Sirris – The Collective Centre of the Belgian Technological Industry
Sirris is an industrial research centre founded in 1949 by Agoria, the multi-sector federation for the Belgian technology industry. Sirris has about 2500 member companies, which range from small and medium-sized businesses to multinational companies (>95% SMEs), active in the sectors of Materials, Metal Products, Automobile, ICT & Mechatronics, Industrial Automation… Its mission is to improve the competitiveness of its member companies through technology and innovation.
Sirris is a non-profit industrial research centre of the Belgian technological industry. Sirris employs around 140 experts in the domains of: ICT, advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, materials and sustainability. This team of in-house experts focuses on knowledge acquisition (fundamental and applied research) and knowledge transfer (industrial projects). Sirris also has a broad network of external knowledge partners, including specialized companies, universities, knowledge centers, and research institutions.
The Data and AI Competence Lab (EluciDATA Lab) of Sirris will participate in iRel 4.0. This team of experts in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence exists since 2009. Since then it has steadily grown and has established a rich portfolio of fundamental and industrial R&D projects with a large number of key industrial players (including big industrial organization such as ATOS, Infineon, Philips, Thales, Honeywell and innovative SMEs such as Firstbeat, Akhela, TIE Kinetix and Integrasys), academic partners within Belgium and across Europe (amongst others VTT (Finland), Institut Mines-Telecom (France), Fraunhofer IAIS (Big Data group - Germany), and Tecnalia (Spain), KULeuven (Belgium)).
In iRel 4.0, Sirris will contribute to the realization of a hybrid methodology for prognostics and health monitoring of electronic components and systems, combining data-driven and physics-of failure models.
Sirris will be involved in the advanced data processing and AI activities of iRel 4.0 and work in close collaboration with the Belgian companies Plastic Omnium, Ninix, Imec, ON Semi involved in this project.