Events - Shifting companies to think more digital & sustainable

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Kantersteen 12
1000 Brussels

Est-ce que vous et votre entreprise ont des ambitions numérique et visez un impact durable? Alors cet événement est l'endroit idéal pour vous!

Target Audience

All employers or employees interested in the topic of digital/sustainable transformation, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. 


The road to successfully applying digital technologies can be a rocky one:

  • How to choose and test technology solutions?
  • What skills do you need to acquire?
  • What type of investments are needed and where can you find those?
  • How do you establish local or international partnerships? 
  • How do you do this in a sustainable way so that it positively impacts our society and environment? is the new European Digital Innovation Hub in Brussels, created with the support of the European Commission and Innoviris and coordinated by Sirris, Agoria, BeCentral VUB, and ULB.

Our mission is to be the single point of access for companies to sustainable digital innovation with a focus on AI and other emerging technologies.

Join us at this launch event in the heart of Brussels at Becentral. Explore the new FARI AI Experience Center and meet the “who’s who” of public and private actors in Brussels who can support your digital and sustainable challenges.


  • 15:30 - Welcome coffee 
  • 16:00 - Plenary ​
    • Welcome word - by Stefaan Sonck Thiebaut, Director General at Innovirs
    • Digital Innovation Journey: Funding opportunities for entrepreneurs - by Jonathan Duplicy, Innovation Advisor at Innoviris 
    • Tips, tools and services for a successful digital and sustainable business 
    • Inspiring company cases 
  • 16:45 - Breakout sessions - What can do for you? 
    • Test before invest - by Ludwig De Locht, Digital Transformation Ambassador at Sirris
    • Skills & training - by Ronnie Raeymaekers, Scientific Advisor ICT at ULB; Marie-Modeste Vaeyens, Responsible TechSci at ULB. This session takes place in the new AI Experience Center - guided by Diana Remache, Project Manager at VUB FARI. 
    • Finance guidance - by Gwen Gillard, Program Officer at BeCentral. 
  • 17:45 - Cocktail & closing word by Secretary of State, Barbara Trachte, responsible for Economic Transition in Brussels. 



  • Agoria, Belgian Federation of the technological industry. 
  • BeCentral, digital campus located in Brussels Central Station. 
  • Sirris, collaborative research centre for the Belgian technology industry. 
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), French speaking university in Brussels. 
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Dutch Speaking university in Brussels. 

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