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June 3rd to June 5th 2024

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Namur, Belgium

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Conference
on Industrial
Technologies

Science and innovation to empower EU industrial resilience and economic security

INDTech2024

The Conference

The European Union flagship event bringing together stakeholders from research organizations, industry, SMEs, and policymaking to discuss the state-of-the-art, technological challenges, as well as future trends in the field of industrial technologies. The event will address critical questions:

How can research be better valorized to have a greater impact on Europe industry competitiveness?

How could the R&D dimension be better integrated to ambitious European industrial initiatives to make sure the future of our industry is made in Europe?

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INDTech2024

The Conference

European industry plays a pivotal role in the twin digital and green transition. It acts as a catalyst for these changes while also being directly impacted by them. Simultaneously, the European industry must strive to uphold its technological leadership and competitiveness in a context of increasing global competition. Indeed, recent geopolitical and sanitary crisis highlighted the supply chain vulnerability of several key enabling technologies and critical raw materials.

Europe’s technological capabilities are its best asset to meet the objectives of the Green Deal, reach carbon neutrality in 2050 and ensure the leadership of its industry, notably in the innovative materials sector. But the significance of the challenges matches the ambition. New technologies must be developed to enable the European transition to a carbon neutral economy, but developing low and zero carbon solutions that go beyond the traditional approach will demand close collaboration between the academic and industry worlds.

Indtech2024 will be a forum bringing together stakeholders from public and private research organizations, industry, SMEs, and policymaking to discuss the state-of-the-art, technological challenges, as well as future trends in the field of industrial technologies. An overarching question we would like to address during Indtech2024 is how the R&D dimension could be better integrated to ambitious European initiatives to make sure the future of our industry
is made in Europe.

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Agenda

🕛 12.00-13.00  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur

Welcome lunch and registration

🕛 13.00-13.30  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Conference opening

🕛 13.30-14.15  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Economic security & Green Deal Industrial plan: what does it mean for research in Europe?

🕛 14.15-14.45  📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Material science and Europe industrial leadership

Session 1

🕛 15.15-16.45  📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Advanced Materials for Industrial Leadership – How will R&I activities contribute?

Session 2

🕛 15.15-16.45  📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

The AI Odyssey: speed, challenges and opportunities

Session 1

🕛 17.15-18.30   📍 Théâtre de Namur 

A new generation of advanced materials fit for the circular economy

Session 2

🕛 17.15-18.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

Moving advanced materials design and development into the digital area

Session 3

🕛 17.15-18.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Michaux

How to reach SMEs, best practices & challenges from EDIHs

🕛 18.30-19.30 

Théatre de Namur – Cocktail

🕛 08.45-09.15  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur – Plenary session

European partnerships: lessons learned and assessment of the impact on industry and society

🕛 09.15-10.00  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur – Plenary session

How could we build synergies between Horizon Europe and IPCEI funding instruments to strengthen strategic value chains at the pan-European scale?

Session 1

🕛 10.30-12.00   📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Transformation of European Energy Intensive Industries on the way to climate neutrality

Session 2

🕛 10.30-12.00  📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

Development of a more sustainable microelectronics sector in Europe

Session 3

🕛 10.30-12.00  📍 Bourse Auditoire Michaux

Materials at the core of nuclear technologies

Session 1

🕛 14.00-15.30  📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Clean Hydrogen and Materials Dependency

Session 2

🕛 14.00-15.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

Advancing european manufacturing: the role of AI technologies in spurring innovation and growth

Session 3

🕛 14.00-15.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Michaux

Advances in cybersecurity and secure data sharing

Session 1

🕛 16.00-17.30   📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Mapping secondary raw materials needs for industrial ecosystems

Session 2

🕛 16.00-17.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

Innovative manufacturing technologies

Session 3

🕛 16.00-17.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Michaux

Carbon neutral steel making in Europe

Social and cultural evening activity at the Pavillon du Numérique (Citadelle)

🕛18.00-22.30   

Evening and dinner at the Pavillon

🕛 08.30-09.15  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur

Let’s make sure that the future of our industry is made in Europe

🕛 09.15-09.45  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur

Are we on the ball? Policy support for creating more value from research

Session 1

🕛 10.15-11.30   📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Strengthening knowledge valorisation: peer learning and the power of people in networks

Session 2

🕛 10.15-11.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

Open innovation test bed (OITB): A new kid on the block

Session 3

🕛 10.15-11.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Michaux

How could we turn European SME into strong innovators?

🕛 11.45-12.15  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur

Closing session

🕛 13.00 – 17.00 

Company visit tours

🕛 12.00-13.00  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur

Welcome lunch and registration

🕛 13.00-13.30  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Conference opening

🕛 13.30-14.15  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Economic security & Green Deal Industrial plan: what does it mean for research in Europe?

🕛 14.15-14.45  📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Material science and Europe industrial leadership

Session 1

🕛 15.15-16.45  📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Advanced Materials for Industrial Leadership – How will R&I activities contribute?

Session 2

🕛 15.15-16.45  📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

The AI Odyssey: speed, challenges and opportunities

Session 1

🕛 17.15-18.30   📍 Théâtre de Namur 

A new generation of advanced materials fit for the circular economy

Session 2

🕛 17.15-18.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

Moving advanced materials design and development into the digital area

Session 3

🕛 17.15-18.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Michaux

How to reach SMEs, best practices & challenges from EDIHs

🕛 18.30-19.30 

Théatre de Namur – Cocktail

🕛 08.45-09.15  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur – Plenary session

European partnerships: lessons learned and assessment of the impact on industry and society

🕛 09.15-10.00  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur – Plenary session

How could we build synergies between Horizon Europe and IPCEI funding instruments to strengthen strategic value chains at the pan-European scale?

Session 1

🕛 10.30-12.00   📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Transformation of European Energy Intensive Industries on the way to climate neutrality

Session 2

🕛 10.30-12.00  📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

Development of a more sustainable microelectronics sector in Europe

Session 3

🕛 10.30-12.00  📍 Bourse Auditoire Michaux

Materials at the core of nuclear technologies

Session 1

🕛 14.00-15.30  📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Clean Hydrogen and Materials Dependency

Session 2

🕛 14.00-15.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

Advancing european manufacturing: the role of AI technologies in spurring innovation and growth

Session 3

🕛 14.00-15.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Michaux

Advances in cybersecurity and secure data sharing

Session 1

🕛 16.00-17.30   📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Mapping secondary raw materials needs for industrial ecosystems

Session 2

🕛 16.00-17.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

Innovative manufacturing technologies

Session 3

🕛 16.00-17.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Michaux

Carbon neutral steel making in Europe

Social and cultural evening activity at the Pavillon du Numérique (Citadelle)

🕛18.00-22.30   

Evening and dinner at the Pavillon

🕛 08.30-09.15  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur

Let’s make sure that the future of our industry is made in Europe

🕛 09.15-09.45  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur

Are we on the ball? Policy support for creating more value from research

Session 1

🕛 10.15-11.30   📍 Théâtre de Namur 

Strengthening knowledge valorisation: peer learning and the power of people in networks

Session 2

🕛 10.15-11.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Rops 

Open innovation test bed (OITB): A new kid on the block

Session 3

🕛 10.15-11.30   📍 Bourse Auditoire Michaux

How could we turn European SME into strong innovators?

🕛 11.45-12.15  | 📍 Théâtre de Namur

Closing session

🕛 13.00 – 17.00 

Company visit tours

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Speakers

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Speakers

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Exhibition space

Indtech24 is more than sessions and talks, it will feature a vibrant exhibition space, providing a platform to explore the opportunities presented by your organization. Belgian specialties to satiate your taste buds will be available all day in the exhibition space where you will also have the chance to test some of our world-famous beers of Wallonia.

The booth consists of 2 chairs, 1 table, one large screen. Exhibition space in the Bourse de Namur and Halle Al’Chair will be open from Monday noon to Wednesday noon.

Do you want to join us and showcase the activities of your organization? Complete the expression of interest form here.

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Meet partners

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners in face-2-face talks. 20 minutes run fast but usually it is enough to build first connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

Participants will have the opportunity to schedule meetings with other participants during the event. A dedicated matchmaking room will provide the necessary privacy to hold beneficial meetings.

Full day session the 4th June in the Bourse area from 10:00 to 18:00.

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SME pitching sessions

Are you a Belgian or European SME looking for partners and interested in pitching your idea for a greener and more digital Europe ?

Participants will have the unique opportunity to pitch new concepts and applications, proposal ideas, and their expertise in front of leading research organizations and cutting-edge innovators from across the industry.

Pitching sessions will take place Tuesday afternoon. Each selected SMEs will be offered a pitching slot of 5 min to present their activities and project ideas.

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Dinner & evening at Le Pavillon

Despite looking a little like a space station, Le Pavillon does not come from Mars but from Milan World Expo 2015 where it received a special distinction for its architecture, sustainability, and energy performance. It was designed by the architect Patrick Genard from Namur.

Now perched on top of the Citadelle in Namur, Le Pavillon is an exhibition, experimentation and innovation centre that blurs the boundaries between disciplines and simultaneously encompasses the arts, science and technology. Drawing on its uniqueness, Le Pavillon invites visitors to savour a new experience.

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Registration Form – Exhibition Space

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Registration Form for SME Pitching