Info evening innovationchallenges

Meeting ID: 875 8803 5021

Passcode: 165564

Online info evening innovation challenges

Monday 21 February 2022

19 - 20.30 h.

What is this event about?

Are you looking for an extra challenge? Do you want to apply your knowledge to a real-life (bio)technological challenge and come up with an innovative solution? Or are you just in for an inspiring evening about innovation? Then join us during the info evening about the innovation challenges of Technovation Hub!

The evening starts with an inspirational keynote by Jef Monballieu. Emission reductions, ever growing wind turbines, offshore floating PV, multi-use of space: these are some of the challenges that an offshore contractor faces. This presentation will showcase how innovation is organized at a large company and how innovation is used to solve these challenges.

During the second part of the programme, you’ll find out more about the innovation challenges, which ones you can join and ask any question you might have about the challenges.

Afterwards, you’ll also get a chance to pre-register for a challenge. Your coach will then contact you for a first meeting with the team. Afterwards you can officially start your journey as an innovator!



19.00 h. Keynote by Jef Monballieu, business development manager at Jan De Nul: "Challenges leading to innovation at an offshore company"

19.30 h. Presentation of the innovation challenges

20.00 h. Q&A



Jef Monballieu is a Business Development Manager at Jan De Nul group, an international marine and civil contractor and member of the steering committee of The Blue Cluster, a Belgian industrial cluster focussed on innovation in the North Sea, with topics ranging from aquaculture to offshore energy.

Jef was previously president of the IBN Offshore Energy cluster. He has occupied various roles at Jan De Nul group, in the marine construction, civil and offshore branches. He has Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Economics from the Ghent University.