Innov action Aerospace 4.0
17-04-2018 :: Liege Airport

Organizer: DSP Valley as part of HYPEREGIO

On 17 April, DSP Valley is co-organising a full-day symposium on smart manufacturing in aerospace: “Innov action Aerospace 4.0”. The event will take place at the Park Inn hotel, at Liege Airport.

Industry 4.0 is a major challenge for industrial players, especially in the aerospace sector. It means the integration of a number of technologies into the manufacturing and maintenance process in order to make it more efficient, tuneable, measurable, flexible, controllable… This Aerospace 4.0 day is an application oriented and technology focused event, aiming at stimulating B2B cooperation across borders between aerospace OEMs and innovative high tech suppliers.

The morning session includes some keynotes by Belgian aerospace OEMs, presenting their needs and experiences in Smart Manufacturing and in Industry 4.0 technologies, and their expectations regarding their suppliers evolution:

09.00:    Opening and registration
09.30:    ESA-ESTEC (Noordwijk-NL)
10.00:    THALES ALENIA SPACE (Hasselt-BE) - Mr Daniel BOURIC, Mr Elie DAWIDOWICZ
"Automated Production of Photovoltaic Arrays for Satellites”
10.30:    SONACA (Charleroi-BE) - Mr Nicolas STEINIER and Mr Nicolas VANHILLE
"Process Tracability / Product Tracability"

11.00: Coffee break

11.30:    SABCA (Bruxelles-BE) - Mr Jerome D AGRUMA
"SABCA and industry 4.0"
12.00:    SAFRAN Aero Boosters (Milmort-BE) - Mr Vincent DUPREZ
"A Step towards the Future of Aviation Propulsion"
12.30: Lunch break

In the afternoon, with your registered profile, you can participate in B2B matchmaking sessions and in technical workshops (including short story telling, pitches and a discussion panel):

13.30: B2B matchmaking session 1
13.30:    Workshop 1: Robotics and Cobotics / Automation in Additive Manufacturing, with pitches by

  • Sirris
  • Citius
  • EKZO
  • VinciTech: “Vini - a cost effective and compliant cobot system for assembly support tasks”

13.30:    Workshop 2: Connected Supply Chain / IoT and connection to ERP and MES, with pitches by

  • ThingsPlay
  • Pozyx: “Improved warehouse management with accurate indoor positioning”
  • Versasense: “The Plug&Play Wireless IoT Fabric for the Connected Supply Chain”

14.30:    B2B matchmaking session 2

15.30:    B2B matchmaking session 3
15.30:    Workshop 3: Monitoring / Quality Control / Augmented & Virtual Reality
15.30:    Workshop 4: Big Data

16.30:    B2B matchmaking session 4

Registration is free of charge, but obligatory. Please register at

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