On the 8th and 9th of February 2017, the European Materials & Industry Venture Forum (EMIVF) will take place in the Belgian city of Ghent.

The Forum will feature  30 emerging (start-up) and 6 success story companies in: 
  • Materials (ferro and polymers) and Materials Processing
  • Circular Economy including Recycling
  • Industry 4.0 & Industrial IoT


Why should you attend?


  • Discover 30 selected emerging and 6 success stories companies
  • Establish vital relationships with 40+ international and regional investors and corporate partners
  • Meet your wish-list entrepreneurs and investors in pre-arranged 121 meetings
  • Be inspired by keynotes from thought leaders
  • Engage in investor-only deal syndication sessions
  • Wine and dine with the who’s who of materials and manufacturing industry
  • Get to know the innovation cluster in Ghent and Flanders  



President &
Head of Selection Committee
Dirk De Boever





“The Forum directly connects Europe’s most promising innovators and entrepreneurs in materials, the circular economy and industrial ICT to specialized corporate VC’s and financial investors with the aim to inspire, stimulate partnerships and accelerate a sustainable future. We see the event in Ghent as a first step in a new tradition of showcasing the latest innovations in the materials industry space.”














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