Sirris, starting point for knowhow 

Sirris is the collective centre of the Belgian technology industry. We help companies to implement technological innovations. This enables them to strengthen their competitive position in a sustainable manner. We go out in search of solutions for the technological challenges facing Belgian industry. We do that via collective research projects. Sometimes we take the initiative alone, and sometimes we work together with businesses wanting to put their backs into promising innovations.

VUB - University Brussels (BruWind)

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Erasmushogeschool Brussel and l’Université Libre de Bruxelles have set the objective to take a leading position in the field of research on wind energy in Belgium. An important instrument for achieving this goal is the launch of the Brussels Wind Energy Institute. BruWind gathers several research groups from the university association in Brussels active in the field of wind energy. Its research program covers various aspects of modern wind turbine technology.

UGent - University Ghent (GOwind!)

GOwind!, Ghent Ostend Wind Research Institute is a cluster of 10 research groups from Ghent University Association which decided to consolidate their efforts and expertise in the field of wind research. Clustering all activities into GOwind! allows them to create a one-stop shop for industrial partners to all wind research activities at Ghent University Association.  

KU Leuven - University Leuven (PMA)

PMA (division in the Mechanical Engineering Department) stands for Production engineering, Machine design and Automation. The mission of PMA is threefold: education, research and service to the industry and society at large. Also in the field of wind energy researchers from KU Leuven look into different aspects of (offshore) wind energy.


GENERATIES is the industrial innovation platform for renewable energy technologies in Belgium’s Flanders region. The region is home to companies continually setting standards in renewables through, innovation in solar cell development and performance levels, world renowned developments in wind turbine key components and offshore applications, and advanced groundbreaking research in biofuels and their applications etc.

GENERATIES brings together these leading companies to put Flanders at the forefront of new developments in renewable energy technology and services through the excellence of its scientific and technological innovations. The platform supports companies and organisations by promoting their expertise, products and services worldwide, in order to stimulate economic opportunities in the renewable energy sector.To achieve its goals, GENERATIES cultivates a proactive and structured innovative approach, supported by the establishment of strategic cooperative projects in focused applied and industrial R&D.


iMinds is Flanders' digital research center and business incubator, established by the Flemish government in 2004. Building on the strength of our 850+ top researchers located at 5 Flemish universities, we introduce digital innovation in 6 key markets (ICT, Media, Health, Energy, Smart Cities and Manufacturing). 

We collaborate with research partners to convert digital knowhow into real-life products and services that change people's lives for the better. Key asset is our agile, open research mind set and proven methodology.

As a business incubator, iMinds also guides researchers, young entrepreneurs and start-ups in the successful market introduction of their ideas.