The Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) encourages cooperation on innovation in Belgium via the Belgian Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Community (BRIEC).
Innovation is critically important to the success of our enterprises. Since few companies today have the necessary in-house knowledge or resources to innovate on their own, it is essential to join forces and encourage innovation across geographical, sectoral and business borders.
FEB drives cross-border collaboration by bringing together companies (of all sizes, be they start-ups, scale-ups or firmly established) and stakeholders from academia and research centres across Belgium to address specific societal challenges.
Our theme for this BRIEC session will be Digital as a Cross-cutting Innovation Force, more specifically Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications (From AI to IA).
The event will take place at the VUB AI Experience Centre duringthe afternoon of 23 September 2021.
An inspiring keynote speech by Stijn (Stan) Christiaens, CTO of Collibra (a VUB-grown Belgian unicorn), will be followed by four presentations of real-life case studies from Belgian businesses (Robovision, Sabca/Sirris, Port of Antwerp and I-Care).
Before and after the presentations, participants will have a chance to watch AI demos presented by researchers from the VUB AI Department.
As always, there are two goals: getting attendees to help each other move forward and formulating policy recommendations in case any policy gaps or obstacles are identified during the presentations and subsequent interactive Q&A sessions.
Commercial presentations will be avoided. Instead, the focus will be on exchanging information, looking for solutions and sharing best practices and useful contacts.
Please note that, in view of the current COVID-19 situation, additional information about sanitary and distancing measures will be provided in the coming weeks.
We firmly believe that attending BRIEC: From AI to IA will prove an invaluable and enriching experience for you and your organisation. Accordingly, we invite you to join us for this event at the VUB AI Experience Centre on 23 September.
In an effort to maximise interactions and sharing, these BRIEC sessions are free of charge.