Program day 2


==Archive of the EPSI conference 2016==

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Day 2:            Tuesday 7 June 2016 @ Paal-Beringen (Belgium)

08:00     Transfer from Eindhoven (NL) to Paal-Beringen (BE) by bus

09:30     Welcome & registration

  • Moderators:
    • Alberto Bichi, executive director of EPSI, secretary general FESI
    • Rene Wijlens, executive director of EPSI, manager cluster Sports&Technology

10:00     Opening & plenary program

  • Welcome at Flanders Bike Valley, Marc Hufkens, managing director, Flanders’ Bike Valley
  • Welcome to the region, Representative of the government of Limburg/ cabinet/mayor Beringen (tbc)
  • Tom Braekeleirs, Director Microsoft Innovation Center

11:00     Business creation in sport session leader: Marc van der Zande, cluster Sports and Technology

Introduction o on how to stimulate and facilitate innovative ideas into actual business

  • SportFieldlabs as a breeding place for innovation and business creation, Cees van Bladel, manager InnoSportLab Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • ISPO open innovation, Saskia Rettenbacher, ISPO-Messe Munchen, Germany 
  • European sports clusters go internationalAlex Rivera, Indescat, Spain
  • GreenSource: Sports for Water: Innovative collaboration to both solve a major water problem and providing excellent sport infrastructure: Elmar Heupers, Twinx/Ten Cate, The Netherlands
  • Panel discussion & questions

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Aerodynamics session leader: Bert Celis, CEO Flanders’ Bike Valley

Right in front of the newly opened wind tunnel of Flanders Bike Valey the practical implications on Aerodynamics for sports innovation will be discussed

  • There is always a better way, Jochem Aerts, CEO Ridley, Belgium
  • F1- aerodynamic toptechnology now accessible for all athletes, Frank Michaux,  Head PIV department ILA, Belgium 
  • On-site aerodynamic investigation in cycling: The ring-of-fire system, Wouter Terra, TU-Delft, Netherlands
  • Micro-aerodynamics, a new art and playground for optimalisation in sports, Bart Verleije, Senior Designer Voxdale, Belgium
  • Panel discussion & questions

14:00     From idea to product session leader: Marc Hufkens, managing director Flanders’ Bike Valley

Insights in the effect of new technological development and production techniques such as 3D printing on the transfer from idea to marketable product will be shared

  • Speed wear for medals, Ratajczak, Designer BioRacer, Belgium
  • Lightweight product development: it is not only about materials, Paola Campestrini, Program Manager Flanders’ Make, Belgium.
  • Bringing back Manufacturing to the EU, Victor Major, Co-founder and CEO Velocite, Taiwan
  • Innovation and taking advantage of co-collaborative partnerships to gain competitive advantage, Frederik Kinat, Director Traffic, Safety and Grahics at 3M
  • Panel discussion & questions

15:00     Coffee Break

15:20     SportTechMatch in cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network

  • Companies will meet potential business or investment partners in person. EEN will schedule one-to-one meetings for you and help you prepare for them.
  • 5 rounds of match making will be facilitated on day 2

16.30     Grand Finale

  • Comedycation for innovative elevator pitches, Mr. Michaël Van Damme, Ghent University, Coach”The Forge”. 
  • Engine of Innovation Expert Open Innovatie en 3D Talent Management,  Jef Staes, Red Monkey Company
  • Wrap up & final word

17:30    Transfer from Paal-Beringen (BE) to Eindhoven (NL)

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The event will be an excellent environment for matchmaking during the international sports matchmaking event, SportTechMatch, hosted by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). More information and registration for this event can be found on the matchmaking pages:

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Visit Facilities Flanders Bike Valley
On June 7th the facilities of Flanders Bike Valley will be visited among which the state of the art wind tunnel that has recently been opened.

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Organized by:

epsi           Logo-Sports-and-Technology      Flanders'_Bike_Valley

in partnership with:

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The event is supported by the Dutch Government, as part of Dutch EU Presidency in 2016




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