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Discovering the technology jewels of Sint-Truiden

Marc Lambotte, CEO of Agoria, was invited to Sint-Truiden on Thursday, 22 October. “The companies have discovered opportunities that would mutually benefit them. There was a real interaction between them, taking the shape of a business development. In the future, we would like to organise this type of initiative in other areas of Belgium."

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Marc Lambotte

Believe in our country once again

Ten thousand new jobs in the technology industry, a real possibility if our country leverages sufficiently the advantages of its geographical situation. Our economy is now beginning to reap the benefits of the measures the government has taken to reduce our labour cost handicap. The Belgian technology industry will once again be able to live up to its name as a job and growth engine.

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Marc Lambotte

First things first

First things first. Of course, the wages should increase. But first of all: reduce labor costs to restore competitiveness. Belgium is a small country with an open economy and we need our export.

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Jef D'Hollander

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): time for action and a balanced debate

Never did an EU trade agreement attract as much attention as the TTIP or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Unfortunately, the current public debate is...

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Robrecht Janssens

You want committed staff? Work at it!

The factory of the future cannot be reduced to computer controlled state-of-the-art machinery. Such a company can only succeed thanks to those who compose it. Committed people ...

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Tom Ceulemans

Business of the Future : Industry prepares the future, and you ?

Today companies are overwhelmed with trends, mega-trends and even paradigm shifts on an economical, societal and technological level. Those (r)evolutions could possibly turn their business upside down.

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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 ...

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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?

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New Stadium Summit a winner for Sports Technology Club

13 October 2015: On the very same day as our Red Devils made history by topping FIFA world rankings for the first time, Agoria’s Sports Technology Club held the New Stadium Summit. View here all the pictures from the New Stadium Summit.

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MSF analyses Ebola crisis with Belgian software

For two years during the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) gathered millions of documents and e-mails of hundreds of employees involved the effort. In cooperation with Knowliah, they archived all the data into a knowledge bank.

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The digital revolution: it’s everywhere!

How will digitization affect/change consumers, the industry, cities and governments? The theme of the annual event of Agoria ICT clearly was a crowd-puller: no fewer than 450 managers of ICT companies attended the event on 8 October last in Brussels. Here are the highlights of the different ‘tracks’.

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The digital revolution: future visions

How will digitization affect consumers, the industry, cities and governments? The theme of the annual event of Agoria ICT clearly was a crowd-puller: no fewer than 450 managers of ICT companies attended the event on 8 October last in Brussels.

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Principals and suppliers sit down around the same table: "Complementary strengths are the first step to added value"

Agoria Subcontracting's recent annual gathering focussed on inducing suppliers to share their thoughts and on benefiting from their expertise in a bid to find better solutions in various domains. A number of principals were invited to discuss the real challenges they face in a brainstorming session with our subcontracting companies. So what fresh ideas did they take away from the meeting?

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Smart Building, Living & Working Environment: building smarter, step by step

A 'smart city' comprises 'smart buildings' that meet the needs of their users, offering them a comfortable place to live, work or stay. Together with the Smart Building, Living & Working Environment Working Group that he runs, Siemens Belgium's Business Development & City Account Manager Emanuel Marreel is pondering the smart city concept and associated infrastructure issues.

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