Campus Cafe – 15 april
Campus Cafe – 15 april

Campus Café: Building a sustainable future

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Campus Café

De Twente innovation campuses and Novel-T have joined forces and developed a concept to bring together on content entrepreneurs, professionals, researchers and talent: Campus Café. Campus Café connects de Twente innovation community with breakout sessions on new technologies, innovative and international entrepreneurship and to engage talent. You will also have the opportunity to get to know each other during networking. You’re welcome to join on April 15!

Theme: Building a sustainable future

We will have a circular economy in 2050. At least, that is the plan. Everyone has to contribute to this goal, both individuals and businesses. That also goes for the construction industry, which is strongly represented in Twente. They focus on sustainable building through technology. Think of completely robotized prefabricated buildings, 3D-printing of materials, visualizations, and instructions with virtual reality… You guessed it already: the next Campus Café focuses on innovation in the construction industry. Besides engaging sessions about new technologies, you will also have the opportunity to connect with several entrepreneurs who will pitch their innovation during the innovation carrousel. An ideal opportunity to help these innovative businesses with your knowledge, expertise, and network.

3.30pm – Breakout session | Optimizing design process with Generative Design and VR/AR

During a construction project, a lot of time and effort goes into creating just one design. What if you could make this proces more efficient, with multple designs as a result? Generative Design does this by simply answering a few questions. Experience the designs in VR Real-Time, Real size. Jan Kampuis (Pioneering), Ko Bontje (Stamhuis), Chris de Vries (Itannex), and Tim Hermans (Recreate) will share with you how you can make use of these technologies to involve your stakeholders more during the design process. They will also tell you how to use these technologies to educate new talent and reduce staff shortages in the construction industry, production companies, and other branches.

3.30pm – Breakout sessie | Realizing CO2-reduction with Smart TinyLab

To make sure that we meet the CO2-reduction goal, we have to pull out all the stops. Saxion, University of Applied Sciences is building together with several partners a Smart TinyLab: a testing ground for system integration in the construction industry to connect education, research, and the industry. Do you want to know more about this concept, the functionalities, and what this can mean for your company? Are you facing a challenge in this area? Join the session and discover more!

4.30pm – Breakout session | Innovation Carrousel

A smart tool for interior constructors, building bridges but in a different way, circular textile walls, or ceiling finishes? A selection of innovations of the future from entrepreneurs of this region. Hams Interieurbouw, MSG, Roelofs, Salvitat, Gebr. van der Geest, Grootgroener, and Anyflex will pitch the results of the past six weeks of Innovate GO during the Innovation Carrousel. In the SME-acceleration program Innovate GO they work on marketing their innovative business case. Meet these innovative businesses and help them further with your knowledge, expertise, and network.

*The spoken language of this session in Dutch




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