About the partner

Sirris is the non-for-profit privately-owned research centre of the Belgian technological industry. It operates in five domains of expertise: ICT, advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, materials and sustainability. It's Data and AI Competence Centre supports industry in realizing product & service innovations by facilitating the exploitation of real-world data by means of data science

Role in FBD

Sirris contributes to the realization of the HSKT concept by 1) consulting its local SME network, gathering, 2) prioritising their needs and requirements, and 3) aligning the concept with these needs and requirements. In addition, Sirris contributes to the realization of reports, tools, methods (e.g. workshop material, reference solutions) that support regional SMEs in becoming data-driven.