iMinds The Conference 2014

When: October 23, 2014
Where: Square, Brussels


Programme iMinds -  The Conference 2014

7.30 - Doors open

9.00 - Breakfast, networking and demo pitches

10.00 - Opening keynote by Wim De Waele (CEO iMinds)

10.50 - Plenary keynotes by

-- Mariana Mazzucato (renowned author, Professor in Economics and policy advisor)

-- Eron Kelly (General Manager of SQL Server Marketing at Microsoft)

-- Jan Rabaey (Scientific co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center & founding director of the Berkeley Ubiquitous SwarmLab)

12.00 - Lunch

14.00 - Breakout sessions on Internet of Things, High-Tech Visualization,
Health & Care (INtoCARE14) and Entrepreneurial Challenges

16.45 - Plenary keynotes by

-- Dries Buytaert (CTO Acquia)

-- Jurgen Ingels (founder of Clear2Pay and co-founder of NGDATA)

17.40 - Closing keynote by Bart Becks (Chairman of iMinds' Board of Directors)

18.00 - Networking drink

19.00 - Celebrating iMinds' 10th Anniversary


About iMinds The Conference

‘Ideas only matter if you make them happen’ is a creed that perfectly fits iMinds, looking back at 10 years of digital research excellence. We continue to create new growth opportunities through our expertise in key technologies such as, Internet of Things, cloud security, and high-tech visualization. These technologies, along with other catalysts for turning digital ideas into reality, frame the program for this year’s conference.
  • Get inspired by national and international keynote speakers

This year our plenary speaker line-up boasts both local and internationally renowned experts. Additionally, our program offers 4 breakout sessions: on Internet of Things, High-Tech Visualization, Health & Care (INtoCARE14) and Entrepreneurial Challenges.

  • Discover exciting research and promising start-ups on the exhibition floor

At iMinds The Conference, we bring together researchers, companies and organizations that create the products and services of tomorrow. The exhibition floor showcases the latest and most exciting of our 380+ research projects, as well as a number of our most promising tech start-ups from the 50+ that originate from iMinds’ incubation programs.

  • Exchange knowledge with academics and 1000+ visitors

iMinds commits to making Flanders one of Europe’s leading digital regions, building on the knowhow of our 50+ academic professors and 850+ scientific researchers. Take this opportunity to exchange thoughts with them and other prominent players in the digital field.


Target audience

iMinds The Conference aims to bring together developers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and company and policy decision makers. We welcome 1000+ visitors.


More information and registration



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