With a team of researchers you set up pioneering industry 4.0-innovations for production companies.
The vision of Flanders Make is to induce a digital transformation in the Make industry resulting in an increasing international competitiveness. In order to realize this transformation the focus is on following trends: smart, interconnected products & production systems, customized products at the price of serial production, agile, human centred manufacturing organisations and sustainable products & production systems. Technological evolutions in the framework of Industry 4.0 such as AI in combination with domain knowledge, digital twins, digital work instructions …, will be key to support this transition.
A wide variety of projects is defined to cover these transforming trends. Secondly, Flanders Make’s ambition is to bridge the gap between basic research done at university and the actual need for new technologies in industry. In order to cover this bridge, several project types are defined from technology readiness levels (TRL) 2 up till 7. A technical project manager at Flanders Make plays a crucial role in this ambition. You will translate the needs from partners into projects. You will ensure excellence in the project execution resulting in an up-take by the Make industry.
As a Technical Project Manager, you steer the execution of industry-driven technology research projects. Your project team is composed with experts from different backgrounds, technical domains & different sites.
In infrastructure projects, your team also builds research infrastructure.
A variety of topics can be combined throughout the years.
“In research, you have the time and the opportunity to let your project team play with their ideas. Together you can search for what might work. I used to work as a technical expert, but then you go deeper and deeper into the content. Now, as a technical project manager, I am busy with several things at the same time. That variety is refreshing, I really like that.” (Diana, Technical project manager since 2019 @ Flanders Make) https://www.flandersmake.be/en/jobs/working-at-flanders-make/testimonial-diana.
“Working together with so many partners (private and academic) keeps your scope quite open. My territory is never narrowed down to one specific technical detail.….” (Chris, Technical project manager since 2016 @ Flanders Make) https://www.flandersmake.be/en/jobs/working-at-flanders-make/testimonial-chris.
“As a technical project manager, you spend time discussing and challenging people. … I learned never to make conclusions in a premature phase. … I give input to challenge researchers and make sure we are looking beyond the current possibilities.” (Abdel, Technical project manager since 2012 @ Flanders Make) https://www.flandersmake.be/en/jobs/working-at-flanders-make/testimonial-abdel.
Towards a digitally transformed, sustainable and competitive industry.
Flanders Make is a fast-growing research centre that performs research to support companies from various sectors in their sustainable innovation processes. From our establishments in Lommel, Leuven, Kortrijk and Sint-Truiden and labs within the 5 Flemish universities, we stimulate open innovation through excellent research.
Because of our unique position as a bridge between industry and research, our teams combine application and system proficiency with technological and scientific knowledge. Academic partners and more than 150 companies are part of the innovative circular ecosystem of Flanders Make.
Our strategy based on industrial needs and long-term trends ensures a close link with the industry and its challenges. With our programmed research, we create impact in companies.
Sustainability, climate and workability have a high priority in our research. We want to help companies in developing sustainable, green, smart and connected products and production systems, with a special focus on people and their interaction with machines.
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