Is your company also thinking about expanding or transforming its offering with a digital service? Do you want a better understanding of everything this entails? Then the training 'Agoria Academy: How to build a Digital Business' on 4 June is perfect for you. Your instructors are experienced experts who have guided more than 400 digital companies in the past decade.

Looking beyond its hype in the financial world, blockchain is starting to prove its potential in other domains. Starting 29 April, Sirris is organising a series of masterclasses and individual coaching sessions on blockchain for manufacturing, from insight to plan.

During the fifth edition of the Factory of the Future Awards ten companies had the honour of receiving the title of Factory of the Future, the award granted by Sirris and Agoria to companies that best succeed in reconciling the technologies of the future with work tailored to people and the environment. One of the winners is Mirion Technologies, producer of detectors for the identification of nuclear radiation.

Anyone wanting to start a disruptive business by offering products such as (scalable) services, must first consider certain things and adapt their approach. A good guide is the way in which start-ups work.

Digital companies use a number of business models, including the marketplace model and the advertisement model. In a meeting on 7 May we will figure out why the subscription model is one of the most used models. You will learn what this model involves and how it relates to other commonly used models.

Your company will undoubtedly start doing a lot more with circular economy in the years ahead. Why? It allows you to do business while caring for the environment, it helps you increase your financial strength and stimulates innovation. Smart waste handling is only a small part of the story. You can become circular by rethinking business models and logistic systems and by redesigning products. Sirris and Agoria are organising a bootcamp to help you get started!

Early November the third support group of ten scale-ups started a Scaleup.vlaanderen assessment process for innovative digital companies with a proven business model, which are on the eve of a growth acceleration.

Philips Lighting’s innovative, circular business model is based on service. This has been done in order to participate in various social trends, such as urbanisation and the energy-saving reflexes of their customers. This way the company wants to offer more quality at a better price and specifically to guarantee that their customers can continue enjoying optimal functionality in the years to come. It represents one of the driving forces for innovation at Philips.