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Sirris Hub/smart product

Hub Information

Hub Name
Sirris Hub/smart product
Local Name
Sirris Smart Product Development
Evolutionary Stage
Fully operational
Geographical Scope


The activities about the physical product development started in the nineties with services like design, simulation, material and process selection, proof of concepts and testing of physical products. Since 2015 and following the requests from the industry this service has evolved towards the development of products integrating smart functions like sensors and actuators. Sirris Hub/smart product in Liège is now the entry point for companies producing physical products who want to add smart functionalities to them and connect these products to the external world. Sirris supplies companies with designers, simulation software, equipment for the physical integration of sensors, actuators, and for the manufacturing of proof of concepts.

Depuis les années nonante Sirris developpe des produits physiques à la demande des industriels, en offrant des services dans les domaines de la conception, de la simulation, de la sélection des matériaux et des procédés de mise en oeuvre de produits physiques. Depuis 2015 et pour répondre à cette nouvelle demande des industries, le service a évolué vers le développement de produits intégrant des fonctions intelligentes avec par exemple des actuateurs et des capteurs. Sirris Hub/smart product de Liège est le point d’entrée pour les entreprises fabricant des produits physiques qui souhaitent y intégrer des fonctions smart. Sirris met à disposition des entreprises: des designers, des logiciels de simulation et des équipements pour l’intégration physique de capteurs et d’actuateurs, et pour la réalisation de proofs of concepts.

Contact Data

Coordinator (Research & Technology organization)
Sirris, The collective Centre for and by the technological industry in Belgium
Year Established
Sirris Liege Science Park Rue Bois St-Jean 12, B-4102, Seraing (Belgium)
Social Media
Contact information
Olivier Gramaccia
+32 491 86 91 86


Organizational form
(Part of) Private organization
Number of employees


  • Micro/nano electronics
  • Sensory systems
  • Internet of things
  • Virtual, augmented and extended reality
  • Additive manufacturing

The activities of the hub are well aligned with the Dutch national initiative for digitising industry, MADE DIFFERENT – Factories of the future.

Market and Services


  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Other Manufacturing

TRL Focus

  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Collaborative Research
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Pre-competitive series production

Service Examples

HYGEA case:
i) HYGEA is a public company in charge of public cleanliness while improving the quality of service rendered to the citizen. They collect, process and recycle waste and improve the living environment for nearly 500,000 people. One of the main problem is the management of the network of glass bubbles. They don’t know when the bubble is full. We developed with our partners for them a system which allow them to monitor in real time the bubble’s status.

ii) Packaging design, Prototyping, proof of concept, and vandalism tests, material choices, first sample.

iii) Thanks to the systems (sensor, LoRa antenna, packaging) we can monitor data to optimize the maintenance operations in terms of time, traffic, size trucks and fuel consumption.

Hygea - Intercommunale de gestion environnementale
Rue du Champ de Ghislage, 1
7021 Havré (Belgium)
Tél. : 065/87.90.90
Contact: Responsable Département Logistique - Brice BARIGAND

Full UP case:
i) Development of a smart sensor for the detection of the fuel level in a domestic tank.
ii) Design of the packaging of the sensor, R&D to find an optimum US emission/ reception cone, selection of materials (tightness, impact resistance, ATEX protection, resistance against fuel contact), functional proofs of concepts.
iii) Measurement of the level of fuel in the tank, treatment of the information via an API (alert…), setup of a community to obtain special prices when buying fuel in large quantities.
Full UP
Quai de Meuse 16,
5100 – Jambes
Tél: + 32 470 05 13 24
Catherine de Viron

i) Development and optimization of a smart living-room greenhouse. We developed a hydroponic greenhouse for private use in apartment or private house. The goal was to provide a greenhouse able to grow vegetable in a fully automatic way. (LED controlled, automatic PH sensors, automatic alarms, airflow controlled, connected device for automatic light spectrum adaptation, …). The greenhouse has a standard footprint to be compatible with IKEA furniture.

ii) Design optimization for industrialization, numerous improvements for the Internet of Things greenhouse, Shared collaboration with experts on IT development and IT security, business development, mechatronics and materials engineers

iii) Interactive application allows to set the optimal environments for a given plant. Developmentsare based on the Raspberry pi , a small computer with very diverse capabilities. It can process sound, image, control fans or motors and acquire data from a whole range of different sensors. It is equipped with a powerful processing unit and graphic processor. The most recent version, the Raspberry Pi 3 includes a built in WiFi and Bluetooth chip

· Eden Synthetics SCRL
. Enterprise # : 0652.864.933
· Rue des Pères Blancs, 4, 1040 Etterbeek
· Contact name: Vasileios Vallas, Administrateur
· Phone: 0488 / 47 20 80
· E-mail :


  • Regional funding
  • Memberships


Number of customers annually
Type of customers
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • Partners

    Last updated: 03/09/18 13:50