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Innovative cooling clothing for top athletes

Innovative cooling clothing for top athletes

Initiator(s): 

Sport Flanders

In preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 - which are said to become hot and humid - Sport Flanders would like to develop a better cooling technology to enable Flemish athletes to cool down before, during and after the training or competition.
Integrated climate platform

Integrated climate platform

Initiator(s): 

IGEAN environment and security

The integrated climate platform will monitor the efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and make them visible to citizens, local government and regions (intercommunal, province, Flanders, etc.).
Integrated Smart City Operating System for Flanders

Integrated Smart City Operating System for Flanders

Initiator(s): 

Flemish ICT Organisation (V-ICT-OR) and Digipolis

The goal is an integrated Smart City Operating System, which is modular (and therefore sustainable), built from reusable components, and which enables faster (and therefore cheaper) applications to be developed.
Monitoring Networks

Monitoring Networks

Initiator(s): 

Flemish Environmental Agency (VMM)

This project consists of three innovative sub-projects that update the existing monitoring networks and make them ready for new challenges.
Mosaic Entrepreneurial Training

Mosaic Entrepreneurial Training

Initiator(s): 

Syntra Flanders

The supply market of entrepreneurial trainings is very fragmented in Flanders. The project aims to develop a tool to provide potential, starting and active entrepreneurs with a complete overview of the currently available entrepreneurial trainings in Flanders.
Network of Information & Technology Skills (NoITS)

Network of Information & Technology Skills (NoITS)

Initiator(s): 

Vlaamse ICT-organisatie (V-ICT-OR)

The project 'Network of Information & Technology Skills (NoITS)' wants to meet the need for IT profiles among local authorities by developing a digital platform where the demand and supply side can interact, always in accordance with the public procurement legislation (equality, competition and transparency).
Opgroeien.be, blended parenting support via an online platform

Opgroeien.be, blended parenting support via an online platform

Initiator(s): 

Centrum voor Kinderzorg en Gezinsondersteuning De Schommel

Opgroeien.be is an online meeting place for everyone with questions about growing up and raising children. Opgroeien.be ensures that parents receive adequate support already during the time they are waiting for home counselling. A 'warm chatbot' guides them in their search for information and can, if they wish, also bring them in touch with other parents or a counsellor.
Pedestrian and bicycle bridges in composite materials

Pedestrian and bicycle bridges in composite materials

Initiator(s): 

Waterways and Sea Canals / Department of Mobility and Public Works (MOW)

The use of composite materials for bridges is almost non-existent in Flanders, although these materials (in this context: fibre-reinforced plastics) offer a number of important advantages. The aim of the pilot project is primarily to gain knowledge about the design and behaviour of composite bridges, so that MOW can make better informed choices in future assignments
Platform for Dual Learning

Platform for Dual Learning

Initiator(s): 

Flemish Entrepreneurial Training Agency Syntra Flanders

Syntra needs a system to monitor the demand and supply of learning workplaces. Syntra also wants to develop an analysis tool that examines which factors make workplace learning successful.
Public spatial planning projects in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Public spatial planning projects in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Initiator(s): 

Agency for Nature and Forestry (ANB) and Department for Mobility and Public Works (MOW)

With the latest techniques from Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR) the citizen can see, hear and experience the project in a virtual way. In addition, by tracking citizen’s reactions and movement during these experiences, intuitive feedback from the public can be collected and lead to useful input and timely adjustments.
Quickscan Organisations

Quickscan Organisations

Initiator(s): 

Department of Culture, Youth and Media (CJM)

The proposal concerns the development of a digital tool 'Quickscan Organisations' and the underlying algorithm. The development of this tool will make it possible to automate the business maturity assessment and decision on eligibility, and reduce the time investment for the applicant and evaluators.
Registration system for travelling mobile home dwellers

Registration system for travelling mobile home dwellers

Initiator(s): 

Agency for Domestic Governance, Section ‘Equal Opportunities, Integration and Citizenship'

Travelling mobile home dwellers are a vulnerable social group and require a proactive and outreaching approach from social services and other public organisations. Coordinated cooperation is needed between provincial and local authorities, local and regional care and welfare services, schools and educational partners, etc. Concerted action between the various administrations involved presupposes shared information.
Remote interpreting services

Remote interpreting services

Initiator(s): 

Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities

The aim is that deaf people can reach everyone by telephone (e.g. emergency services...) and that they can be called by everyone (e.g. colleagues, doctor...) in their preferred language and communication mode and with protection of their privacy.
Removal of dumped war munitions in the North Sea

Removal of dumped war munitions in the North Sea

Initiator(s): 

Department of Mobility and Public Works (MOW) - Maritime access

On the sandbank ‘De Paardenmarkt' off the Flemish coast, near Knokke-Heist/Duinbergen, old (poisonous gas) munitions from WWI and II are dumped. With a small-scale test setting, the Department of Mobility and Public Works (MOW) wants to test methods for the safe disposal of this cemetery.
Roadside grass as a raw material for paper production

Roadside grass as a raw material for paper production

Initiator(s): 

The Flemish Waterway Ltd

The project responds to the (rather unexpected) increasing demand for paper on the one hand and the need of governments and nature conservation organisations to find useful applications for roadside grass, thereby reducing the costs related to this grass or even allowing to generate income from it.
Scaling up of circular demountable building systems via temporary (re)use in empty buildings

Scaling up of circular demountable building systems via temporary (re)use in empty buildings

Initiator(s): 

OVAM

The ambition is to demonstrate that a circular approach to the temporary organisation of buildings by means of modular building systems offers ecological, economic/financial and social added value.
Semantics@YourFingertips

Semantics@YourFingertips

Initiator(s): 

Internal Affairs Agency

Decisions taken by local authorities contain valuable information that is relevant to everyone in our society. The project wishes to use a state-of-the-art method to ensure that information is immediately reusable and can be integrated into search engines such as Google, platforms such as IBM Watson and digital assistants such as Siri and Cortana.
Smart contracts for education

Smart contracts for education

Initiator(s): 

AGODI

The project aims to use block chain technology to develop an open platform or so-called future-oriented 'electronic personnel record' for smart contracts in education for the 4,000 schools and 180,000 staff covered by AGODI and AHOVOKS.
Smart personalisation of the cultural offer

Smart personalisation of the cultural offer

Initiator(s): 

City of Antwerp and Digipolis

Is it possible to offer the culture lover of Antwerp a tailor-made cultural program and to surprise him with the cultural diversity in Antwerp? The City of Antwerp and Digipolis are taking up the challenge to find the answer.
Smart regulation

Smart regulation

Initiator(s): 

Flanders Information Agency

Regulation is particularly valuable information that is relevant to everyone in our society. However, the multitude of diverse and incoherent regulations leads to information silos. With 'Smart Regulation' we want to offer a better solution, using artificial intelligence and train computers to interpret legislation.

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