• TEDx UHasselt 2018: Moonshot Thinking
    Organiser: UHasselt

    UHasselt is proud to announce TEDxUHasselt 2018: Moonshot Thinking. Apply for a free ticket for this day filling event, taking place on the 24th of March 2018 at the Hasselt University (Campus Diepenbeek, Building D) and be inspired by fifteen talks from national and international top speakers with mind-blowing talks, entertaining workshops, live music and more … VITO is sponsor of this event and will organize an interactive workshop: a business board game about Entrepreneurship in a Circular Economy (Risk & Race).

    Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2018
    Location: Campus Diepenbeek

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  • FoTRRIS final conference

    The SDG’s show the political will to redefine ‘development’ more sustainably, allowing the global community to thrive within planetary boundaries.This leads to the conclusion that tackling the grand challenges – the aim of Responsible R&I – requires developing more functional socio-economic models for addressing the needs of the global society within the carrying capacity of the Earth. This requires an innovative, systemic and transdisciplinary approach to R&I. The FoTRRIS project has developed and tested such an intermediary structure: a Co-RRI Competence Cell. We invite you to join the Final FoTRRIS Conference and to get deeper knowledge and skills on the FoTRRIS approach to RRI!

    Date: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
    Location: La Tricoterie Brussels

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  • Hack Belgium 2018
    Organiser: Hack

    Together with 1 000 participants, we’re going to tackle the societal challenges we feel aren’t being taken seriously enough. Twelve challenges, touching every facet of our lives and society. The 3-day program will take us from inspiration to building to launching our own projects. Projects that bring us new opportunities, new business and new perspectives.
    You’ll receive the best support Belgium has to offer: 140 workshops and consultation sessions on design, business and technology. More than 200 experts to help you with every question. VITO will organise workshops on Circular Economy.

    Date: April 26 - 28th, 2018
    Location: Tour & Taxis Brussel

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    In 1969 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established the Committee on Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS). The subject of air pollution was one of the priority problems of concern to the CCMS. This committee initially organized a number of pilot studies, which evolved into a series of regularly-offered conferences, named NATO/CCMS International Technical Meeting (ITM) on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application. The organization and operation of these meetings was an activity supported by the NATO Committee on Science for Peace and Security (SPS). Starting in 2013, the ITM series became independent of NATO support, and continues as a broadly international meeting of the highest scientific stature.

    Date: May 14 - 18th, 2018
    Location: OTTAWA, CANADA

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  • EU Cleantech Forum 2018 - Antwerpen
    Organiser: FCA

    Van 14 tot 16 mei 2018 vindt het EU Cleantech Forum éénmalig plaats in Antwerpen. De organisatie is in handen van FCA en Cleantech Group in samenwerking met VITO, FIT, Port of Antwerp en Stad Antwerpen. Hoe wil jouw bedrijf mee de schouders zetten onder dit belangrijk internationaal netwerkevenement dat éénmalig in Antwerpen neerstrijkt? Hoe kan dit internationale netwerk van investeerders, corporates, corporate venture funds, cleantech, KMO's … jouw doelstellingen helpen verwezenlijken?

    Date: May 14 - 16th, 2018
    Location: Antwerpen

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  • Knowlegde for Growth Life Sciences Conference Flanders
    Organiser: Flanders Bio

    Meet 1,300 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 14th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers.

    Date: Thursday, May 17th, 2018
    Location: ICC Gent VITO-stand (57)

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  • PROBA-V Symposium 2018 i.c.w. BELSPO and ESA

    The Proba-V mission was launched in May 2013 to ensure continuation of the SPOT-VGT 15 years global vegetation time series, bridging the gap to Sentinel-3 for land applications. After more than 4 years of successful operations, while fulfilling all mission core objectives, Proba-V is consolidating its role as key data provider to the Copernicus Global Land Service and as valuable complement to Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 suite of optical sensors. In this context, and with the intention to further promote the scientific and operational exploitation of Proba-V data, the European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) agreed to organize the second “Proba-V Symposium”.

    Date: May 29 - 31st, 2018
    Location: Hotel Andromeda, Ostend, Belgium

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  • G-STIC 2018: Global Science & Technology Innovation Conference Series

    Building on the outcomes of the 2017 G-STIC conference and breaking down barriers between sectors, G-STIC 2018 will
    • further develop suggestions for policy actions to upscale the use of integrated technological solutions,
    • introduce new technological solutions that have the potential to impact the achievement of the SDGs,
    • mount an eclectic exhibition to showcase market-ready technological solutions related to the G-STIC topics.
    Providing ample opportunity to enrich your business network, discover new markets and work with other representatives from all over the world, G-STIC 2018 is the place to join a global innovation community.

    Date: November 28 - 30th, 2018
    Location: Tour & Taxis Brussel

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