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Slight improvement on the front of technology industry investments

2015, the technology industry will invest more than 2 billion euro in our country, a slight increase (+ 1%) compared to last year. This forecast is based on the figures of Agoria. “The first cautious sunbeams seem about to break through the overcast sky,” predicts Agoria CEO Marc Lambotte. “The level of investment is still below the average level of the past 20 years. But 2015 could well be the year of a positive shift and, hopefully, we might experience real growth again in 2016 thanks to the government’s measures.”

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‘Digital Minds for Belgium’ must turn Belgium into a digital ecosystem

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo (Open Vld) recently presented ‘Digital Minds for Belgium’, a collective of people with deep-rooted experience in the digital world. By setting up this group De Croo wants to guide the launch and roll-out of a “Digital Agenda” for Belgium.

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Marc Lambotte

Professors talk about the future. Entrepreneurs make it happen...

Today, in order to survive, a company has to continually regenerate itself by finding the source of innovation that will enable it to create value. And this does not only concern the products or services it offers, but also the way it produces and markets them. In other words, finding the right synergy between product/service and business model is essential.

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Robrecht Janssens

Factories of the future: employees in the driving seat

Deindustrialisation has garnered a lot of press coverage over the past few years. Belgium is facing a wage handicap, even when compared to its neighbouring countries. Will we have to do without manufacturing companies in the future?

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Bert Mons

The Belgian automotive industry is the ‘place to be’ for young technical talent

Following the Brussels Motor Show in January, Agoria has surveyed the Belgian automotive industry to assess the number of available jobs. Our findings? Some 30 companies have about 300 jobs to fill. What is going on and can we expect positive developments?

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Dominique Du Tré

How the EU can help our industry with smart regulations

Did you know that the European institutions are responsible for no less than 75 percent of the rules our products must comply with? It is therefore important to be represented, and to influence European regulations.

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Professors talk about the future. Entrepreneurs make it happen...

Today, in order to survive, a company has to continually regenerate itself by finding the source of innovation that will enable it to create value. And this does not only concern the products or services it offers, but also the way it produces and markets them. In other words, finding the right synergy between product/service and business model is essential.

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The perfect gear in three steps

Gear manufacturing is a complex process that takes place in three stages. The – forged or cast – gear blank is initially treated in a "malleable" state. It then undergoes a heat treatment prior to finishing. The 20 participants learnt a great deal during the "Production" module run by Eurotrans Gear Training 2015.

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Belgians surprisingly realistic and optimistic about nuclear energy

For some time now, the nuclear energy sector has been having a rough ride in Belgium. However, it clearly continues to be viewed as having a “steady value” according to the findings of a survey conducted by TNS on behalf of the Nuclear Forum within which Agoria represents its relevant member companies.

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Innovation Masterplan at Reynaers: three practical tips for real situations

How does Reynaers keep its innovative culture alive, and above all, how does the company make the jump from brainstorming to decision making? Brainstorming and identifying innovations and trends is all well and good, but something should come out of that! And this is where the Agoria and Sirris Innovation Masterplan comes into play.

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Factories of the future: employees in the driving seat

Deindustrialisation has garnered a lot of press coverage over the past few years. Belgium is facing a wage handicap, even when compared to its neighbouring countries. Will we have to do without manufacturing companies in the future?

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