icity Finale >>> LEVEL-UP BRUSSELS
5 October 2023

After 7 years devoted to strengthening research and innovation in Information and Communication Technologies in Brussels, icity.brussels is coming to an end.

On Thursday, 5 October, the team will address the project’s achievements, its successful collaborations, and its legacy. A networking cocktail will follow.


13.45 | Doors opening – welcome desk


>>> Introduction word by Daniele Carati, Director of the ULB Research department

>>> Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region

>>> Annemie Schaus, Rector of the ULB

15.00 | SESSION 1: the icity journey

>>> ‘ icity.brussels: paving the way for digital innovation in Brussels’,

Claudio Truzzi, icity.brussels Project coordinator

>>> ‘The impact of communities in the development of new solutions/applications‘,

Philippe Van Impe, Founder of Green Gateway, ex CEO and Founder of DigitYser, co-Founder of BeCentral

15.30 | Coffee break

16.00 | SESSION 2: the icity legacy

>>> ‘SmartCampus: a social fabric’, Alice Demaret (SmartCampus)

>>> ‘SustAIn.brussels: your company’s single point of access to sustainable digital innovation’, Ludwig Delocht (SustAIn.brussels)

>>> ‘From icity.brussels to FARI: how universities contribute to local AI, Data and Robotics for Brussels’, Carl Mörch (FARI)

>>> ‘Going beyond icity.brussels: lessons learned and routes forwards’, Geoffrey Aerts (VUB Business Development Academy)

17.20 | Q&A session


>>> ‘Hoplr: awarded for best social technology by European Social Network’, Jennick Scheerlinck, CEO and founder of Hoplr

Google ‘smart city’ images and you’ll see the same thing over and over again. A cold skyline with hyper-connected sensors and data centres in the leading role. Actual human beings don’t play a part in this story…

18.30 | Networking cocktail

Practical information


Thursday 5 October 2023

14.25 – 19.30 



BeVenue (VBO-FEB),  Rue RavensteinStraat 4
1000 Brussels



Metro 1 & 5: Gare Centrale

Buses 71 & 95: Royale

Car park: Interparking Square Albertine


Researchers, Academics, Professionals and Passionate people about innovation and digital solutions


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