The corona epidemic did not leave the activities at Sirris untouched. We had to take a number of drastic decisions and measures to safeguard our employees' safety and health, while making sure we can maximally continue our activities. So you can still count on us!

Sirris recently published the WatSlim project, an e-book guide about smart connected products. This guide is an answer to questions and needs faced by product builders during the development of these products.

More and more smart connected products pop up around us and more technology is available on the market to make smart internet-of-things (IoT) solutions. Many companies that build physical products wonder whether and when to take which steps. They are faced with numerous challenges such as creating added value and devising an attractive value proposal.

Want to know more about the latest cross-over innovations? You may want to attend the ‘Life-on-Chip Conference - Enabling personalized medicine through cross-over innovation’ on 20 and 21 February. The conference aims at speeding up the innovation process towards new healthcare solutions by bringing together international players active in this cross-disciplinary domain, helping and stimulating them to do business and set up new partnerships for cooperative R&D projects.

With the doors of the world's largest consumer electronics show closing in Las Vegas, it's worth reviewing and analysing the major trends of what the industry has in store for us in the coming months.

How do patents relate to product innovation? A study by several American economists.

In order to be able to help companies in their transition to an Industry 4.0 production, Sirris decided to set up its own pilot environment of an Industry 4.0 factory: the 4.0 Made Real Pilot Factory. Various innovative technologies will be implemented here and the production can be followed digitally from order to delivery. This thanks to connected machines and IoT.

Belgium is the fourth most productive country in the world. Only Norway (and its oil), Luxembourg (and its banks) and Ireland (as a tax haven) are doing better. Results to be proud of, if it weren’t for the fact that productivity growth has been sputtering in recent years. That’s why we will provide you with a series of tips to improve your productivity. This is part one.

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.

Since the fifth edition of the Factory of the Future Awards last month there are ten more companies with a Factory of the Future title, 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 3D-printing-pionier Materialise.