Advanced Engineering 2018

Make your product future proof! Advanced Engineering is a brand new event on creating and manufacturing of innovative products. You will find everything to make your products future proof. Starting with design and covering all aspects of the engineering process, prototyping, materials and components, as well as connectivity.


Advanced Engineering kills two birds with one stone: a free trade show with more than 100 stand holders who will help you make your products future-proof in combination with a strong conference with more than 50 top speakers.

  • Meet more than 100 stand holders, experts and pioneers who will give you advice and assistance for your product upgrade. Because sparring with colleagues from other sectors really helps!
  • Upgrade your know-how during the extended conference with more than 50 speakers including Peter Hinssen (Flemish thought leader), Eric Van Zele (2013 Trends Manager), Servaas Bingé (Lotto Soudal) and Tom Lambot (NASA, Hyperloop).
  • Discover a large selection of high-tech examples during the Experience Tour.
  • Broaden your network with experts from the smart electronics industry during the DSP Valley Matchmaking Event.
  • Take the exclusive Volvo Car visit


Plenary inspiration session - 16/05 morning

  • 9h45: Welcome by your host Misbeth Imbo
  • 10h: Intro by Flemish Minister of Innovation, Philippe Muyters
  • 10h05 - 10h50: Umicore materials solutions for sustainable mobility
    Umicore develops and produces materials that are key in high tech products that contribute to a sustainable mobility. The product portfolio consists on the one hand of emission control catalysts and catalyzed filters, that are used to practically eliminate the obnoxious components from the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines. The application of these products range from motorbikes up to large ships.  On the other hand Umicore is leading in cathode materials for Lithium ion batteries, that are key in enabling electrified powertrains, and is also active in the field of fuel cell components. The presentation will cover aspects of design, application, production and recycling of these materials resp. the devices in which they are used.
    Speaker: Prof Dr. Ir, Egbert Lox, Senior Vice President, Umicore | Honorary Professor - Faculty Of Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | Chairman of the Board of Directors, Innotek
  • 10h50 - 11h30: More space for you
    Space has always been a source of inspiration to innovate.  Technical and human challenges are being overcome to reach the next frontier. With the increased speed of innovation in  technology, also space gets disrupted. During the session we will illustrate the opportunities from space, it's knowhow and technology for you.
    Speaker: Sam Waes, Esa Technology Broker
  • 12h30 - 14h: Free visit of the fair
  • 14h - 16h: In-depth sessions - 16/05 afternoon - choose one out of three
    • ​Sim-user forum: Circular economy, material innovations for energy & electronics, additive manufacturing
    • Design thinking: Nice landing, wrong airport, antwerp management school & ministry of makers
    • Workshops: ESA, innovate with space, de innovaties in de 7de Belgische zonnewagen, welke technologie kan jij gebruiken? Interactief bezoek aan de Flanders Make Lab - onderweg naar slimme bedrijven


Inspiration sessions 17/05

  • 9h45: Welcome by your host Lisbeth Imbo
  • 10h - 10h45: The future of aerospace and aeronautical with the Hyperloop
    Speakers: Thomas Lambot, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Research Center | Lead Engineer & Co-Founder, rLoop Incorporated working on the SpaceX Hyperloop Top 50 Belgian Tech-Pioneers, Saskia Peters, Project Manager | Holland Innovative, rLoop
  • 10h45 - 11h45: What if, you don't invest in innovation, technology & people?
    A journey of perpetual renewal. Make from innovation your company culture and let your organisation innovate from the needs of the market, not the technology. "Change is the only constant in life". Refuse to accept a status quo in your company and keep on innovating. Eric Van Zele will tell you how you create a company culture like this.
    Speaker: Eric Van Zele, Ex-CEO Barco, bestuurder Van de Wiele | Trends-manager van het jaar 2013
  • 11h45 - 14h: Free show visit
  • 14h - 16h: In-depth sessions: choose one out of five
    • PLM for smart products
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Cobots in smart factories
    • Smart mobilityvehicles
    • Workshops: augmented realitity for co-creation & innovation, funding & frants for innovation



16 mei tot 17 mei 2018

10:00 - 17:00


Flanders Expo Gent
Maaltekouter 1

9051 Gent, België

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