Gent BC is proud to co-organize the European Materials and Industry Venture Forum on the 8-9 of February together with founding partners the City of Ghent, Ghent University, Finindus. The best of European innovative start-ups in circular economy, materials processing, and industry 4.0 are convening in Ghent and will showcase the best high-tech investment opportunities in Europe. We gladly motivated all local companies & our Level Up community to register for the forum and are glad to see some of them selected. They will have the opportunity to participate in a Growth Academy to receive feedback from an expert panel of coaches made up of industry experts and investors, before presenting their companies to top European VCs and international corporate investors the following day.
The Forum will convene 36 emerging companies & success stories in 3 sectors – materials and materials processing, circular economy, as well as industry 4.0. The forum will provide various networking opportunities including a networking evening at the historic Ghent City Town Hall, One2One meetings and coaching sessions on the premises of the Materials Research Cluster on Tech Lane Ghent Science Park. As such local partners promote Ghent as one of the globally most important industrial materials clusters (chemicals, steel, biofuels, paper), Ghent Science Park hostsmore than 1000 researchers from 8 research organisations, 5 corporate R&D centres and numerous high tech startups. You can find the programme here.