Artificial Intelligence in the manufacturing industry: hype or reality?

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€2 537,00 p.p.

In order to give manufacturing companies an exclusive and deeper insight into the potential of AI, Sirris and Agoria - in cooperation with various partners - are organising a thematic programme on this topic. The programme seeks to inspire and put companies on a concrete path to identifying meaningful applications for AI in their business. The following sessions will be included:

1. AI in manufacturing: sense and nonsense
This session will zoom in on the potential of AI in manufacturing: what is the state of play? Which applications are useful? Which providers are active?  During this session, we will show several examples of AI applications for the manufacturing industry, with a clear focus on SME-deployable and -feasible solutions. After this session, you can start identifying the possible applications of AI in your company.

2. Meet the expert: discussion of potential applications for your company
Before discussing the potential cases for your company, a team of experts will visit you (duo of AI expert and production optimisation expert). During this session, the possible cases, the added value of AI and the (possible) next steps will be looked at in more detail. With these insights, you can get on with the job.

3. Exchange of experience
During this last session, the challenges of the different participants are discussed collectively. Time is also provided for a 'deep dive', whereby a deeper insight is given into a number of common themes. There will also be networking opportunities so that - where appropriate - follow-up steps can be taken.

Strengths of this process

  • The programme highlights the potential of AI for the manufacturing industry, illustrated by concrete examples.
  • The programme offers an ideal mix of collective inspiration and knowledge sessions, coupled with a visit by experts to your company to zoom in on your concrete challenges or questions.
  • You can share experiences and ideas with other companies, take a look behind the scenes, expand your network.

Target group

This coaching programme is aimed at manufacturing companies, including SMEs, who want to know what added value AI can bring to their business and what the useful applications are for them. We focus first and foremost on the decision-makers within the company who are closely involved in rolling out digitalisation and innovation.

Attention! To ensure not only the right inspiration but also an individual approach, the number of places is limited to a maximum of 15 participants. If the number of available places is exceeded, a waiting list will be created.


This coaching programme is coordinated by Tom Tourwé. The content is provided by various experts, Christophe Michiels, etc.


Session 1: 28/06/2021 - 09:30 to 12:00

Session 2: TBD


Thanks to the support of Vlaio in the framework of the Industry Partnership project, companies based in Flanders pay only € 761 per participant (ex. VAT) for the four sessions and the interim individual coaching. Other companies pay € 2 537 per participant.

This programme is part of the industrial partnership Industriepartnershap in which 17 Flemish innovation partners offer an integrated service to stimulate growth and innovation in the Flemish industry in the 3 following themes: Digitisation, Sustainability & Industry 4.0. They do so under the leadership of Agoria and Sirris and with the support of Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen.