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European Digital Innovation Hubs Network

Flanders AI EDIH

Hub information

EDIH Title

Flanders Artificial Intelligence European Digital Innovation Hub

Geographical scope




Given the technology potential of AI, there is an urgency to accelerate the adoption of AI by SMEs and other organisations.

The Flanders AI EDIH intents to accelerate the adoption of AI among by an integrated service offering:

(1.) Test before invest: initial advice, individual coaching, AI technical feasibility study, legal workshops and our special co-operation with commercial AI agencies, called "Start AI"

(2.) Skills and training: inspiration sessions, thematic webinars & events, masterclasses and summer schools

(3.) Innovation ecosystem and networking: talent & skills matchmaking, matchmaking on AI supply & demand, matchmaking on joint research and our large annual AI event called "Flanders AI Forum" (next edition: spring 2024).

The Flanders AI EDIH strengthens the Flemish Industry Partnership (Industriepartnerschap), the Flanders AI Academy (VAIA) and the Knowledge Center Data & Society (Kenniscentrum Data & Maatschappij).

The Flanders AI EDIH consists of complementary partners who guarantee a cross-sectoral and accessible Flemish operation, with a local physical presence in every Flemish province. Additionally, the EDIH is aligned and maintains direct links with existing innovation actors and initiatives (such as the spearhead clusters), the Flemish AI policy plan, the Flanders AI Research Program and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Flanders. At European level, the Flanders AI EDIH has ongoing collaborations through the AI DIH Network, the Smart Connectivity DIH Network (SCoDIHNet), the EPoSS Smart Systems EDIH Task Force, the Vanguard AI Pilot.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Lia Vanherle
+32 16 283947

Operational contact information

Gilles Wuyts

Coordinator address

Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

Coordinator Business name


Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Public R&D Policies and Programs

Market and services


Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
Big data
Digital twins


Manufacturing and processing
Transport & Mobility


Technological innovation
Ecosystem building
SME support


Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Jolyce Demely Partner Belgium A reyers 80 diamant building, 1030 Bruxelles, Belgium AGORIA ASBL OTH
Benjamin Vandeputte Partner Belgium Boulevard auguste reyers 80, 1030 Bruxelles, Belgium SIRRIS LE CENTRE COLLECTIF DE L'INDUSTRIE TECHNOLOGIQUE REC
Bart De Moor Partner Belgium Oude markt 13, 3000 Leuven, Belgium KU Leuven HES
Philip Leroux Partner Belgium Sint pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Gent, Belgium UGent HES
Leander Schietgat Partner Belgium Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium VUB HES
José Antonio Oramas Mogrovejo Partner Belgium Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium UANTWERPEN HES
Kris Luyten Partner Belgium Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium UHASSELT HES
Bart Buelens Partner Belgium Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium VITO REC
Ger Vandenkerkhof Partner Belgium Oude diestersebaan 133, 3920 Lommel, Belgium FLANDERS MAKE REC
Wouter Haerick Partner Belgium Technologiepark 126, 9052 Gent, Belgium AI for Growth OTH
Jens De Vos Partner Belgium Koningsstraat 154-158, 1000 Brussel, Belgium Voka Shared Services cvba PRC
Raf Buyle Partner Belgium Avenue du port 88, 1000 Brussel, Belgium VL O PUB