Chair on Critical Embedded Systems

Activities for 2022-2023

Education :

  • Master in Engineering :
    • Master thesis topics (march),
    • Internships (July and August),
    • A6K & Alstom visit
  • Post Master : Preparation of a certificat in critical embedded systems for 2024

Research :

  • Links IIS,
  • Win4collective (1/03),
  • Win2wal (1/02),
  • Competitive cluster preparation 2024

Event :

  • Industry /Academics meet-up Decarbonizing mobility (car/train)
  • Robot cup (Renaud Ronsse)
  • BEST (international visibility)

Visibility :

  • Press conference and signature (May 2023)
  • CONTRIBUTE Prize UCLouvain (TFE – graduation ceremony)

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AISIN Europe is a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, dedicated to providing advanced technologies that enhance safety, comfort, and convenience on the road. With over 30 years of experience in Europe, the company offers a broad range of products including drivetrain, braking, chassis, engine, and aftermarket parts for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and industrial applications. As part of the AISIN Group, a Japanese multinational corporation with a presence in over 30 countries, AISIN Europe leverages its global network of R&D centers, manufacturing facilities, and sales offices to deliver innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of the automotive industry. Aisin works with almost every car manufacturer globally, which means the vehicle you drive or ride in today is likely equipped with our parts or technology.

Aisin Mobility is the European innovation lab of Aisin. For over 28 years we have established our leading role in navigation and geolocation technologies including precise positioning and map data enrichment. We combine this expertise with our extensive knowledge of electrified powertrains and user-centric approach to create value in the logistics domain and the mobility of the future.

We are passionate about what we do. Our blended team of experts, data scientists, solution architects, product owners, testers and Q&A specialists ensure you always get the best solutions. We foster several local innovation programs with universities, R&D centers and start-ups to make mobility more responsible and enjoyable for everyone.


Leading the way in the energy transition, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that constitute sustainable foundations for the future of transportation.

Alstom’s product portfolio is the most exhaustive in the sector and includes high-speed trains, subways, monorails and trams, integrated systems, tailor-made services, infrastructure, signaling solutions and digital mobility solutions. Some 150,000 trains in commercial operation all around the world attest to the expertise of Alstom in project management, innovation, design and technology. In 2021, Alstom was listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices for the 11th consecutive year.

Based in France, Alstom is now present in 70 countries and employs more than 74,000 people worldwide. The Group recorded revenue of €15.5 billion for the financial year that ended on 31 March 2022.

In Belgium, Alstom employs 2100 people. The Group’s activities are concentrated around two global centers of excellence in Charleroi (signaling, traction and energy efficiency solutions), an assembly and maintenance plant in Bruges, and an overhaul facility in Fleurus.

The Strategic Innovation Initiative CONTRIBUTE (IIS Platform CONTRIBUTE)

The IIS answers a series of technical, economic and societal challenges in the fields of mobility, transport and associated energies (conversion, storage, distribution), security and system control. This IIS brings together several ecosystems that have rarely collaborated before, despite the proximity and complementarity of some of their interests and skills: the rail, automotive, aeronautical,, energy, drone, space and security ecosystems. The ambition is to cover the entire value chain from research, development and manufacturing to the implementation and operation of products and services. CONTRIBUTE aims above all to ensure the sustainability and excellence of the Walloon transport and energy industry.