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Nokia Bell Labs

About Nokia Bell Labs
Nokia Bell Labs is renowned for its profound influence on the evolution of telecommunications and information technologies and produces disruptive innovations for the next phase of human existence. This human challenge has been the charter for Bell Labs and has led to a wealth of industry redefining innovations, eight Nobel Prizes, National Medals of Science and Engineering, the Turing Prize and the Japan Prize. The breadth of our research extends from devices to all elements of networks and (cloud) computing systems, as well as all the key software systems, platforms and applications that will underpin the digital future.




About Fujifilm Electronic Materials



About Televic Group
Televic develops, manufactures and installs top end high-tech communication systems for specific niche markets. To achieve success, the group is divided into independent companies that each focus on their specific market:

  • Televic Rail: passenger information systems on trains
  • Televic Healthcare: communication systems for healthcare
  • Televic Conference: conference systems for large venues
  • Televic Education: multimedia and e-learning solutions for staff training and educational institutions

Televic creates added value for the customer by developing custom-made solutions and by continuously innovating at the cutting edge of technology. Televic is a financially independent and stable group. In addition to our European successes our key goal is further international growth. Televic now employs 600 people worldwide.





About ASM
ASM is a leading global supplier of semiconductor wafer process equipment, including epitaxy, ALD, CVD and thermal process tools.  From the very start of the semiconductor industry to the present day, we've been technology leaders who have pioneered innovation and brought new processes into volume manufacturing. In recent years, we brought Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Plasma Enhanced ALD  from R&D right through to advanced mainstream production.  A key to our success lies in our commitment to R&D, from developing basic chemistries, to cooperative joint developments, to implementing new processes and equipment at our customer's production sites.

Lam Research

About Lam Research
As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient devices. Lam offers a broad portfolio of market-leading thin film deposition, plasma etch, and wafer cleaning solutions for front-end wafer processing and advanced packaging applications. Through collaboration, continuous innovation, and delivering on commitments, Lam is transforming atomic-scale engineering and enabling its customers to shape the future of technology.



About SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions
SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd., foundation in the semiconductor manufacturing equipment market started in the 1970s with core technologies in the etching and photolithographic fields. SCREEN is the global market leader in all three cleaning process fields: Batch, Single Wafer and Scrub. We actively work to create new products and solutions by integrating our existing technologies in a variety of innovative ways, such as coat / develop track, annealing and other surface processing equipment as well as products in frontier markets such as IoT applications using smaller 200mm or alternative substrates.

We continue to create new product innovations developed from the viewpoint of our customers, allowing us to offer a range of unique, high-quality manufacturing equipment and services. We continuously pursue solutions that can be used with safety and reliability by the semiconductor industry as it evolves. Through these advances, we contribute to the improvement of society as a whole.



About Sirris
Sirris is the collective centre for and by the technological industry. We offer Belgian companies three key assets to help them remain innovative: years of experience and comprehensive expertise in a wide range of industries; high-tech testing infrastructure spread across the country; and an extensive network of partners. This way we help large and smaller players in Belgian industry make the right technological choices and achieve sustainable economic growth.



About Tokyo Electron (TEL)
Established in 1963, Tokyo Electron (TEL) is a leading global supplier of innovative semiconductor and flat panel display production equipment. TEL has continuously grown by incorporating new technologies and innovation to meet the demands of an ever changing world. Product lines include coater/developers, thermal processing systems, plasma etchers, single wafer deposition systems, surface preparation systems and other equipment supporting the manufacturing and testing of semiconductors. TEL is committed to empowering the newest advancements in technology to improve life.




About Agoria
Agoria brings together and defends companies in the technology industry. The federation is committed to the future of these companies and the 275,000 people or so they employ. With its 1,700 member companies, Agoria is the largest sectoral federation in Belgium.
It supports its members active in 10 industry domains (Information and Communication Technology, Building Technology, Contracting, Materials Technology, Subcontracting, Production Technology & Mechatronics, Transport Systems & Solutions, Energy Systems & Solutions, Environment Systems & Solutions, Aeronautics, Space, Security, Defence technology) in the development of their activities in terms of markets, products and technologies both in Belgium and abroad.

Through its Centres of expertise, the federation also assists its members on issues of education/skills building, labour market, innovation, energy, environment, social legislation, regulations and standards (both technical and general). And to defend its members’ interests before public authorities, it relies on public policy groups that are active at federal and regional levels.



Aboout BBRI
The BBRI: Serving the building sector
The Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI) is the scientific and technical hub of the building sector. It is mainly financed by its members, a group of more than 90,000 Belgian construction companies who represent virtually all the trades within the building industry. The BBRI contributes directly towards the improvement of quality and productivity in the short and the long term by carrying out research and development, sharing information and elaborating renowned Good Practice Guides. The BBRI firmly believes that innovation is the key for continuously improving workmanship and the image of the sector. It provides assistance to companies through a wide variety of activities related to the implementation of new technologies for the construction of environmentally sound buildings and cities.



About Catalisti
Catalysing innovation and transition in chemistry and plastics
Catalisti, the cluster for Chemistry and Plastics, will primarily serve Flemish companies by building partnerships with research institutions, sector associations and governments. By being a central and neutral partner, companies can concentrate on their core business and use the cluster to easily stay connected with all appropriate authorities.

This way, we want to anchor the chemical and plastics sector in Flanders, making the cluster even more innovative, strengthen competitiveness and enhance their global reach.

To achieve these goals Catalisti uses the triple F principle:

  • Find
  • Facilitate
  • Fulfill

More specifically, Catalisti will support cluster members by:

  • Setting up cooperative innovation projects
  • Finding funding for innovation projects
  • Being a neutral, trusted partner in finding and building national and international partnerships
  • Informing companies on relevant EU project calls and supporting the setup of EU projects
  • Providing support for internationalisation, export and international market exploration, in collaboration with FIT and other authorities
  • Developing a long term vision with and for the sector
  • Trends analysis: technology watch, knowledge transfer and communication
  • Facilitating effective networking between active companies and knowledge institutions
  • Translating and transfering the needs of the sector to knowledge institutions and government

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About Centexbel
Centexbel, the Textile Competence Centre, is a non-profit organisation supporting textile manufacturers in the development and introduction of novel materials, innovative products and technological processes.

Centexbel focuses its research and development activities on three technological fields while paying much attention to sustainability and the environmental impact of materials and processes:

  •     functional thermoplastic textiles
  •     textile functionalisation & surface modification
  •     health, security and protection

Centexbel runs a whole series of physical, chemical and microbiological tests on textiles (from fibre to finished product). The centre also analyses the burning behaviour of textiles and other flexible materials. The four Centexbel laboratories are certified according to ISO 17025 and recognized by numerous national and international organisations.

Centexbel continuously invests in its (semi-) industrial application platforms (knitting, extrusion, textile finishing and coating and in a professional laundry line). These lines allow the industry to produce prototypes or samples and to have them tested before starting the large-scale production of new products.

Centexbel’s services include consultancy, professional training, impartial product certification, and standardisation.

Vision and objectives:

  •     Guaranteeing excellent textile products in compliance with the strictest legal and environmental standards through independent and objective tests in fully equipped accredited laboratories performed by highly educated staff members
  •     Creating high-end textile products through Research & Development uniting industrial needs and scientific breakthroughs
  •     Establishing objective product specifications by pre-standard research and expert involvement in international standardisation committees
  •     Keeping pace with evolutions through professional training programmes for companies and staff members
  •     Promoting the high-tech profile of western textile developments to attract young and promising engineers and researchers to build a career in the textile industry

Confederatie Bouw
About Confederatie Bouw
The Construction Confederation is the main business organisation, social partner and representative body of the construction industry in Belgium. More than 14000 contractors have joined the Construction Confederation, from craftsmen to global players, carrying out all forms of building and civil engineering activities. The Confederation informs, supports, represents and promotes Belgian contractors at the local, national and international levels. It is an active member of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC), European International Contractors (EIC) and several other organisations.


DSP Valley

About DSP Valley
DSP Valley is a European cluster of excellence in Smart Electronic Systems, mainly active in Belgium and the Netherlands. The DSP Valley cluster brings together businesses, research organizations, governmental authorities and financial institutions, interacting  in the whole value chain of Smart Electronic Systems.

This ecosystem includes actors from technology providers in micro/nano-electronics hardware and embedded software to smart product developers for the smart products.  DSP Valley focuses mainly on smart health, smart cities, smart vehicles and smart industry.

DSP Valley is founding member of the Silicon Europe Alliance, the partnership of 12 European semiconductor and electronics clusters, representing more than 2000 European companies active in the electronics value chain, and stimulating pan-European innovation cooperation.



About EPIC
EPIC is the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe. Our members encompass the entire value chain from LED lighting, Photovoltaic solar energy, Photonics Integrated Circuits, Optical components, Lasers, Sensors, Imaging, Displays, Projectors, Optic fiber, and other photonic related technologies.

EPIC Membership
EPIC puts its extensive network and experience to the benefit of its membership to support companies accelerate their growth and technological advancements, and reaching out to emerging photonics markets. To join EPIC, please download and return the Membership Application Form.

EPIC Network
EPIC fosters a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC is the industry association with the largest network and maintaints the European photonics database. EPIC manages several focused LinkedIn Groups, and exhibits at leading events.

EPIC Organization
EPIC is owned and operated by its members. The annual budget is supported by membership fees ranging from 500 EUR - 6000 EUR, scaled to encourage participation of start-ups, SMEs, large companies, as well as research organizations and other stakeholders of the photonics ecosystem.



About ESIA
The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) is the voice of the Semiconductor Industry in Europe. Its mission is to represent and promote the common interests of the Europe-based semiconductor industry towards the European Institutions and stakeholders in order to ensure a sustainable business environment and foster its global competitiveness.

Semiconductors underpin a significant part of the European and worldwide economy. Their role will continue to grow as future products and services will become more digital and interlinked. The semiconductor industry provides the key enabling technology solutions for society in the fields of energy efficiency, mobility, health care, security and across the ICT sector including the realization of the smart grid and more efficient lighting. Semiconductors are also the building blocks for better security, for the safety and efficiency of the whole transport systems and for environmental monitoring. No societal challenge can be successfully met without them.

The industry was ranked as the most R&D intensive sector by the European Commission in 2011 and supports around 200,000 jobs directly and more than 1,000,000 indirect jobs in Europe. The global turnover of the semiconductor sector alone was around €230 billion in 2013 while the value of products comprising micro- and nano electronic components represents around € 1,250 billion. The impact of micro- and nano-electronics on the whole economy is estimated at 10% of the worldwide GDP.



About Feebel
“FEE” the acronym stands for the Federation of Electricity and Electronics.

FEE association has been created  in 1946 when three existing professional associations decided to join their strengths  in order to optimize the service to members.

The Federation unites and supports companies in the sector of electricity and electronics, and defends their interests. FEE wants the main representative of the industry in the state, the market and other professional organizations. We also commit ourselves to a strategic way to deal with the common interests of our members and provide them an optimal service.



About is the Belgian forum for the ICT & Media professionals' community to exchange views and acquire insight in new developments and challenges related to technical, regulatory, societal and economical aspects of ICT & Media technologies and services.

Membership of offers members a European international network.


Flanders' Food

About Flanders' Food
Flanders’ FOOD is the innovation platform for the agrofood industry, established by the food industry and supported by the Flemish Government.

We support companies to strengthen their competitive position through innovation. Our mission is to enhance the scientific and technological knowledge in agrofood companies, to accelerate successful product and process development and to guarantee continuous economic growth.

We bring together companies, government and knowledge centers (universities, institutes of higher education and other centers) in a national and international network. Through this network we provide an answer to scientific and technological needs and opportunities of the food industry.

More specific, Flanders’ FOOD helps companies by:

  • Starting up market driven research projects for groups of companies, in cooperation with one or more knowledge centers
  • Organizing seminars, trainings and workshops about subjects introduced by the industry
  • Sending out an electronic newsletter touching recent scientific and technological developments
  • Giving scientific and technological advice


Smart Hub

About Flanders Smart Hub, Smart region in the heart of Europe
Flanders Smart Hub stimulates innovation, encourages companies and knowledge institutions to cooperate and attracts (foreign) investments. In Flemish Brabant’s 5 innovative clusters: Lifetech, Logistech, Foodtech, Cleantech, Createch.

With the focus on these clusters, Flanders Smart Hub aims at converting Flemish Brabant into a European hotspot combining economic creativity and innovation with growing prosperity and welfare. A top region with trendsetting knowledge institutions and companies. And with Brussels Airport and the knowledge parks as top locations forming the ideal gateway.


Gent BC
About Gent BC
Gent BC (Big in Creativity) is a non profit organization, founded by Ghent University, the city of Ghent, the Development Agency East-Flanders and other local knowledge institutions. Gent BC offers a network that focuses on inter institute matchmaking between the most relevant innovators in the Ghent Region. Gent BC brings promotes the local tech ecosystems & activates technological entrepreneurship. Gent BC aims at cross sectional collaboration amongst its members, putting the region on the map as an important hub of creativity and technology.

Gent BC organizes its own international VC/investor event "Level Up" & and brings together our local tech community at the informal “Level Up Sessions”. “Level Up” & the sessions offer a homogeneous set of emerging tech companies in following fields: SAAS, big data, IOT, mobile and e-commerce. Niche serie B/C investors, presenting companies & community members are all meticulously chosen in order to guarantee high level contacts & business development.



Health House

About Health House
Health House is the meeting place of health and high-tech and all the people involved with it. It will astonish you with its world-class content and the way it delivers it, turning every visit, tailored to your needs and interests, into a new experience. Health House provides hands-on interaction with cutting-edge technology and inspiration for research, business, projects and cooperations. The House is grounded in a proven ecosystem with a strong focus on the creation of knowledge and technology, with a long-standing history and reputation of constantly innovating high-tech, health and creativity. Health House is proudly powered by imec, the University of Leuven, University Hospitals of Leuven, the city of Leuven and the province of Flemish Brabant.



About ILVO
FROM FARM TO FORK...FROM SCIENCE TO SPOON...Flanders’ Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) performs multidisciplinary, innovative and independent research aimed at economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries. Through this research, ILVO accumulates fundamental and applied knowledge which is vital for the improvement of products and production methods for quality control and the safety of end products, and for the amelioration of policy instruments as a foundation for sector development and agricultural policy for rural areas.



About Innotek
Innotek supports and assists new business initiatives and offers flexible office and laboratory space to start-ups. With these activities Innotek aims to contribute to the creation of additional employment in Flanders.

In addition to the exploitation of the Technology Houses in Geel and Mol, we focus on New Business: we stimulate entrepreneurship and support and coach entrepreneurs, what results in long-term high-quality employment.

Innotek endeavours to turn good ideas into successful businesses by offering customized support: from sounding board to coaching and to hand-on business development. We do this by using our own internal expertise and the experience and knowledge of our extensive network of consultants, business angels and (ex-) entrepreneurs that we have created in recent years.



About Innovatiecentrum
“The Innovation Centres act as the local point of contact regarding innovation support for the SME in Flanders. We offer unique services to SME’s to support their innovation processes an objective, free of charge and on an individual one 2 one basis,

  • We help companies in their search for financial means, mostly with subsidies from the Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen
  • We search for partners, both in the Flemish knowledge of Innovation Actors and within the private market
  • We offer advice regarding innovation related subjects such as intellectual property, business modelling, customer development etc.

Our goal is to reinforce the local innovation eco-system and to increase the amount of companies in which innovation leads to economic growth.”


Leuven Inc.

About Leuven.Inc
Since 2000 Leuven.Inc (Leuven Innovation Networking Circle)  is a valued technology network in the region of Leuven, Flanders and beyond. Our mission is to provide a communication and facilitating platform, bringing together students, researchers, young starters, high-tech entrepreneurs, spin-offs and established enterprises and socio-economic partners. We strive to create a healthy and dynamic, future-oriented and expanding prosperity in Leuven and beyond. We do this through the coordination of events and activities, such as the visionary seminars where an insight is given in the expected trends of the near future.

The Leuven.Inc  network covers areas of expertise ranging from micro and nano electronics, engineering, health and medical research to ICT, life sciences, food, materials and many more. At Leuven.Inc, like-minded people come together to share knowledge, expertise and ideas and thus stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship.

Leuven.Inc is a founding member of Leuven MindGate. After a transition period both organisations act as one entity. Members of Leuven MindGate wil have the same benefits as Leuven.Inc members.


Leuven Mindgate
About Leuven Mindgate
Leuven MindGate is a collaboration platform representing local companies, the government and knowledge institutes (Triple Helix).  Its objective is to break with the traditional Flemish modesty and position the Leuven region internationally as a premier destination for health, high-tech and creativity. Leuven MindGate strengthens these assets by setting up R&D-cooperations, attracting international talent, fostering entrepreneurship and raising investment capital in order to boost economic welfare in the region.


Living Tomorrow

About Living Tomorrow
Living Tomorrow is a unique demo, innovation and marketing platform, offering people a glimpse into the future of life, health, technology and economy. Located in Brussels, Living Tomorrow provides a hub for innovative enterprises where visitors can experience products and services that could vastly improve the quality of our future life, home and workplace.

Together with over 100 partners we join forces to create new ideas and visions for the future. Therefor we have created several visionary groups: Smart Cities, HR of the future, Hospitality of the future, Retail of the future, Sports of the future, Agriculture and Food of the future and Future of Payments. 

These concepts are then incorporated and tested within the realistic environment of our demoplatform or in pilots. This is how we – together with our partners – create projects for the future with high experiential value.

Show the world that you are the future!



About Microsoft Innovation Center Vlaanderen
Are you a start-up in health technology? Is your company specialized in developing ICT applications?  Or maybe you have a wonderful and innovative idea which to optimise workflows in the healthcare sector ?  

Microsoft Innovation Center Vlaanderen stimulates entrepreneurship and healthcare innovation by means of :

  • Stimulation of ICT-driven entrepreneurship and employment
  • Developing expertise
  • Advise and coaching for companies developing ICT applications
  • coaching of ICT start-ups

We also welcome healthcare professionals. Here, you can discover how the newest applications and innovative ideas of our start-ups could optimise your services.
We are located in Genk and Gent. Want to know more about Microsoft Innovation Center Vlaanderen? Contact the regio manager of your district :
Leen Verschraegen, regio manager East- & West Flanders

Technologiepark 19
AA Toren, 7th Floor
9052 Zwijnaarde
+32 475 38 15 38



About Seenspire
Seenspire is a new media company that elevates the standards of digital signage content. By offering a blend of subscription-based infotainment content and user generated content via the Social Media Wall, Seenspire informs, engages and entertains a global audience.

Proud sponsor of the ITF Social Media Wall



About SEMI
SEMI® connects more than 2,000 member companies and more than a quarter-million professionals worldwide to advance the science and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members grow, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.


Sports Tech

About Sports.Tech
“Our region is home to a unique cluster of research institutes and innovative companies that focus on sports and technology.

Sports.Tech builds bridges between companies, sports clubs, research centres and policy makers by supporting the exchange of information and stimulating applied research & collaboration between the stakeholders.
Sports.Tech embraces new technologies and innovative products and services that offer great opportunities for athletes and help to improve their performance and reduce injuries.”


About VOKA
Voka, Flanders' Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is the most representative employers' organization in Flanders. It represents over 18.000 companies in Flanders and Brussels. Thus it represents 69% of the private employment and 65% of the added value in Flanders.


VOKA Health

About VOKA Health Community
Voka Health Community is a platform for open innovation in the large health care field. From all over Flanders and Brussels enterprises, care actors, patient groups and resource centres work together in order to achieve innovations in our white economy. Today, we have over 190 organizations who are part of this network. The Health Community is a project of Voka, the most representative employers' organization in Flanders.





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