Digital Innovation Hubs


DIH Profile


Hub Information

Hub Name
Local Name
Evolutionary Stage
In preparation
Geographical Scope


INFOPOLE Cluster TIC is the Walloon business cluster that brings together and unites professionals from Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in order to promote business and innovation through partnership.

Our ambition is to contribute to the implementation of a specific and original response to strengthen synergies and allow operators to better position themselves on the market.

The main missions of the cluster are:

  • Federate: unite the actors (SMEs, large companies, R&D centers, Universities, training centers) of the digital sector
  • Accelerate: help the companies of the sector to boost their business
  • Innovate: connect the private sector and the universities in order to promote coinnovation and tehcnology transfert

The skills of the members cover:

  • Cloud
  • ICT infrastrucutres
  • Data Analystics
  • Big Data
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Digital modeling
  • Embedded systems
  • Cyber security
  • AR/VR
  • IoT
  • Robotics
  • Software & Hardware development
  • Web development

Several application areas are the foundation of our actions. Among them:

  • eHealth
  • Smart city, Smart mobility
  • Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing
  • Smart Energy, smart grid
  • eLogistics
  • Smart farming
  • ...

Contact Data

Year Established
Rue Camille Hubert, 2 5032 Gembloux, 5032, Gembloux (Belgium)
Social Media
Contact information
Pascal Widart
+32 496 21 84 17
Contact information
Charlie Feron


Organizational form
Public Private Partnership
Number of employees


  • Sensory systems
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Mobility & Location based technologies
  • Cyber security
  • Big data, data analytics, data handling
  • Virtual, augmented and extended reality
  • Simulation, modelling and digital twins
  • Gamification
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Logistics
  • Internet services 

Market and Services


  • Construction
  • Transport and logistics
  • Public administration
  • Manufacture of leather and leather products
  • Other Manufacturing

TRL Focus

  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses

Service Examples

Visit of industrial companies

Major industrialists invite a small delegation of IT companies from the cluster to help to help them in their digital transformation and to set up technological or commercial partnerships.

Mapping of ICT skills

Map and promot the ICT skills of members

Intersectorial meetings

The cluster organizes  meeting events with competitiveness & business clusters from Wallonia that are active in sectors representing potential development for ICT companies such as:

  •  Manufacturting
  • Energy
  • Biotechnologies
  • Aviation & Space
  • Transport and Logistic
  • Agro industry
  • Construction
  • Media
  • Plactics

These meetings are organized in three phases:

  1. ICT meets ... - Helicopter view: a general conference aimed at identifying and better understanding the stakes and opportunities for development between the ICT sector and the Cluster / Cluster sector
  2. Sectorial Business & Technology Club - Technological targeting: series of workshops devoted to a particular technology applied to the Cluster / Cluster sector in order to identify projects related to the theme
  3. International Mission - Targeting Skills: A joint international action that aims to meet potential partners and compare its project to what is done abroad

Selection of public contracts and business opportunities

As the main point of contact with companies in the walloon digital sector, INFOPOLE shares weekly a selection of public contracts and business opportunities. Through its network, INFOPOLE can help any companies to find the ideal partner whatever its IT project.


  • Regional funding
  • Private funding
  • Memberships


Number of customers annually
Type of customers
  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Research organisations
  • Partners

    Last updated: 15/03/19 11:47