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Contact Data

Coordinator

SynHERA networks

Year Established

2000

Location

rue des pieds d'alouettes 39, 5100, Naninne (Belgium)

Website

http://www.synhera.be

Social Media

Contact information

Sabine Dossa,director ; Yves Laccroix, coordinator
dossa.s@synhera.be ; Laccroix.y@synhera.be
+32 (0) 81 41 38

Description

Description

Formerly ADISIF Interface, SynHERA is the network of 19 University Colleges (UC) and their associated research centres in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. It supports the University Colleges and their associated research centres in order to valorise their research projects and to match skills between the University Colleges and the Walloon, Brussels and international research stakeholders. In addition, SynHERA is willing to offer University Colleges’ researchers a space for sharing and reflexion.

SynHERA est le réseau des 19 Hautes Ecoles et des Centres de recherche Associés en Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles.SynHERA les supporte dans la recherche et les aides à valoriser les résultats de recherche dans le sens demandé par les parties subsidiantes. De plus, SynHERA offre des services aux chercheurs faisant partie de son réseau, comme par exemple, la mise en réseau, la formation, etc...

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

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

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Agriculture, hunting and forestry
  • Electricity, gas and water supply
  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Education
  • Health and social work

TRL Focus

  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • 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

  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Development of control interfaces

The project "Automated application of control of structural equipment in clean room" done for the company BECARV.

This study lead to the development of control interfaces, based on the necessary requirements for controlling equipment to limit development time. Thus, the company BECARV is now able to integrate a very
simplified automation with pre-packaged hardware and software objects that are assembled according to the type of project to carry out.


Feasibility study and training

Client needs:
In classical predictive maintenance, vibration sensors are placed on customers engines and they acquire vibrations of the latter. The acquired vibrations waveforms are then analyzed by a condition monitoring expert and a report is sent to the customer.
In the new context of Industry 4.0, all sensors installed on a customers site acquire a lot of data. All these data need to be processed. And due to the amount of data, it is not possible for a condition monitoring expert to analyze every single one of them.

Provided solution: Therefore it is needed to be able to process these data automatically. The goal of the project was to develop a tool to process this vibration data and automatically diagnose defects present on the engines. To achieve this objective, it was necessary to extract features from these data, and validate them on historical data. Then train a machine learning algorithm to classify these data according to the diagnosis.

Services provided:

  • Research and development activities
  • The first service provided to the industrial partner of the project was to explore the feasibility of automatic diagnosis in condition monitoring. This is why we have selected a subset of industrial engines (in our case HVAC engines only), and a reduced number of defects.
  • The second service provided was to help the industrial partner, because at the time he had no experience in machine learning.

Relation with digitization:
This project was developed to meet the needs of Industry 4.0 and BigData to analyze a large amount of data. This was done using machine learning algorithm, for a certain types of engines and a reduced number of defects. It can be easily extend to a larger number of defects and also to other types of engines.

Name customer, contact details
I-care
Rue Ren Descartes, 18
7000 Mons (Belgium)
www.icareweb.com


Concept validation and prototyping

Client needs:
The need that has been solved is the lack of a low-cost and non-intrusive system that collects and analyses ergonomic data. The main goal of developing such an environment is giving to ergonomists and prevention advisers a guide and a tool that help them diagnose repetitive strain injury that affects musculoskeletal and nervous system. This environment had to be flexible and adaptable to different scenarios, like a supermarket cashier, a secretary

Services provided:
Concept validation and prototyping is the service that Cerisic provided. The concept that needed to be validated is the use of Kinect 3D cameras to track body movements, then calculate the kinematic indicators of those movements, and compare them to the observations of an experimented physiotherapist.

Based on this validation, we prototyped a system that tracks body joints and calculates kinematic indicators based on the cords of those joints, and then delivers an automatic analysis of the indicators and the dangerousness of the repetitive strain injury.

Relation with digitization:
TRACKTMS was developed to digitize and automate the procedure of detecting either the presence or not of the repetitive strain injury and its severity. Those analysis are done thanks to human observation, which brings errors and imprecision. By the use of our tool, we gain in precision, and thus in the quality of the analysis.

Name customer, contact details:
Modyva
Venelle le Phare, 10
1400 Nivelles (Belgique)
067 84 44 54
philippe.brux@modyva.be

Organization

Organizational form

(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)

Turnover

0-250.000

Number of employees

10-25

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

Regional

Funding

  • European Social Fund
  • National basic research funding
  • Regional funding

Customers

Number of customers annually

6-10

Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)

Partners

Université de Liège (ULg)


SEE Telecom


SKYWin


Haute Ecole Libre De Bruxelles Ilya Prigogine


Modyva


BElourthe


Icare


Averbode


Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)


SPW DGO4


Université de Mons (UMons)


GREENWIN


Université de Louvain (UCL)


TerrEye


Logistics In Qallonia


Odometric


BELSPO


SPW DGO3


Mecatech


SPW DGO6


Agoria - Technology industry

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://www.agoria.be

Technological competences

  • Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
  • Photonics, electronic and optical functional materials
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization)
  • Interaction technologies (e.g. human-machine Interaction, motion recognition and language technologies)
  • Cyber security (including biometrics)
  • Advanced or High performance computing
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Augmented and virtual reality, visualization
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Gamification
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • ICT management, logistics and business systems
Last updated: 08/09/18 11:39