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Experience Belgian Tech

Thank you all for coming!

We hope you have enjoyed the selection of Belgian technological innovations by established companies and promising newcomers we showcased at the Ambassador's Residence.

Belgian household names and start-ups/scale-ups active in various fields (manufacturing, entertainment, transport, and health) presented their innovations to over 180 participants from the private and public sector.

The intent was to promote Belgium as an innovative country and shed light on some of its less recognised aspects all while enjoying the Ambassador’s hospitality (Belgian drinks and finger food included!).

After some networking upon arrival, a few introductory comments, and a panel discussion on several businesseses' experience of innovation in Belgium, the exhibiting companies had the opportunity to demonstrate their technological innovations throughout the residence (see map below). The emphasis was on practical demonstrations and informal interactions with the participants.

The solar-powered car provided the visitors queuing outside the Residence with an introductory glimpse of what 18 other exhibitors were hiding inside: laser cleaning, made to measure 3D-printed prosthetics, drone traffic monitoring, foldable canoes, strawberry-picking robots and virtual TV studios, to mention but a few of the inventions on offer.

You can find the full list of the participating companies below .

Hope to see you at our next edition!




Agoria Solar Team

Agoria Solar Team20 students form the basis of the Agoria Solar Team. They have fifteen months for the design and the construction of the next solar car, in order to participate in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge of 2019, the world championship for solar cars.

The Punch 2 is the seventh solar car of the Agoria Solar Team. The Punch 2 participated in the world championship of 2017 and finished in third place out of 45 teams. In October 2018, the Belgian Solar Team won with this car the Carrera Solar Atacama in Chile, which is the most extreme race for solar cars.



BarcoWhen images become insight. And when experiences come to life. That’s what Barco is all about. In a world where data and rich content are expanding exponentially, we empower you with impressive visualization and innovative collaboration solutions to help you make meaningful connections. We help you get the most out of what you do every day. So together, we create brighter outcomes, around the world.

Barco Demetra is a next-gen skin imaging platform for dermatologists and primary care. It comes with future groundbreaking deep learning algorithms that will support clinical decisions in real time. Demetra is co-developed with leading dermatologists to improve the diagnosis of skin disease.



BingliBingli is an innovative software (chatbot) to connect patients and doctors. Bingli offers solutions and processes throughout the whole patient-doctor interaction that are built around a self-learning/AI-driven, digital anamnestic service. Bingli’s interview is based on medical decision-making techniques and differential diagnostic reasoning resulting in a substantial time gain, increased patient involvement, better diagnosis and better health outcomes.

We will give the opportunity to act as a patient and simulate a disease. Our chatbot will conduct the smart medical interview and ask the relevant questions to propose to the doctor a differential diagnosis. You will also be able to see the output to the doctor, i.e summary of anamnesis and differential diagnosis.


Dirty Monitor

Dirty Monitor Dirty Monitor is an enthusiastic creative studio, pioneer in the field of content conception and realisation for video mapping and other audiovisual productions. Since our creation in 2004, we’ve managed to become a reference for 3D Video Mapping, VJing, and Digital Art. Our mission: Enhancing without distorting.

Dirty Monitor will showcase the Virtual Reality Experience from their exhibitions : The Smurfs Experience - Van Gogh The Immersive Exprerience - Claude Monet The Immersive Experience.



DreamwallDreamWall offers a complete solution for TV and media producers: virtual set and augmented reality design, data integration but also on-site setup and operations. We are the strongest “virtual” specialist in Europe and we have a strong expertise in Election nights, sports magazines and weather programs. We participated in Soccer Worldcup 2018 daily shows with TF1 (FR), we livebroadcast Europaleague’s RTBF nights from our own virtual studios Keywall in Belgium. We also did AR and production for European elections 2019. 

We manage the whole process from virtual set creation on Unreal Engine to virtual live production. Our aim is to deliver a state-of-art solution to our media partners worldwide. We have an ability to innovate and add value to the content. Each project include some kind of innovation for our client. We’ll be showing freshly released solutions for election nights and sports magazines.


Flexible Robotic Solutions

Flexible Robotic SolutionsFRS Robotics is a Belgian company specialised in solutions to automate ultrasonic quality control with a multi-axis robot. Automotive and aerospace manufacturers will benefit from a faster, more robust and accurate, and more flexible automated process, resulting in higher production quality, increased competitive value while removing operator strain.

FRS Robotics will show the robotic ultrasonic quality control of vehicle doors, hood, trunk and other parts of the Audi e-tron produced in the Audi Brussels factory. Previously executed manually, the robot cell has the intelligence to autonomously execute the ultrasonic measurements, further increasing inspection quality and economic efficiency.



Materialise Materialise incorporates nearly three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. 



Melexis Melexis is a global supplier of micro-electronic semiconductor solutions and stands for engineering that enables the best imaginable future - safe, clean and comfortable. This is reflected in the applications our technology empowers. Melexis employs over 1,500 people in 19 locations worldwide and is publicly traded on Euronext Brussels (MELE).

Melexis will be showing a virtual Reality automotive cabin: Melexis developed a unique VR experience especially for electronica Munich 2018. In the virtual Melexis car, visitors will fully and interactively discover the many novel applications for current sensing and Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors. Accompanied by video footage, visitors will also be able to understand how other Melexis sensors enhance the modern vehicle.



JookiMuuseLabs, the Belgian startup behind Jooki, has been founded in 2014 by three geek dads, formerly with Google, Huawei and Barco. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, their first product, Jooki – the music & story player for kids, was launched at the end of 2017. With a successful year in 2018, Jooki is becoming a renowned brand and product in Europe and in the US.

Jooki is the music & stories player that encourages kids’ independence and free play with ToyTouch technology & fully customizable audio content (Spotify & MP3). It’s a wonderful companion for young children allowing them to enjoy their favorite tunes on their own while playing freely away from screens.



NanopixelThe internationally awarded scale-up Nanopixel (2010) from Belgium is the market leader in high-end 3D visualisations and interactive applications for the real estate, industry and entertainment sector. The workforce tripled in two years from 14 to 50 employees, all of whom are experts in their field. All with one goal in mind: defying the limits of the imagination with groundbreaking customer experiences.

Nanopixel created an interactive story telling virtual reality experience with high visual quality that explains how microchips are used in today’s and future technology in vehicles. Our experience was, for example, used as an eye-catcher for a Melexis booth on an event.



NetaluxNetalux® is the number 1 service company in laser cleaning, enabling the industry to adopt this human and environmentally friendly technique while eliminating secondary waste and preserving the substrate. Laser cleaning is applicable in a wide diversity of industries, from nuclear decontamination to aerospace and the petrochemical industry.

Netalux® uses pulsed laser technology to treat the surface. The pulse is absorbed by the contaminant and reflected by the substrate. This process allows us to go from solid state to gas instantly, thus expanding the contaminant from its substrate. In some cases, a limited amount of the contaminant may vaporise. All contamination is instantly vacuumed away to reduce the impact of our intervention to a minimum. Our technology does not create any turbulence, nor does it add secondary waste.



N-SIDEN-SIDE is an innovative software consulting company in advanced analytics designing optimization solutions for Supply Chain, Operations and Energy management. We empower organizations with agility and data-driven decisions to optimize processes and use resources wisely while efficiently managing risk and maximizing profits.

N-SIDE optimizes decisions of companies from different industries: Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Steel, Pulp & Paper, Power Exchanges, TSO’s and DSO’s, etc. Our cloud-based custom solutions use cutting-edge technologies such as machine learning and powerful algorithms to solve the most complex industry challenges and turn them into opportunities.



Octinion Early 2014, Octinion saw an opportunity in developing agricultural robotics with the ambition to become a world leader in the field. Our initial focus is fresh produce crops with a long harvesting season, and which are preferably selectively harvested.

Our autonomous strawberry picking robot Rubion finds its way through the crop (courtesy of Xenion), picking berries like the ideal human picker, without bruising the strawberries. The robotic system is equipped with quality monitoring, which allows for sorting, crop monitoring and precision farming. Thanks to the robotic arm, picking and putting down the berries happens in one smooth movement, with the exact preferred weight in every punnet.



ONAK ONAK is a Gent located scale-up. Because the founders didn't find a canoe that fitted their needs they created their own.

The ONAK 2.0 - The ONAK canoe folds down to a standard luggage-sized trolley. The minds behind the material is ONAK’s Honeycomb-Curv™ Polypropylene composite hull are some of our very own. After hours of study and development, we came up with a material that is both light and stiff, recyclable, and fits our story as a whole.



Smartnodes Smartnodes offers a new way to illuminate public spaces: "Light where and when needed". Smartnodes technology saves up to 80% of energy consumption & fits right into the context of Smart Cities by proposing remote control & monitoring services that go beyond the simple public lighting service, while giving a lot of information for traffic management.

Public lighting based on user presence to reduce energy consumption. Data collection regarding: Traffic, Air quality and Noise.



Solvay Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Partnering with customers worldwide, its innovating products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, in mineral and oil & gas extraction as well, enhancing efficiency and sustainability.

As population growth, increasing energy needs and climate change create challenges for our global society, Solvay remains committed to upholding our founder’s commitment to science and innovation. Around the world, our 2,200 scientists focus their passion and energy on transforming our daily innovations into real-life solutions that help billions of people.



UniflyUnifly’s Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) platform connects official entities with operators to integrate drones into the airspace safely and securely. Authorities can visualize and manage drone flights and declare no-fly zones. Our tracker BLIP acts as an electronic license plate.

BLIP offers e-Identification and tracking in one device. To guarantee safe drone traffic, it is vital to know the exact position of drones. BLIP acts as an electronic license plate and pinpoints the exact location of the drone.



Yazzoom Since 2011, Yazzoom applies artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining to solve the challenges of industrial companies. Our services and solutions are used in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive data analytics; machine vision; AI-powered anomaly detection on machine data and more.

Eighty percent of downtime is caused by never-seen-before technical issues. YANOMALY doesn't need an issue to have already occurred in the past to detect early signs of failure. Thanks to proprietary self-learning algorithms it warns of any deviation from normal operations, previously known or not.



Zensor The purpose of Zensor is to make the life of man-made structures and installations safer, longer and more efficient. We do this by combining data acquisition using multiple types of sensors with profound analysis and the associated continuous follow-up and reporting. Focus lies on large civil infrastructure, such has Schiphol Airport, as well as production sites such as ArcelorMittal and Dillinger.

We will display our end-to-end platform where data is collected, stored, analysed and subsequently displayed in live dashboards displaying the operational efficiency as well as the state-of-health of the asset.