It is the duty of a university to support the economy in its region. For this reason, our department puts its knowledge and expertise at the disposal of companies. The nature of this knowledge can be found under "Research". The department uses state-of-the-art software to perform the stated services (see under General Info and Infrastructure). Services are executed by its staff of knowledgeable researchers and/or, Master students, under the direct supervision of the academic staff (professors).
We offer different kinds of services:
Also we offer some ongoing initiatives to support companies in becoming more competitive:
Veltion is the young and dynamic spin-off company of the Department that emerged from a European project on Lean Implementation for SMEs. Together with its customers Veltion wants to build a more competitive Flemish economy, prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Veltion wants to achieve this by guiding the Flemish enterprises in search of continuous improvement and in the implementation of lean manufacturing techniques and practices. For more information, do not hesitate to visit the Veltion website: www.veltion.be.