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There are countless events and lectures organized for innovation professionals every year. Can’t see the forest for the trees anymore? Or do you need some inspiration? Good news! Every month, IO provides you with an overview of exciting events for that period. Whether you are interested in artificial intelligence, sustainability, or healthcare, there is something for everyone. We group them by region. 

Northern Netherlands

  1. Empowered Energy: public decision making – 7th of May, Groningen
    Want to know more about public participation in energy decision-making, in particular in what ways people want to be involved in energy decision-making and how that affects their acceptability? During this lecture, Goda Perlaviciute, associate professor of environmental psychology, will tell you all about this topic.
  2. IT-Engineering Congres 2024 – 16th of May, Groningen
    CJIB, DICTU, DUO, RUG, and UMCG are jointly organizing the IT Engineering Congress. Administrators from several large organizations come together to share knowledge in areas such as security, data usage, automation, AI, and much more. The keynote speaker is Brenno de Winter, a specialist in IT security and privacy.
  3. Innovation Day – 14th of June, Groningen
    Successful innovation requires breakthrough technologies that can solve major problems. These technologies often emerge from academic research labs. Innovation Day, organized by RUG Ventures and VentureLab North, provides a unique platform for innovators from the RUG and UMCG to showcase their work to investors. This year’s focus is on Deep Technologies.

Eastern Netherlands

  1. F&A Next – 22nd and 23rd of May, Wageningen
    F&A Next is about thought leadership and connecting promising startups and scale-ups to dedicated Food & Agtech investors and leading corporates. It includes two days of networking, pitching and debating the dynamics in food and agriculture.
  2. Mobility Congres – 6th of June, Arnhem
    The mobility sector faces enormous challenges. An integral approach is needed to jointly address all these challenges facing the sector. The Mobility Congress is the meeting place for all stakeholders involved in the transformation of mobility concepts.
  3. Smart Industry 2024 – 13th of June, Hengelo
    The call for innovation in industry is louder than ever before. At a time when new laws and regulations determine the course of organizations, it becomes necessary to put sustainability at the center. During Smart Industry, strategic sustainability will take center stage. Please note that the organization screens participants, and seating is limited.

Southern Netherlands

  1. ICT & Health World Conference – 14th until the 16th of May, Maastricht
    In May, healthcare leaders, professionals, government officials, patients, companies, and developers will gather in Maastricht. The focus will be on solutions and opportunities to improve healthcare transformation with innovative technologies and new financial models. 
  2. Fe+male Tech Heroes Conference – 16th of May, Eindhoven
    The theme of the fifth edition of the Fe+male Tech Heroes Conference is “From FemTech Lows to Glows. Get ready for thought-provoking discussions, groundbreaking achievements and heartfelt stories that will inspire every tech enthusiast. For everyone who loves tech and strives for gender equality in this sector.
  3. Vision, robotics and motion – 5th and 6th of June, Den Bosch
    From software systems to reduce paperwork to fully autonomous robots the Vision, Robotics & Motion trade fair will take visitors into the world of automation and digitalization on June 5 and 6, 2024. In the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch, the most advanced cobots and the most accurate vision technology will be on the showcase.

Western Netherlands

  1. World Hydrogen Summit – 13 – 15th of May, Rotterdam
    The landmark event in the industry’s calendar, the World Hydrogen 2024 Summit & Exhibition, is the largest and most senior global hydrogen event, and it returns to Rotterdam with its biggest edition yet.
  2. TNW Conference – 21st and 22nd of June, Amsterdam
    TNW Conference is a technology event in the greater Amsterdam area, where industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts come together, to explore how tech will help us reclaim the future.
  3. NANO 24 – 24th and 25th of June, Amsterdam
    The two day conference will become a must-attend event for Nanotechnology to hear about future infrastructure projects plans, government strategies, and market-leading innovation. This year’s conference will cover a broad range of Nanotechnology topics, including Advanced Nanomaterials and Nano Technology, Recent Developments and Advanced Research in Nanotechnology, and much more.