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EnergyFest 2024

Ghent University Energy Festival

We invite you to the first edition of our Ghent University Energy Festival, an inspiring day with keynotes on the energy transition, success stories about academic-industrial partnerships, round table energy challenges, a fair showcasing the UGent energy expertise, and much more...

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Keynotes

Meet our keynote speakers

The following speakers have confirmed their participation (list subject to modifications).

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Elizabeth Press

Director Planning and Programme Support IRENA

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Moniek de Jong

Researcher at Ghent Institute of International & European Studies

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Johan Albrecht

Professor of Economics at Ghent University and senior fellow of Itinera Institute

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Jan Mertens

Chief Science Officer ENGIE & visiting professor Ghent University

DUOs

Meet our duo session speakers

The following speakers have confirmed their participation (list subject to modifications).

Topic: Artificial intelligence in the energy transition

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Prof. Chris Develder

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Mehran Zareh Eshghdoust

Innovation Engineer

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Topic: Sustainable wind energy developments

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Prof. Jo Dewulf

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Jochem Vermeir

R&D Manager

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Topic: Energy transition in the built environment

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Dr. Eline Himpe

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Indra Van Sande

Engineer Energy & Sustainable Building at City of Ghent

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Topic: Renewable fuels & new generation engines

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Prof. Sebastian Verhelst

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Koen Christianen

R&D Manager

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Program

Full program

27 February 2024

09.00 - 18.00

Handelsbeurs, Kouter 29, 9000 Ghent

09.00 - 09.30  

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10.00 - 11.20

11.20 - 11.50

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12.30 - 14.00

14.00 - 15.20

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16.30 - 17.00

17.00 - 18.00

Registration & welcome coffee

Opening speeches

Prof. Rik Van De Walle, Rector of Ghent University (video)

Prof. Michel de Paepe, Chairman of EnerGhentIC

Keynote speeches

Mrs. Elizabeth Press, Director Planning & Programme Suport IRENA

Energy Transition Globally: setting the scene

Mrs. Moniek de Jong, Researcher at GIES

Geopolitics: how politics impact the energy transition

Coffee break

DUO Talks

Prof. Chris Develder (UGent) & Mehran Zareh Eshghdoust (Daikin Europe)

Dr. Eline Himpe (UGent) & Indra van Sande (City of Ghent)

Network lunch

Energy Fair showcasing Ghent University energy research expertise

Academic - industrial challenges (TBC)

Keynote speeches

Prof. Johan Albrecht, Professor of Economics at Ghent University and senior fellow of Itinera Institute

To the moon and back: can the mission economy solve the climate puzzle?

Prof. Jan Mertens, Chief Science Officer ENGIE & visiting professor Ghent University

CO2 and you: a complicated love story (with a few side affairs)!

Coffee break

DUO Talks

Prof. Jo Dewulf (UGent) & Jochem Vermeir (Parkwind)

Prof. Sebastian Verhelst (UGent) & Koen Christianen (ABC)

Closing speeches

Frederik Loeckx, Managing director, Flux50

Judith Ooms, Business Developer EnerGhentIC

Network reception

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Visit our energy fair

Make sure you go and explore the many inspiring Ghent University energy research booths during the network moments. Our EnerGhentIC members are keen to show you what type of innovation they are working on and they will invite you to join in the fun!

Delve deep into certain energy related topics, make new contacts, discuss opportunities, find synergies and make the most of the expertise which will be on show.

Registration

Registration

Registration fee = 150 euro (all catering included)

Partners

Meet our preferred partners

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Would you like to become a preferred partner for EnergyFest? Then get in touch

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