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09.12.2021, virtual (zoom)

ET2SMEs Innovation voucher Kick-off

Due to the current Corona situation, the face-to-face Technology workshops (at least of 2021) will have to be postponed.

Nevertheless, the call for innovation projects in the ET2SMEs project will start on December 1st, 2021.

To give companies from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany the best possible start for their innovation projects, a virtual meeting is planned for 09 December 2021. Here, the Call for Vouchers and first exemplary innovation projects will be presented and all your questions will be answered.

We look forward to your registration and active participation in the event.


13:30Opening doors
13:55Welcome & intro
by Hendrik Köster, NMWP.NRW
“Introduction into the World of Einstein Telescope!“
by Prof. Dr. Achim Stahl, RWTH Aachen University
14:20Project overview
“ET2SMEs – Added values for SMEs across borders”
by Ralf P. Meyer, Leadpartner ET2SMEs, AGIT mbH
“Grasp your ET2SMEs innovation voucher! – New innovation opportunities and how it works“
by René Kessen, NV LIOF
14:50Company pitches
“First ET2SMEs innovation project ideas”
Selected examples, tbd.
15:10Interactive session
Questions & Answers
15:30End of Event

    By filling out this form, I agree to the storage of my data for participation in the ET2SMEs workshops and the ET2SMEs project.

    6 Technology workshops dedicated to companies are planned in ET2SMEs. In these workshops, the technologies required for the construction and operation of an Einstein telescope will be presented in detail. The aim is to sensitize SMEs, start-ups and large enterprises at an early stage to develop innovations in the addressed technologies in cross-border projects, involve them in the process of establishing the Einstein Telescope, and to network.

    On this page, you will find information about all workshops planned as well as the possibility to register.

    Please keep in mind, that you have to register separately to each workshop and that we only can give access to a limited number of participants (due to the sanitary situation).

    Please note that – due to the current corona situation – some of the face-to-face workshops may be postponed or changed to virtual events. We will keep you updated as soon as possible.

    Your registration is subject to sufficient available places.

    Planning of the technology workshops:

    Limburg (BE)

    Precision Mechanics
    Advanced control algorithms

    Corda Campus
    Kempische Steenweg 293
    3500 Hasselt

    Postponed till further notice

    1.00 p.m. Welcome and introduction
    1.30 p.m.Plenary session @ Corda conference
    Opportunities for companies by Dr. Ir. Maxime Corvilain (POM Limburg)
    Keynote Precision mechanics by Dr. Alessandro Bertolini (Nikhef)
    Keynote Sensors by Prof. Michael Kraft (KU Leuven)
    Keynote Advanced Control Algorithms (to be announced)
    2.45 p.m.Coffee break
    3.00 p.m.Breakout session in small groups
    Workshop sessions, Interactive discussion between Scientists, Knowledge Institutions & Companies
    Forming of R&D Ideas & consortia
    5.00 p.m.Networking and catering @Corda Plaza

    Aachen (DE)

    Mirror coatings

    Centre of Physics RWTH Aachen,
    (Sammelbau Physik, Halle Physik [4270])
    Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 16
    52074 Aachen

    Postponed till further notice

    2.00 p.m. Welcome and registration
    2.10 p.m.Introduction into the World of the Einstein Telescope!
    by Prof. Dr. Achim Stahl, RWTH Aachen
    2.20 p.m.Innovation and Business – How the Telescope might benefit your company
    by Matthias Grosch, NMWP.NRW
    2.30 p.m.Coffee break
    2.45 p.m.Keynotes
    Patrick Baer, FhG ILT
    Mirror Coatings
    Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Locquet, KU Leuven
    Asst. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Steinlechner, UM Maastricht University (tbc)
    3.30 p.m.Workshop sessions, Interactive discussion between Scientists, Knowledge Institutions & Companies
    Group 1
    1. Site Visit at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology
    2. Technology discussion, company pitches & project idea generation
    Group 2
    1. Technology discussion, company pitches & project idea generation
    2. Site Visit at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology
    5.00 p.m.Matchmaking and Networking

    27.01.2022, Aachen (DE)

    Geophysical imaging
    Simulation & Modelling

    e.ON Energy Research Center Aachen
    Mathieustraße 10
    52074 Aachen

    1.00 p.m

    1.00 p.m. Opening doors & registration
    1.30 p.m.Welcome
    ET2SMEs – Opportunities for businesses!

    by Ralf P. Meyer (AGIT mbH)
    1.45 p.m.Keynote “Geophysical imaging”
    by Dr. Florian Wagner (Institute for Applied Geophysics and Geothermal Energy at RWTH Aachen University)
    2.00 p.m.Keynote “Remote sensing”
    by Dr. Romy Schlogel (Research fellow CSL ULiège)
    2.15 p.m.Keynote “Simulation & Modelling”
    by Prof. Florian Wellmann (Computational Geoscience and Reservoir Engineering at RWTH Aachen University)
    2:35 p.m.Coffee break
    2.50 p.m.Company and ET project idea pitches
    3.50 p.m.Matchmaking session: 1:1-Meetings B2B & B
    5.00 p.m. Closure

    A Lab tour will be offered prior or after the Workshop – Please watch the updates to this program!

    17.02.2022, Liège (BE)


    ULiège Interface Entreprises (B60)
    Avenue Pré Aily 4
    4031 Angleur (Liège)

    01:00 p.m.


    01:00 p.m.Opening doors & Registration
    01:30 p.m.Welcome – Plenary session @ ULiège Interface Entreprises, Archimède Room
    ET2SMEs – Opportunities for businesses! by Annick Pierrard (E-TEST coordinator, ULiège Interface Entreprises)
    Keynote Cryogenics by Dr. Alessandro Bertolini (Nikhef) & Prof. Dr. Stefan Hild (UMaastricht)
    Keynote Vacuum by Prof. Dr. Jo van den Brand (Nikhef)
    Q/A by Michel Stassart (Deputy Director Skywin)
    03:00 p.m.Coffee Break
    03:15 p.m.Breakout session in 2 groups
    2 parallel workshop sessions, interactive discussion between Science & Business
    ET cross-border innovation-oriented cooperation project ideas: pitches by companies
    E-TEST & ETpathfinder Calls for tender
    05:00 p.m.Networking & catering @ULiège Interface Entreprises

    24.03.2022, Limburg (BE)

    Water technology

    28.04.2022, Limburg (NL)

    General workshop:
    other technologies


    Please note that – due to the current corona situation – some of these workshops may be postponed or changed to virtual events. We will keep you updated as soon as possible.

      I would like to register to the following ET2SMEs technology workshop(s):

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      By far the best idea. Though we ask you to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from other ET Industrial Advisory Board participants, you will still see the latest innovation up close and personal.

      For everyone‘s protection. Please wear a medical mask or FFP2 mask (no visors or fabric masks). And although you might not be able to see it, we are smiling at you behind our masks.

      Networking without physical contact. Even though you might be delighted at seeing other people again or closing a successful Science-to-Business or Business-to-Business collaboration – please forego shaking hands and physical contact.

      “Bless you.”  For the sake of yourself and others, please sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm. Even better, do so while maintaining a great distance of least one metre or turning away from others.

      Effective infection protection. Sanitiser dispensers located in our entrance and meeting rooms are ready for frequent use. And highly exposed surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected for you.

      Let it taste good. With our catering partners in the different meeting rooms: with tailor-made concepts for compliance with all safety and hygiene regulations. Enjoy your meal!