Innovation for Sustainable Production - Bruges 18-21 April 2010

Satellite events

Monday, April 19, 2010
10:50 YEAR
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
15:20 BMG Workshop: Biomass Filtration
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
09:00 Open Window on materials innovation in Flanders
14:00 EUREKA
14:00 - 16:30 The Flemish Algae Platform organizes its third workshop on “A roadmap for algae in Flanders”
14:00 - 17:00 Flanders’ Strategic Initiative for Sustainable Chemistry (FISCH)



Date: Monday, April 19, 2010
Time: 10:50
Location: Meeting room Simon Stevin
Organizer: Inge Liekens – YEAR

Young European Associated researchers (YEAR) workshop
Sustainable development, a focus for research?

Sustainable development is talked about a great deal. But is it correctly used?
Does everyone know what it means? As researchers we must help to rethink our consumption and production patterns.
We must also seek integration between different fields, a path of ‘growth’ with respect for nature, with respect for, and in collaboration with others.

YEAR is the ideal platform to bring young creative minds from all over Europe to discuss various facets associated with this much used term “sustainable development”.
The goal of the workshop is to give young researchers (<10 years experience) a sense of:

  1. what sustainable development is all about
  2. how sustainability has changed the focus of research in research and technology organizations And, 
  3. how our research can help attain a sustainable industry and society

A series of  answer to these questions is provided by some key lectures, followed by a case study and a a great deal of networking possibilities.

Register: secretary@year-network.eu
Website: www.year-network.eu

BMG Workshop: Biomass Filtration


Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Time: 15:20
Location:Old Saint John’s
Organizer: Inge Genné

15:20  Registration and coffee
15:50  K. Jevons (Koch Membranes UK): Potential for membranes offering economic benefits in Industrial biotechnology
16:20  Bert Lemmens (VITO): ‘Harvesting and downstream processing of intracellular metabolites from single to biomass’
17:50  Naten Van Hemelrijck (V*SEP): ‘Membrane filtration on heavily loaded process or waste streams’
........  Afterwards discussion and drinks

Free of charge for BMG-members, open to all I-SUP conference participants and not to be missed!

More info and registration can be found on the BMG website.

Open Window on materials innovation in Flanders


Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 09:00
Location: Meeting room Simon Stevin

“workshop in Dutch”

Het OpenRaamproject wil Vlaamse bedrijven inspireren en begeleiden bij het realiseren van duurzame materiaalinnovaties.
Tijdens de OpenRaamworkshop identificeren en bespreken we - met vertegenwoordigers uit het bedrijfsleven, de Vlaamse overheid en Vlaamse kenniscentra - factoren die duurzaam ondernemen via materiaalinnovatie hinderen, maar die tegelijk de sleutel bieden voor méér materiaalinnovatie en méér duurzame productie in Vlaanderen.
Na een debat worden bedrijven uitgenodigd om – in het kader van het OpenRaamproject – hulp te vragen bij het implementeren van materiaalinnovatie.
Onderzoekers van het Materials Research Centre van de KU Leuven presenteren de mogelijkheden én voordelen van de 3P scan.
Tijdens de lunch kunnen bedrijven aan tafel aanschuiven bij materiaalexperts van VITO, SIRRIS en KU Leuven voor het beantwoorden van hun materiaalvragen.

Registratie voor kosteloze deelname: ann.crabbe@ua.ac.be
Website: www.openraam.eu



Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 14:00
Location: Meeting room Strauss
Organizer: Jan Meneve – EUREKA

EUREKA in action: from resolving friction and wear problems towards surface engineering for sustainable production and products.

The EUREKA ENIWEP Action ran in the period 2005-2009.
ENIWEP focused on (nano)tribology, the science and technology that deals with friction and wear issues, thereby reducing energy losses in mechanical contacts like engines and machines. The potential thereby is enormous, as friction is a major consumer of energy: about one third of all energy used in industrial countries goes to overcome friction!

The outcome of this EUREKA network project is positive: 15 research projects have been set-up, and there are another 18 projects in the pipe-line.
Meanwhile, a follow-up EUREKA Action focusing on Surface engineering for sustainable production and products – E!-SURF, for the period 2010-2014, is ready to be launched.
At this event, attendants will be informed about the opportunities offered by EUREKA and the new E!-SURF Action, and there will be time to discuss new R&D projects in the exciting field of novel surface engineering with companies and scientific partners.

Workshop programme:

  • wrap-up of the ENIWEP action
  • launch of the E!-SURF action

(coffee break)

  • What can EUREKA and Eurostars do for YOU? (Jan Askeroï, EUREKA)
  • partner presentations & discussion (7 mins + 3 mins discussion each)
  • conclusions and actions

If you wish to present, please let us know, before Friday April 2nd, to: jan.meneve@vito.be

There will also be a EUREKA stand that can be used to present your activities and network with relevant partners and companies.

Looking forward to meet you here!


Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 14:00

For the presentation of the first results of the Flemish smart grid project LINEAR.
LINEAR (Local intelligent networks and energy active regions) is one of the major smart grid innovation projects in Belgium.

Site "Oud Sint-Jan" in Bruges.
Meeting Room Morus

14:00 – 14:15 Introduction of the LINEAR project, general status (Eefje Peeters – VITO)
14:15 – 15:30 Presentation of the preliminary results of the project (Work Package leaders LINEAR)
15:30 -  16:00 Plenary discussion and questions

After the meeting there will be an opportunity for a “meet and greet” with Guido Bartels of IBM, key note speaker of the i-Sup 2010 conference.

The platform meeting is organized as a side event of the i-Sup 2010 conference.
This conference on the same venue in Bruges welcomes during 2 and a half days (April 19-21) about 30 speakers on the most recent smart grid innovations.
We very much invite you to register for this event for the fee of 450 € (complete programme).
The participation to i-Sup 2010 gives you or your collegue the opportunity to participate to the entire conference, including the last day (Wednesday) with the key note presentation of Guido Bartels of IBM.
It also gives you access to the LINEAR platform meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

In conclusion: for this limited participation fee you get a lot of extra information (including abstracts and where available papers of the presentations at the conference).

You can find more details on the conference programme.

Please confirm as soon as possible your participation by mail-reply to:

with following info:

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Looking forward to welcome you on the VSGP event and the i-Sup conference 2010 in Bruges!

The Flemish Algae Platform organizes its third workshop on “A roadmap for algae in Flanders”

Flemish Algae Platform

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Location: Meeting room Beethoven
Organizer: Ludo Diels/Jan Verduin

“Description in Dutch”

Het Vlaams Algenplatform nodigt u graag uit op de workshop “Een roadmap voor algen in Vlaanderen” op woensdag 21 april van 14u tot 16u30 op de iSUP-conferentiein Brugge.
Het opstellen van een roadmap kan, zoals reeds aangehaald op de vorige workshop van 8 december, een leidraad vormen voor gecoördineerde en efficiënte R&D-inspanningen. Tijdens de sessie van 21 april zal een concept van roadmap voorgesteld worden, waarna er ruimte is voor een interactieve discussie met de deelnemers over deze roadmap.

Verder worden de laatste ontwikkelingen in Vlaanderen belicht door een overzicht te geven van de nieuwe initiatieven rond algen. Hierbij krijgen de deelnemers de gelegenheid om hun eventuele nieuwe initiatieven voor te stellen. De workshop wordt afgerond met een netwerkdrink. Net zoals bij de vorige workshop, bieden we de mogelijkheid om uw (eventueel geüpdate) bedrijfsprofiel in de informatiebundel mee te geven. Hiertoe wordt een template na inschrijving opgestuurd.

Inschrijven kan tot 16 april.
Het inschrijvingsgeld van €20 kan ter plaatse betaald worden.
Indien u een initiatief rond algen wil voorstellen, kunt u dit laten weten aan Annick Verween.

Flanders’ Strategic Initiative for Sustainable Chemistry (FISCH)


Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Meeting room Bach
Organizer: Ludo Diels/Luc Van Ginneken

Flanders’ Strategic Initiative for Sustainable Chemistry (FISCH) becomes SusChemFlanders on i-SUP 2010 CONFERENCE IN BRUGES

The Flanders’ Strategic Initiative for Sustainable Chemistry (FISCH), initiated by essenscia flanders, organizes a special meeting on Wednesday, April 21st, from 14.00 till 17.00 h.
This satellite event will introduce you to the Flanders’ Strategic Initiative for Sustainable Chemistry (FISCH) and its upcoming representation in the European Technology Platform SusChem.

Carl Van der Auwera, Sr. Advisor Science, Technology & Innovation of essenscia flanders, will introduce you to the roadmap/business plan of the FISCH initiative.

Ger Spork, Innovation Manager of Cefic, will discuss with you the SusChem action plan at the European level.

We cordially invite you to come and participate in this exciting discussion about the initiatives and actions that have been initiated in the framework of the implementation plans of both initiatives.
Together with the F3 Factory: Future, Fast, Flexible and the Smart Energy Home visionary projects, the chemical industry invites you to build on its sustainable chemical processes and products to green the economy.
You are invited to bring a poster with you to this ‘FISCH/SusChem’-satellite event which describes your initiative in sustainable chemistry and to present or discuss further actions.

Registration can be done by simply sending an e-mail to Luc Van Ginneken (please indicate if you are bringing a poster with you or not).
Registration for this satellite event is free of charge, and does not require a registration for the i-SUP Conference.

Looking forward to meet you in Bruges very soon!