Do you take escalators the right way? Today’s the first day of European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2020. To make its own contribution, Agoria has developed an online test to see how safely you take escalators. Your knowledge is tested in 10 multiple-choice questions. We focus on 10 specific points based on an analysis of the most commonly occurring accidents on escalators. Your score is provided at the end of the test, with a clear explanation of what constitutes safe behaviour.
Transport & Mobility Technology Club: A coffee with... Lieven Claeys (Verhaert) Verhaert Group helps other companies with innovation and product development. Customers from the automotive industry go there for support in the field of smart sensors, human interfaces, artificial intelligence and "controlled mapping". Interesting innovations? Lieven Claeys, business consultant at Verhaert, knows all about it. Watch the interview here!
Swift agreement on an intelligent Recovery Fund & MFF indispensable for industrial, sanitary and social recovery The EU’s Recovery Fund and the2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) that are on the table need prompt approval by EU Parliament, Council and national parliaments. Swiftly operational,Recovery Fund and EU budget are key to exit the economic crisis by financially supporting Member States, companies and workers.
Successful start for acceleration program to boost medical health tech UAntwerpen, UZA and Verhaert Masters in Innovation kicked off the acceleration program ‘Medical Solutions Accelerator’. With this program, the 3 organizations support the development of innovative medical solutions. This fall 12 starting entrepreneurs of 5 teams will receive 5 coaching days on R&D and technology. Its central focus will be the patient as end user. The program closes on December 4 with a pitch event.
Audi Brussels reconciles the human dimension, automation and the environment Few Factories of the Future were as ripe for an award as Audi Brussels. “Within a few months the audit was successfully completed and we were awarded the title of Factory of the Future,” said Jan Maris, Audi Production Manager in Forest. “An overview of our workplace supported all the achievements we had put down on paper.” The award recognised the efforts of all employees in the CO2-neutral factory and motivates us to achieve the goal of a zero-emission factory by 2025.
Industrial AI developer Yazzoom scores big at hackathons Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already strongly present in the worlds of IT and finance. However, the industry needs good AI products, and the Ghent-based Yazzoom saw an opportunity in this area. As a specialist in AI, machine learning and data analysis, they developed their own software product for the industry: Yanomaly. And the results are impressive: Yazzoom invariably scores very high at hackathons, and Yanomaly has been in daily use by its first customers for more than 2 years now.
126.000 jobs lost in the European Automotive Industry in the past six months The collapse of the European car market has consequences: automakers and car part manufacturers have announced up to 126,000 job cuts in Europe in the past six months. What stands out when analysing these figures?