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Elies Van Belle (Memisa) on access to modern health care in low-income countries

The major global health issues require an approach at various domains and levels. One of the challenges: translating the possibilities of scientific progress, biomedical technologies, and digital health technologies into applications that work in the field. The most vulnerable are...

Real-life lessons on digitalization in development cooperation projects

Between 2010 and 2018, the number of internet users in Africa tripled and more Africans have a cell phone than access to clean water. Memisa staff member Annelies Van Erp looks at the potential of  digitization for development cooperation,...

Global science for global health: interview Marc-Alain Widdowson (Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp)

In an interview with Dr. Paul Stoffels, we saw how global health challenges require worldwide collaboration that simultaneously considers local and regional differences. This 'glocal' aspect is also essential for Dr. Marc-Alain Widdowson, director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine...

Interview Geert Aelbrecht (BESIX): diversity, inclusion and innovation in the construction sector

An interview with Geert Aelbrecht of Belgium-based and internationally active construction leader BESIX on the evolving expectations of a more diverse workforce, inclusion, and digital transformation in the construction industry. Geert Aelbrecht is Chief People Resources Officer and Head of...

Paul Stoffels on addressing global health challenges

On November 8, you can attend an exclusive edition of "The 5th Table on Health Tech" in Antwerp. The topic: "Contributing to Global Health: from most advanced technology to applications in the field. How can we better address major global...

Barbara Van Den Haute (Digitaal Vlaanderen): data sharing as a growth engine

Barbara Van Den Haute is a firm believer in the importance of data sharing and the API economy as enablers of growth and digital transformation. As Administrator General of Digital Flanders, the digital agency of the Flemish government,  she...

Reflections on work culture with former Twitter VP Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley formerly ran Twitter's business in the EMEA region and led the UK for YouTube. He is now a writer/consultant on better working. His first book - about improving work and work culture - was a Sunday Times...

Data strategy leader David van der Laan on data-driven growth

Data strategy expert David van der Laan on a range of topics where business, growth, and innovation meet data, analytics, and data strategy with a focus on value and real-life lessons. In a previous interview, Barbara Van Den Haute explained...
Formal project data strategies enable to avoid the cost of bad data in construction

Why and how to adopt a project data strategy in construction

Better data strategies might have saved the global construction industry $1.85 trillion (€1.58) in 2020, with less safety incidents, change orders, project delays, budget overruns, and work to redo. A 2021 Autodesk and FMI Corporation report takes a deeper...

Cyber-physical convergence: the state of Industry 4.0 in 2021

According to a report, 34 percent of enterprises have invested in Industry 4.0 (4IR) pilot projects and evaluate returns. Yet, there is still much work, and the pandemic caused a temporary dip. An overview. A decade (time does fly) after...