Forum Agenda


Tuesday 23 Apr
Wednesday 24 Apr
Tuesday 23 April 2024
17:15
Registration for Networking Dinner
17:15, Room: Ghent Town Hall
18:00
Welcome by Hosts & Partners
18:00, Room: Ghent Town Hall
18:30
Panel Discussion Session
"The top 5 Desires Investors Have for Entrepreneurs”
18:30, Room: Ghent Town Hall
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19:00
Elevator Pitches by the Presenting Companies
1 minute elevator pitches by the attending representatives of the top 40 selected presenting companies
19:00, Room: Ghent Town Hall
19:40
Networking Dinner
19:40, Room: Ghent Town Hall
22:00
End of Day 1
22:00, Room: Ghent Town Hall
Wednesday 24 April 2024
08:00
Welcome & Registration
09:00
Welcome by the Hosts/Partners
09:00, Room: Kapittelzaal, Ground floor
09:15
Keynote speech on “Scale-up for impact in the real world: the pitfalls of crossing the valley of death”
09:15, Room: Kapittelzaal, Ground floor
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09:30
Keynote speech on "Best practices for Scaling up tech companies and their financing”
09:30, Room: Kapittelzaal, Ground floor
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09:45
Panel discussion session
“Circular Scaling in Action – Opportunities in Flanders”
09:45, Room: Kapittelzaal, Ground floor
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10:30
Coffee Break and One2One Meetings
11:15
Pitching Session I
Chemistry & Plastics - Part 1
20 min. reverse pitches by experts + 60 min. pitches by companies (10 minutes per presenting company - 5’ pitch + 4-5’ Q&A and review by the expert)
11:15, Room: Vrouwenmantel, Ground floor
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Industry Expert:
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Pitching Session II
Manufacturing & Materials
20 min. reverse pitches by experts + 60 min. pitches by companies (10 minutes per presenting company - 5’ pitch + 4-5’ Q&A and review by the expert)
11:15, Room: Warmkamer, First floor
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Pitching Session III
Bioeconomy
20 min. reverse pitches by experts + 60 min. pitches by companies (10 minutes per presenting company - 5’ pitch + 4-5’ Q&A and review by the expert)
11:15, Room: Kapittelzaal, Ground floor
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Industry Expert:
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12:45
Networking Lunch and One2One meetings
One2One meetings - 15 minutes private meeting with another event participant of choice - if confirmed by the other person. All One2One Meetings should be pre-scheduled via the Tech Tour Community platform. Please keep checking the status of your meetings from your Tech Tour Profile.
14:15
Pitching Session IV
Chemistry & Plastics - Part 2
20 min. reverse pitches by experts + 60 min. pitches by companies (10 minutes per presenting company - 5’ pitch + 4-5’ Q&A and review by the expert)
14:15, Room: Vrouwenmantel, Ground floor
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Industry Expert:
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Pitching Session V
Feed, Food, Fork
20 min. reverse pitches by experts + 60 min. pitches by companies (10 minutes per presenting company - 5’ pitch + 4-5’ Q&A and review by the expert)
14:15, Room: Warmkamer, First floor
Moderator:
Industry Expert:
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Pitching Session VI
Construction & Infrastructure
20 min. reverse pitches by experts + 60 min. pitches by companies (10 minutes per presenting company - 5’ pitch + 4-5’ Q&A and review by the expert)
14:15, Room: Kapittelzaal, Ground floor
Moderator:
Industry Expert:
15:45
BISC-E Challenge 2024
The Bio-based Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) encourages students to explore innovation and business development in the emerging bioeconomy while developing a new biobased product or process. All student (Ba/Ma) teams develop a bio-based innovation (product or process) and will present their ideas via a 15' live presentation to a jury of experts from industry and science.
15:45, Room: Kapittelzaal, Ground floor
16:45
Closing Remarks and Award Winners Announcement
Special Awards to be given to the top presenters from each of the 6 pitching sessions, who will also do 1-minute elevator pitch in front of the full audience.
16:45, Room: Kapittelzaal, Ground floor
17:00
End of the Day Programme