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VUB research groups MOBI, B-Phot and RM&M structural partner in new Center for Strategic Research for Production Industry

By 2018, more than 300 researchers from industry and universities will be involved in the Strategic Research Centre Smart Manufacturing Industry, recently initiated by the Flemish Government.

Several VUB research groups will be structural partners in this unique research community: MOBI (J. Van Mierlo), B-Phot (H. Thienpont) and RM&M (D.Lefeber and B.Vanderborght). Other research groups will have the opportunity to participate through specific project calls.

The Smart Manufacturing Industry is the motor of welfare in Flanders. It offers jobs for more then 200 000 people in 5.700 companies in the mobility, machine building and high tech industry. This research center will support these companies and strengthen their international competitiveness and innovative entrepreneurship.