Sep 12 2019

Brightlands Techruption Big Bang

09:30 - 17:00
Brightlands Smart Services Campus
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On the 12th of September Techruption is organizing the Techruption Big Bang event. On this day we’ll look back at what has been achieved in this year and share near future plans.

This event is exclusively for Techruption partners. We’d like to encourage you to bring your colleagues and get the most out of these days. Hence, please forward this invite to all use case team members, sponsors, leadership, venture managers, (open) innovation managers, and other potentially interested colleagues.

Agenda September 12:

09:30 Registration & Coffee
10:00 Welcome & Campus intro, by Pieter Custers
10:15 Techruption Outlook, by Pieter Custers
10:45 Key Note: From Human to Bot, by Gijs van Dijck, professor of Law *
11:30 Techruption results & plans – Climate Change, Blockchain & ID **
12:30 Lunch & Market place: Get in touch with use cases & experts ***
13:30 Techruption results & plans – MPC, AI, Quantum Computing **
14:30 Successes from the HIVE startup program, by Christopher Sparks
15:00 World Café: Interactive sessions
16:00 Drinks & networking
17:00 End

Key Note Introduction: Artificial intelligence has undeniably been on the rise. The automation and discovery that comes with it, begs the question whether, where and how human intervention plays a role. This presentation illustrates the challenges and necessities of human input and intervention in automation and technological discovery

** Techruption results & plans

Blockchain & Identity

  • Succes: We have completed the SSI subsidy usecase, and proudly present our new demo of a complex “monumentenzorg” subsidy by the Province of Limburg. SSI greatly reduces complexity. We also showcase new features, and give insight into a transition path from ‘regular IT to SSI’.
  • New EU SSI projects
  • Running: Short update of other running Techruption usecases.

Climate Change

  • Succes: one of the early Techruption use cases DLE (Dienst Landelijke Energie Transitie) is being deployed and guided by SCO towards funding by ANET.
  • New Serious Game will be introduced by SCO
  • New & upcoming: use cases, events & ideation


  • PPA usecase is moving on to the next step: a pilot project with real patient data. Plus we have created a new movie explaining PPA
  • MPC meets AI. MPC (and similar technologies) can also be used for training AI algorithms on data that is stored safely at another organization. Ambition is to set up a new usecase on this topic, combining AI & MPC.
  • Running: Short update of other running Techruption usecases.


  • Succes: We’ll celebrate the succes of an early Techruption use case: the Voice Emotion Regocnition Assistant (VERA). VERA has reached the final stage of the innovation process: deployment. What were the key succes factors and what did we learn along the way?
  • New and upcoming AI activities will be explained, like Voice Activated Tech, Natural Language Processing, Regulatory Tech (RegTech) and more… so you can decide which ones to join.
  • AI meets MPC: Next to being used for static information exchange (e.g. PPA use case), MPC (and similar technologies) can also be used for training AI algorithms on data that is stored safely at another organization. Ambition is to set up a new use case on a topic combining AI and MPC.
  • Introducing the AI workshop of Sep 13


  • What will Techruption do on quantum computing? It’s up to you.

*** Get in touch with use cases & experts

Learn more about AI/blockchain/SSI/MPC/quantum and what it can do for your organization. Ask any question you might have or pitch a crazy idea to check what our AI/blockchain/SSI/MPC/quantum experts think about it!

  • Demo subsidy Province Limburg SSI
  • Demo PPA
  • MPC Raspberry Pi
  • Trusted communications
  • Wat is AI/blockchain/SSI/MPC/quantum?

The day after, we organize an ideation day on Artificial Intelligence

Agenda September 13:

  • 09:30 Coffee and networking
  • 10:00 Session 1: Explainable AI
  • 11:15 Session 2: Representation Learning on Graphs: how to do Deel Learning with Social Networks
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:15 Session 3: Responsible AI
  • 14:30 Session 4: Recommender Systems
  • 15:45 Wrap up and next steps

Please contact for more info and the invitation.

Directions to the campus

  • Address: Brightlands Smart Services Campus, Smedestraat 2 in Heerlen
  • Parking space at the campus is very limited and available on a first come first serve base. Best option is Q-Park ‘t Loon (5 min walk), Apollolaan 11, Heerlen.
  • Train: Heerlen station is at walking distance.

Staying over

Artificial Intelligence Event