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!

From start-ups to major groups, over 4,000 exhibitors are defining the future at the CES - Consumer Electronics Show.

To control your oil consumption, simply screw the small Full Up gauge onto the tank then download the appropriate application and save the tank measurements on your smartphone. Sirris contributed towards the device's development.

Are you a company with an innovative idea that could help improve our quality of life? Are you a technology provider looking for new business opportunities? Are you just looking for new ideas to explore? Then, our half a day networking conference on June 28th is exactly what you are looking for!