Innovation Day
21-10-2016 :: Hogenakkerhoekstraat 21 B-9150 Kruibeke

Organizer: Verhaert New Products & Services

The annual conference Innovation Day brings together innovation professionals to discuss insights and best practices on new product and innovation management.
This year we focus on agility in innovation, a condition to be successful in todays business. 18 inspiring sessions based on 4 tracks address the challenge to become more agile from a different perspective.


  • 09h00 - Welcome
  • 09h30 - Introduction by Koen Verhaert
  • 10h00 - Session 1
  • 10h45 - Session 2
  • 11h30 - Coffee break
  • 11h45 - Session 3
  • 12h30 - Lunch
  • 14h00 - Session 4
  • 14h45 - Session 5
  • 16h00 - Reception

3 reasons why you should attend

  1. Explore different ways to accelerate your innovation team/organization
  2. Learn to better align your innovation projects with your market needs
  3. Make your products more resistant to the speed of innovation

 4 tracks

Track 1: Startup Spirit
The startup community is booming everywhere and is often blowing away corporates in terms of  innovation efficiency. What can companies learn from startups and the way they operate? How can we
take advantage of both worlds and bring startup thinking in our companies?
1.1 Verhaert incubation services: Medtech and Bluespace incubator
1.2 Disruptive innovation bootcamp within corporates
1.3 Combine scale & agility to innovate with lean methods
1.4 Startup case by serial entrepreneur

Track 2: Technology to accelerate
New technologies are often key enablers in breakthrough product concepts, but developing technology tends to take time. How can we make use of available technology to accelerate the process and therefore make it agile again?
2.1 Open source technology: freeware drone
2.2 Technology transfer for a flying start
2.3 Simulation technology, speed up your iterative process

Track 3: Evolving Architectures
With todays pace of change the battle seems lost by definition. In this track we explore an alternative strategy to make our products inherent adaptive and therefore more robust and future proof.
3.1 Data science: self learning algorithms
3.2 Simple sensors: case smart metering
3.3 Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) & IoT connectivity platform
3.4 Let hackathons help your new product development strategy
3.5 Groundbreaking innovation in healthcare, platforms for growth

Track 4: Human touch, your team and the customer
Agility in innovation is about people for people. Discovering what really drives value for the user. Getting your team and organization ready to handle the uncertainty and changing context inherent to innovation.
4.1 Setting up a team in innovation journeys
4.2 The need for aspiring ambitions to guide your team
4.3 Get the right customer insights & validation
4.4 Design for behavioral change
4.5 Dealing with technology & ICT innovation as global enterprise
4.6 Start thinking from volume towards end-users


Select the 5 sessions of your interest and subscribe before October 14th!

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