Technological and sustainable transformation for faster business growth
Thank you for your attendance at the Clean Vision Summit on the 18th of February 2020.
At the first - and sold out - Clean Vision Summit 450 attendees discovered more than 20 cleantech innovations, all in areas connected to the circular economy.
Clean chemistry, waste valorization, energy efficiency, battery management, drone technology, 3D-printing technology, preventive health, artificial intelligence and more: the innovations for making processes and products smarter and faster are appearing at a record rate. To keep our planet liveable, a transition to a sustainable corporate culture is necessary throughout the entire value chain.
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What the 2020 edition was all about?
Talk to a VITO expert
You can book a personal discussion with a VITO/Energyville expert during the Clean Vision Summit to discuss your challenge and start developing a solution together.
Work together with VITO
Together with the corporate world, we make technologies smarter, better and more affordable. Do you want to invest in sustainable technologies? Make an appointment with our tech transfer team.
Plan your visit to the TechFair
Discover more than 20 sustainable innovations and how they can help your business. Talk to the experts and combine your visit with the technology pitches for a complete overview.
FIRST CLEAN VISION SUMMIT MEETS ALL EXPECTATIONS
"The more we accelerate, scale up and stop unsustainable practices, the more room there will be to make the transition towards sustainability. Invest in sustainability, not in dead-end streets." Hans Bruyninckx, Director of the European Environment Agency, addressed the entrepreneurs at the Clean Vision Summit directly, and successfully so. VITO welcomed 450 participants and hosted 50 expert talks on sustainability topics.
"It's an illusion that we can continue the way we do," Bruyninckx began. He pointed out the complexity of the challenges Europe now faces. "Even if we implement all the measures announced, we will by no means able to achieve the ambitions set out in the Green Deal: a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. We need to step up a gear and further develop and implement as many innovative technologies as possible. But technology is not enough. We also need a change in attitude and behaviour.”
Hans Bruyninckx emphasised the economic aspects of the Green Deal. The European Green Deal represents an opportunity and it is up to the companies to seize it and act on it. Wim Michiels, CEO of Proviron, has already implemented this transition in his company. He spoke about it in front of a full auditorium.
This first Clean Vision Summit is an initiative of the Flemish research institute VITO. "If we want to speed up the transition towards sustainability we need to find ways to get in touch with the user", says Bruno Reyntjens, commercial director at VITO. "Sustainability is inseparably connected with the economy, with companies. That is why a dialogue with companies is so important.”
There was a great turn-out at the event. Participants were introduced to 22 innovations across 7 research areas. 12 VITO experts were challenged during a 15 minute scientific pitch. Visitors were able to get expert advice in the summit business café.
This first Summit was a great success. "I am very pleased," Bruno Reyntjens says. "We have achieved our first goal: setting up a direct line of communication with companies. The Summit has turned out a unique, professional and welcoming meeting place where research and business have found each other.”
A succesful first edition!
Thank you for joining us at the first Clean Vision Summit. Interested in seeing some numbers? Take a closer look at our infographic.
VITO connects top sustainable technologies with the corporate world
With the Clean Vision Summit, VITO is shining a spotlight on more than 20 innovative, sustainable technologies and tools. These solutions help Flemish companies and industries with the development of more efficient corporate processes, innovative products and smart services for their clients. The theme shared between all these projects is ‘Sustainability’. In all our solutions, we look for renewable materials, short material cycles and environmentally friendly land and water use.
From precision agriculture and smart energy to sustainable chemistry
At the Clean Vision Summit, in just one day, you’ll see more than 20 technologies from six different categories:
- To precision agriculture with image technology;
- Competitive in chemistry with biomass and smart membranes;
- Renewable energy systems;
- Building and construction;
- Draw value from waste and have raw materials available where they’re needed.
Wondering how you can improve the processes in your company to make them more environmentally friendly? Discover the technologies being presented .
WE ARE FULLY BOOKED!
Due to overwhelming success, the registrations for this event are closed. If you would like to be kept informed about our future editions, please leave us with your data via the REGISTER-button at the top. Thank you for your interest in our event.
Discover our PhD corner at the summit
VITO also develops human capital for the Flemish industry. Each year up to 20 PhDs finish their VITO applied PhD-research and will be available for the jobmarket. Come and visit our PhD corner to get a flavour of the PhD developed applications and tools and meet our graduating PhD-researchers.
What to expect ...
A webtool that helps companies and their clients with various energy-saving measures, a scanner that detects the value of your waste in a matter of seconds, a machine that helps to improve chemical reactions through membrane separations, and a 3D printer that prints catalysts with a 170% return: see these and other technologies firsthand at the first Clean Vision Summit in Mechelen on 18 February 2020.
Choose your own programme
On the 18th of February 2020 you will get a full overview of the industries and tools that will prepare your company for the sustainable future. Visit the TechFair, be inspired by the keynote speeches and follow the VITO Technology pitches. Enjoy a chat with our experts and make contacts with pioneering companies that, like you, have an eye on the future.