FMTC - Flanders' MECHATRONICS Technology Centre
Innovating together for superior machines
Flanders' Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) is a division of the Strategic Research Centre Manufacturing Industry vzw. The mission of the Strategic Research Institute is to strenghten the long-term international competitiveness of the Flemish manufacturing industry by performing industry-driven, pre-competitive, excellent research in the technological domains of mechatronics, product development methods and advanced manufacturing technologies.
To achieve this mission, FMTC conducts industry-driven joint projects and contract research assignments in the following research programs: smart sensors, self-optimization of mechatronic systems, energy efficient electro-mechanical drive-lines, and model-based design of mechatronic systems.
In 2003 FMTC was founded by AGORIA, the Belgian technology industry federation, and leading mechatronic companies in Flanders. In 2014 FMTC became a division of the Strategic Research Manufacturing Industry, where FMTC, Flanders' DRIVE and laboratories of the five Flemish universities join forces and years of experience.
As a technology demonstrator FMTC developed the first badminton robot in the world.
More video’s can be found on FMTC’s youtube channel.
For its operation, the centre is supported by the Flemish government (IWT)