InnoEnergy, EnergyVville, Flux50 and IncubaThor join forces in Matchmaking event Energize!

Are you a Start-up or Scale-up looking for support to test, improve or bring your product to the market? Come and join us on 6 June 2018 at Thor Central in Genk for the Matchmaking event: Energize! 

Four of the largest organisations specialised in accelerating innovations in Belgium join forces to offer Start-ups and Scale-ups the opportunity to find the best partner for every step on their route to market. All in one afternoon and at your convenience.

At registration, you can choose which partner(s) to meet during the matchmaking sessions. During the event you can meet one or all of the coaches and choose which one fits your needs best.  If there is an overlap, the selected start-ups and scale-ups will receive combined offers from all interesting partners. In addition we offer the possibility to visit the workspaces at IncubaThor and the labs of EnergyVille.

“It was just a matter of time for us to come together as each and every one of the partners brings their own knowledge and network to the table. Combined we offer everything a start-up or a scale-up needs to be commercially successful”, Maaike Gobel, Business Creation Manager InnoEnergy.

“At EnergyVille, we offer you the infrastructure, facilities and expertise you need to test, validate and/or improve your product or service. Our expertise and facilities, combined with our international network is an additional benefit. Together with the other partners, we offer everything you need to accelerate your start-up or scale-up”, says Daan Six, Research Program Manager at EnergyVille.

“At the event every start-up or scale-up in smart energy and related topics will find the expertise they need to lift their business a high level. The partners together represent the whole package to launch your start-up or accelerate your scale-up.”, Jana Jacobs, Manager IncubaThor.

How to participate?

First go to ENERGIZE, choose which coache(s) you want to meet, fill in the questionnaire and get your free ticket. We will set up the meeting with the best coaches in the business that can help you bring your idea to the market.

What can you expect? Exhilarating presentations, a great key note speaker, networking opportunities. And the chance to meet the perfect partner to support you on your route to market. Get your free ticket for ENERGIZE today!

The organisers

InnoEnergy is a trusted partner and smart investor for your innovation journey throughout the energy sector. We boost the success rate of start-ups and power the growth of SME, by opening the door to a trusted ecosystem of key energy players. We tailor our services to suit your needs, and because we’re energy specialists we understand what those needs are. Our uniquely collaborative approach help shorten time to market, mitigate risks, and multiply the value of new technologies. Energy challenges are global and to solve them we need global solutions. Our international perspective is matched by international infrastructure to help your business have global impact and contribute to a more sustainable world.

 EnergyVille is a collaboration between the Flemish research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. EnergyVille serves the community by developing generic energy technologies and methodologies resulting in new products and services, by assisting in human capital development, and by providing science-based policy input from local to global level. Our researchers provide insights to industry and public authorities on smart energy buildings, districts and cities and intelligent energy networks for a sustainable urban environment. This includes, for example, expertise in the field of energy storage (electrical and thermal) technologies, district heating and cooling networks, and smart grids.

Flux 50 is the membership organization that helps Flanders gain international recognition as a Smart Energy Region. Flux50 facilitates cross-sector collaboration between energy, IT and building companies to accelerate the energy transition. To this end, five ‘innovator zones’ were identified: (1) energy harbors, (2) microgrids, (3) energy cloud platforms and (4) intelligent renovation.

IncubaThor: Turning a good idea into a success story, that’s the goal of each entrepreneur. IncubaThor is the ideal base for start-ups to take that leap, for researchers to start spin-off activities or to draw on the competences of the scientific and research environment in stimulating surroundings, as the R&D department of a larger national or an international company.  At IncubaThor you get more than just workspace. We offer a package of workspace, common facilities, services and an interesting community – all in the inspiring environment of Thor Park! You can focus on your core business while we provide the right framework to work in.