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List of projects granted the MecaTech Cluster label since end of 2006 :

Call 19 - April 23, 2017

  • R&D
  • R&D
  • R&D

Call 18 - December 22, 2016

Call 17 - July 11, 2016

  • Invest
  • R&D
  • R&D
  • Invest

Call 16 - March 23, 2016

  • R&D
  • Formation
  • R&D
GAC
  • R&D

Call 15 - October 22, 2015

  • R&D
  • Invest
  • Invest

Call 14 - October 22, 2015

  • R&D

Call 13 - October 22, 2015

  • R&D

Call 12 - March 12, 2015

Call 11 - Novembre 28, 2014

  • R&D
  • Formation
SWS
  • R&D

Call 10 - March 14, 2014

A new generation of drugs is revolutionizing our approaches to treating disease.
  • R&D
Advances in materials technology have shown for the past few years that it is possible to use the advantages of frictionless layers in a whole range of applications without being handicapped by their cost by means of a thin film of amorphous hydrogenated carbon (a-C:H) made by a plasma process.
  • R&D

Call 9 - Nov. 28, 2013

Lemmens, which has been active in the sector of hoisting and handling and customized tarpaulin and tent  manufacturing for almost 100 years,  is planning to improve its product line and production techniques even more by carrying out a huge investment program.  To this end, the company has bought a plot in the Damré Industry Park, in Sprimont, where it is going to build a new facility to house its activities.  This new building will give it the additional space that is a must for acquiring new production plant that will not only increase and/or improve the existing product range but also i
  • Invest
The overall aim of the COMPOMAG project is to bring together various partners – the companies MECAR S.A. and Mazzeo-Serviplast S.A., research centers SIRRIS and Centexbel, and Liège University’s Department of Metal Materials Science – to conduct research for the development of injected magnesium-carbon composite parts. 
  • R&D
In a world that is looking for new energy solutions for the future, turning ‘end-of-life’ organic waste (plastics, rubber, foams, and so on) into manmade fuels is a booming activity that is starting to give rise to operational industrial production units.  However, the resulting fuel quality is seldom good enough for applications other than adding the fuel in small amounts to the crude oil used in petrochemical refineries. Such dilution generates little added value.   
  • R&D
The BIO-AFP (“ Propriétés Anti-Finger Print sur verre et métal par BIOmolécules” ) project for developing anti-finger print properties on glass and metal through biomolecules is the answer to a problem that has long attracted your attention without truly being able to provide an effective solution. We are talking about the finger prints that you have already noticed thousands of times in your daily life, whether at home (on doors, household appliances, windows), during travel (in elevators, cars, etc.), or in your leisure activities (smartphones, tablets, and other screens).
  • R&D
Between 5 and 6 million square meters of solar thermal collectors are installed in Europe each year.  The bulk of this market consists of flat collectors in which aluminum or copper sheet is coated with an absorbent layer to capture a maximum amount of sunlight (up to 95%).  The energy stored in this way is taken up by a heat transfer fluid that flows through a serpentine pipe welded to the back of the sheet metal.  Using steel in such products can be a good way to reduce their cost and make solar heating widely accessible.  However, steel has a lower heat conduction coefficient than coppe
  • R&D
The Internet of Things (IoT) is currently a proven reality that is changing the way we interact with the surrounding world.  The availability of embedded systems and onboard devices equipped with various types of sensor, wireless connectivity, networking features, and smart processing abilities opens the gates to a flood of innovative services and the ability to tackle problems that were heretofore impossible or extremely expensive to address.
  • R&D
CTL
The company TI Automotive at Wandre has been electroplating steel sheet with copper and nickel since 1963.  Its output (30,000 metric tons of steel strapping per year) is shipped to the group’s various plants around the world to be turned into brake tubes for the automotive industry.  The Wandre plant has a staff of 120 and a yearly turnover of €40 billion.  
  • R&D
M4
FN Herstal is coordinating an industrial research project called “Mitrailleuse Mécatronique Multicalibre M4” (M4 Multigauge Mechatronic Machine gun).  This research project will span four years starting in 2014 and involves a group of Walloon small and medium-sized enterprises, research centers, and university units.  It is innovative and unique due to the combination of technologies and disciplines considered in the type of application.  A number of deliverables are expected to come out of it, to wit:
  • R&D

Call 8 - Nov. 29, 2012

Scope: High Temperature Encapsulation for power semiconductor components   Description: High Temperature Encapsulation for power semiconductor components
  • R&D
Scope: Miniaturization of an intelligent sensor for high- and intermediate-voltage lines that can predict the need for maintenance and detect faults  
  • R&D
Scope: Development of an electronic patch to geolocate and detect falls by people who have deteriorated mentally. Description: Given the aging population, the number of people with dementia in the EU and US is high (3-4% of the population) and rising. The consequences for society are colossal, not just for the healthcare system, but also for emergency services, for such people may stray and be in critical condition.
  • R&D
Scope: Development of a methodology for optimizing the solar printed glass interface so as to increase solar modules’ overall performance levels.
  • R&D
Description: Given the problems linked to greenhouse gas emissions, the building sector has to comply with standards to reduce buildings’ energy consumption. In the hot geographic zones of the world with high levels of sunshine or in cities, the need to minimize the absorption of radiant heat from the outside in order to keep this heat from penetrating inside dwellings is becoming increasingly urgent. To this end, regulations tending to impose new minimum reflectance values for roofs and façades are cropping up.
  • R&D

Call 7 - Mar. 29, 2012

DAO
Scope: Development of a new treatment for prelacquered steel making it possible to preserve a building’s initial appearance over time
  • R&D
SE
Scope: Innovative training in embedded-systems’ architectures, software tools, and sensors
  • Formation
Scope: Development of sol-gel dispersion and functionalization technology by means of industrially applicable nanomaterials
  • R&D
Scope: Recovery and recycling of end-of-life photovoltaic units
  • R&D
Scope: Installation and maintenance of photovoltaic panels
  • Formation
Scope: Integration of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) second-generation photovoltaic cells in glass
  • R&D
Scope: Sustainable automotive technology training campus project
  • Formation
LED
Scope: Development of large LED panels (which are thin, cheap, and easy to connect) that include smart functions for home automation
  • R&D
Scope: Designing and testing direct and DUAL-FUEL injection systems for natural gas engines
  • R&D
Scope: Development of innovative vital components usable for making new-generation OLEDs
  • R&D
Scope: Robustness of 3D microsystems
  • R&D

Call 6 - Oct. 14, 2010

Scope: Development of an IT platform integrating tools for fine forecasting of electricity generated from renewables, diagnosis of anomalies, use of these diagnoses, and simulation of bringing the systems on line.
  • R&D
ARX
Scope: Development of a versatile self-powered chassis for agriculture and civil engineering.
  • R&D
Scope: Designing operational excellence tools.
  • R&D
  • Formation
Scope: Biomass-powered cogeneration by an external combustion engine.
  • R&D
Scope: Development of a wireless sensor embedded in windowpanes for home automation applications.
  • R&D
Scope: New generation of differential dosing pumps - continued.
  • Invest
Scope: Computer-aided engineering environment for analyzing and optimizing road grip, transmissions, and acoustics of automobiles in order to lighten them and reduce their energy consumption.
  • R&D
Scope: Improving wind turbine reliability and optimizing power generation and quality.
  • R&D
  • Formation

Call 5 - June 5, 2009

Scope: Development of a modular industrialized construction system including innovative technology and components to contribute to sustainable development.
  • R&D
Scope: Manufacturing process energy savings through the use of clean and effective new laser technologies.
  • R&D
  • Formation
Scope: Acquiring the necessary data for the technically and economically viable industrialization of the thixoforming process.
  • R&D
Scope: Feasibility study for a cast-iron internal condensation furnace.
  • R&D
  • Formation
Scope: Development of a mechanical structure allowing the beam’s emitter to rotate completely around the patient in hadron therapy.
  • R&D
Scope: Advanced Tiny Auxiliary Converter with Compact and Optimised Natural Cooling for Efficient Power management in Trains.
  • R&D

Call 4 - Sept. 18, 2008

Scope: Development of an ice pelletizer that makes it possible to cut the CO2 required for dry ice production by 50%.
  • R&D
  • Formation
Scope: Treatment of galvanized steel surfaces through nanoparticle deposition to fight against white rust.
  • R&D
  • Invest
  • Formation
Scope: Study and development of an “autonomous thermal solar energy system” for individual or collective housing.
  • R&D
  • Formation
Scope: Development of an integrated procedure to recycle the organic matter contained in the grinding residues of metallic waste to produce alternative liquid hydrocarbons, metal concentrates, and carbon useful for the steel industry.
  • R&D
Scope: Development of Energy Recovery Groups for fouled air through a compact integrated double-flow system.
  • R&D
  • Formation
Scope: Development of new types of material for use by the public works and construction industry obtained through carbonation
  • R&D
  • Invest
  • Formation

Call 3 - May 22, 2008

Scope: New generation of differential dosing pumps.
  • Invest
Scope: Manufacture and marketing of alumina gels, sols, and active aluminum oxides.
  • Invest
Scope: Construction of a continuous aluminum coating line based on innovative technology and offering an economical, efficient alternative to conventional continuous anodization
  • Invest
Scope: Innovative process for making soft intraocular lenses from a nanocomposite material.
  • R&D
  • Invest
  • Formation
Scope: New technical solutions meeting the future surface-treatment and lubrication needs of mechanical systems subjected to significant stresses.
  • R&D
  • Invest
  • Formation
RPI
Scope: Real-time monitoring of patient movements applied to proton beam therapy.
  • R&D

Call 2 - Apr. 19, 2007

Scope: Integrated reliability enhancement of rotating machinery by online remote diagnosis.
  • R&D
  • Formation
Scope: Transverse training program on “intelligent maintenance”
  • Formation
Scope: Application of intelligent maintenance technology to continuous production lines.
  • R&D
  • Formation

Call 1 - Oct. 5, 2006

Scope: Manufacturing of quasi-finished steel parts by thixoforming.
  • R&D
  • Formation
Scope: Thixomolding of aluminum and magnesium alloys.
  • R&D
  • Invest
  • Formation
Scope: Transverse training program on “materials and surfaces of the future”
  • Formation
Scope: Development of active surface coatings for better environmental management
  • R&D
  • Formation
Scope: Creation of a horizontal nanopowder manufacturing value chain in Wallonia
  • R&D
  • Formation
Scope: Vertical integration platform for carbon nanotubes
  • R&D