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For the first time, EIT RawMaterials is gathering all partners of Innovation Hub Central & West for this joint networking event. You will have the opportunity to meet the new partners of our Innovation Hub communities and grow your business network.

Inspiring keynote talks from Karel Van Acker, professor at KU Leuven, and Frank Jackel, Managing Director at Metalshub, will set the agenda for an expert panel discussion moderated by David Peck, Associate Professor at TU Delft and Executive Board member of EIT RawMaterials. During this event, metal and mineral challenges and solutions will be discussed and innovation highlights in technology and education will be presented by partners and start-ups.


10:00-10:05 Welcome by Egbert Lox, Executive Board Member, EIT RawMaterials
10:05-10:20 Welcome by Michel Vanavermaete
10:20-10:40 Keynote: “Metals for Clean Energy” report, by Karel Van Acker, KU Leuven
10:40-11:00 Keynote: “Digitalizing the metal and mineral supply chain”, by Frank Jackel, Metalshub
11:00-12:00 Expert panel discussion – a Mining, Recycling and OEM perspective, moderated by David Peck, TU Delft
11:00-12:00 Expert panel discussion, moderated by David Peck, TU Delft
Mining perspective: Christian Polak, Orano
Recycling perspective: Filip Delalieux, Umicore
OEM perspective: Jean-Luc Bazin, Swatch Group

12:00-13:15 Lunch break & Networking (in Atrium)

13:15-13:45 Introduction of new partners – Partner Pitches

13:45-14:00 Access to Finance by Ouafae Cohin

14:00-14:15 Start-up from an investor’s perspective, by Roel Callebaut, Finindus

Coffee break & Networking (in Atrium)

14:45-15:45 Start-up Pitches (in 2 parallel sessions)
MagREEsource, ResourceFull, E-Magy, FibreCoat, Guaranteed, Terranigma, Highline Technologies, Solar Materials

15:45-16:15 Project Fair (in Atrium)

16:15-16:30 Closing remarks by Michel Vanavermaete

Register now for Partner Day and save your seat! 

If attending online, please use the following link: https://hopin.com/events/partner-day-innovation-hub-central-west