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The SkyWin Cluster is the competitiveness cluster for Aeorspace technology.


GreenWin is the Competitiveness Cluster promoting Green Economy in Wallonia. GreenWin is structured around three strategic hubs that focus on the life cycle of material, the objective being to offer its members strategic monitoring and a shared vision.

CENAERO, Centre of Excellence for Aerospace Research

Cenaero is an applied research center providing to companies involved in a technology innovation process high fidelity numerical simulation methods and tools to invent and design more competitive products.

CENTEXBEL, Scientific and Technical Centre of the Belgian Textile Industry

Centexbel, the Belgian Textile Research Centre, was founded in 1950 at the initiative of Fedustria, the Belgian professional organisation of the textile, wood and furniture industry to reinforce the competitive position of the Belgian textile companies.

CERTECH, Centre of Technological Resources in Chemistry

The Centre of Technological Resources in Chemistry (Certech) is a contract research organisation, offering a wide range of services to industries. We are working not only with chemical companies but also in other fields where our expertise can be an asset, such as automobile, construction, packaging, food, agriculture, personal care, pharmacy, medicine, energy, environment... Our mission is to provide help, support and services to small and large industrial enterprises by offering analysis and measurements, problem-solving, contract research, product and process development capabilities. Our vision is to deliver innovative solutions for product and process improvement or development, by exploiting sustainable chemistry, in order to meet future societal and industrial needs. Our strategy focused mainly on three axes, namely environment, material science and process intensification.

CRIBC - CRBC , Research Center of I the Belgian Ceramic industry

The Belgian Ceramic Research Centre (BCRC) combines the activities of two institutions : (1) INISMa (INstitut Interuniversitaire des Silicates, Sols et Matériaux) is a non-profit-making organisation which was founded in 1973 at the initiative of the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, the Mons-Hainaut University, the Intermunicipal association IDEA, and a group of ceramics manufacturers (INS). INISMa is involved in materials development and applications, soil survey and classification, and environmental challenges ; (2) The CRIBC (Centre de Recherches de l’Industrie Belge de la Céramique) is a collective research organisation which was created by Decree Law in 1948, under the de Groote Law. The CRIBC supports the ceramics industry by carrying out applied research, providing technological guidance and monitoring, and by organising scientific and technical information for the benefit of its members.

CRIC - OCCN, National Centre for Technical and Scientific Research for the Cement Industry

Are you active at the heart of a company that manufactures, uses or works with cement? Or maybe you’re an individual and would like to know more about your construction work? Look no further than the site of the National Centre for Technical and Scientific Research for the Cement Industry! TheNational Centre for Technical and Scientific Research for the Cement Industry, more commonly known in English as CRIC-OCCN, was established in 1926 to respond to the cement industry’s need for research. Laws passed in Belgium in 1947 saw the creation of De Groote Federal Research Centres; CRIC-OCCN was recognised as such a federal research centre in 1959, managed by a General Assembly, consisting predominantly of representatives from the scientific world and an Administration Council. Thereafter, it also became the Research Centre for Ready-to-Use Cement.

MATERIA NOVA, Centre of Excellence dedicated to Materials

Materia Nova is the walloon research centre dedicated to advanced materials.

SIRRIS, Collective Centre of Technological Industry

Sirris is the collective centre of the Belgian technological industry. We help companies in the implementation of technological innovations, enabling them to strengthen their competitive position over the long-term. Our experts visit companies on site, offer them technological advice, launch innovation paths, and provide guidance until they reach the implementation phase. It is our aim to find concrete solutions to the real challenges facing Belgian entrepreneurs.