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WalHub

Hub information

EDIH Title

WalHub, to boost the digital transformation of manufacturing companies and the adoption of key technologies - i.e. AI, HPC, Cybersecurity and IoT - in their industrial and supply chain processes

Geographical scope

Regional
Wallonia

Information

hello@walhub.be

Description

Lying at the heart of Europe, Wallonia (the French-speaking region of Belgium) economic history is closely linked to the role of industry, with a strong industrial past in machinery manufacturing and metallurgy. Today, manufacturing is still the driving force behind Wallonia's exports and prosperity. Nevertheless, the foundations of the manufacturing industry need to be considerably strengthened in order to increase technological excellence as well as to facilitate the green and digital transition of the region. WalHub, the regional EDIH, will boost the Walloon manufacturing business helping them to tackle challenges linked to customer expectations by accelerating or enhancing their digital maturity, through experimentation of key technologies (e.g. AI, HPC, CS and IoT), training and upskilling workers to meet the market needs, attracting investments, linking them to the Walloon ecosystem to ease implementation of digital technologies in their production processes and supply chain. Finally, WalHub will connect with the network of EDIHs by offering its services to SMEs from other regions across Europe and will actively engage with other EDIHs to respond promptly to the digital needs of Walloon manufacturing businesses. To support Walloon manufacturing business to achieve greater competitiveness and sustainability at regional level, WalHub, brings together a consortium of complementary and experienced partners that will provide a comprehensive set of services aiming at accelerating the green and digital transformation of industrial and supply chain processes. WalHub is led by the industry and technology federation (Agoria) and involve 2 clusters active in Manufacturing and Transport and Logistics (MecaTech and Logistics in Wallonia), 4 research and competence centers (Sirris, Cenaero, Cetic, Multitel) and an economic development partner (IDELUX). In this project, WalHub also benefits from the support of the Walloon Digital Agency (Agence du Numérique).

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Valérie Debois
+32 2 706 78 92

Operational contact information

Emilie Parthoens
+32 2 706 78 45

Coordinator address

A. Reyers 80 diamant building
1030 Bruxelles
Belgium

Coordinator Business name

AGORIA ASBL

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Department
Agoria Wallonie

Market and services

Technologies

Internet of Things
5/5
Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
5/5
Cybersecurity
5/5
High performance computing
5/5

Sectors

Manufacturing and processing
5/5
Agricultural biotechnology and food biotechnology
4/5
Health care
4/5
Polymers and plastics
4/5
Aeronautics
4/5
Space
4/5
Paper and wood
4/5
Construction & Assembly
4/5

Services

Technological innovation
5/5
Ecosystem building
5/5
Knowledge transfer
4/5
Prototyping
4/5
Circular economy
3/5
Finance
3/5

Beneficiaries

Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Thierry Coutelier Partner Belgium Rue du Bois St Jean, 12, 4102 Seraing, Belgium SIRRIS LE CENTRE COLLECTIF DE L'INDUSTRIE TECHNOLOGIQUE REC http://www.sirris.be
Nikolaos Matskanis Partner Belgium Avenue Jean Mermoz, 28, 6041 Charleroi, Belgium CETIC REC http://www.cetic.be
Hughes Henrion Partner Belgium Drève de l'arc-en-ciel, 98, 6700 Arlon, Belgium IDELUX Développement PUB http://www.idelux.be
Joseph D'Ippolito Partner Belgium Rue de l'Aéroport, 52 / 10, 4460 Grace-hollogne, Belgium LOGISTICS IN WALLONIA OTH http://www.logisticsinwallonia.be
Thibaud Vanrooden Partner Belgium Rue jean sonnet 21, 5032 Les isnes, Belgium POLE MECATECH OTH http://www.polemecatech.be
Francois Narbonneau Partner Belgium Rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 2, 7000 Mons, Belgium MULTITEL REC http://www.multitel.be
Cecile Goffaux Partner Belgium Batiment Éole, 1er étage - rue des Frères Wright, 29, 6041 Gosselies, Belgium CENAERO REC http://www.cenaero.be
Jessica Miclotte Associated Belgium Avenue Prince de Liège, 133, 5100 Jambes, Belgium Agence du Numérique PUB https://www.digitalwallonia.be/fr