Family of the Future is a demonstration of the current and future opportunities with Additive Manufacturing; the expertise of 30 major players in Additive Manufacturing combined in one co-creation venture.


The Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) is a nonprofit organization. It develops new composite applications in various joint ventures with industrial customers and within funded research programs.

Research centre in the field of innovative textile technologies, focusing on functionality, finishing, ecology and testing

The National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research.

To ensure their growth, businesses develop new products, directly brought about by technological innovations, on an ongoing basis. These innovations are the fruit of long years of research led by the university sphere. Strengthened by its internationally-recognised expertise, the University of Mons has created MateriaNova, a unique-in-Europe research and development centre. Its speciality? The development of innovative materials.

CREPIM is one of the major European Laboratories for development and the approval of materials covered by fire regulations. CREPIM (i) develops, (ii)tests and (iii) certifies the fire performances of materials and assemblies for all concerned areas featuring the mass transportation sectors (railways, aircrafts and boats), in the building, electrical, and textile sectors. This activity is carried out in an Environmentally-Friendly way taking into account the end-of-life product.

Catalisti, the cluster for Chemistry and Plastics, will primarily serve companies in Flanders by building partnerships between individual companies as well as with research institutions, sector associations and governments. By being a central and neutral partner, companies can concentrate on their core business and use the cluster to easily stay connected with all appropriate authorities.


The TFI was founded in 1964 and has been a competent partner for research, testing and certification in the field of floor and wall systems as well as in the area of other products for interior design since then.

Sirris is the collective centre for and by the technological industry. Sirris offers Belgian companies three key assets to help them remain innovative: years of experience and comprehensive expertise in a wide range of industries; high-tech testing infrastructure spread across the country; and an extensive network of partners. This way Sirris helps large and smaller players in Belgian industry make the right technological choices and achieve sustainable economic growth.

The main areas of teaching and research of our department are in the fields of processing and recycling of solid waste. Our raw material laboratory and our technical lab are equipped with various aggregates in the areas of comminution, classification, sorting and analysis. It is possible to process separate or mixed waste streams in individual aggregates and in process chains, which can be constructed by a combination of different aggregates. This makes us one of Europe's leading professorships in applied research in the waste management sector.