Julien De Smedt (architect): “A sustainable building is above all a building people will love”

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Julien De Smedt is undoubtedly one of the most talented Belgian architects of his generation. We met him during a gathering of several companies members of the Building & Urban Technology Club. From the discussion, we noted five underlying principles guiding his work.

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“Why we adopted Industry 4.0? To stay ahead the coming 10 years as an independent family owned manufacturing company!”

Thursday 9 February 2017

January 23rd & 24th Agoria and Sirris invited a group of 12 industry professionals, amongst which 6 Belgian Factories of the Future, for a visit to two SEW Eurodrive factories that serve as an international Industry 4.0 benchmark.

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322 million venture capital gathered at tech meeting

Wednesday 21 December 2016

On 20 December, Sirris expert Omar Mohout brought together more than 60 companies of the "€ 1M Club", a select group of Belgian technology companies that raised at least € 1M in venture capital recently, for a breakfast meeting in Ghent in the context of the Scaleup.Vlaanderen project.

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Agoria publishes ‘Belgian Mechanical Suppliers’ Business Guide

Thursday 8 December 2016

In the new ‘Belgian Mechanical Suppliers’ Business Guide published by Agoria Subcontracting, you will find a unique offering of more than 100 suppliers who are members of Agoria, with full contact information and detailed overview of their production capabilities.

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Successful networking evening at NATO Industry Forum 2016

Wednesday 7 December 2016

On 9 November the Belgian Security and Defence Industry and Agoria organized the networking event of the Nato Industry Forum 2016. The Forum addressed a recognised need for an elevated strategic dialogue between NATO and industry to ensure that the Alliance benefits from the best solutions to military requirements, within expected budget and time constraints, now and in the foreseeable future.

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Orgalime: "If the current Machinery Directive is still perfectly satisfactory, why change it?"

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Should the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC be revised? A public consultation is currently running until 16 December 2016 to help determine the European Commission’s position. Orgalime, the European umbrella association of organisations in the mechanical, electrical & electronic, and metalworking industries, is objecting to the revision. Thomas Kraus, chairman of the MD Working Group, explains why.

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CETA: what comes next and the benefits for companies

Wednesday 9 November 2016

The free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada, better known as CETA, has monopolized the headlines in recent weeks. Both parties finally signed the agreement on 30 October 2016. But what exactly are the benefits for companies and have all the obstacles to CETA been overcome?

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