Events, press releases, issues and challenges of the technology industry, positions... Discover the latest news about Agoria and the Belgian technology industry!
02/04 Big Science Contact Days: Meet 4 Big Science Organisations Meet technology purchase officers from CERN, ESRF, ILL, ITER/F4E on Thursday 2 April in Brussels.This event is a common initiative of AWEX in co-organisation with Agoria (Iterbelgium and Big Science Belgium Platform), FIT, HUB and Belspo.
21/04 Seminar: 'GDPR Reloaded' The GDPR is a highly topical subject, now more than ever. Did you know, for instance, that the Data Protection Authority, which now has additional powers, has been stepping up its efforts since May 2019? All the more reason to attend our "GDPR Reloaded" seminar on 21 April. You will be given explanations on the sanctions and imposed responsibilities and you will be able to obtain expert advice from the Data Protection Authority itself, among others. Register here!
28/05 Postponed: Meeting Ship Building & Repair Are you a member of Agoria and do you provide products and services in shipbuilding and ship repair? Then you are most welcome to the next working and networking meeting of Agoria’s "Ship Building & Repair" Business Group on Thursday, 28 May 2020 as of 12:30 pm in Agoria Brussels.
Event 08/06/2020 Agoria Academy: Eurotrans Gear Training, 'Quality and Failure’ module The 'Quality and Failure' module, part of the Eurotrans Gears Training programme, will be delivered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne from 8 to 12 June 2020. Agoria members will receive a discount on the fees for this specialised gear design training course. View the programme and register for the training course now.
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.
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?