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Innovation - 07.11.2023
New hearing technology objectively measures how well a person understands speech
New hearing technology objectively measures how well a person understands speech
New software, developed at KU Leuven, can use brain waves to determine whether a person understands speech well. The researchers were able to successfully apply the technology for the first time to young, hearing-impaired children. In Flanders, one in a thousand infants come into the world with a severe hearing loss.

Innovation - Transport - 27.07.2023
VUB charging technology to make electric driving more pleasant and efficient
Anyone who sets off on holiday in their electric car needs to carefully plan their journey to avoid getting stranded without power along the way. Researchers at EPOWERS, a research group that works at the VUB MOBI research centre, have developed a technology that significantly extends the range of electric vehicles up to 1,000 km with a limited number of recharges.

Innovation - 19.05.2023
Investigating water-based propulsion of microsatellites
The University of Luxembourg together with Bradford Deep Space Industry have recently started a partnership collaboration to build an efficient and reliable numerical model for water-based propulsion of microsatellites. Sustainability in space Back in the spotlight, the space market is in a great expansion and stretching the limits every day.

Innovation - 21.03.2023
How liveable will Brussels be in 2050? VUB researchers explore prospects
How liveable will Brussels be in 2050? VUB researchers explore prospects
VUB researchers have drawn up four possible scenarios for everyday mobility in Brussels in 2050. The Remobilise project is being carried out by the Mobilise research group and is funded by Innoviris, the Brussels agency for technology and innovation. "The future doesn't always develop as we expect," says Sara Tori, PhD researcher at Mobilise and one of the authors of the Remobilise project.

Innovation - Administration - 31.03.2022
The impact of blockchain technology on public sectors
The impact of blockchain technology on public sectors
VUB research shows that blockchain technology can strengthen democratic values Ledger technology or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), of which blockchain is one system, offers new ways to bring government services to citizens and businesses. Governments have therefore started experimenting and investing in blockchain and DLT solutions for the public sector.

Innovation - Computer Science - 18.02.2022
New VUB spin-off pushes software innovation into higher gear
No coding skills are needed to build and test software prototypes with weave.ly The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a new spin-off.

Innovation - 11.05.2021
Involving staff makes companies innovate
In order to innovate successfully, companies are best off involving their staff in that process. An HR policy that focuses on staff involvement will therefore benefit innovation too.

Innovation - Health - 10.05.2021
3D printing lays the foundation for a new range of diagnostic tests
3D printing lays the foundation for a new range of diagnostic tests
Researchers at KU Leuven have developed a 3D printing technique that extends the possibilities of lateral flow testing. With the new printing technique, advanced diagnostic tests can be produced that are quick, cheap, and easy to use. Researchers at KU Leuven have developed a 3D printing technique that extends the possibilities of lateral flow testing.

Innovation - 04.05.2021
VUB launches amai! platform to tackle social challenges
Project brings citizens and experts together to develop AI solutions for climate, health, mobility and work Tuesday, May 4, 2021 — The imec-SMIT-VUB Knowledge Centre for Data & Society has launched the artificial intelligence project amai! The goal of the platform, developed with Scivil, the Flemish Knowledge Centre for Citizen Science, is to have experts and citizens develop AI solutions together for important social challenges.

Environment - Innovation - 09.10.2020
Seagrass beds for coastal protection and mitigation of climate change impact
UGent and the Portuguese maritime institute CCMAR receive a VLAIO Baekeland grant for research into the sustainable protection of vulnerable coastal areas. Ghent University receives a VLAIO Baekeland grant with support and cooperation from Jan De Nul Group, DEME Group, and the Portuguese marine institute CCMAR for its doctoral study 'PLANT ME'.

Physics - Innovation - 08.10.2020
A new spectrometer for the LOS platform: first in Belgium and world premiere!
The Lasers, Optics and Spectroscopies (LOS) technological platform has just received a new spectrometer. Its particularity? It can be used in many fields and allows the study of phenomena with very high spectral resolution and at very high speed - of the order of a microsecond.

Social Sciences - Innovation - 22.02.2020
Ghent University stimulates research with impact via new interdisciplinary research consortia
Ghent University stimulates research with impact via new interdisciplinary research consortia
The acclaimed exhibition on Jan Van Eyck, recommendations on drug policy, relevant campaigns on sexual health, etc.

Innovation - 18.10.2019
UAntwerp scientists and imec use wireless technology at festivals
Crowd density estimation provides organisers with valuable information. Festivals and other large-scale events attract many people, but organisers often lack insight into the number of people attending the event and their movements.

Pharmacology - Innovation - 16.09.2019
Drugs cannot escape the NarcoReader
The University of Antwerp is coordinating a European project to increase efficiency in drug detection With the NarcoReader, the University of Antwerp is collaborating with its international partners to develop a high-tech device that is intended to make the detection of drugs quite a bit more efficient.

Materials Science - Innovation - 17.07.2019
A new material for the battery of the future, made in UCLouvain
In brief : The challenge of renewable energy? The storage of green energy , i.e., being able to store energy when it's produced while using it when needed. The discovery of the researchers from UCLouvain? A new high performance and safe battery material (LTPS) capable of speeding up charge and discharge to a level never observed so far.

Electroengineering - Innovation - 19.11.2018
Imec, Ghent University and SEED Demonstrate Electronics in Hydrogel-based Soft Lenses
Imec, Ghent University and SEED Demonstrate Electronics in Hydrogel-based Soft Lenses
imec, Ghent University, and SEED Co. Ltd. have developed a contact lens with autonomous electronics, opening the door to unique applications such as lenses with sensors and/or drug-delivery systems for the treatment of eye disorders. At the imec technology forum Japan (ITF Japan 2018), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, Ghent University, and contact lens manufacturer SEED Co.

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.04.2018
University of Louvain and Wageningen University launch their new spin-off A-Mansia: a microbiome company
A-Mansia is the latest co-spin-off from the University of Louvain (UCL) and Wageningen University. It aims to develop Akkermansia -based products .