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The Force of Open Innovation

This conference on, 1 March 2012, was organised by Voka Chamber of Commerce, East Flanders   It presented Open Innovation success stories to SMEs, academics, and all professionals in the field of Open Innovation.  

 The Programme

  • 1400: Welcome by Voka Chamber of Commerce, East Flanders.
  • 1410: Introduction to Open Innovation; explanation of the publications; collaboration on technological innovation; knowledge sources, and; collaboration on innovation: Gert Verdonck, Researcher at Foundation Innovation and Labour SERV.
  • 1435: 'Overview of innovation subsidies and knowledge centers in Flanders': Peter Goeman, Director at Innovation Centrum Oost-Vlaanderen.
  • 1500:  Case Study: Prof.Dr.Ir, Peter Ragaert, Technological Advisor at Pack4Food.
  • 1525: Break.
  • 1545: Case Study: Prof. Wim Sotaert, Director Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.
  • 1610: Case Study: Johan Allemeersch, Plant Manager at D&M Global OEM-PSS and President of Innovation Network Zeeland (The Netherlands).
  • 1635: Case Study: Bernard Cleenewerck, COO - Deputy Managing Director at Fuji Oil Europe.
  • 1700: Networking Reception.

 Venue: Lieven Bauwensbuilding, Martelaarslaan 17, 9000 - Gent, Belgiun

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