InnovFest 2.0: Join Flanders’ clusters for a day of discovery

Flanders’ six spearhead clusters are collaborating on the second edition of Innovfest, the only event that brings all the cluster organizations together. Join us to see the collaborative advantages of working together with the region’s six strategic sectors: healthcare, food, logistics, energy, chemicals and marine production.

InnovFest 2.0
20 February, 14.30-19.00
Lamot, Van Beethovenstraat 8, Mechelen


  • Welcome from Jo Brouns, Flemish minister of innovation and the economy
  • VUB researcher Elvira Hazendonck on the impact of clusters
  • Keynote: Jurgen Ingels, managing partners at Smartfin venture capital firm
  • Break out rooms: Sustainability, Human Capital, Energy
  • Closing reception 

Don’t miss MEDVIA’s project in the Human Capital break-out! The Human Capital program:

16u30Tech & Touch: van human resource naar human capital
Olivier Lefèvre, Director – Randstad Talent Advisory
16u45Gamification: een booster voor de opleiding van kansengroepen in de logistiek
Geert Verbelen, Projectleider – VIL
17u00De menselijke kant van Vision Picking
Bastiaan Snaterse, Global Director Product Development Management – DHL
17u15Inzet van VR en AR om vaardigheden te trainen in de zorg
Dieter Vyt, Docent en teamleider verpleegkunde – Arteveldehogeschool
17u30Een digitale tool om essentieel personeel te detecteren en te behouden in de gezondheidszorg
Kristiaan Vanhercke, Founder & Managing Director – Mindcapture

Cluster organizations like MEDVIA act as central hubs for each of the sectors and play a crucial role in driving innovation, collaboration and growth within their respective domains. They are also innovation facilitators, matchmakers, influencers, subsidy advisors, bridge builders, need detectors, project implementers and knowledge sharers.

Visitors to InnovFest 2.0 will be immersed in a world of change, made possible by these spearhead clusters and realized by the Flemish business community. The event will introduce you to the entire ecosystem. It promises to be an inspiring day!

InnovFest is a Dutch-language event. Entry is free, but a no-show fee of €75 will be charged. Register here.