Ghent University (UGent)www.ugent.be
Department of Industrial System and Product Design,
Faculty of Engineering & Architecture,
Ghent University (UGent)
XiaK is the center of excellence for industrial automation in Flanders. It was originally founded by Howest and is since 2013 part of the department Industrial System and Product design of Ghent University. The center combines an extensive knowledge and expertise within the main domains of industrial automation. The focus lies on applied research, with output that is directly applicable at the industrial partners. XiaK offers advice and services tailored to local company needs in order to allow new technological evolutions to find its way to the industry. The expertise is subdivided in a number of centers that each has its own infrastructure: tracking & tracing, machine safety, electrical drive trains, industrial communication & security, virtual automation and industrial software systems.