Meet the Entrepreneur

Meet the Entrepreneur

During the event participants will discuss how to contribute to innovation covering a large variety of roles in the value chain. The event has been designed for people from research, start-up, not-for-profit, and corporate environments, who wanted to learn more about innovation and how researchers and innovators can synergistically and successfully work together.

This one-day meeting will collaborate with Université de Namur and SPWrecherche. In addition, the event is organized as the collaboration between Bridging Science and Business Working Group and Benelux Chapter.

The language of the event will be in English and FREE OF CHARGE. However, the number of the seats available is limited.

Please register through this link:

Date: 30 June 2023

Time: 13:00-end

Venue: Business and Learning Centre (B&LC), Rue Godefroid 5, 5000 Namur, Belgium



13:00-13:30 Registration

13:30-13:45 Introduction - Farah Islam (Chair of Benelux Chapter & Murat Güneş (Chair of Bridging Science and Business Working Group)

13:45-14:15 Keynote Speaker - Annick Castiaux (Rector of Université de Namur)

14:15-14:45 Coffee break & networking

14:45-15:00 Innovator Speech 1 - Eric Wyart (LiEU)

15:00-15:15 Innovator Speech 2 - Jeroen ven Lent (EIT Alumni)

15:15-15:30 Innovator Speech 3 - Marta Luffarelli (Rayference)

15:30-15:45 Coffee break & networking

15:45-16:00 Innovator Speech 4 - Anouk Lafortune (MSCA)

16:00-16:15 Innovator Speech 5 - Saba Safdar (GEVERS)

16:15-17:30 Round Table Discussions

17:30-20:00 Guided Tour

20:00-22:00 Networking Dinner

22:00 - end Social Event





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