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Passion for excellence in text, image and sound in the Walloon Region.

The TWIST (Walloon Technologies for Image, Sound and Text) Cluster is a structure financed by the Walloon Region. Installed in its offices in Namur, the cluster aims to ensure synergies between enterprises belonging to this industry.

The property of this industry is to join technology to creativity. Productions result essentially from collaboration between several enterprises. That is why TWIST enables professionals to meet in our region and out of the country.

It is a great chance to be able to work in a passionate sector for which impassioned professionals are working every day. It is a Chance, but also a Strength. We are trying to bolster this strength by helping enterprises to technically, economically, and creatively.

Mission

The Twist cluster's aims are:

· to encourage and facilitate partnerships and synergism amongst the various parties in the cluster to boost enterprise development.

· to amplify and facilitate technological development and innovation in order to help create and develop new activities or products.

· to increase economic fall-out for Wallonia's businesses, especially for micro-enterprises and SMEs:

  • by giving access to expertise and information in the areas of sound, image, and text;
  • by increasing the public and specialised groups' awareness of the activities of the cluster and its members;
  • by bolstering dialogue with public institutions and government (collective requests for the establishment of new aid, R&D, infrastructure, and training programmes, for example).

To achieve these goals, the association created by the Twist partners will:

  • develop information tools to establish an inventory of the various players in and other types of useful information about the sound, image, and text sector and related sectors in Wallonia;
  • serve as a supply-and-demand clearing house for the partnerships, especially in research and development;
  • represent the Twist cluster at sector events; and
  • organize scientific study days, meetings and get-togethers for players in the sector, conference-debates, and training on topics related to the association's goals.

The association will be empowered to take all actions that are related directly or indirectly, fully or in part, to its purpose or will lead to its development or facilitate its accomplishment.

It will specifically be able to assist and take an interest in all kinds of associations, businesses, and bodies that have goals and activities similar to its own or can help achieve its own purpose.

  • It will be able to carry out commercial operations if it so desires.
  • Finally, it will be able to assist and take an interest in all activities similar to its own purpose, conduct all operations related directly or indirectly to its goals and activities, and create and run all services or institutions with goals similar to its own.