Wallonia

ORGANIZATION NAME

SCIENTIFIC/TECHNOLOGICAL DOMAINS

CLASSIFICATION BY TOPICS RELATED M-ERA.NET TOPICS

MECATECH

The MecaTech Cluster is a competitiveness cluster in mechanical engineering.

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for Health
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
” Secondary raw materials

SKYWIN

The SkyWin Cluster is the competitiveness cluster for Aeorspace technology.

” Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology

GreenWin

GreenWin is the Competitiveness Cluster promoting Green Economy in Wallonia.                                                                                           GreenWin is structured around three strategic hubs that focus on the life cycle of material, the objective being to offer its members strategic monitoring and a shared vision.

” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
” Secondary raw materials

TWEED : Technology of Wallonia Energy, Environment and sustainable Development

TWEED (Technology of Wallonia Energy, Environment and sustainable Develo- pment) aims to play a major role in the business development of «sustainable energy» sectors. Its first mission is to pave the way for the setting up of high quality and indus- trial-size projects in the fields of production and exploitation of sustainable energy, profitable enough to attract appropriate financial means.

” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

Eco-Construction, the Green Building Cluster

Our cluster has been created in the Walloon companies initiative active in the field of Green Buildings. The main goal of this Cluster is to boost the Green Buildings market.

” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

Photonique

The CLUSTER PHOTONIQUE was created in 2008 at PromOptica's initiative, the Belgium association for the promotion of optics. It gathers industrial enterprises as well as research and training centers, all involved in PHOTONICS.

” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for Health
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
” Secondary raw materials

InfoPole - Cluster TIC

The INFOPOLE Cluster TIC is the network that brings together and unites professionals in Information and Communication Technologies to promote business and innovation through partnership.

” Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology

CENAERO, Centre of Excellence for Aerospace Research

Cenaero is an applied research center providing to companies involved in a technology innovation process high fidelity numerical simulation methods and tools to invent and design more competitive products.

” Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for Health
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

CENTEXBEL, Scientific and Technical Centre of the Belgian Textile Industry

Centexbel, the Belgian Textile Research Centre, was founded in 1950 at the initiative of Fedustria, the Belgian professional organisation of the textile, wood and furniture industry to reinforce the competitive position of the Belgian textile companies.

” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

CERTECH, Centre of Technological Resources in Chemistry

The Centre of Technological Resources in Chemistry (Certech) is a contract research organisation, offering a wide range of services to industries. We are working not only with chemical companies but also in other fields where our expertise can be an asset, such as automobile, construction, packaging, food, agriculture, personal care, pharmacy, medicine, energy, environment... Our mission is to provide help, support and services to small and large industrial enterprises by offering analysis and measurements, problem-solving, contract research, product and process development capabilities. Our vision is to deliver innovative solutions for product and process improvement or development, by exploiting sustainable chemistry, in order to meet future societal and industrial needs. Our strategy focused mainly on three axes, namely environment, material science and process intensification.


” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for Health
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
” Secondary raw materials

CEWAC, Walloon Centre of the Assembly and Material Testing

CEWAC is the Centre Studies Walloon of Assembly and Control of Materials. CEWAC is a  Walloon Research Centre performing services, studies and research for companies, especially for SMEs.

” Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

CRIBC - CRBC , Research Center of I the Belgian Ceramic industry

The Belgian Ceramic Research Centre (BCRC) combines the activities of two institutions : (1) INISMa (INstitut Interuniversitaire des Silicates, Sols et Matériaux) is a non-profit-making organisation which was founded in 1973 at the initiative of the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, the Mons-Hainaut University, the Intermunicipal association IDEA, and a group of ceramics manufacturers (INS). INISMa is involved in materials development and applications, soil survey and classification, and environmental challenges ; (2) The CRIBC (Centre de Recherches de l’Industrie Belge de la Céramique) is a collective research organisation which was created by Decree Law in 1948, under the de Groote Law. The CRIBC supports the ceramics industry by carrying out applied research, providing technological guidance and monitoring, and by organising scientific and technical information for the benefit of its members.

” Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for Health
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
” Secondary raw materials

CRIC - OCCN, National Centre for Technical and Scientific Research for the Cement Industry

Are you active at the heart of a company that manufactures, uses or works with cement? Or maybe you’re an individual and would like to know more about your construction work? Look no further than the site of the National Centre for Technical and Scientific Research for the Cement Industry! TheNational Centre for Technical and Scientific Research for the Cement Industry, more commonly known in English as CRIC-OCCN, was established in 1926 to respond to the cement industry’s need for research. Laws passed in Belgium in 1947 saw the creation of De Groote Federal Research Centres; CRIC-OCCN was recognised as such a federal research centre in 1959, managed by a General Assembly, consisting predominantly of representatives from the scientific world and an Administration Council. Thereafter, it also became the Research Centre for Ready-to-Use Cement.

” Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for Health
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
” Secondary raw materials

CRM, Metallurgy Research Centre

CRM is a non-profit-making association that was created by the Belgian steel industry. An additional CRM laboratory, dedicated to rolling and thermal treatments was created in 1995 on the campus of Ghent University, in Zwijnaarde. AC&CS was created in 1990 as the local R&D centre of Cockerill-Sambre and was installed nearby CRM facilities. It was later integrated with Cockerill-Sambre into the ArcelorMittal group. In 2011, all the research activities and general services of CRM have been combined with those of AC&CS into the CRM Group.  The CRM Group now achieves a critical size with unique and complementary competencies by pooling the talents and the assets of these two recognised research labs, one in metallurgical processes and the other in complex metallic products and solutions. We have been entrusted with the mission of creating value for our Members through innovation in metallic products, metallic solutions and associated production processes.
Our technical and R&D services are also available to external companies, with a special focus on services to SMEs and towards European, Belgian and regional economies.

” Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

MATERIA NOVA, Centre of Excellence dedicated to Materials

Materia Nova is the walloon research centre dedicated to advanced materials.

” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for Health
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

SIRRIS, Collective Centre of Technological Industry

Sirris is the collective centre of the Belgian technological industry. We help companies in the implementation of technological innovations, enabling them to strengthen their competitive position over the long-term. Our experts visit companies on site, offer them technological advice, launch innovation paths, and provide guidance until they reach the implementation phase. It is our aim to find concrete solutions to the real challenges facing Belgian entrepreneurs.

” Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for Health
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
” Secondary raw materials