Textiles & Innovation Symposium 26.4

Organized by Herman De Croo Center

The textile industry in Flanders , in the South West region of Flanders is very well developed. The classic textile production is outsourced much of the low-wagecountries , so that our companies are now focusing on the production ofhighly sophisticated textiles.

These recent developments will be discussed on a workshop with speakers from academia and research institutes . There will also be a forum to discuss opportunities and challenges in the sector.


9.00 to 9.45         Welcome
9.45 to 10.00       Herman De Croo , Minister of State
10.00 -
10.05u    Paul Van Cauwenberge  Prof. , Rector UGent
10.05u - 10.35u  Prof. Paul Kiekens , UGent
Nanotechnology and Textiles
10.35u - 11:00     Dr. Filip Govaert , Centexbel
New possibilities for smart textiles for composites and CNT based coatings

11.00 to 11.15     

11.15 to 11.45      Prof. Serge BOURBIGOT , Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie
Lille , France
Latest Developments in flame retardants
11.45 to 12.15     Prof. Van Langenhove UGent Lieva
smart textiles
12.15 to 12.30     Prof. Rik Van de Walle , Dean of the Faculty
Engineering and Architecture Ghent University

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14:00 to 15:30     industry contribution and discussion including Mr. Fa Quix , CEO and Fedustria
Paul Goethals , Manager Innovation Balta Group
15.30 -  15.40u   
Mr. Chris DeloofGeneral Manager Textile incubation
Ronse ( Ronse ICT NV )
15.40u - 15.50u   Mr. Luc Dupont , Mayor Ronse
15.50u - 16.00     Mr. Joseph Dauwe , Deputy Province of East Flanders

16.00 - 18.00       Reception and Networking


Interest in participating in this conference? You need to be registered. You can subscribe by email to kurt@hermandecroocentrum.be