Walloon Region (BE3)

General Information

  • Capitarl city icon Namur
  • Region size icon 16.844 km2   (2015)
  • Population icon 3.679.181 (2022)
  • Regional GDP icon 115.394,13 (2021)
  • % of the National GDP 22,97 (2021)
  • % of Unemployment 8,40 (2022)
  • Regional GERD (%) 3,34 (2019)
  • S3 related National Website 
Urban Data Platform

S3 Thematic Platforms

S3 Priorities


Name Description
Agro-Industry The focus is put on the following strategic axes: health (food and nutritional quality), industrial efficiency, connected food, packaging, sustainable agro-industry
Digital technologies and Industry 4 Smart mobility, e-health, green technologies, Internet of things, serious games, big data, open data, transmedia, 3D stereoscopic imaging, serious games, digital media, Internet and mobile content, scanning and digital archiving, motion recognition
Mechanical engineering Innovative functional systems (machines, industrial or consumer equipments, as well as processes). Comprehensive forming technologies and additive manufacturing , microtechnologies and mechatronics, Intelligent maintenance, metal recycling
Sustainable Transport, Logistics and mobility Multimodality, sustainable logistics, supply chain security, internal logistics and management of industrial processes
Health & well being Health biotechnology and medical technologies Biomarkers, Diagnostics in vitro and in vivo, innovative tools and equipment, medication administration systems, innovative therapies (cell therapy, protontherapy), IT applied to human health, medical equipment, drug discovery, innovative processes and organizational innovations
Sustainable materials and Materials and surface of the future Sustainable materials and Materials and surface of the future (Multifunctional coatings, Biomimicry, Production / Energy Storage, Recycling, Superconductivity), Nanotechnology, Plasturgy (polymers, engineering plastics, elastomers and rubbers, foamed products, composites, technical textiles).
Sustainable chemistry Green Chemistry and bio-based economy, Renewable (bio-sourced) or recycled raw materials, Environmental technologies, new products and systems applied to energy management, sustainable energy and energy efficiency, effluent treatment, re-use or recycling and sustainable building
Creative Economy Creative Economy - Creative Wallonia Plan and Wallonia European Creative District
Aeronautics & space Aeronautics & space. Composite and metallic materials, embedded systems, space applications and systems, modelling and simulation

You can obtain more detail following this link: EYE@RIS3 Priorities

Digital Innovation Hubs

Technical Competences

Services Provided

Market Sectors

You can obtain more detail following this link: Digital Innovation Hubs Tool



  • Email: florence.hennart@spw.wallonie.be


  • Email: s3.economie@spw.wallonie.be