Oct 02 2019

Brightlands Techruption Smart Climate Day

Brightlands Smart Services Campus
Register here  →

On Wednesday October 2nd we organize the Techruption Climate Day at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen.
During this event we demonstrate how the power of a community can be used for realizing sustainable and smart initiatives. Inspiring speakers, such as National Energy Commissioner Ruud Koornstra and Director Business Development & Marketing at Chemelot Frank Schaap, inform you about the latest developments and innovations in the field of sustainability. In addition, we show new applications, developed within the co-creation program of Techruption, that contribute to a sustainable future.

The Techruption Climate Day is organized for municipalities, knowledge institutions, companies, start-ups and of course the partners of the Campus and Techruption. During the day there will be ample networking opportunities.

Date: October 2, from 9:30 – 15.30


09.30 – 09.45 Walk-in
09.45 – 10.00 Pieter Custers, Program Manager at Techruption, welcome and introduction
10.00 – 10.45 Ruud Koornstra, Dutch energy commissioner, about the world in transition and the opportunities that come with it.
10.45 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 11.30 Kay Schroder, professor at Zuyd University of applied sciences, on data visualization of energy-saving investments in the built environment.
11.30 – 11.45 Rutger van Wersch, ABP Nederlands Energie Transitie (ANET) Fonds, about the fund’s objective and first steps taken in 2019.
11.45 – 12.30 Lunch
12.30 – 13.00 Frank Manders, CEO at 80 Day Race, about his motivation to organize an 80-day trip around the world in an electric car.
13.00 – 13.45 Frank Schaap, Director Marketing & Business Development bij Chemelot, about the innovative solutions and challenges within the Chemelot Campus.
13.45 – 14.15 Sylvia Vanhommerig, manager BU Engineering Solutions bij Sitech, about ambitions and plans to reduce gas and energy consumption of the plants at Chemelot.
14.15 – 14.45 Stefano Bromuri, assistent professor at Open Universiteit, about the use of satellite images and AI to identify (the characteristics of) solar panels.
14.45 – 15.15 Andre Jurres, CEO at DeltaQ, on the use of weather models and AI for energy saving and efficiency.
​15.15 – 16.00 World Café and drinks.

Keep in mind that changes to the program can be made!

Location: Brightlands Smart Services Campus, Smedestraat 2, Heerlen

Participation in this event is free for the partners of Techruption and invited guests.

Please note: the main language of this event is English.

Climate Change Event