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How can we help you and work together with you and your organisation? We offer a variaty of services to start your digital transformation.

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Research Projects

Our research unit coordinates and partcipates in many international and national research projects. The web3, cybersecurity, AI and immersive technology units are active in Digital Europe Projects, Intereg, TETRA, PWO funded projects in collaboration with other research units and innovation leads in Europe and Belgium/Flanders.

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    Projects span 1-2 years

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    Collaborations between teachers, students and companies

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    Cofinancing possible

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Research Infrastructure

To support the many research projects and services to public and private sector partners (and to other research units) our unit build a state of the art research infrastructure for web 3 (Web3 and metaverse lab) en cybersecurity (Integrated Security Operations Centers). This research infrastructure is used in our research and support services but is also available for other partners.

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    SOC (Security Operations Center)

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    Web3 & Metaverse lab (Coming soon)

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    State-of-the-art AI servers

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SME Support

As applied research unit we have a strong focus on supporting SMEs in their digital transformation. Use our expertise and knowledge via our different support programmes with financial support from EU, Flanders, West-Vlaanderen and many other organisations. Learn more about our digihub, EDIH digitalis, Artie and other technology and business projects and services.

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    Go-to-market strategy

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    Digital transformation

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Cybersecurity Screening

The experienced cybersecurity team is ready to support you in the many cybersecurity challenges you have as an organisation. We offer pentesting, NIS2 support and a lot of other cybersecurity services. Reach out to us to learn more or check our cybersecurity services

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    Advisory & awareness

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    On-demand pentesting

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    Industrial security

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Our Research Network

Howest University Of Applied Sciences has several technology research groups, each with its specialties. We interconnect so that the customer's question reaches the right people. Collaboration is key. With all our combined knowledge within Howest, we join forces to find answers to complex questions.

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Sharing Knowledge

Cyber 3 Lab is part of the cluster "Applied Informatics", in Howest. The key value of our research unit is to share knowledge and educate professionals and organisations. With masterclasses and meetups we provide insight and knowledge in the latest evolutions in Web3, AI, cybersecurity and immersive technology to a broad audience.

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Check our meetups and master classes here

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    Multiple meetups per year

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    Wide range of masterclasses

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    Organising hackathons

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Startups and Valorisation

As an active partner of 'Howest Onderneemt' we support and encourage researchers and students to actively explore the possibilities of creating a startup based on research activities and results. Startups or startups can also rely on our support for their first step with the latest research insight.

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    Actively supporting startups

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    Wide network of partners

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    Planting the seed

Security Operations Center

Welcome to our state-of-the-art Security Operations Center (SOC) – a cutting-edge hub where technology meets vigilance to safeguard what matters most. At Howest, we take pride in introducing our new, advanced SOC, designed to fortify your digital assets and ensure unparalleled security.

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    Advanced threat detection

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    24/7 monitoring

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    Rapid incident response

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    Integrated security solutions

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    Customizable reporting

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Want to know more about our SOC?

Email Gert-Jan Wille

Why Howest?

Howest University of Applied Sciences is an entrepreneurial institution known for an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and research. We are widely recognised for our close collaborations with a wide variety of partners in industry, business, and the social profit sector.

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    10.000+ students

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    30 bachelors

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    Member of EU alliance "RUN-EU"

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    773 FTEs (2024)

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    € 8m research revenue (2022)

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    178 research projects (2024)

Want to know more about Howest?

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