The Belgian ICT-sector
Belgium, in the heart of Europe <ul><li>ICT-market: 20 billion euro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3% of the European ICT-market </...
The Belgian ICT expertise <ul><li>IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for BroadBand Technology)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with ...
The Belgian ICT-sector: employment <ul><li>Employment: 105 000 people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2,3% of Belgian employment </l...
Belgian ICT-sector: value added <ul><li>Value added: 12,6 billion euro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4,4% of Belgian GDP </li></ul...
Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT <ul><li>Nano-electronics, nano technologies & micro-electronics </li></ul><ul><...
Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (1/6) <ul><li>Nano-electronics & Micro-Electronics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IMEC, ...
IMEC, a world-class micro-electronics research center with lots of spin-offs
Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (2/6) <ul><li>(Financial Security Solutions) & Smart card technology </li></ul>...
Examples of authentification and smart card technology-applications
Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (3/6) <ul><li>Telematics, GPS, cartography, Location Based Services, Geo-ICT, r...
Cartography: a Belgian tradition
Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (4/6) <ul><li>Telecom & Network Equipment (Fixed and Wireless) </li></ul><ul><u...
Successful telecom products
Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (5/6) <ul><li>Digital Audio-Video Products & Digital printing </li></ul><ul><ul...
Examples of digital audio-video and digital printing applications
Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (6/6) <ul><li>Software products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LMS, Materialise, Inventi...
A few illustrations of succesful software developers <ul><li>LMS “Virtual.Lab Desktop” </li></ul><ul><li>Materialize “Magi...
Conclusion <ul><li>Belgium: 3% of the European market </li></ul><ul><li>A strong concentration of ICT-companies and high v...
<ul><li>Welcome to Belgium ! </li></ul>
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  1. 1. The Belgian ICT-sector
  2. 2. Belgium, in the heart of Europe <ul><li>ICT-market: 20 billion euro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3% of the European ICT-market </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Households: Belgium is a top-10 broadband region in the World </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two competing broadband technologies: ADSL and cable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband: 60% of households connected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PC: two third of households have PC @ home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Companies: More than 99% of SMEs are broadband-connected and use all sorts of ICT-applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting for “cloud computing”-applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government: interesting e-gov building blocks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eID, database of entreprises and citizens, platform using Social Security authentic sources,… </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Belgian ICT expertise <ul><li>IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for BroadBand Technology) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with focus on: e-health - New media – Mobility - Image processing - e-Government and enabling technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi disciplinary and demand driven research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>600 highly skilled researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IMEC (Interdisciplinary Micro-Electronics Center) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Europe’s largest independent research center in nano-electronics and nano-technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>over 1,600 employees coming from all over the world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>research is applied in better healthcare, smart electronics, sustainable energy, and safer transport </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Centers of excellence in companies: Alcatel-Lucent Bell, Barco, Scientific Atlanta/Cisco, Agfa, LMS, Metris, Vasco Data Security, Philips, Option, Televic, Callatay & Wouters, … </li></ul><ul><li>Belgian ICT-sector = 4% of Belgian GDP, but 20% of all R&D-efforts… </li></ul><ul><li>Government support systems for company R&D </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fiscal measures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>75 % of withholding tax not due for company employees active in R&D </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Belgian ICT-sector: employment <ul><li>Employment: 105 000 people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2,3% of Belgian employment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT-hardware, services & software: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>62 000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development & production of ICT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13 000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Telecom-operators: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 000 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Belgian ICT-sector: value added <ul><li>Value added: 12,6 billion euro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4,4% of Belgian GDP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Informatics (IT-hardware, services & software): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5,7 bio euro </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development & production of ICT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1,2 bio euro </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Telecom-operators: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5,7 bio euro </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT <ul><li>Nano-electronics, nano technologies & micro-electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Financial security solutions & smart card technology </li></ul><ul><li>Telematics, GPS, cartography & Location Based Services, Geo-ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunication & Network equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Digital audio-video products & digital printing </li></ul><ul><li>Software products </li></ul>
  7. 7. Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (1/6) <ul><li>Nano-electronics & Micro-Electronics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IMEC, ON semiconductors, ST-Ericsson, Tyco Electronics, … </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. IMEC, a world-class micro-electronics research center with lots of spin-offs
  9. 9. Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (2/6) <ul><li>(Financial Security Solutions) & Smart card technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentification solutions, card technologies, IT-governance, compliance, integrated financial solutions,… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capco, Zetes, Callataÿ & Wouters, Certipost, Verizon, Utimaco Safeware, Vasco Data Security, Norkom, Intellect, Clear2Pay, Isabel, Keyware Technologies, Diebold, Cable Print, Proton World International, Financial Architects, ATOS Worldline,… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LSEC – ICT security cluster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agoria Banking Club : exporters of financial IT solutions </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Examples of authentification and smart card technology-applications
  11. 11. Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (3/6) <ul><li>Telematics, GPS, cartography, Location Based Services, Geo-ICT, road pricing, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mercator, inventor of the cartography in 16th century, was born in Flanders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Punch Telematix, Transics, Tele Atlas (Tom Tom), Luciad, Traficon, GIM (Geographic Information Management),… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ITS (Intelligent Traffic Systems) & Telematics Cluster </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Cartography: a Belgian tradition
  13. 13. Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (4/6) <ul><li>Telecom & Network Equipment (Fixed and Wireless) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcatel-Lucent Bell, Ericsson, Nokia-Siemens Networks, Telindus, Televic, Newtec, Option, Scientific Atlanta/Cisco, Zenitel, Septentrio, Thales Alenia Space ETCA, Thales Communications, Thomson,… </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Successful telecom products
  15. 15. Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (5/6) <ul><li>Digital Audio-Video Products & Digital printing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Philips, Barco, Agfa Health Care, Esko Artwork, Alfacam, Scientific Atlanta/Cisco, EVS, I.R.I.S., Océ Software Laboratories,… </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Examples of digital audio-video and digital printing applications
  17. 17. Belgium: The 6 domains of expertise in ICT (6/6) <ul><li>Software products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LMS, Materialise, Inventive Designers, Real Dolmen, ACA-IT-solutions, Invenso, Produmex, Metris, Helios-IT, Selligent, BSB, … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speech & Language Technology: Nuance,… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming: Larian Studios, Netlog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agoria ISV (Independent Software Vendors-platform) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. A few illustrations of succesful software developers <ul><li>LMS “Virtual.Lab Desktop” </li></ul><ul><li>Materialize “Magics” </li></ul><ul><li>Metris “Camio Studio” </li></ul><ul><li>Larian Studios “Superia” </li></ul>
  19. 19. Conclusion <ul><li>Belgium: 3% of the European market </li></ul><ul><li>A strong concentration of ICT-companies and high value added services companies in and around Brussels, capital of Flanders, Belgium & European Union </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium, world-class centers of excellence </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Welcome to Belgium ! </li></ul>
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