The Industrial Control & Communication Competence Center is made possible thanks to the support of our various partners; These partners form the primary sounding board of our research and closely follow the achievements of our objectives. During the annual steering group meetings, members can express their appreciation and give their input.

Do you want to know more about a possible partnership? Do not hesitate to contact us!

Our partners:

Living Tomorrow vzw

Living Tomorrow aims to: • The encouragement, promotion and study of progressive, innovative technologies. • Raise awareness among companies about progressive and innovative technologies. • Test all kinds of innovations in services, products and technologies in companies. • Organize events. • Develop a demonstration-, innovation-, meeting- and contact-platform for aforementioned technologies. • Creating and giving multimedia presentations, documentaries related to trends, innovation and synergies. •  Devolving pilot projects around industry 4.0

Cyber Security Coalition vzw

o This non-profit organization aims to develop and promote the exchange of knowledge and awareness-raising and also provides recommendations on cyber security. The association is fully committed to the fight against cyber crime in cooperation with the government, academia and business. To this end, it can organize private, public or collective campaigns at both national and international levels. The coalition offers an answer to the urgent need for cross-sectoral cooperation.

Arcelor Mittal

Our ArcelorMittal sites in Belgium (Ghent, Liège, Geel and Genk) belong to the ArcelorMittal Group. Together we make innovative and sustainable steel products for the most diverse applications in daily live. With the expertise and motivation of our 5800 employees, we make the difference for our customers every day and contribute to a better society. This is our mission.


We believe that security is vital for people to live and work confidently and with trust in our digital society. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to provide Information Security Consulting Services. What’s there to know about us? We are ICT security consultants We help you to leverage your information technology and achieve your organisation’s goals. While you run your business, we keep track of the information risks that your organisation faces and we help you to only take actions that fit your risk appetite.


The focus of our activities is on industrial software applications : PLC-based solutions that transcend traditional standard controls. The interface between PLC controls and MES/ERP applications is also the focus of CATAEL.


EY Cybersecurity believes it’s time for a new take on protecting the organization: ensuring day-to-day resilience as well as a proactive, pragmatic, and strategic approach that considers risk and security from the onset of any new initiative. This is Security by Design.

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them.


o Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role.


o Clipeum is an experienced service provider in the field of data protection and information security. We support both small and medium sized companies (SMEs) and larger companies, each tailored to and in collaboration with the customer.


IXON Cloud is the first and only no-code IIoT platform, specially designed for the progressive machine builder. Enrich your machines with a customized cloud platform for optimum service and applicable data insights.


At Vintecc, we are thrilled by innovation. Our team of 11 experts and engineers has a combined experience in model-based software development of more than 30 years. As an accessible, hands-on partner, we go beyond theory and are passionate about implementing state-of-the-art technologies in industrial applications.


Beckhoff realizes open automation systems based on PC control technology. The product range covers industrial PCs, I / O and fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software.

Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact is a global market leader and innovator in electrical engineering and automation technology. This family business wants to shape the future in a responsible manner.