Commissioned by the Flemish government, Lantis is building connections that make the city and region flourish. Lantis is responsible for the realisation of the Oosterweel connection, which will increase prosperity and improve the quality of life. Lantis is contributing to this by promoting mobility, including the construction of numerous bicycle connections and multimodal junctions on the city outskirts of Antwerp.
Lantis strives for operational excellence in order to carry out projects as efficiently as possible and deliver quality. Thanks to intensive cooperation with the surrounding area, the organisation works transparently and with a focus on results. Innovation and transformation ensure future-oriented projects with a lasting impact on the dynamics of the region. This is the Lantis way of successfully realising large projects in an urban environment.
Lantis stands for Liveable Antwerp through Innovation and Cooperation and is a public limited company. The day-to-day management is in the hands of the management committee led by managing director Luc Hellemans. David Van Herreweghe chairs the board of directors.
As Europe’s second-largest port and largest integrated chemical cluster, the Port of Antwerp is a major lifeline for the Belgian economy: annually around 238 million tonnes of international maritime freight are handled. The Port of Antwerp accounts, directly and indirectly, for a total of around 143.000 jobs and more than €20 billion added value.
Innovation and digitisation enable our mission to be ‘a home port for a sustainable future’ as we aim to flexibly respond to a rapidly evolving maritime market. By supporting The Beacon, we want to ensure that our port platform finds relevant points of contact and vice versa. Furthermore, we want to facilitate the exchange effect created through the ecosystem being built around The Beacon.
The city of Antwerp welcomes businesses, researchers, citizens and city officials to experiment with smart technologies that aim to make urban life more enjoyable and sustainable. Antwerp is a living lab where solutions are tested and co-created with its inhabitants. The city is home to highly innovative businesses and with 171 nationalities that live in Antwerp, it is above all a very diverse, and international city. The Ecosystem in Antwerp is developing rapidly, over the past years the amount of start-ups and scaleups in Antwerp doubled.
Innovative companies are the driving force behind the Antwerp knowledge economy. Their growth is crucial for our future. The City of Antwerp therefore strongly believes in the power of digital networking and is developing an ecosystem for digital innovation in which large and small businesses, startups, scaleups, researchers and capital providers with an interest in the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence can meet each other. Thanks to the cross-pollination that occurs in The Beacon, innovative products are developed that are relevant to Antwerp’s ‘smart city’ ambitions and to our financial stakeholders: industry and logistics.
The University of Antwerp is a research university where pioneering, innovative research is conducted at an international level. Research and education are closely linked, with 20,000 students and 6000 staff spread across our nine faculties. As a driving force in the Antwerp innovation ecosystem, innovation is a constant focus.
The Beacon is the university’s pioneering pre-incubation structure for the domain of Metropolitanism, Smart City, Mobility & Logistics. It houses the IDLab research group and the Design Sciences Hub.
The IDLab research group of the University of Antwerp and imec performs fundamental and applied research on Wireless technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things. IDLab, headed by prof. Steven Latré, targets the most daunting challenges industry is facing to deliver digital transformation, connecting everything and extracting high value from data. Bringing researchers and industrial partners together at the same location facilitates knowledge transfer and enables the cross-fertilization and co-creation insights on smart cities, IoT and AI towards the industrial partners in The Beacon.
The Design Sciences Hub of the Faculty of Design Sciences is an interdisciplinary innovation and valorization lab. They offer design solutions for urban challenges and wicked problems in the triangle of urban planning, built environment, and urban health.
Great news 👉 Voxdale is opening an office in Ghent, a city full of possibilities and ambition, and close to many successful companies. 📌#newlocation #Ghent
👋 For all the talented engineers and product developers out there... Do you enjoy tackling diverse challenges, building amazing hardware products and IoT & cloud solutions? Enjoy change and variety in a job? Want to work hard and have fun at the same time? Leave us a message, and we will be happy to connect with you.
Interesting feature in the Dutch Weekblad Schuttevaer: "The future is closer than you think. This is clear from the emergence of remotely operated sailing. Seafar in Antwerp shows that sailing without or with a reduced crew on board is no longer science fiction." #smartshipping #MASS
Link to Schuttevaer: https://lnkd.in/djtzKp4r
Link via website Seafar (ENG): https://lnkd.in/dFqxJBeS
On September 1st Robovision and South Essex Fabricating Inc signed to collaborate 💪
This collaboration will position both companies at the forefront of their industries by combining much-needed high-tech machines backed with AI capabilities to standardize and regulate labor-intensive tasks.
How can innovation in location services and data ecosystems help transform your city or region?
Join us for an interactive workshop on October 14, during the European Week of Regions and Cities to learn how European cities and regions are using innovative location services and data ecosystems to deliver better local services. We will share the approach and findings from two large projects involving more than 20 European cities. If you’re involved, or interested in data policies, you can’t miss this. Find out more and register via: https://lnkd.in/d7Ecpp_U
Happy to be featuring among the top Belgium based Transportation start-up companies worth to watch!
This article showcases our top picks for the best Belgium based Transportation companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Transportation industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐞𝐝𝐂𝐚𝐫 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐠𝐢𝐮𝐦! 🍾🏆
𝐒𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦, 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬! 💪
Corporate Vision captured the moment in the latest issue of their Corporate Vision Magazine!
Check it out via: https://lnkd.in/eFT_h2H
Last Friday, we kicked off our Open Source Bootcamp with 17 new joiners!
Growing as an organization taking up larger projects also means training junior employees to get them up to speed.
That is why we created The Knowledge Center, a training institution for all the employees of Inuits but also external partners.
Every training is created and taught by experts with relevant experience.
Today we have nine different courses for both developers and operations people.
Find more information about our working culture:
We Were Nominated as a Top Internet of Things Company in The Netherlands by BestStartup.eu. Thanks for the recognition BestStartup.eu!
❓ Do you think implementing A.I. is essential for startups?
Nowadays, a lot of startups are promising successful A.I. in their business, while underestimating how hard it is to implement it successfully. We can help #kickstart your business to avoid all the pitfalls as a capital-intensive startup where A.I. is important.
Faktion helped Valid8, a Singaporean #startup, by building and implementing a recommendation engine that led to them securing the round of funding for their company. Here's how we did it. ⬇️
If you want to know the full technical details of how we built such a system, check the blogpost in the comments!
Want to know how Faktion.ai can help you thrive with A.I. solutions? Get in touch with us today!
Edgise is nominated for the DataNews Awards For Excellence, in the categories Artificial Intelligence Innovator of the Year and Hardware Innovator of the Year! 🙌
S3Food: microbreweries benefit from data-driven fermentation management
In The S3Food project Flying Couch Brewery in Denmark will start a project together with Zymoscope. The goal of the project is to finalize the development of a data-driven fermentation management solution i.e. non-invasive Internet of Things solution to monitor and control fermentation in the beer industry.
This project has received financial support via a validation voucher of S3Food.
S3Food is the pan European project for digital Industry 4.0 transition in which DSP Valley takes part as one of the 13 international consortium partners.
Innoskart Digital Cluster, ASINCAR, AgriFood Capital, Bretagne Développement Innovation, Corallia, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark, DSP Valley, Food-Processing Initiative e. V., CIMES , Wagralim, the Agri-Food Innovation Cluster of Wallonia, Campden BRI Magyarország , Flanders'FOOD, Clúster Alimentario de Galicia, Innov'Alliance - Le pôle de compétitivité de la Naturalité Alimentation Cosmétique Arômes Parfums, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), EEN_Enterprise Europe Network
RSPCT is the podcast that twice a month introduces you to a person whose actions have a positive impact on society.
Our colleague Steven Beckers gave a word of explanation about his vision and our positive impact approach.
You can listen to the podcast with Steven Beckers here: http://ow.ly/atAR50FwxMk
#Strongertogether with our colleague Steven Beckers
Take hold of your future with a sound Digital Strategy. And enjoy great breakfast & coffee.
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A digital strategy is not just about digitisation, it's about unlocking business opportunities in the long term through digitisation.
We look at how we can improve your business today. We strive for a competitive advantage through a better relationship with your clients and partners tomorrow. And with a data-driven strategy we expand your business the day after tomorrow. We’re talking new business, new products and new services. That’s how a digital strategy gears companies up for the future.
Our co-founder Jannes Van de maele will show you how we develop a sound Digital Strategy that adds business value and always puts the end user first. He will share some secrets about our Lighthouse ideation which is a sure recipe for a new solid working concept. To illustrate, he will touch upon a few cases like; SmartFridge, the connected fridge; Telraam, where we built a device for fine-grained monitoring of traffic and; Remeha, an enterprise platform that allows this heating manufacturer to gain better insights into their end users and consequently adapt their own offering and marketing.
Next, it's up to you. Do you have a pressing question on Digital Strategy? Just reach out to Jannes after the presentation.
08:15 - 08:30: Arrive, chat, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and great coffee from our friendly neighbour Caffenation.
08:30 - 9:30: Presentation by Jannes Van de maele (in Dutch)
9:30 - 10:00: Chat
10:00: This is the end my friend
Can't make it to our Breakfast Session? Then register for our webinar: https://bit.ly/3t2ZDaU
On our co-founder: Jannes has guided many clients towards a digital transformation, big multinationals such as Wienerberger but also small innovative start-ups like Cowboy and June. From taking baby steps like automating a few services to giant leaps such as creating a whole new business model going from selling a product to an as-a-service offering.
Delighted to get to know the Bavarian market that can serve as the start of an expansion outside the Benelux in the near future!
We better make work from translating our new website to German as well ;)
Many thanks to Stad Antwerpen, Business in Antwerp and UnternehmerTUM!
#energy #transition #expansion #flow #modelling
Vogels vormen een groot gevaar voor vliegtuigen wanneer ze landen en opstijgen. Om de veiligheid op en rond de landingsbanen te verhogen, wordt getest of drones kunnen helpen bij het opsporen en verjagen van vogels. De drones van Citymesh speelden een belangrijke rol bij de testen die skeyes en Brussels Airport Company uitvoerden. Meer informatie vind je hier: https://lnkd.in/gXPtSiGq
Next week we will be at the IoT in Oil and Gas Conference in Houston, come and see our disruptive manual valve position sensor on our booth!
We look forward to see you all in Houston.
Community Member and resident BubblyDoo recently raised 800.000 EUR from different sources to expand their business. BubblyDoo is a platform that enables customers to customize books for their children. Gender, names, appearances can all be modified according to the customer's preference.
Belgian newspaper De Tijd interviewed Toine Habets, one of the four founders of BubblyDoo.
The article is in Dutch and behind a paywall.
Want to pitch live on stage during one of our eight The Big Score Sessions in 2022? Apply now and maybe you will be one of the 64 startups to present your tech solution towards a live audience of VCs, investors and corporates. The eight sessions will take place during four days, on four different locations, in February and March, 2022. You will be notified in advance if you are selected to pitch.
Together with our presenting partner VOKA, we are eager to welcome Europe’s finest tech investors, rocket ship scale-ups and corporate pioneers. Our lean and mean format, organisational reputation and elite attendance guarantee deal making and the broadening of your network. Join us LIVE, for Europe’s finest sales and funding gathering in Ghent, Belgium, from November 30 to December 2, 2021.
Discover Africa’s booming tech scenes in Rwanda and Uganda in the framework of the Belgian Digital for Development program. Our Go Global Mission to Rwanda & Uganda, from October 11-16 , 2021, offers you a chance to mingle and collaborate with local business leaders and entrepreneurs who know best what Rwanda and Uganda have to offer for the future of tech development in Africa as well as on a global scale.