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iMinds The Conference – Entrepreneurial challenges

23.10.2014 @ 14:00 - 17:00

| €100

New digital trends and technologies enter our lives and businesses at an astonishing rate, and keeping up with innovations is a challenge.

iMinds helps SMEs stay ahead of competition by offering them support for innovation and growth. This session will provide you with updates on the FI-PPP program, the latest EU program, through which iMinds offers quick access to finance and technology building blocks for high growth SMEs.
In addition, we will present you with an overview of our SME programs, including testimonials from participants. Finally, we will have a session on the business impact of the Internet of Things.


14.00 – 14.10 Opening

Lisbeth Imbo is presenting the Internet of Things session

14.10 – 14.30 Benjamin Southworth – Narrative Matrix Engineer, Southworth – Stoyanova

You don’t need Innovation, you need better communication.
How the search for innovation is leading us down a dark alley, when what we need is better ways of listening and talking. When everyone is searching for an answer, how do we ensure we’re asking the right question and hearing the right answers?

14.30 – 14.45 Zhong Xu – Co-founder and CEO of POSIOS

In 2 years POSIOS has become a successful international company. This was not possible if we were not focused on internationalization from day one. In a small country like Belgium, you need to think outside the borders to truly make an impact. This talk will give an insight on the challenges, risks, regrets and opportunities experienced while conquering the world.

14.45 – 15.00 Frank Gielen – Director Incubation & Entrepreneurship – iMinds
15.00 – 15.30 Breaks
15.30 – 16.00 Ilkka Lakaniemi – Chairman, European Commission’s FI-PPP
16.00 – 16.15 Philippa Main / FoodLoop
16.15 – 16.25 Pieter Ballon /Director Living Labs


14:00 - 17:00
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