The ISE project is organising a 2-day visit to Ghent, East Flanders on 22 & 23 May 2019 for companies working in the new materials sector or those in the manufacturing/mechatronics sectors wishing to make use of new materials for their products. The programme will include participation in the Advanced Engineering 2019 and the SIM User Forum event as well as opportunities to meet with companies from the ISE partner regions (Kent, East & West Flanders, the SW of the Netherlands and Hauts-de-France).
DAY 1 - 22 MAY
1:00pm: Arrival at Flanders Expo with networking buffet lunch
Flanders Expo, Maaltekouter 1, 9051 Gent
1:30pm: Welcome & Introductions
- Overview of the ISE Cross-Border Cluster
- Company pitches from each participant
- International group discussions
Topics at SIM User Forum
- Industry 4.0 (additive manufacturing)
- Circular Economy
- Societal Challenges
5:30pm: Networking drink at Flanders Expo
8:00pm: Networking dinner at the hotel, Holiday Inn Ghent Expo
Maaltekouter 1, 9051 Gent
DAY 2 - 23 MAY
Take a rare opportunity to visit the labs and world-class facilities at Ghent University (Materials, Textiles & Chemical Engineering Faculty)
8:30am: Breakfast and check-out of hotel
9:00am: Departure for Tech Lane Ghent Science Park
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 3, 9052 Gent-Zwijnaarde
9:15am: Introduction of the Material Textiles & Chemical Engineering department of the University of Ghent
09:30am: Visit the mechanics of materials and structures/sustainable materials science lab facilities
11:00am: Visit the Textile Science & Engineering lab facilities
2:00pm: Visit the Centre for Polymer & Material Technologies lab facilities
3:30pm: End of programme
Please note that this cross-border programme is aimed at companies from/interested in becoming members of the ISE Cross-Border Cluster (New Materials).
The clusters provide a forum for businesses and experts from the 4 ISE countries (UK, France, Belgium & the Netherlands) to meet together, collaborate and attend a series of bespoke cluster events.
Further details on the ISE clusters can be found here.
Companies are invited to express an interest in attending this 2-day programme with the ISE project but please note that limited spaces are available.
This programme is being organised through the EU funded ISE Project and is subject to de minimis state aid regulations.