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Type
Private research centre
Address

Boulevard Auguste Reyerslaan 80
1030 Brussels
Belgium

Description

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.

  • Every year we help on 3,000 occasions in 1,500 industrial companies, 75% of which are SMEs.

  • Our portfolio contains nearly 5,000 customers and we have more than 2,500 member companies.

  • We have over 140 in-house experts spread over 8 different sites in Belgium.

Founded in 1949 by Agoria, the Federation of the technological industry.

Our wide-ranging network comprises universities, research centres, companies, associations and other institutions from all over Belgium and Europe. We exchange staff, knowledge and methodology with all these partners, and in joint research projects we look for answers to a number of technological challenges. In this way, we aim to stay one step ahead of technological advances.

Themes: Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, Mechatronics, ICT and Data Analytics, Sustainability.

Sirris

Sirris

Contact Person
Pieter KESTELOOT

E-mail
pieter.kesteloot@sirris.be
is SME contact
Equipment

The high-tech testing infrastructure spread across Belgium comprises equipment in following doimains:

  • Advanced Manufacturing:

    • Precision Manufacturing (high precision five axis milling machine (accuracy in micrometer range, LASEA femtosecond laser texturing,  3D metal printer),

    • Additive Manufacturing (AM-lab with an extensive number of AM technologies in metals, polymers and ceramics, pilot for AM integrated factory),

    • Microfabrication (milling, EDM, micro injection moulding),

    • Cobots and Flexible Automation, Digitization of Manufacturing,

  • Materials:

    • coatings (PVD/HiPIMS, wet chemical & robot supported, Aerosol Jet Printing),

    • composites (application lab),

    • casting (pilot foundry),

    • plastic & hybrid materials processing.

  • ICT & Data Analytics
  • Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (large climate chamber, wind turbine monitoring)

Services

Sirris, as a non-profit organisation, offers a broad range of services for SME (esp. SMEs). 

  • individual support at every step along the way, from the drawing board stage right through to prototype development and pilot tests for finished products.
  • access to high-tech testing infrastructure,
  • training,
  • business development, supporting the set-up of innovation projects,
  • development of roadmaps and technology watch service. 

Companies retain ownership of the results of any cooperation, such as innovative applications or solutions. The acquired know-how remains available at the collective centre for other companies to exploit. This way we also help other companies, and thus industry as a whole, to forge ahead.

Other activities
Offshore Wind Energy
Service for Industry and SMEs
Yes