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    Opening & Keynote
    Time: 12pm – 1pm

    Our speaker: Bas Timmer – founder of the successful Sheltersuit, a non-profit organization proving immediate shelter to the homeless, while using upcycled materials and providing jobs. 

    Theme: Energy Transition 

    Time: 1.15pm – 2.15pm

    An energy-neutral world in one generation. In order to achieve the global climate goals, we must not only reduce these emissions to zero, but also remove greenhouse gases from the air. This is a major technological challenge and entails the necessary social and geopolitical challenges.

    With experts:

    • Jos Keurentjes | Program director Centre for Energy Innovation | University of Twente
    • Oscar Kraan | Manager monitor | Deloitte
    • Bart Breedijk | Innovation manager | Heijmans NV

    Host of the session:

    • Mike Verkouter | Manager startup accelaration | Novel-T

    Theme: Smart Cities 

    Time 2.30pm – 3.30pm

    Due to the changing times and the rise of online shopping, a lot is changing for the physical stores. But the pandemic we are now dealing with is also changing the way of shopping. How can you as a store maintain its right to exist in the future? In what form will this be and which concept is appropriate for this?

    With experts:

    • Lieke Kiekebosch | Urban Area Specialist | Provincie Overijssel
    • dr. Michiel Flooren | Professor Region development | Saxion Hogeschool
    • Nicole Workel | Local entrepreneur | Bertus Workel

    Host of the session:

    • Hidde Zijlstra | Driver of technology / student | University of Twente

    Theme: Connected Healthcare

    Time: 3.45pm – 4.45pm

    We are approaching the limits of keeping our healthcare system accessible and affordable. As we age and our changing lifestyle leads to more demand for care. Technology is the solution! But legislation and regulations mean that everything must be extensively researched and tested. Who takes which responsibility in this? How can we introduce technological innovations faster and get them adopted by the end users through new forms of collaboration?

    • Henk Westendorp | Sr. Country director BeNeLux | Medtronic
    • Jan Gerard Maring | Director Connected Care Centre | Isala Clinic
    • Corné Baatenburg de Jong | Deputy Director | Reuma NL

    Host of the session:

    • Wander Kenter | Program manager Techmed Centre | University of Twente


    Theme: Future Industry

    Time: 5pm – 6pm

    Nowadays we are increasingly making way for robots and machines that replace hands. Will there still be room for craftsmanship in the future? Do we create new professions? What does an employer look like? What role does data play? And what are other bottlenecks in this transition?

    With experts:

    • Antoinette Tanke | Professor | Saxion Hogeschool
    • Mark Voortman | CEO | Voortman Steel
    • Steven van Roon | Programme Manager T-Valley | Novel-T

    Host of the session:

    • Nico Nijenhuis | Manager Thematic Technology Transfer | University of Twente
    Timetable - 27 May