Swedish-Belgian Innovation Initiative (SBII)

 

Programme

Moderator: Dirk Torfs, CEO, Flanders Make

 Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Time

Program

08:00 - 08:30

REGISTRATION
08:30 - 09:00

OPENING OF CONFERENCE

  • Opening remarks
    HE. Ms. Annika Hahn Englund, Ambassador of Sweden to Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Belgian-Swedish Innovation Initiative
    Maja Zoric, Senior Project Manager, Business Sweden
  • EUREKA – Doing Business by Technology
    Tero Stjernstoft, Programme Manager, Vinnova
09:00 - 09:15

INTRODUCTION

09:15 - 10:15

SWEDISH MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISE PRESENTATIONS

  • Saskia Van Uffelen, CEO, Ericsson BeLux: “Latest trends and innovation in mobility: Today there are more mobile subscriptions than people on earth. Networks evolve to meet the needs of new use cases. Industrial IoT, massive IoT and intelligent transport systems will shape the evolution to a new generation of networks. Ericsson is investing in collaborative efforts with academia and industry to share ideas and visions that will enable the most successful future network from both a societal and individual human perspective."
  • Linus Thrybom, R&D Manager, Corporate Research, ABB: "Two large industrial domains are currently going through a digital makeover - automation industries (e.g. Industry 4.0) and the power grid. What are the research challenges for these domains, how does ABB address them, and how does ABB ease collaboration with other companies and universitites?"
  • Maria Weiland, Director Business Development R&T, Aerostructures, Saab: ”To develop, adapt and improve new technologies is vital for Saab and Digitization of the Future Industry is ongoing. How do we re-use our knowledge in new domains and how do we collaborate and adapt new technologies?”
  • Tine Lefebvre, Global Director Services and Solutions, Volvo Construction Equipment: "A wave of digitalization and automation is transforming the construction equipment market. In this presentation we show a number of examples where we collaborate with our customers to move towards more autonomous operations."
10:15 - 10:35

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:35 - 11:35

BELGIAN MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISE PRESENTATIONS

  • Thierry Olbrechts, Director Aerospace Competence Center, Digital Factory, Product Lifecycle Management, Simulation and Test Solutions, Siemens PLM Software: “The Digitalization of Aircraft Development – Siemens Digital Enterprise Solutions.” 
  • Vincent Hebbelynck, Head of Incubation and Corporate Venturing, Proximus: "IoT is predicted to have a fundamental impact on most of the industries and will trigger all industrial players to fundamentally reinvent themselves in the digital revolution. Proximus has a long and broad experience in IoT, but decided, however, to focus on the fastest growing segments with end-to-end solutions built together with strategic partners.”
  • Jeroen De Rycke, Chief Information Officer, Sonaca: "Standardise to customize and the importance of method"
  • Peter De Jaeger, Team Leader Physical Modelling, Bekaert: "Digitization helps to cope with the technological challenges in steel wire manufacturing. However, this comes with a number of challenges which will be outlined."
11:35 - 12:50

LUNCH BREAK

12:50 - 13:20

ACADEMIA/RESEARCH INSTITUTE PRESENTATIONS

  • Johan Stahre, Professor, Head of Division Production Systems, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology: "The rapid digitalisation of manufacturing carries enormous opportunities for European industry. Connectivity and smart manufacturing equipment will leverage skilled employees in their efforts to compete on a global market. But just how far can we expect to advance in the next five to ten years? How can technologies like 5G, AI, and collaborating robots influence competitiveness? Where do the real challenges lie? Are the digitalisation evangelists too optimistic – or maybe too pessimistic?"
  • Dominiek Reynaerts, Professor, Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven: "The future of the manufacturing industry is a major concern in Western economies. On the one hand it is clear that it is a key stone of economic welfare but on the other hand the cost of labor is seen as a threat to keep this economic activity intact. During the past years the concept of Industry 4.0 has been launched as a major breakthrough to strengthen the manufacturing industry. This presentation will focus on the added value of manufacturing in this context, the opportunities Industry 4.0 can create, but also show some misconceptions about the power of Industry 4.0. All this will be illustrated using examples of research results of KU Leuven."
13:20 - 14:15

PRESENTATIONS BY SMALL- & MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES

14:30 - 18:30

ONE-TO-ONE MATCHMAKING MEETINGS

Up to 12 B2B meetings á 20 min per participant

   

 



 

Registration
closed since 3 Oct 2017
Schedule
Registration 5 Jun – 3 Oct
Meeting Selection 12 Sep – 4 Oct
Event 4 Oct
Details
Language English
Venue 80 Bd. A. Reyers, 1030 Brussels
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 91
Meetings 162
Participants
Austria 1
Belgium 94
Sweden 29
Switzerland 1
Total 125
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After Event 905
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