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First window laid at new House of the Future

The first window – not the first stone – has been laid for the new House of the Future.  The centre in Vilvoorde (Flemish Brabant) will become an innovation campus.  Fifty Belgian and international businesses are investing 30 million euros.  The Flemish government too is putting its shoulders to the wheel of the project 'Living Tomorrow' intended to examine how we will live and work in the future.

“The future is made by inventing new things” says Flemish economy and innovation minister Crevits (Christian democrat). “In this building people will be able to learn about new things that have been invented.  Just as importantly, scientists and businesses will be able to meet up.  A big problem is the fact that inventions are made, but are never taken to market, while businesses are constantly looking for solutions for issues.  Here, in this building, the two worlds will be able to meet. I’m convinced this will lead to innovations and many beautiful things”.

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