Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technologies (CETIC), Belgium
Based in Charleroi, the Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technologies was created in 2001 through the initiative of three Belgian universities – the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix de Namur (FUNDP), the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) and the Faculté Polytechnique at the Université de Mons (FPMs). Through its ongoing relationships with university teams, CETIC manages to remain permanently updated on current and emerging scientific ICT progress in Belgium, Europe and the World.
CETIC provides expertise in software engineering, innovative service based on service oriented technologies, Cloud and embedded systems.
The Software and System Engineering department provides methodological support to help companies or research projects develop high-quality IT products and services, ensuring reliability, safety, security, and compliance with international standards.
Software and Services Technologies department provides its strong technological expertise to implement distributed, service-oriented and dynamic computing architectures. Through the use of semantic technologies and by exploiting the real business opportunities of open source software, this department helps accelerate the transformation of information into knowledge.
Embedded and Communication Systems department helps companies to prototype innovative embedded systems. This department focuses primarily on embedded software for intelligent wireless systems for a wide range of applications.
CETIC’s has developed its expertise through active involvement in European projects from the FP6 and FP7 Research programmes and technological developments as well as in key regional research projects of the Walloon Region.
Investing in leading sectors such as eHealth, Cloud Computing, Security and Open Source among others, CETIC develops partnerships with European technological leaders and speeds up the technological transfer to local Belgian businesses.
Dr. Jean-Christophe Deprez