Press releases

  • 30 June 2021

    Belgian companies operating in the wind energy sector are among the world leaders today. Partly because our country was already a pioneer in this type of renewable energy in the 1990s, but also thanks to OWI-lab, a platform for innovation and knowledge bringing together about 40 researchers and engineers from Sirris, VUB and UGent. They help the industry with research and development of new technologies and innovation projects for onshore and offshore wind farms.

  • 22 June 2021

    2020 was a year full of huge, unseen challenges. The Sirris annual report - unveiled today, 22 June 2021 - shows that many Belgian companies view the crisis as a good opportunity to innovate. This could well be an essential survival reflex.

  • 17 June 2021
    Sirris, the collective centre for the technological industry in Belgium, investigated the quality habits of Belgian tech companies at the end of 2020. The survey shows that quality control is highly valued by many, but also that some others can still make great strides. For example, almost half of the companies surveyed do not make use of the potential of additional quality tests.
  • 9 September 2020
    Software providers increasingly need to focus on the optimisation of their services, including the ability to react to customer preferences. Through its flexible framework and algorithms, the ITEA project Flex4Apps, led by NXP, creates a full loop that allows companies to offer more complex services while advancing the digital transition. For this unique result, the project partners have received the ITEA Award of Excellence during the Online ITEA PO Days 2020, from Vice-chairman Philippe Letellier.
  • 7 November 2019
    New pilot factory with 40 experts in Hasselt and Liège available to manufacturing companies
  • 6 February 2019
    One of the key objectives of Agoria and Sirris is to encourage the technological industry to contribute to a prosperous and sustainable society. Together with other partners, Agoria and Sirris support manufacturing companies to achieve this goal, for example by means of the ‘Factory of the Future’ project.
  • 10 December 2018

    Technical Coatings for Additive Manufacturing

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) has many advantages: custom manufacturing, flexible production and easy customization, for example. Yet many products have a high surface roughness and porosity.

  • 21 June 2017
    Results of recent survey as a clear sign of the course we are taking.
  • 2 February 2017
    Agoria, Sirris, Fedustria and Flanders Food crown Daikin, Nuscience, Rousselot, Valeo and Veranneman.
  • 21 October 2014
    The time has finally come: Flanders Make officially got going yesterday. Which is very good news for the manufacturing industry in our country. Companies in the manufacturing industry now have their own strategic research centre that combines and expands the resources and knowledge of FMTC, Flanders' DRIVE and the laboratories of the five Flemish universities. This initiative can support these companies by way of supporting pre-market surveys in order to reinforce their international competitive position. This is being done at the initiative of Agoria with the support from Sirris.