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To fulfil this mission, the BRIC is able to leverage to in-house assets:

  • in terms of human resources, the BRIC possesses cutting-edge IT skills through the non-profit association IRISteam asbl;
  • in terms of telecommunications, the BRIC possesses state-of-the-art facilities as a founding shareholder of IRISnet scrl.



IRISteam asbl is tasked with providing IT human resources support to its members, including the biggest of them, the BRIC. With its staff of some 400 people, IRISteam functions as a skills centre. Its members include around 100 regional and local administrations and organisations in the Brussels-Capital Region.

A pool of skills

IRISteam’s dynamic human resources model offers attractive, stimulating working conditions.

  • IRISteam promotes skills development through a wide range of training opportunities tailored to every profile;
  • IRISteam staff work to implement ambitious projects using cutting-edge technologies for the benefit of citizens;
  • IRISteam promotes knowledge sharing between new hires and experienced staff in a friendly environment, to everyone’s advantage.

A structure that benefits its members

The IRISteam professionals offer members a wide range of services, including everyday management and delivery of IT services and projects.

IRISteam is a “cost-sharing association” that offers IT resources at cost price. By using the professionals of IRISteam, the members benefit from transparent, streamlined administrative management.

Questions about IRISteam and IRISteam services? Contact us.


The BRIC is a founder member and shareholder of IRISnet scrl, whose mission is to manage and develop the Brussels-Capital Region’s broadband telecommunication network infrastructure. The bedrock of IT development in Brussels, IRISnet covers the entire Region with over 380 km of optical fibre cables.

IRISnet scrl brings together 122 principals, including the Brussels-Capital Region, the BRIC and the Brussels institutions that use this network (including communes, CPAS, minister’s offices, police zones and social housing corporations). This public-private partnership, with Mobistar as private partner, was formed in 2012 under a 10-year public contract. This has enabled maximum use of the network, which generates significant economies of scale as well as access to numerous technological innovations in the Brussels-Capital Region.

IRISnet is a central element in the Regional Data Centre deployment project and the development of cloud computing technologies.