Scout!ng Industrie 4.0

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Scout!ng Industrie 4.0

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3000 Leuven

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With the scOUT!ng+ Industrie 4.0 network, an initiative of Voka and Flanders Make, we visit eight innovative production companies and search for best practices. These pioneers have taken the first steps towards Industry 4.0 and are trying to integrate pillars in their production process. In addition to a testimonial from the host company, two independent technology providers are also given the floor.

The focus is on transformation. What preparation is necessary to be able to transform? What are the obstacles on the path? Then we are taken in group for an interactive tour of the production and we get explanations about the different processes, the set-up and the pitfalls. In this way we link practice to theory. A unique opportunity! After the tour you will have the opportunity to network extensively.

First come, first served. Because of the practical nature of this scouting, the number of participants is limited to 20. Registration is only possible for the whole series, not per visit. Registration is closed.

Because of COVID-19, the programme has changed to 4 online webinars.

Target group

Lean managers, lean experts, opex managers, quality managers, production managers, industrial engineers who are on the payroll of an industrial manufacturing company and are jointly responsible for the transformation of their production apparatus. Not for consulting, service and consultancy companies. Competitors of host companies can be refused for the company visit in question.


4 webinars in May and June

Webinar 1: Competences for I4.0 (14 MAY)

Topic Spreker
Industry 4.0 and the future of the manufacturing industry

Bert Dexters, Flanders Make, 25 mins.

T2 Campus for Industry 4.0 Danny Joosten, T2 Campus, 25 mins.
Flanders Make takes the lead in technological contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

Bert Dexters, Flanders Make, 25 mins.


Webinar 2: Cobots and robots (28 May)

Topic Spreker

Robotics research in Flanders, current situation

Prof. Bram Vanderborght (VUB) and/or Wilm Decré (KULeuven),  Robotics labs @ Flanders Make, 25 mins.

Technology provider: inspiring use-case Kuka Automation & Robots

Maarten Daemen, Project Manager, Kuka, 25 mins.

Technology provider: inspiring use-case AMS Robotics

Johan Potargent, CEO, AMS Robotics, 25 mins.


Webinar 3: Collaborative tools in Production (AR/VR) (16 june)

Topic Spreker

Industry 4.0-living lab on Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) ambitious start

Dr. Mieke Haesen (UHasselt), Business Development Manager, Expertise Centre for Digital Media @ Flanders Make, 25 mins.

Technology provider: inspiring use-case Achilles Design

Lukas Van Campenhout, Senior Industrial Designer, Achilles Design, 25 mins.

Technology provider: inspiring use-case Arkite

Kim Rutten, Head of research, Arkite, 25 mins.

Webinar 4: Machine Learning and AI (30 june)

Topic Spreker

Impact of Artificial intelligence and data on the industry

Dirk Torfs, CEO, Flanders Make, 25 mins.

Technology provider: inspiring use-case Pixelvision

Nick Koopmans, CEO, Pixelvision, 25 mins.

Technology provider: inspiring use-case ML6

Nicolas Deruyter, CEO, ML6, 25 mins.

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