Flanders Mechatronics Technology Centre vzw (FMTC) is a research centre, operating since October 2003. It is an initiative of Agoria, the Belgian multisector federation for the technology industry, and fourteen leading mechatronic companies in Flanders. The Flanders Mechatronics Technology Centre wants to be a bridge between academic and industrial know-how in mechatronics and thereby improve the competitiveness of its member companies on the world market. For achieving this, the centre executes industry driven mid-term and long-term research projects. For its operation, FMTC is supported by the Flemisch government via IWT.
The presence of FMTC in the project guarantees a smooth knowledge transfer of the project results to the industry.
KUL-PMA (Department Engineering, Machine Design & Automation) division performs research in production engineering, machine design and automation. PMA noise and vibration research group will participate to the POM project. The noise and vibration group is one of the world leading research groups in noise and vibration engineering. The group will bring its expertise in vibration analysis and acoustics that is essential for optimizing machine condition monitoring. The group is an active partner in many joint research projects with industrial partners. Many of these projects have led to industrial technology transfers
Within the Centre for Industrial Management (CIB), maintenance management has been a major research topic for over 20 years. CIB will bring expertise in maintenance management, maintenance business models, logistics optimization, performance reporting & auditing and outsourcing services. The centre has a long tradition in cooperating with the industry through numerous bilateral projects
IBBT is an independent research centre that groups 16 research centres from several Flemish Universities research institutes. The ETRO (Electronics and Information Processing Department) research group has built a strong expertise in the modelling of complex systems with Bayesian Networks. Bayesian Networks will be used to build predictive models for entire, dynamic systems and to estimate the uncertainty of these predictions. The group has also a long tradition of actively participating in industrial research projects and has a good background in valorisation of research results
SCD research group aims at understanding systems in its broadest sense. The group has a world-wide reputation in advancing research around Support Vector Machines. This state-of-the-art modelling technique delivers excellent results with limited amount of input data and will be used in POM to build specific models for the different machine components and aspects. The group has also a strong experience in valorisation of its research and has founded more than 3 spin-offs
The Biostatistics group of MeBioS focuses on monitoring and control of typical stochastic non-linear time-varying systems. The techniques developed in this group are needed to transform non stationary, machine dependant data to information that can be used to build reliable predictive models. These techniques will also filter the input data such that only degradation related information is retained. MeBioS was has a broad portfolio of bilateral contracts with industry. Furthermore, MeBioS has pursued an active IPR policy and filed 15 patents of which half are currently approved
The research group Design Production in the De Nayer Institute consists of 7 members, 3 of which are performing their research in close cooperation with the K.U.Leuven as affiliated researchers. The group has expertise in load monitoring, an essential input for building reliable models for machine that have mechanical components. The research group has a long tradition on applied research and development in collaboration with the Flemish industry, especially SMEs
The DTAI (Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence) is one of the worlds leading centres for research in logic programming, knowledge representation, machine learning and data mining. The group has developed techniques for including expert knowledge and representing machine component interaction, essential for building realistic predictive models of industrial machines. DTAI has been involved in several European projects that involved industrial partners as well and has started a spin-off, PharmaDM