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Sustainable insulation at Recticel

Sustainable insulation at Recticel

From now on, many of Recticel's insulation products will have PEFC certification. This means that the paper in the multi-layer facer of the insulation panels comes from forests that are managed in a sustainable way. Recticel is therefore the first of all pir/pur manufacturers to be allowed to carry the PEFC quality mark for its insulation solutions.

By 2030 only digital meters in Flanders

By 2030 only digital meters in Flanders

On 18 February 2022, a young family in Ninove in one go received three new utility meters in their home, all three replacing their existing analogue meters for gas, electricity and ... drinking water. Hence they kicked-off of a pilot project in which three Flemish drinking water companies jointly work together with network company Fluvius to install the new energy and water meters simultaneously for their customers. In this way, any inconvenience for customers is kept to a minimum, while beneficial effects are also achieved in other areas.

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Why innovation fails

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 ‘The University of Ghent professor explains in great detail where the bottlenecks are and provides the keys to change course.

Medtronic announces first procedure in Europe with Hugo™ robotic-assisted surgery system

Medtronic announces first procedure in Europe with Hugo™ robotic-assisted surgery system

Medtronic plc, a global leader in healthcare technology, and OLV Hospital Aalst announced that the first clinical procedure in Europe was performed with the Hugo™ robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) system. The robotic prostatectomy was performed by Prof. Alexandre Mottrie, M.D., head of urology at OLV Hospital in Aalst, Belgium, and chief executive officer and founder of the Belgium-based ORSI Academy, a multidisciplinary center for training, research and development, and data analysis to improve minimally invasive surgery best practices.

Smarth Health: when technology and ethics collide

Smarth Health: when technology and ethics collide

Who will oppose an ever increasing life expectancy? A rhetorical question, but nevertheless there is a flip side to unrelenting medical progress. The outlines of which are already clear, especially in the ethical realm. Given the technology for monitoring your body, exercise and food intake, to what extent is health an individual responsibility, thus redefining medical solidarity?

Framework to be implemented for technological innovations in healthcare in new, independent 'think lab' at Living Tomorrow

Framework to be implemented for technological innovations in healthcare in new, independent 'think lab' at Living Tomorrow

How can we access our health data through apps without risking data privacy? How can we use robotics (safely and ethically) for our healthcare? Or monitor/treat patients remotely safely and efficiently? A new 'think lab' around the future of our healthcare with among others the ex-CEO of Janssen Pharmaceutica, CEO Medtronic Benelux and several university professors - wants to find the answers to this.

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