The congress ‘Shaping a Sustainable Future’ offers a diverse and engaging 5-day programme specifically designed to bring participants together from all corners of the ‘golden triangle’: government, science and business. Each day presents a varied programme: a scientific track with talks on cutting-edge research and an innovation track with workshops, lectures and nonstop opportunities to network, exchange ideas, brainstorm solutions, discover synergies and open new doors to a sustainable future.
The innovation track is available for visitors from industry, SMEs, start-ups, policy makers and scientists who are interested in the practical application of technology.
The organising committee has invited plenary speakers from society (Monday), industry (Tuesday) and academia (Wednesday) to address the congress theme: ‘Shaping a Sustainable Future: a partnership of academia, industry and society’. On Thursday the Hoogewerff lecture will conclude the congress.
- Peter Vadasz, Mayor of Güssing & Professor Hermann Hofbauer, University of Vienna, Austria
- Dr. Marcel Wubbolts, Chief Technology Officer DSM, Netherlands
- Professor Bernhardt L. Trout, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge USA
- Professor Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems & Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg/Germany
Each day, there will be a keynote session on innovation and sustainability, parallel to the three scientific keynote sessions. Renowned speakers will share their views and experiences in the field of innovation and sustainability and will inspire you to take your own steps towards essential changes. There will be two 45-minute lectures during each session.
- Prof. Tim Cook - 'Innovation as a sign of life (in individuals or organisations)'
- André Veneman - 'Sustainability is business and business is sustainability'
- Prof. Louise Vet - 'Need, challenge and implementation of sustainable eco-technology'
- Dr. Geert Woerlee - 'Dancing with elephants'
- Dr. Claus-Peter Haelsig - 'Where no other generation has gone!'
During each keynote session, SMEs, start-ups and students will have the opportunity to present themselves in 60 seconds to an audience of around 300 to 500 people.
On Sunday April 21 (15:00-16:30), a pitch training (by presentation coach Arthur Tolsma) will be offered to help you strengthen your pitch performance.
- Open/team innovation
- Successful Examples of Innovations and Real Entrepreneurship
- Sustainability & Innovation
Workshops on innovation & sustainability
In the afternoon the innovation track will feature workshops, case studies and games on innovation and sustainability. This is parallel to the scientific talks.
- ISPT Innovation Game
- Business Case Development
- Seekers & Solvers
- SME Matchmaking Event
- The Chemistry of Entrepreneurship
- Solving Key Challenges
- Pitch Workshop (Sunday)
- Workshop Pitch your Career! (for PhD & MSc students)
- Student Workshops by Fluor
- And more...
Exhibition, Business & Networking Fair
Where science and business engage in dialogue!
The exhibition is a unique business and networking event that stimulates the synergistic exchange of experiences, ideas, innovations and research results.
The exhibition area is divided into several ‘plazas’ where companies can present themselves and academics can post their recent innovations on poster boards. These thematic plazas contain both large and smaller booths and ‘networking stations’.
On Thursday afternoon companies will open their doors to participants of ECCE9 | ECAB2. Join us on a tour to Shell (Rotterdam Harbour), AkzoNobel (Sassenheim), Fluor (Haarlem) or Bioprocess Pilot Facility (Delft). For more information take a look on the Company Visits page.