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Online Booking and Payment (OBP)

Initiator(s): 

District 09

The aim of this project is to have an easily accessible and recognizable online urban marketplace where they can order, reserve, and pay a wide range of urban services. The project focuses on the cultural, physical and educational activities offered by the Sports Service, the Educational Services and the City Museums.
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.
Optimization accuracy test basin of the new towing tank

Optimization accuracy test basin of the new towing tank

Initiator(s): 

Equity Flanders Hydraulics 

The project aims at the construction of an innovative towing tank and the optimisation of the construction of the finishing layer that will be applied on bottom and side walls. This finishing layer ensures that the geometric tolerance on the diameter of the towing tank is brought within the millimetre.
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.

Position measurement of ships in locks

Initiator(s): 

Flanders Hydraulics Research

Flanders Hydraulics Research wants to develop a contact-free and mobile measuring technology aiming to measure efficiently and safely the movements and gradients of a ship in a lock during levelling. This new measurement technology should allow to optimize the safety and efficiency of the locks and to improve the flow of cargo vessels on the Flemish waterways.
Predictive maintenance on lock gates by artificial intelligence (AI)

Predictive maintenance on lock gates

Initiator(s): 

Department of Mobility and Public Works (MOW)

The aim of the project is to use AI and any additional data to be collected to define relevant and predictive variables on the basis of which automatic warnings can be generated about the need for maintenance at the lock gates.
Processing peat soils in a sustainable manner

Processing peat soils in a sustainable manner

Initiator(s): 

Department of Mobility and Public Works, Maritime Access Division

The Maritime Access Division is looking for innovative methods to process and/or reuse peat soils in a sustainable manner.
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.

‘Rain - the new gold?’ New applications for recycled rainwater

Initiator(s): 

KU Leuven TRANSfarm

Prompted by the impending water scarcity in Flanders (limited possibilities for pumping up groundwater, increasing periods of drought), TRANSfarm wants to explore the possibilities of maximally recovering rainwater at the pilot facility, collected in water basins, and using it on site for various applications on a small scale.
Reducing nightnoise by means of technology and nudging

Reducing nightnoise by means of technology and nudging

Initiator(s): 

City of Leuven

The Naamsestraat will act as a form of living lab to test different nudging techniques that are directed by real time data captation.
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 ammunition in the North Sea

Removal of dumped war ammunition in the North Sea

Initiator(s): 

Flemish government, Department of Mobility and Public Works (MOW), Maritime Access division

The sandbank 'De Paardenmarkt', located in the North Sea at about 1.5 kilometres from the coast of Knokke, contains dumped ammunition (mainly) from WWI. Maritime Access wants to test innovative methods for the save disposal of this ammunition dump site.
Right teacher in the right place through Intelligent Assisted Planning

Right teacher in the right place through Intelligent Assisted Planning

Initiator(s): 

Stedelijk Onderwijs Antwerpen en Digipolis

Every year, each school is puzzling to schedule the right teachers with the right talents in the right place in the organization. This is a complex and time-consuming exercise. That is why we want to develop a planning platform that enables each school director to professionalise and optimise the work distribution, taking into account the profiles, talents and wishes of the teachers on the one hand and the needs of the organisations on the other hand.
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.

Sensor hotels

Initiator(s): 

Agency for Home Affairs (ABB)

A sensor hotel is a modular system on which a local authority or other parties can place various sensor boxes. The project aims to develop and test a proof-of-concept of the sensor hotel in cooperation with local authorities
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.

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