The wifi.brussels hotspots are used by one million people per month, that is an average of 22,000 users every day. 201 hotspots have so far been set up in the Brussels Region. (BRIC, wifi.brussels)
Over 100,000 requests were made via the IRISbox electronic counter in 2017. IRISbox, which is accessible 24/7, is designed to make life easier for the public and for businesses in Brussels (Brussels Smart City, Already over 100,000 requests via IRISbox in 2017)
Over 22 Digital Public Spaces in the Brussels-Capital Region provide facilities for browsing, scanning, burning CDs or DVDS, printing documents, following an initiation or training course or attending multimedia workshops. (The CABAN network)
Almost 13,000 researchers work in innovation in the Brussels Region (Innoviris, 2016 Activities Report).
The sum of € 45,657,278 was set aside for innovation in 2016 (Innoviris, Research and innovation in Brussels dashboard).
The four public incubators in the Brussels-Capital Region current host 109 businesses representing 479 jobs (Innoviris, Research and innovation in Brussels dashboard).
Almost 700 companies and clusters are active in the new technologies sector (L’Echo and Sirris, Cartographie de la scène technologique belge).
Brussels has 3.4 tech start-ups per 10,000 habitants, compared with 1.2 in Wallonia and 1.5 in Flanders (L’Echo, Les start-ups technologiques ont créé 3.000 emplois à Bruxelles).
In 2016, over 26,000 people worked in an IT or telecommunications company established in Brussels (The Brussels-Capital Region, Small Business Act).