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The Open Day event, hosted by EIT RawMaterials, is part of the broader INNOVEIT Events 2022 and will highlight the ongoing work of EIT RawMaterials, EIT Digital and EIT Manufacturing. This is a great opportunity for research & innovation stakeholders in the Central European region to join the EIT Community.


The programme will feature presentations and participation from selected innovation projects. We will showcase the opportunities Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem offers for innovators. This hybrid event provides an in-person networking opportunity to meet the regional contact points of EIT RawMaterials, EIT Digital and EIT Manufacturing.


14:00-14:10  Opening remarks by moderator Marion Bechtold, KU Leuven
Welcome by Michel Vanavermaete, EIT RawMaterials
14:10-14:20  Introduction of EIT NCPs in Belgium by Valentina Albarani, NCP Wallonie
14:20-15:05  Becoming part of Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem: Short presentations on the organization, mission, activities & opportunities
  • EIT RawMaterials by Michel Vanavermaete, CLC Central and West Director
  • EIT Manufacturing by Dr Christian Bölling, CLC Central Director
  • EIT Digital by Federico Menna, COO
  • Q&A session
15:05-15:10  My journey with the EIT, by Anna Vanderbruggen, the nominee of the INNOVEIT Change Award 2022 (remotely)
15:10-15:30  Coffee break
15:30-16:15  Becoming part of Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem: Success stories – presentation by the innovators
  • Peter Vercaemst, Vito, presents the EIT RawMaterials project Charamba
  • Peter Alvarez, Lortek, presents EIT Manufacturing project REDAMP (remotely)
  • Frank Hermans, Innotractor, presents the EIT Digital project
  • Q&A session
16:15-16:20  Closing remarks
16:20-17:00  Networking 

Register today for the INNOVEIT OPEN DAY.

If attending online, please use the following link: https://hopin.com/events/innoveit-open-day-leuven