Flanders Make is the research centre for the manufacturing industry. We work together with companies and knowledge centres and perform pre-competitive, technological research into product and production innovations for the vehicle sector, the mechanical engineering industry and assembly environments, not only from our sites in Lommel, Leuven and, shortly, West-Flanders, but also together with colleagues working at the Flemish universities. Together with all our partners, we close the gap between academic research and industrial application. Our research projects deliberately target the technology pioneers within the Flemish landscape. We support these large and small companies step by step throughout their innovation projects and help them to translate the developed technologies and acquired knowledge into concrete products and services. This enables them to grow and offers them a competitive edge. In this way, we can keep companies and employment in Flanders. But it doesn’t stop there. We also stimulate, both within the scope of our service offer and through partnerships, the continued rollout of these product and production innovations as other companies often face similar technological challenges. In this way, we create added value for the whole manufacturing industry.
Automotive NL is the cluster organization for the Dutch automotive industry, mobility sector, automotive education sector and has over 170 members. From its base of operations on the Automotive Campus in Helmond, AutomotiveNL performs activities essential to its members with a dedicated, highly experienced team of experts. AutomotiveNL is dedicated to working together with all automotive-related organizations to address the challenge facing the Dutch automotive industry in the field of Green mobility, Smart mobility and Efficient, Flexible & Sustainable Manufacturing Processes.
Liège University: The Department of Aerospace and Mechanics of the University of Liège is the heir to a long tradition of cutting-edge research in the field of digital mechanics applied to aerospace and mechanics. In addition, the department has also developed experimental research in mechanical production systems, energy and propulsion for aircraft and land vehicles. The Automotive Engineering Group Laboratory research group is in charge of the specific application of this fundamental research to the automotive field, with strong axes in the field of computer-aided structural and transmission design, but also in the design and prototyping of innovative propulsion systems. During the project, the Automotive Engineering Laboratory will lead the selection of outstanding demonstrators that will demonstrate the potential for mass reduction and CO2 emissions. The University of Liège also puts its experience at the service of research into innovative concepts with a view to reducing the weight of selected systems and components by using design and optimisation methods derived from the most recent research.
Technifutur is a training center active in 14 domains including: Aeronautics, Assembly, Automation, Design, Energy and Environment, Image and Multimedia, IT, Maintenance, Measurements and controls, Micro-technologies, Management, Surfaces and Materials, Industrial Techniques, Machining, etc. In addition to training activities, Technifutur® provides other services like technical advices, information on innovations, e-learning as well as technological watch and prototypes building. Technifutur® has many remarkable equipment at the cutting edge of technology on which the training takes place. Technifutur® provides trainings to 3 types of public: industrials, job seekers and students (total of 750,000 hours of training for the three publics). Technifutur® is certified for more than 25 trainings: from CAD/CAM Pro engineer, PART 66 for aeronautics, Microsoft, to Siemens automation, ….
AMAC is an Industrial and Business Consulting Company in the field of lightweight construction materials based in Aachen, Germany. The business model of AMAC is based on three pillars: establishment and development of networking and clusters between universities and industrial companies, training in Sales and Marketing excellence as well as management of industrial projects in the field of innovations and commercialization. Dr. Michael Effing is Chairman of the board of the trade associations Composites Germany and AVK.