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University college HENALLUX

Hub Information

Hub Name
University college HENALLUX
Local Name
Haute Ecole de Namur Liège Luxembourg - HENALLUX
Evolutionary Stage
In preparation
Geographical Scope


FoRS (Formation, Recherche et Services à la société) is the research center of the University College HENALLUX (Haute Ecole Namur-Liège-Luxembourg). In addition to HENALLUX’s traditional schooling, the three components of FoRS are: 1. Lifelong learning, 2. Applied Research, 3. Development of services. FoRS is involved in research projects and business development. While promoting scientific and technological research within HENALLUX, FoRS advises and/or assists individuals, companies or organizations requiring its services in R&D. In addition, FoRS also offers lifelong learning modules. FoRS has expertise in disciplines related to industrial engineering, automation, computer science, information systems and technology, pedagogy... In terms of human resources, FoRS includes the researchers of the school of engineering of Pierrard-Virton and of the Technical Department of Marche (more than 20 engineers, graduates and phDs) who work as consultants or managers. FoRS also benefits from the experience of the bachelor degree in electrical engineering, maintenance, automation and computers that can provide operational expertise.

Le centre FoRS (Formation continue, Recherche et Services à la société) est le centre de recherche de la Haute-Ecole HENALLUX. Comme son nom l’indique, en plus du volet fondamental enseignement, les trois volets de FoRS sont : i. la formation continuée, ii. la recherche appliquée, iii. le développement de services. Dans ce cadre, le centre FoRS de la Catégorie Technique de la HENALLUX collabore aux projets de recherche et de développement d'entreprises. Tout en promouvant /la recherche scientifique et technologique au sein de la Haute-Ecole, FoRS conseille ou assiste les personnes, les sociétés ou les organismes qui font appel à ses services dans les domaines de la technologie, de la recherche et du développement. En complément de ces services, FoRS propose des modules de formation à quelque niveau que ce soit. FoRS possède un savoir-faire dans les disciplines liées à la formation d’ingénieur industriel, de master en informatique, en pédagogie... En termes de ressources humaines, FoRS peut compter sur la collaboration du personnel de la catégorie technique, du département ingénieur industriel de Pierrard-Virton et du département technique de Marche (plus de 20 ingénieurs, licenciés et docteurs) qui interviennent comme consultants ou gestionnaires. FoRS bénéficie également de l’expérience des bacheliers professionnalisant dans les domaines de l’électromécanique, de la maintenance, de l’automatisation et de l’informatique qui peuvent apporter un savoir-faire opérationnel.

Contact Data

Funding of RD&I projects is granted by the regional Funding Bodies. Several types of funding are available through SPW DGO6 (Wallonia).
Year Established
Rue Saint-Donat 130, B-5002, Namur (Belgium)
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Contact information
Dr Julien Lecointre


Organizational form
(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)
Number of employees


  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Mobility & Location based technologies
  • Big data, data analytics, data handling
  • Simulation, modelling and digital twins
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Logistics

We are in collaboration with Jean-Claude Noben director of Sirris and responsible for Industry 4.0 with Agoria for Wallonia. We have several projets in the field of digitalization. For exemple, the 2 following projetcs: The project ENERGRID "Monitoring: control and management of consumption and production, in industry and buildings, smart-homes and smart-cities" integrates the components needed for a stable, distributed supply and whose resources (production and storage) can be shared. This approach, studied on a global scale, will enable Wallonia to reduce its energy dependence and will make it possible to limit the risks of supply disruption in the event of a possible load shedding. The project "Automated application of control of structural equipments 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 prepackaged hardware and software objects that are assembled according to the type of project to carry out.

Market and Services


  • Energy and utilities
  • Transport and logistics
  • Education
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment

TRL Focus

  • 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 Research
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Education and skills development


  • National basic research funding
  • Regional funding


Number of customers annually
Type of customers
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • Last updated: 04/09/18 06:51