2024 Programme

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The 2024 Conference programme

TUESDAY

28

11.30

Conference Opening

  • Pierre Duysinx, Professor, University of Liège, host, Belgium
  • Philip Eyckens, Flanders Make, moderator, Belgium
  • Video Greetings by Cecilia Ramberg, Director of LIGHTer,  Sweden

12.00

Lunch

13.00

Session 1 – Introduction of policy-makers

“The importance of lightweighting to support the Green Deal goals. The vision of Policy Makers”

 

  • Jürgen Tiedje, Head of Unit for Sustainable Industry Systems, DG for Research & Innovation, European Commission , Germany
  • Minister of Research & Innovation of the walloon region, Belgium

13.20

Session 2 – Additive manufacturing techniques & Lightweight structures

14.10

Session 3 – Advanced simulation & Digital twins for Lightweight Structures

15.00

Coffee break and networking

15.30

Session 4 – Reducing mass, CO2 & cost

“The role of lightweight in the transition towards a fossil-free energy system. What is needed for the energy sector to support the Net Zero Initiative: Challenges in the value circle, most important actions.”

  • Dirk Fischer, Senior Sales and Project Manager, Argo-Anleg GmbH, Germany
  • Amaya Igartua, Doctor in Sciences (Chemistry), Coordinator of Materials Initiatives (EUMAT, AMI), TEKNIKER, Spain

17.30

Free break

18.30

Preparations to departure to Colonster Castle for spring gala diner

WEDNESDAY

29

09.00

Welcome for the opening of day II

  • Pierre Duysinx, Professor, University of Liège, host, Belgium
  • Philip Eyckens, Flanders Make, moderator, Belgium

09.10

Session 6 – Circular materials & Lightweighting

Download presentation: “Advanced materials for the Green Deal.”

  • Javier Sanfelix, Policy Officer, DG Research and Innovation
    & Industrial Transformation, European Commission, Spain

10.00

Session 7 – Lightweight materials initiative & funding possibilities for future collaborations to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal

“International R&D collaboration activities already initiated within ELN and future suggestions.”

  • Lena Killander, Programme manager, Industrial Technologies, Vinnova, Sweden
  • Werner Loscheider, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany
  • Alexander Pogany, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • Javier Sanfelix, Policy Officer, DG Research and Innovation
    & Industrial Transformation, European Commission, Spain

10.50

Coffee break and networking

11.20

ELN Roadmap – Status & progress

Download presentation: “Roadmap and milestones ahead for the European Lightweighting Network.”

  • Boel Wadman, Research & Business Developer, Focus Area Leader in Manufacturing, RISE, Sweden
  • Werner Loscheider, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany
  • Alexander Pogany, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • Amaya Igartua, Doctor in Sciences (Chemistry), Coordinator of Materials Initiatives (EUMAT, AMI), TEKNIKER, Spain
  • Carine Petit, Attachée qualifiée – R&I Expert – Horizon Europe Service public de Wallonie, Économie Emploi Recherche, Belgium

11.40

5th Conference of the European Lightweighting Network

Download presentation: “Invitation to 4th ELN-meeting.

Carine Petit, Attachée qualifiée – R&I Expert – Horizon Europe, Service public de Wallonie, Économie Emploi Recherche, Belgium

12.00

Final discussion and end of conference

12.30

Lunch

14.00

Visit of Spa-Francorchamps Campus (optional and on registration)

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