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Be part of the matchmaking & workshops

This year’s edition of The Antwerp Startup Fair features a number of matchmaking & workshops designed to equip startups & scale-ups with the insights they need to build a high-performing team.

We invite all startups & scale-ups to actively participate and maximize the learnings from our two parallel sessions!

Be part of the matchmaking & workshops

This year’s edition of The Antwerp Startup Fair features a number of matchmaking & workshops designed to equip startups & scale-ups with the insights they need to build a high-performing team.

We invite all startups & scale-ups to actively participate and maximize the learnings from our three parallel sessions!

Session 1

12:00 — 14:30
Working with Corporates

Program

12:00 — 13:00 | Workshop by AMS & University of Antwerp

13:00 — 13:15 | Break

13:15 — 14:30 | Digipolis Startup Bootcamp

How you as a startup can maximize value from an innovation ecosystem?

Many new (digital) technologies, business model innovations and a move of young intellectual capital to the start-up world are hitting more and more established companies, stronger as ever before, affecting even companies in very traditional industries. The (future) leaders in no matter which industry will be forced to implement an entrepreneurial mindset and strategy in their established companies to deal with or proactively orchestrate constant waves of innovation.

On the one hand, these resource-intensive and experienced companies lack the entrepreneurial spirit and are more and more reaching out to the start-up world aiming to work together with start-ups. On the other hand, start-ups with new fresh disruptive ideas often miss the market knowledge and resources to ignite their ventures.

This session will explain why and how you as a start-up can work together with more established firms in the innovation ecosystem to kickstart and grow your venture.

In addition, we will share our insights as to how universities and knowledge institutes are your partners in this innovation exchange.

About Antwerp Management School

Antwerp Management School (AMS) is a top ranked international business school in Antwerp. For almost sixty years AMS has been providing high quality management training and research which has given a powerful impulse to economic and social activities in Belgium and far beyond. AMS offers postgraduate academic programs for young graduates and executive education for individual professionals and organizations.

About University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is a research university where pioneering, innovative research is conducted at an international level. Research and education are closely linked. Educational innovation is a constant focus, and special care is also taken to welcome and guide each of the 20,000 students spread across our nine faculties.

During the Antwerp Startup Fair, Digipolis, the IT-partner of the city of Antwerp, will organize speed dates connecting their Solution Managers with startups and scaleups focused on the following challenges:

The City of Antwerp and Digipolis are looking for a creative partner who will present innovative ideas to a future-proof editorial environment for www.antwerpen.be. Can your company inspire the City with the design of a state-of-the-art editorial environment?

The City of Antwerp pays a lot of attention to e-inclusion. People can go to different locations throughout the city to get training on all kinds of digital skills. The current application for the management of these courses and trainings needs to be replaced. We are looking for a partner who can build a new web app for our web points.

Do you want to help build smart IT solutions for the city of Antwerp?

Do you have any questions about the Antwerp City Platform as a Service (ACPaaS), our purchasing procedure or about our current challenges and assignments? Or would you just like to meet us?

Feel free to come by and listen to our colleagues during the Digipolis Startup Bootcamp. During this boot camp, you will receive all the information you need to pitch for our challenges. Afterwards you can meet our Solution Managers and ask questions about our current challenges.

About Digipolis

Digipolis, the public and dedicated Antwerp City Council’s IT partner, facilitates, manages and supports the municipality’s end-to-end IT infrastructure. Digipolis is an agile organization with osmotic boundaries, and keen to be challenged and to pioneer.

Antwerp, a vibrant city of more than 500.000 people, and well-known for its urge for innovation, plays a pioneering role in many ingenious areas. To achieve this, Digipolis was bound to build a system of solutions capable of addressing any new digital initiative or (r)evolution. Thanks to building an innovative startup community and ecosystem, in parallel with the modification of the IT development and procurement strategy, Digipolis and the City Council were able to put Antwerp on the European Smart City map.

Session 2

12:00 — 14:30
EYnovation Lunch & Learn Session on IP as Alternative Remuneration

Program

12:00 — 14:00 | IP by Sophie Blieck

14:00 — 14:30 | EYnovation by Vincent Stoops

How to create a competitive advantage in the market for your company through the efficient use of IP and other alternative remuneration?

In this lunch & learn session, you will learn how to use IP efficiently for your company and create a competitive advantage in the market:

Focus on the tax implications and optimizations around IP

Learn more about the innovation deduction

Attract new employees via IP rewards

Discover the benefits of alternative loan remuneration

About EY

EY strongly believes in entrepreneurship. That is why we want to invest in our relationships with ambitious (starting) growth companies and proactively focus on their development. That is why we have created EYnovation ™: a simple and modular subscription formula aimed at supporting starting, fast-growing companies during their journey to market leadership, by deploying our expertise and opening up our international network.

Organizers

Startups.be
Scale-Ups.eu
Smartfin
Structural Partners

City of Antwerp
City of Antwerp
Talent Partners

City of Antwerp
City of Antwerp
VLAIO - EYnovation
VLAIO - EYnovation
Blue Point
Blue Point
Becode
Becode
Communication Partners

Imec istart
Imec istart
University of Antwerp
University of Antwerp
VOKA
VOKA
BHIC
VOKA
CoFoundry
CoFoundry
BeCentral
BeCentral
Netwerk Ondernemen
Netwerk Ondernemen
Antwerp Managment School
Antwerp Managment School
Antwerp Managment School
Antwerp Managment School
Le Wagon
Le Wagon
hackYouFuture Belgium
hackYouFuture Belgium