Centre of expertise Digital Solutions focuses the know-how on IT & Technology with the purpose of innovation-driven development in, for instance, the care sector, which is an important target group for this centre of expertise.

Digital Solutions considers it its mission to

  • Assimilate emerging social and technological evolutions in computing and digitisation and to visualise socially relevant application domains with a view to employability.
  • Support the digital transformation in our companies and society in a practical and sustainable way in order to embed wealth creation


In addition to its broad technical background, this expertise unit specialises in the following lines of focus:

  • Behaviour-Driven Development: methods for incorporating customer requirements into the software development process from the start, so that the end product meets the customer's requirements and functionalities as well as possible. Contact: Elke Steegmans.
  • Data & AI (Machine Learning, Data Engineering, ...) & Internet of Everything (IoE): ranging from electronic data capture (including data acquisition) and filtering, to data/text mining (NLP included) and decision trees, to visualisation of the results so non-specialists can also easily interpret the data. The results obtained can also be added to IoE devices. Contact: Danny Volkaerts.
  • Technology Enhanced Care: not only telecare or telemedicine, but also specific electric or electronic design for the benefit of people with disabilities, or data/AI driven (health)care or VR/AR applications to support revalidation and training in (health)care. Contact: Patrick De Mazière.
  • Technology Enhanced Learning: the development and/or application of supporting services like e-portfolios or teaching IT courses to people with disabilities or minorities. Contact: Sebastiaan Jans.
  • XPLab (VR / AR / Holography / Gamification): the application of this technology on domains such as (health)care, marketing, AI, and others. This line of focus is shared with the centre of expertise Smart Organisations. Contact: Dave Seré.

Every stage of a project/assignment carried out by this expertise unit incorporates the principle of user-centred design (participative design) to achieve the highest degree of satisfaction and acceptance with the work done.

Services, contract research and custom-made trainings are possible.