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Advanced composite competences in the press

On the occasion of the Horizon Exploration on Composite Materials organised in Grâce-Hollogne, Engineeringnet Magazine published an inspired article on the competences of Centexbel and of various companies in the field of advanced composite materials in its March edition.

Call for prototypes

2017 Call for Prototypes is OPEN!

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We proudly present the sixth edition of the SMART TEXTILES SALON - STS2017 in Ghent (BE) on 18 October 2017.

Smart Textiles Salon 2017 will be combined with the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customisation - ITMC2017, which will take place from 16 to 18 October 2017, and is also the final event of the SmartPro project.

België draagt innovatie hoog in het vaandel

De nieuwe wet rond een belastingaftrek voor innovatie-inkomsten gaat retroactief in op 1 juli 2016. Hoewel de wet technisch complex is biedt ze veel opportuniteiten, waarbij we u graag helpen bij het zoeken naar de voordelen van de nieuwe belastingaftrekwet voor uw bedrijf. Innovatie ligt bij ons immers in de bovenste lade.

De nieuwe wet vervangt de gekende, maar verouderde, aftrek voor octrooi-inkomsten. De huidige belastingaftrek is ruimer, maar - helaas - nog moeilijker te berekenen en te documenteren dan de vorige editie.

Een klein overzicht:

Launch of Belgian EPD program

Wednesday 22/2/17 Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, officially launched the Belgian EPD database and Belgian EPD program B-EPD.

From now on

De nieuwe fabrieken van de toekomst bekroond!

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Tijdens de derde editie van de Factories of the Future Awards ontvingen Daikin uit Oostende, Nuscience uit Drongen, Rousselot uit Gent, Valeo uit Ghislenghien en Veranneman Technical Textiles uit Ardooie de titel van Factory of the Future, een prestigieus label dat ze voor drie jaar mogen behouden.

Unified European patent in 2017?

It is to be expected that the first applications for a unified European patent will be filed in 2017. A recent communication of the Unified Patent Court (UPCA) sets forth the date of December 2017.

For the time being, the UK decided not to refer to Brexit in this instance.

Our patent cell will follow up and keep you informed on the 2017 evolutions in this field.

Certification of speed pedelec helmets now possible

Following the publication of a standard for fast electric bicycles (speed pedelecs, S-EPAC's), NTA 8776, it is now possible to certify speed pedelec helmets to this standard. In cooperation with an expert group NEN has developed the certification scheme NCS 8776 in which requirements for certification bodies (CB's) are written down to certify to NTA 8776.

The CB's, the Belgian Road Safety Institute (BRSI) in Brussels, Belgium and Telefication, in Zevenaar, the Netherlands have made a license agreement with NEN to certify to NCS 8776.

8 S(P)EEDKITS developments available on the market

Next to offering novel and practical solutions to displaced people and refugees, the S(P)EEDKITS project has resulted in a commercial success for the companies participating in the European funded research programme.

Catalisti officieel gelanceerd

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Speerpuntcluster chemie en kunststoffen officieel gelanceerd onder nieuwe naam Catalisti

Tax deduction for innovation

2017 announces itself as a fine year to introduce a patent application according to the recent messages on the changes in fiscal deductions for innovation targeted on patent products. The law that will be retroactively applicable on July 1, 2016 has now been presented to the council of state.