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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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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 usually reduced to a few symbolic battlegrounds or peripheral issues. High time therefore to draw attention to the benefits of the treaty.

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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 who want to build, think, create and plan together. Enterprising and enthusiastic individuals who really seek to build a productive and profitable company.

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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 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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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 who want to build, think, create and plan together. Enterprising and enthusiastic individuals who really seek to build a productive and profitable company.

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BEA focuses on corporate culture

Even in a Factory of the Future, humans will continue to play the pre-eminent role. Liège company BEA has taken various measures that might set a trend for things to come.

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DAY 5: Belgian eHealth has future on international markets

During the Medical Technology Club’s mission in South Africa four members (Aexis Medical, Chrisal, MedicCleanAir and Orfit) have successfully targeted a market focused on improving the quality of care and securing the professional development of its system.

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Umicore achieves sustainable materials management thanks to 'all-inclusive' model

Implementing new business models can provide a useful complement to technological innovation. Umicore, for example, offers its customers an all-inclusive design and maintenance service for equipment in which precious metals perform a crucial function. This example of a 'business of the future' has enabled the company to achieve better and sustainable management of material flows.

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