Patrick Cosemans
Bram Cloet

The NewSkin project aims to create an 'Open Innovation Test Bed' (OITB) to provide with technologies, resources and services to uptake a set of innovative processes to manufacture nano-enabled products, and the testing capabilities to demonstrate the features of nano-enhanced goods. During the project execution, there will be four open calls for companies to receive free access to OITB services. Sirris participates with its climate chamber with ice testing infrastructure for these show cases.

Bram Cloet

We all know that water freezes below 0 °C and that fuel cells can be impacted at such low temperatures. Lithium batteries performances are also affected. Nevertheless, the M110 Mobhyl Power from Powidian has successfully performed cold start tests at temperatures as low as -20 °C. For Sirris it was the first time to successfully facilitate a climate chamber test in which hydrogen was used.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Have you ever asked yourself how you can steer your site towards circular transition as an international concern lead plant? CNH Industrial in Zedelgem has already taken up this challenge!

Herman Derache

What role can technology and innovation play in the transition to a low-carbon society and green economy? We present to you nine 'Green Champions' definitely worth knowing!

Pieter Jan Jordaens

Even before the recent developments started to affect our energy supply, the Belgian government had decided to shift up a gear in the production of renewable energy. To this end, they are primarily considering to look at offshore wind in the Belgian North Sea. Technological innovation will play a major role and our response is the second edition of the Wind Energy Technology Summit in June.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Every year, European public authorities spend about 14% of their GDP on public procurement at a local, regional, national and European level. This amounts to more than EUR 1.9 trillion. Governments are moving towards integrating circular principles into their tenders. We, the manufacturing industry, had better make use of this lever. There are lots of opportunities to find here, but also some uncertainties.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

A series of online lectures organised by the Belgian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on 10 May will look into offshore wind and solar energy, and how it is reshaping the renewable energy scene. The panel discussion "Hot and Windy: on the future of our energy" will take place in this context, with the participation of Sirris.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Be inspired by circular frontrunners at 'RE-VALUE - Realizing circularity in the tech industry! Various testimonials and a panel discussion will teach you how other companies are moving towards a circular economy. They will show you that it is more than just recycling. For many products, the reuse, repair, refurbishing, remanufacturing or repurposing offers potential for preserving value and reducing environmental impact. Don't miss these testimonials from the inner circles of the circular economy!

Pieter Jan Jordaens

Not only chocolates and beers, but also our expertise and experience in offshore wind energy has now become a Belgian export product of worldwide fame. This will be demonstrated once again at the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF), North America's leading conference on offshore wind energy, which will take place from 26 to 28 April. Sirris, as coordinator of OWI-Lab, is proud to be giving a keynote speech at this industry meeting.

Thomas Vandenhaute

The circular economy is more than just recycling. Reuse, repair, upgrading, remanufacturing and repurposing indeed offers great potential for preserving the value and reducing the environmental impact of products. The inner circles of the circular economy have long remained under the radar. Manufacturing companies also tend to struggle with the complexity of exploring these options, including with how to put it all into practice. A new project has now come to their rescue.