CLINES innovation workshop on Embedded Systems for Smart Cities

At the occasion of its yearly B2B Forum of Thursday June 12, DSP Valley is also hosting the first innovation workshop of the European CLINES project on Embedded Systems for Smart Cities.

This workshop will take place on the day following the B2B Forum (Friday June 13), thus offering our international participants the opportunity to get even more out of their stay in Belgium. The workshop will feature (inter)national speakers from industry, academia and government, highlighting concrete realizations and opportunities (business, funding) in the Smart Cities domain. We will also offer the participants an exclusive guided tour of the Living Tomorrow showroom in Brussels, which gives a concrete idea of important aspects of a Smart City of today and tomorrow.

Location: Business Faculty Brussels, Sint-Lendriksborre 6, 1120 Brussels

For international participants of the DSP Valley B2B Forum staying in Leuven, transportation will be provided from Leuven to Brussels (about 30 minutes).

This is the draft agenda (detailed program will follow soon) for the event:

  • 8:30 –  9:00 Welcome & registration
  • 9:00 –  9:30 CLINES intermediate results presentation
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Smart Cities and Horizon2020 (Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit New Energy Technologies, DG Energy, European Commission)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Innovation Challenges for Smart Cities, a Belgian Perspective (Freddy Vandaele, Senior Business Development Manager Agoria, Building Technology & Smart Cities)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 12:30 International testimonials on Smart City Innovation, related to Embedded Systems Technologies (including demo material)
- Fernando Presa, CEO Nexmachina (Spain) on iQMenic, an IoT & M2M Devices Management Platform for Smart Cities
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 – 13:45 Walk to the “Living Tomorrow” complex nearby
  • 13:45 – 14:45 Guided tour at Living Tomorrow
  • 14:45 – 15:00 Walk back to the Business Faculty
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Open session (one-on-one meetings and/or subgroup discussions on innovation and international collaboration for Smart Cities) & cocktail

For the international participants who need to get to Brussels Airport for their return flight: it is a 10 minute drive by taxi from the Business Faculty location.

Participation in the workshop is free for participants in the B2B Forum of June 12 and for international companies that come via the CLINES partners. For other participants, the participation fee is 50 EUR.

To register, please use this online form

Participants in the B2B Forum do not need to register here, as they will be able to indicate on the B2B Forum registration form that they wish to participate.

Please note that in view of the guided tour at Living Tomorrow, the maximum attendance is 50 people, and priority will be given to the international companies that come via the CLINES partners, and/or the participants in the DSP Valley B2B Forum.


The CLINES partnership builds on the cooperation and experience of four regional European clusters: BrainsBusiness/InfinIT, BICC net, DSP Valley and GAIA. The activities will be centered around using embedded systems as an enabling technology, particularly in the context of Smart Cities. The aim is to encourage dynamic innovation based on research and application of embedded systems technologies.


Tid og sted

Dato:  13. juni 2014
Tid:  9.00-16.00
Sted:  Business Faculty Brussels, Sint-Lendriksborre 6, 1120 Brussels
Pris:  Participation in the workshop is free for participants in the B2B Forum of June 12 and for international companies that come via the CLINES partners. For other participants, the participation fee is 50 EUR.
Kontakt navn:  Arne Skou
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