VIGC is the Flemish Innovation Center for Graphic Communication, the knowledge center for the graphic arts industry, located in Turnhout (Belgium).
VIGC offers training and independent consulting service.
Key areas of expertise are color, PDF, JDF, printing, digital workflow.
The mission of VIGC is to strengthen the competitiveness of companies by supporting innovation. Even a decade after the first talks this is still a hot item. The printing industry is under pressure: the ever growing number of media choices, the growing power of print buyers, the competition from Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and of course the Far East.
To accomplish its mission, VIGC uses a two track strategy: collective services and individual services. Doing this, we don't only 'warm up' the industry for innovation; we also assist them when companies want to make the step to innovation. Our collective services consist of a member magazine, called Eye Opener, seminars, presentations and of course our sister site GraphicBrain.com. We look both at new technologies entering the market, but also new market approaches, important changes in the market and the world of different media.
VIGC is a member organization. Members pay a small fee per year to get access to the collective services.