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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
BIOWIN BioWin is the Health competitiveness cluster of Wallonia. BioWin is the acronym of BIOtechnologies Wallonie INnovation. ” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Materials for Health
Wagralim WagrALIM is the competitiveness cluster dedicated to the food industry
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for Health
Logistics in Wallonia Logistics in Wallonia is the Competitiveness Cluster for Transport, Logistics and Mobility for Wallonia.  ” 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
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
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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
CAP 2020 CAP 2020 is a group of Walloon enterprises active in the building industry, regrouping Contractors, Architects, Producers and Suppliers of materials and services who have adopted the 2020 common European objective of massive energy consumption reduction. ” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
” Secondary raw materials
(Val)+ The (Val)+ cluster is the cluster dedicated to all aspects of Solid Waste issues. ” 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
PlastiWin Plastiwin is the cluster of the plastics industry in Wallonia. ” 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
CELABOR, Centre for wool and chemical Research and Control  CELABOR is the competence centre that offers scientific and technical support to companies in the field of agri-food (nutrition and extraction), the environment, packaging, paper/cardboard and textiles, ” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
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
CER,
Centre for Rural Economy
Created in 1980 by the merger of various ASBLs active in the Province of Luxembourg in the fields of virology, hormonology and the promotion of the rural economy, the CER Group has blossomed and forged a solid expertise in the fields of biomedical research, the food industry and agricultural training.
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for Health
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
CETIC, Center of Excellence in Information Technology and Communication CETIC is the Belgian ICT applied research centre dedicated to support industry. ” 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
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
CORI, Research Institute on Coverings, Paints and Inks CoRI is a Belgian non-profit organization created in order to stimulate innovation and Research in the paint, varnish and coatings industry by scientific and technological developments. Our Mission is to provide assistance, help, support and services by offering ad hoc analysis and measurements, problem-solving, contract research, technical assistance and training to paint manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, professional applicators and industrial users. ” 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
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
CSTC - BBRI,Scientific and Technical Centre for Building The Scientific and Technical Centre for Construction is a research institute.
CSTC has three main missions: (1) conduct scientific and technical research for the benefit of its members; (2) provide information, assistance and technical advice to its members; (3) generally contribute to innovation and development in the construction sector, particularly in conducting research under contract, at the request of industry and government. To fulfill these tasks, the CSTC table on the expertise of highly qualified and motivated staff whose extensive training to create multidisciplinary teams as required to treat problems.
” Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
” Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
” Composite Technology
” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
” Secondary raw materials
CTIB - TCHN, Technical Centre for Wood Industry The Technical Centre for Wood Industry's goals are: (1) The impulse to scientific and technological research in order to improve performance, quality, aesthetics and production in the wood and materials processing industry; (2) in this context, the Centre is also on a mission documentation and information, with particular fruits of his work in the service of any branch or all of the companies in the same category, even when the problem is posed originally by one of these companies; (3) However, the extent of the possibilities of the program, the Centre will assist individual companies in their efforts, and their personal benefit but at their expense. In this case, strict confidentiality is observed. ” Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
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CTP, International Technology Center of the Earth and Stone A Walloon Region Approved Research Centre (CRA), CTP has the aim of efficiently meeting the needs of its clients and partners and in particular of helping them to resolve problems and challenges linked with the treatment and recovery of solid materials (ore, industrial minerals, sludge, by-products, and waste) ” Secondary raw materials
ImmuneHealth, Biotechnologies ImmuneHealth is using its extensive expertise in the evaluation of vaccines and its consistent track record with key players in the pharmaceutical industry as the basis for extending its activities to all disorders of the immune system, taking a pro-active role in immunotherapy, cell therapy and diagnostics. ” Materials for Health
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
MULTITEL,
Centre for Research in Telecommunications, Signal and Image
MULTITEL is a Research Centre in scientific technology supported by a multidisciplinary team including engineers and technicians, as well as a sales structure. Its aim consists in developing and implementing innovative projects in collaboration with local and international companies.

Multitel's scientific skills include voice technologies, data fusion, optic fibre applications, image processing, and computer network management. Besides its Research & Development activities, Multitel offers services in optics and telecom, and in company computer networks.
” 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