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Key figures 2018

A year of growth, evolution and innovation, summarised in 6 highlights

people
40%
growth in staff
members
20%
growth in member companies
infra
13.700m2
research infrastructure
projects
160
ongoing research projects
participants
1000
attendees at our events
media
250
mentions in the media
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How was 2018 for the manufacturing industry? Which role did Flanders Make play in the increasing digitisation of manufacturing companies? Which challenges does the future hold for us? A word from our CEO and Chairman.

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This was 2018 for us:

  • January
    Start VLAIO Industry 4.0 living lab projects
    Heart Safe label
  • February
    Patent for 3D-printed end face of an optical connector
    Virtual design platform for formed sheet material products
  • March
    First public ride for our self-driving bus
    Patent for smart clamping mechanism for composites
  • April
    MAKE LAB at Hannover Messe
    Patent for magnetic spring for electric motors
  • May
    New establishment in Kortrijk
    Potential of learning control algorithms
  • June
    Optimal test strategy for control algorithms
  • July
    Generate and absorb high power peaks in drives
  • August
    We are preparing for the fall
  • September
    Innovation Boosting initiative
    Co-curator at the SuperNova festival
  • October
    New labs in Lommel
  • November
    Flanders Make Symposium
    Platform for cost-effective post-processing of composites
  • December
    New offices and research labs in Leuven
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Flanders Make is the research centre for the manufacturing industry. Discover our organisation.

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Flanders Make performs high-tech research for applications in the manufacturing industry. Here, you can discover how we stimulate the digitisation of manufacturing companies, read some interesting success stories and learn how we encourage young people to choose for a science and technology study.

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We offer active support to companies in the manufacturing industry for developing and optimising products and production processes. We do this both for individual companies (customised high-tech innovation services and testing and validation of technological solutions) and together with several organisations (pre-competitive research).

Customised innovation Testing and validation Research
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