Coronavirus – Turnover halved, social distancing now a priority (Agoria) Almost three weeks after the first measures against the coronavirus were taken in our country, the turnover of the technology companies has been halved compared to March of last year. This is shown by a new survey of 190 technology companies conducted by the technology federation Agoria. Marc Lambotte, CEO of Agoria: ‘If you notice that the drop in turnover is caused by a decline in demand and reduced availability of employees, it is clear that the measures of social distancing are strictly necessary to keep our economy running. This is the only way to contain the virus and to keep our healthcare and economy afloat. So I call on companies and people at home to keep a distance and save our jobs. We are all in the same boat, and must all assume our responsibility.”
Apply for the Co.Mobility ecosystem and improve mobility in Belgium co.mobility is the ecosystem to improve mobility in Belgium, operated by Co.Station. A group 40 start-ups, scale-ups, corporates, universities, federations among which Agoria, and experts co-create tangible solutions to improve tomorrow’s mobility. These different organizations will work closely in multi-company teams that tackle specific challenges related to mobility while using Co.Station's proven methodology.
Coronavirus: frequently asked questions The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our country raises many questions among Belgian technology companies. Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus and government measures. Our experts monitor the situation closely and continuously update the information.
CALL FOR MATERIALS - Coronavirus: Your company could save lives ! The COVID-19 health crisis is serious, but can be contained if the right measures are taken in time. That is why Agoria has launched an urgent call to share material with hospitals. In the meantime, six companies have already responded, for which we are grateful! Can your company help too? Please let us know!
Coronavirus in China: not only dangers but also new opportunities China has been suffering from the effects of the coronavirus for nearly two months now. The Chinese government has taken drastic measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Some cities are still completely under quarantine, while many companies are still not working. The economic impact is consequently enormous. So the question is, what can a Belgian company still expect?
CLEPA Innovation Awards 2020: Call for applications now open! The European Association of Automotive Suppliers, in cooperation with Deloitte, organises what has become a prime competition in the automotive supply industry. Underlining the diversity and variety in the sector, this contest is now open to all companies–including SMEs and startups–, research centres, educational institutions, other organisations and stakeholders participating in the development of mobility technology. Therefore, Agoria is happy to disseminate this call for application of the CLEPA Innovation Awards 2020 and encourages its members to participate.
What are the risks of a digital divide between men and women? On 8 March of every year, the issue of the shortage of women in technical and scientific professions comes up again. Only 25% of people working in the tech sector are women, and they only account for 18% of digital experts. Despite existing initiatives, despite all efforts made over the years by the educational sector and other organisations, those figures are not changing. Why is this a problem? And are there other solutions to solve it?