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Dragons’ Den gives BDO Belgium wings
Many companies and organisations lack a genuine innovation culture. With Dragons’ Den, BDO Belgium is not falling into this trap, as witnessed by this new internal innovation trajectory.
Future Forward Talk: Farys
At the Future Forward Talk Joachim De Vos sits down with a key figure from one of our partner companies. He had a conversation with Marleen Porto-Carrero, managing partner of Farys, the Intermunicipal Company of Flanders for water distribution.
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Welcome to the world… in 6G
Imagine a teleconference, with holograms instead of a checkerboard of faces. Or digital communication including smell, hearing and touch, in addition to sight and sound. Pure science fiction? Not really. It is what researchers think possible by 2030, through 6G. Today, we are surrounded by digital technologies that make our lives easier. Tomorrow, the immersive experience of 6G will blur the boundaries between the digital and physical world.
Why innovation fails
Why do businesses and organisations succeed so rarely in being truly innovative? Why is that a problem? And what solutions are there? Joachim De Vos, CEO of Living Tomorrow and TomorrowLab, explains in his new book ‘Why innovation fails" in great detail where the bottlenecks are and provides the keys to change course.
Artificial Intelligence: How Mercedes-Benz Helps Create a Better Future
Artificial intelligence or “AI” for short: these two letters symbolize a world of technological possibilities that seemed inconceivable only a few years ago. AI is no longer just a secret code among techies. It has quite literally taken up residence in our living rooms through connected home appliances, as well as in our offices, where intelligent systems in smartphones and e-mail boxes serve as our virtual assistants.
The Construction site of Tomorrow
With advancements in generative design, software algorithms, and robotic construction, the current construction processes are going to change quite a bit over the next three to ten years.
Recticel builds the Construction Site of the Future with Living Tomorrow
Recticel Insulation and Living Tomorrow are joining forces to build a new innovation campus and a Hotel of the Future. In this high-tech concept, both thermal and acoustic insulation solutions from Recticel are used
First stone Living Tomorrow Innovation Campus
Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Day on day 26 years after Bill Gates visited our first campus. What moment is more suitable to anchor our plans for the future?
The continuation of a successful partnership
The construction of the Living Tomorrow Innovation Campus has begun. We investigate how the building process is evolving today and in the future. Xella is present as a trendsetter in new building with its advanced building systems.
Insulation: crucial in energy renovation
Energy efficient renovation requires a well thought-out approach to the entire building envelope. As far as new buildings are concerned, houses will be built to be increasingly energy efficient in the future, partly as a result of the increasingly stringent EPB regulations. For the existing housing stock, however, there is still a lot of work to be done!
Building according to the 2050 goals
A major challenge for our future buildings is to reduce the environmental impact, as our current method of construction leads to too great an environmental impact to stay within the carrying capacity of the earth with our building needs.
First 'smart charging station' supplies office with energy from car batteries
In Zelzate, Belgium's first charging station was opened at an office of engineering firm Sweco. Electric cars are used there to store solar energy so that it can be used elsewhere or during dark periods.
Our plea for a holistic approach
Within 18 months, we will open a new Innovation Campus that will be built with 80 partners from different sectors. Among them, we have many construction partners whose innovations demonstrate a variety of solutions in terms of sustainability. The common factor: a long term approach which has a direct impact on the problems we face as society. These companies are fulfilling their role as role models, so we are particularly proud that they are involved in our project.
Scanbie and Living Tomorrow conceive digital twin to track new campus building
As a partner of Living Tomorrow, Scanbie will be responsible for the development of a digital version – a digital twin - of the new campus. At very regular intervals, the construction process will be digitally mapped via 3D laser scanning. Sensors will collect real-time data which can create predictive simulations.
Holcim starts the permitting procedure for a new sustainable cement plant in Mons
GO4ZERO's ambition is not only to make existing capacities more sustainable, but also to provide a concrete solution in the fight against global warming. Holcim Belgium wishes to invest in new infrastructure. By using the best available technologies, operational, economic and sustainable performance can be obtained.
Two construction problems for which vacuum insulation offers a solution
With flat roofs and terraces, space for insulation is often very limited. This makes it difficult to comply with strict insulation requirements. Ultra-thin vacuum insulation panels offer a solution for this. Thibaut Behaegel, Sales Engineer Flat Roof at Recticel Insulation, explains how, using two different construction problems as examples.