The market for connected products and devices is booming. For many businesses, it is essential to make the most, whilst guaranteeing the quality of the products they market and full command of all the skills associated with a field that remains unfamiliar to many.

Haelvoet is a producer of furniture for care institutions. With a smart and connected bed, this company wants to improve the safety and comfort of patients and improve the care efficiency. Their innovation was recently presented to the general public. How did Haelvoet handle the development?

You still don't really know how IoT can further expand your business and change the way you deliver value to customers? Are you paralysed by the numerous alternatives or the risk associated to the endeavour? Or are you simply searching for a way to give more value to your smart product which is already on the market? Discover or unleash your innovation project with Sirris on 10 December!

Industry 4.0 is built around the exchange of information between machines and higher-level systems. Connected machines and far-reaching digitisation ensure that manufacturing companies can make their production lines more flexible, secure and autonomous. For machine builders, connected machines offer the potential to develop digitally supported services.

In a rapidly evolving and connected world, there are many opportunities for product manufacturers to create value with smart connected products. Even though it presents them with a number of new challenges, these innovations are also within reach of SMEs that are less familiar with them.

At the Advanced Engineering trade event that will take place on 22 and 23 May, Sirris will organise its own lecture programme, presenting four different presentations on different topics within our fields of expertise, under the title ‘Future-proved products are light, smart and micro, to be achieved with advanced engineering methods’.

There is no longer any doubt about the rise of internet-of-things applications and smart connected products. But how can companies use this evolution to create value? Sirris and Agoria set up an initiative to help out. A first interactive event will take place on 16 November.

The start-up PlantHive is operating in the field of hydroponics, which involves growing plants out of the soil, on a neutral, inert substrate and developed a concept for a smart greenhouse. Sirris optimises greenhouse concept for mass production.

smart watch, AR

A recent development involving the University of Hasselt combines a smart wristwatch with a transparent screen that displays augmented reality (AR). Is this an alternative to smart glasses?

Despite smart technology becoming increasingly accessible, taking the step towards smart, connected products represents unknown territory for many SMEs. How do I get started? What added value can I create? What will the impact be on my products? Sirris can help you here!