SmartEEs Matchmaking: Logistics & Packaging

7 May 2021 @ 09:00 13:00 CEST

Logistics and packaging are an integral part of the global economy, something we’ve all realized even more so as during the Corona Crisis. Adding flexible and wearable technologies to the mix presents myriad possibilities for reimagining age-old issues

Packages need to be tracked, but so do items in warehousesPrinted electronics and flexible sensors offer new opportunities for discreet and cheaper tracking and inventory solutions. Printed inks can be integrated into packaging for perishable goods, handy for the consumer but also valuable for producers, wholesalers, and distributors.

Entire supply chains depend on efficient and effective logistics and packaging, and the possibilities for integration of flexible and wearable electronics are, quite literally, endless.

About the SmartEEs Matchmaking Fridays:
Three Regional Clusters. Multiple Online Sessions. One Goal.

Developing Business Opportunities in Flexible and Wearable Electronics.

SmartEEs cluster partners DSP Valley (BE/NL), Minalogic (FR) and OES (DE) are proud to announce a series of online sessions bringing SMEs, Midcaps, Labs and RTOs together around Flexible Electronics Business Opportunities.

  • Cooperation and networking are essential to get the tech just right, and to bring viable products to (new) markets.
  • In online sessions, we invite you to meet with potential partners through
    • visionary keynotes
    • pitching sessions and
    • curated matchmaking

New angles, fresh ideas, existing technology.

All free-of-charge.

Free Registration required

DSP Valley, Minalogic, OES

COOCK Open City Workshop: Learnings from international and local smart city initiatives

27 April 2021 @ 10:00 12:00 CEST

An open city allows urban challenges to be tackled using data. On the one hand, data must be shared in a uniform and scalable manner so that it forms the foundation for building specific views for a particular domain. On the other hand, the data (especially in the case of sensors as a data source) must be of sufficiently high quality so that true visualization models can be built. All these aspects are dealt with in a bottom-up, three-part COOCK workshop.

This workshop (part three) is built up as follows:
• We start with an overview of state-of-the-art data platforms and which interoperability principles are followed.
• Next, the learnings of rolling out a network of air quality sensors in the Smart Zone in Antwerp will be explained.
• Finally, the processes, tooling and used semantic standards of the City of Things projects Databroker, MoDi and ANPR are explained.

The contact person for this workshop is Katelijne Vervaet (imec).

Agenda

10.00 – 10.05 Intro by IMEC-EDIT, Stefan Lefever
10.05 – 10.45 How is the international ecosystem evolving? by IMEC-EDIT, Stefan Lefever
10.45 – 11.05 Learnings from the Antwerp smart zone by IMEC-NL, Valerio Panzica La Manna
11.05 – 11.30 Learnings from VLAIO City Of Things support (Databroker, MoDi and ANPR) by IMEC-IDLab Ghent, Brecht Van de Vyvere
11:30 – 11:45 Wrap-up and Q&A

Free Registration required

Online

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SmartEEs Matchmaking Fridays: Automotive Edition

19 March 2021 @ 09:00 11:00 CET

Together with our partners Minalogic and OES, we are proud to announce a series of online sessions bringing SMEs, Midcaps, Labs and RTOs together around Flexible & Wearable Electronics (FWE) Business Opportunities.

  • Flexible& Wearable Electronics have enormous potential, from healthcare to automotive to textiles, and the business possibilities are endless.
  • Cooperation and networking are essential to get the tech just right, and to bring viable products to (new) markets.
  • In three sessions spread across January and March 2021, we invite you to
    • meet with potential partners through
      • visionary key notes
      • pitching sessions (possibilities as well as challenges)
      • curated matchmaking

New angles, fresh ideas, existing technology.

Members: Apply to pitch your tech or your application!

We’re currently offering spots to pitch to DSP Valley members only. If you think you have a can’t-miss pitch, feel free to get in touch via email: jane.judge[at]dspvalley.com

Automotive Edition

The combination of flexible electronics and automotive has a bright future, with OLED lighting illuminating the path to come.

Whether it is sensors, OLED displays and lighting, heaters or other applications, there are plenty of opportunities for flexible electronics to be integrated into automotive applications. Some of these technologies have already been on the market for a few years, e.g. OLED lighting appearing in rear taillights, while recent developments in flexible and printed electronics can supply new, exciting functionalities. The current trends of sustainable transportation and self-driving vehicles open a lot more opportunities for flexible electronics to be utilized. Market analysts predicted the market size for flexible electronics in automotive will exceed $5.5 billion by 2026.

Whether we’re discussing integrating flexible electronics into automotive parts, or matching flexible electronic technology to digital applications in the automotive sector, there are many ways the two sectors offer each other fruitful collaboration.

Free

DSP Valley, Minalogic, OES

Online

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SmartEEs Matchmaking Fridays: Textiles Edition

5 March 2021 @ 09:00 13:00 CET

Together with our partners Minalogic and OES, we are proud to announce a series of online sessions bringing SMEs, Midcaps, Labs and RTOs together around Flexible & Wearable Electronics (FWE) Business Opportunities.

  • Flexible& Wearable Electronics have enormous potential, from healthcare to automotive to textiles, and the business possibilities are endless.
  • Cooperation and networking are essential to get the tech just right, and to bring viable products to (new) markets.
  • In three sessions spread across January and March 2021, we invite you to
    • meet with potential partners through
      • visionary key notes
      • pitching sessions (possibilities as well as challenges)
      • curated matchmaking

New angles, fresh ideas, existing technology.

Members: Apply to pitch your tech or your application!

We’re currently offering spots to pitch to DSP Valley members only. If you think you have a can’t-miss pitch, feel free to get in touch via email: jane.judge[at]dspvalley.com

Textiles Edition

Flexible & Wearable Electronics (FWE) in textiles offers all kinds of possibilities in fields such as medical, sport, artistic, aerospace, military, manufacturing, construction and much more.

Possibilities offered by converging textile and electronic can push limits by extending the functionality and usefulness of common fabrics. The development of smart materials allows for a wide spectrum of functions, for instance: flexibility, ergonomics, low power consumption, integration and eventually autonomy.

FWE can integrate a high level of intelligence in textiles, especially regarding interaction with the environment and users, thereby opening an endless window of opportunities.

Free

DSP Valley, Minalogic, OES

Online

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COOCK Open City Workshop: Open City and Its Citizens

9 February 2021 @ 13:00 15:00 CET

This webinar is organized in the context of the Coock ‘Open City’ Project and deals with the topic of involving citizens in an open city. Not only can citizens provide local governments with necessary data to tackle certain challenges through citizen science projects, the government from its side can open up its data for re-use to develop certain solutions by its citizens. This raises certain questions: How can citizens be engaged in citizen science projects? How can collected data be made available towards citizens and companies? How can data then be re-used by citizens and companies? During this webinar we will answer these questions.

Agenda

13:00 – 13:15 Intro by imec-SMIT, Koen Borghys

13:15 – 13:50 How to engage citizens: communication strategies for citizen science, by​ imec-SMIT, Carina Veeckman​ 

14:50 – 14:25 What is Open Data? by imec-SMIT, Koen Borghys

14:25 – 14:45 What are the OSLO principles? by imec-IDLab, Brecht Van de Vyvere​ ​

14:45 – 15:00 Wrap-up

Free

imec-SMIT

Online

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COOCK Open City Workshop: Connecting, Storing, and Publishing Sensor Data

2 February 2021 @ 09:00 11:00 CET

An open city allows urban challenges to be tackled using data. On the one hand, data must be shared in a uniform and scalable manner so that it forms the foundation for building specific views for a particular domain. On the other hand, the data (especially in the case of sensors as a data source) must be of sufficiently high quality so that true visualization models can be built. All these aspects are dealt with in a bottom-up, three-part COOCK workshop. 

This workshop (part one) is organized as follows: ​ 

  • We will start with a practical look at connecting sensors in the smart city. ​ 
  • We will continue with the different levels of interoperability to store and unlock this data and how this works concretely within the infrastructure of IDLab (Internet and Data science Lab). ​ 
  • Finally, research results will be shared about publishing real-time data as open data. ​ 

Agenda

10:00 – 10:05 
Intro by imec-EDIT, Stefan Lefever 

10:05 – 10:35 
How to connect sensors today? by imec-IDLab, Johan Bergs 

10:35 – 10:55 
Minimum Interoperability Mechanisms and more by imec-EDIT, Stefan Lefever 

11:05 – 11:20 
General introduction to NGSI & available tools by IDLab Gent / imec-EDIT, Philip Leroux 

11:20 – 11:30 
Open Data Learnings from Imec CityOfThings project Observer by IDLab Gent, Brecht Van de Vyvere 

11:30 – 11:40 
Wrap-up and Q&A (10min)​ 

*Questions and issues with this workshop can be addressed to Bart Braem of the imec.

Free

Online

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Coock Open City First Workshop: Smart towards a high-quality living environment, a pioneering role for Flanders

12 January 2021 @ 13:00 17:00 CET

Learn more about the newly launched Coock Open City project during this first workshop!

“Open city – Knowledge transfer with regard to unlocking standards and best practices for one open ‘datafied’ society within the domain of environmental factors (air quality, sound, water, light, electromagnetic radiation, etc.) as the basis for innovation value models.”

The aim of the series of workshops is to unite knowledge institutions, policymakers and companies in order to make Flanders a model region in the field of smart monitoring and management of the living environment. A healthy living environment is perceived as pleasant, invites healthy behavior and causes the lowest possible pressure on health. Within the Coock project, the emphasis is on sound, air and electromagnetic radiation. In addition to monitoring the situation and impact on residents and users, a smart policy also requires a link with the pressure on this living environment. Traffic is important, for example, but it is certainly not the only driving force.

Topics of this first workshop in the series:

• From data to knowledge and prediction: ex. trend analysis; interpolation between measurements
• Data quality of living environment: ex. how to deal with a diversity of data; exchange of information between initiatives
• New sensors in a smart city context and their integration: ex. personal exposure monitoring

Agenda (4h online event):

• Ongoing policy initiatives (introduced by government agencies)
• Introduction of topics Noise, Electromagnetic, Air quality – followed by workshop with stakeholders
• Introduction to data collection, modeling, knowledge extraction – followed by workshop with stakeholders

Contributions from:
Karen Van Campenhout/Hans Reynders (Environment Department), Christophe Stroobants (VMM), Dick Botteldooren/Luc Dekoninck (UGent), Wout Joseph/David
Plets (imec), Martine Van Poppel (vito), Valerio Panzica La Manna (imec)

The workshop is free of charge. Are you unable to attend the webinar live? Register anyway, we will send the recording of the webinar to all registered participants.

*Questions and issues with this workshop can be addressed to Dick Botteldooren of the University of Ghent.

Free

UGent- WAVES

Online

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flanders.health Online Pitch & Match Sessions

1 July 2020 @ 09:30 12:00 CEST

In times of covid-19 and social distancing, it is more important than ever to boost collaborations and bring new healthcare ideas to the next level. After carefully considering the measures taken by the Belgian government, we have decided to cancel the Healthy@Home physical meeting originally scheduled for May 15 and replace it with a number of online meetings in which you can advance your ideas or collaborate with your virtual neighbor.

Given the health, economical, and societal impacts of the present covid-19 pandemic, and next to the topic Healthy@Home, the series of Pitch and Match sessions will ask “How to beat the next corona-like crisis: What digital & life sciences tools/services are needed to improve efficiency and support health and wellbeing?” We welcome your ideas to prevent, prepare, or support the global community in case of a new crisis.

Below you’ll find the information for the next session. We warmly invite you to indicate topics you would like to have addressed in subsequent sessions.

  • Wednesday, 1 July 2020 (9:30-12pm): AI, Big Data, & Telemedicine
    • How to use AI and big data for personalized disease prediction, early symptom detection, disease outbreak modelling, etc. How to use telemedicine or intelligent IT tools to inform and guide populations at large?
    • Send in your proposal using this form by June 10 to info@flanders.health

Do not miss this opportunity to submit your idea and/or to register for one or more of these Pitch & Match sessions!

This event is for members only!

flanders.health membership

These Pitch and Match sessions aim to kick-start cross-over partnerships and projects in order to accelerate the development of innovative healthcare solutions. They are open to flanders.health members only, with at least a Connect membership. If you want to present your idea, offer your expertise and/or services, and connect with the project holders, please register here. If you are not yet a Connect member (or higher), we kindly ask you to apply for a Connect membership within your registration.

Flanders.Health

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Smart City Workshops

25 June 2020 @ 13:00 15:00 UTC

We hereby enthusiastically invite you to participate in the SmartCities.Vlaanderen workshops we coordinate with partners CityLabWatt Factory, and The Beacon, coordinated by Programme Manager Mark De Colvenaer.

The workshop on 25 June will include the following speakers:
– Peter D’hoore, The Retail Factory: “Monitoring and analyzing footfall in cities”
– Sylvianne Van Butsele, Executive Director for The Design Sciences Hub at University of Antwerp: “Future Urban Health”

The aim of these workshops is to find concrete business cases that can be worked out step by step into specific outputs by a group of organizations. This is precisely what we at DSP Valley mean by “collaborative business development.” This workshop series will, as such, be supported by a global roadmap for the “Open Smart Region” of the future.

Connect members of DSP Valley, SmartCities.Vlaanderen, City Lab, and The Beacon may attend for free. Non-members (or DSP Valley members lower than Connect level) will be charged a fee.

DSP Valley

+32(0)162441440

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