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November 12, 2019: Third KU Leuven Seminar on Innovation, Research & Development

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a center of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. In 2019, for the fourth year in a row, KU Leuven tops the Reuters ranking of Europe’s most innovative universities

On November 12th 2019, the KU Leuven, supported by its Alumni Chapter Japan and by the Embassy of Belgium, organises its

"Third Seminar on Innovation, Research & Development"

The programme deals with innovation at KU Leuven, in particular related to Artificial Intelligence. The programme consists of two parts. You can either register for both parts or choose the part you are interested in.

Part 1: Applications in Industry 4.0 and eHealth (target audience: Japanese companies and researchers at partner universities) 

14.00     Registration
14.30     Welcome by  H.E. mevr. Roxane de BILDERLING, Ambassador of Belgium
14.35     Introduction by Prof. Dr. Luc Sels, Rector KU Leuven
14.40     The technology transfer policy of KU Leuven as Europe’s most innovative
               university (by prof. Bart De Moor). Read the abstract here.
15.10:    The autonomous car (by prof. Luc Van Gool). Read the abstract here
15.40:     The Flanders AI program for Industry 4.0 and Digital Health in a European context
                (by prof. Bart De Moor). Read the abstract here
16.10:    Conclusion by Alumni Chapter Japan
16.15:    Coffee break & networking + arrival and registration of new guests


Part 2: Cultural Heritage, Polyphony and Digital Humanities (target audience: alumni, musicians, researchers in AI and digital humanities)

17.45:    Welcome by Ms. Elisa CASTALDO, Deputy Head of Mission
17.50:    Welcome by KU Leuven Alumni Chapter Japan
17.55:    Introduction by Prof. Dr. Luc Sels, Rector KU Leuven 
18.00:    Historical ties between Belgium and Japan (by prof. Jan Schmidt and prof. Dimitri Vanoverbeke)
18.20:    Polyphonic Early Music and Technology (by Mr. Bart Demuyt, Senior Innovation Manager of Musical Heritage). Read the abstract here
18.50:    Concert by Sollazzo Ensemble (Leuven Chansonnier). This concert complements the talk of Bart Demuyt and is a premiere for the Japanese audience.
19.30:    Walking dinner



On November 11, imec, one of the world’s leading research and innovation hubs in nanoelectronics and digital technologies organizes, the 19th edition of the imec technology forum in Japan. 
Groundbreaking research advances in nano and digital tech will be presented as a lever to address current challenges and emerging solutions for automotive, semiconductor and healthcare. Interested? 

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