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New project idea: Development of viable 3D printing methods for digital fabrication of geopolymer-based reinforced concrete

Exploring the full potential of geopolymer-based concrete with 3D printing technique
Event picture SIM Materials Forum

SIM User Forum celebrates eighth edition with brand new name

The annual SIM event on materials innovation is back! This year’s edition of the SIM User Forum will take place on 11 May. Only this year with a brand-new name: SIM Materials Forum.
DUSC inspiratie & demonstratie event uitnodiging

DUSC inspiration and demonstration event

During this event, you will be introduced to the results of the DUSC project 'Durability of MFS-slag Concrete'. You will learn how circular concrete with reprocessed copper slag is conceived and which mechanical and durability properties are achieved.
Tribology Symposium

Take part in the “Tribology of the Low Countries” Symposium

The Tribology section of the Dutch “Bond voor Materialenkennis” and Soete Laboratory, Ghent University organise a new edition of the “Tribology of the Low Countries” Symposium.
33rd cornet call

33rd Cornet Call now open

The 33rd CORNET call is open. Project proposals can be submitted until 30 March 2022; the call for proposals closes at 12 noon (CET). Only completed proposals including all annexes and submitted within the set deadline via the Submission Tool will be evaluated.
EIT RawMaterials calls

EIT RawMaterials Booster and Accelerator calls 2022 open for Start-ups and SMEs

EIT RawMaterials launched 2 calls to find promising Start-ups and SMEs that have the potential to deliver impact in the raw materials sector, and who need support.
Ira-SME call

29th Ira-SME call now open

The 29th Ira-SME call is open. Project proposals can be submitted until 30 March 2022; the call for proposals closes at 12 noon (CET). Ira-SME strengthens the competitiveness of European SMEs. Flanders is participating in this call.
FIT Partnerschapsovereenkomst: Guido Verhoeven

SIM-Flanders / Flam3D structural partner of Flanders Investment and Trade

SIM-Flanders / Flam3D was appointed as a Structural Partner of FIT: an opportunity to further put the Flemish materials industry on the international stage.
Gas dynamic cold spray

Discover the new technology gas dynamic cold spray

On Thursday, November 4, the Dutch Cold Spray Team is organising a symposium at NLR (in Marknesse) to present the new technology Gas Dynamic Cold Spray, and to explore the possibilities of this technology.
VSC Lunch Session on AI

Take part in VSC Lunch Session on AI

The Flemish Supercomputer Center is launching Lunch Sessions. These two-hour online sessions are scheduled during the lunch break and include two use cases followed by a presentation on the topic at hand by VSC, plus a Q&A.
SIMBA project

Discover our new SIM program “SIMBA”

SIM has set up a new program on sustainability for batteries. As climate change is no longer a far-off phenomenon, we need to act now. That is exactly what the SIM SIMBA Program intends to do: increase the impact in terms of energy transition and climate goals.

Participate in advisory committe of the project ‘Advanced Heat Exchanger design and optimization with innovative Additive Manufacturing’

This is a call for interested companies to become members of the Industrial Advisory Board of the IAMHEX project.
GREENER Workshop

Take part in the GREENER workshop

On October 4th, 2021, several companies, public and private knowledge institutions will organise the workshop GREENER. The event takes place online via Zoom from 1 PM to 5 PM. The GREENER project wants to contribute to a reduction of the microplastics pollution.
32nd cornet call

32nd Cornet Call now open

Since 8 July 2021, the 32nd CORNET call is open. Project proposals can be submitted until 29 September 2021; the call for proposals closes at 12 noon (CET). Only completed proposals including all annexes and submitted within the set deadline via the Submission Tool will be evaluated.
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Meet our new SIM colleague: Griet Van Cauwenberghe

As of 1 April 2021, SIM welcomed Griet Van Cauwenberghe as its new program manager. Griet was already familiar with the SIM-activities. Within SIM, Griet will now coordinate, as program manager, the SIMBA battery program.
VSC Cloud launch event

Take part in VSC Cloud Event

On May 20th, 2021, the Flemish Supercomputer Center will organise a webinar to present their new Tier-1 Cloud component. During the event, the features and possibilities of the new component will be highlighted, along with practical information on how to apply.

New M-ERA.NET call

M-ERA.NET supports ambitious, transnational R&D projects on materials innovation, with a focus on energy-related applications. A new M-ERA.NET call 2021 is now open with a deadline of 15 June 2021, 12.00 noon. Project proposals should fit within certain topics.
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Elsyca appoints Marc Boonen as Chief Commercial Officer

Elsyca, skilled in electrochemical intelligence and member of SIM, has appointed Mr. Marc Boonen as Chief Commercial Officer. He will take up this new role as from February 1st.

UGent-MMS wins the Aerospace NDT-challenge 2019

The Aerospace NDT student challenge is an international competition which is organised by Airbus, Gifas and Safran, and in which different research labs compete. UGent-MMS wins the 2019 edition.


SIM Materials Forum

On May 11, from 13:00 to 18:00, SIM is organising its SIM Materials Forum: discover material innovations and meet up with the materials community!