21 Sep 2017

Industrial automation companies from Baden-Württemberg meet Lifescience and Smart-tech companies from Flanders

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Thursday September 21 2017

Faculty Club Leuven
Groot Begijnhof 14
3000 Leuven
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A pitch and match event on automation and robotisation in life sciences with smart systems applications between companies from Flanders & Baden-Württemberg.

Automation and Robotisation are becoming key technologies in the medical and pharmaceutical world with cost of operation and precision as key drivers.

Baden-Württemberg has a long lasting tradition in these technologies with a grounded experience base in the automotive and other industrial application domains. This experience base has been used over the years as a foundation for a diversification into the biomedical and pharmaceutical world. This is also ‘precision medicine’.

Flanders, Belgium is one of the prime life sciences clusters in Europe with the presence of several large and small biotechs and medtech companies but also the presence of most of the large pharmaceutical companies. More and more biotech and medtech companies are approaching the commercial stage and thus are starting to prepare for larger scale production of their products. Several of the pharmaceutical companies have large production units in Belgium. Automation and Robotisation is or will become a key technology for these companies in the near future.

Flanders, Belgium is also one of the prime smart systems hubs in Europe. With world renowned strategic research centers like IMEC but also a lot of smart systems companies deploying different applications of nano-electronics, it houses a rich ecosystem of technology delivery.

To bring these two worls together, flanders.bio, Baden-Württemberg International and DSP Valley, supported by EFRO (EU), the province of Flemish Brabant and Leuven Mindgate, will organise a pitch & meet session.

What’s in it for you?

If you are a life sciences /medtech company you will be able to meet a prime selection of B-W automation and robotisation companies with a strong experience base in medical and pharmaceutical industry. They represent opportunities for your companies scale up or production optimization.

If you are a smart systems company you can interact with advanced producers of automation and robotisation systems and you can discuss business opportunities for your smart systems. Pitching sessions will be 3 minutes. We will ask you to prepare and send us a short presentation (maximum 3 slides).


09:00 h - 09:30 h
Registration & coffee

09:30 h - 12:00 h
Pitch Presentations
Companies from Baden-Württemberg and Belgium present to each other, 3 minutes per company.

12:00 h - 13:00 h

13:00 h - 16:00 h
B2B Meetings
Between companies from Belgium and Baden-Württemberg according to individual company schedule.

16:00 h - 17:00 h
Networking Reception