DAE-Research is the research cell of the study program Digital Arts and Entertainment of Howest where both demand-driven research projects and research projects on its own initiative are set up.
To a large extent, the research projects are oriented towards transferring the knowledge of game technology in sectors other than pure entertainment, for which games are currently mainly known.
Examples of which are the use of game technology as an educational tool in the industrial sector, as a means to open up cultural heritage, and to offer psycho-education in the social service sector.
With DAE-Research, the main focus is on applied research.
Scientific findings from university and other research labs in combination with experiences from experts in the respective professional field and expectations of the envisioned end users, are creatively translated into innovative solutions, which offer a surplus value for achieving the goals within the industry and/or social profit.
Besides its function as a project partner, DAE-Research also supports and coaches companies and knowledge institutions when starting up a project: from defining the research question over drawing up a (subsidy) file and project plan to executing and following up on the project.
DAE-Research offers this tailor-made service to both individual companies and consortia of companies and/or social profit organizations.
The acquired knowledge from both small, well-defined projects and larger, exploratory research projects, contributes to a constantly growing knowledge basis, which, combined with the extended network of partners, turns DAE-Research into an attractive information service for organizations facing challenges for which game technology might offer a solution.
In addition to projects on demand, DAE-Research also conducts exploratory research on its own initiative.
Hereby, the potential surplus value of new technology, whether this is hardware or software, is mapped out to work out innovative solutions for the various sectors.
For further information on DAE-Research, please contact Geoffrey Hamon: