Innovation Mission on Industrial Electrification and Power-2-X

Germany, NorthRhine-Westphalia • 13 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017

A three-day innovation mission will be organised which fits in the trilateral strategy to strengthen the chemical industry in the Netherlands, Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia. The aim is to bring people from Dutch, Flemish and German businesses, research institutions and government, together to share insights on current state of research efforts and directions in this field, and explore opportunities for international collaboration.

Nordrhein-Westfalen is renowned for their energy intensive industries and the chemical sector. In this region, many companies are currently developing technologies for, and are doing research on the industrial electrification. Important companies and research institutes in this field, like Evonik, Bayer, RWTH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich, are established in this region. The mission is organized in cooperation with the government of North Rhine-Westphalia and other local network partners.

The mission consists of two parts. The first day of the program will focus on presentations, interactive panel discussions, networking and matchmaking. German, Flemish and Dutch experts, from companies and research institutes, will give you an overview of activities in the field and present interesting projects. During the matchmaking session, you can build your network and exchange thoughts on selected topics like system integration, electrolysis, power-to-heat and others. The second part of the program is optional and will consist of several site visits by the delegation to companies and research institutes in Germany.


  • September the 13th – Dutch-German-Flemish workshop
    Presentations, pitches, interactive panel discussion and matchmaking
  • September the 14th  – visits
    Visits to companies in the Ruhr district, Essen/Dortmund
  • September the 15th  – visits
    Visits to scientific institutes in the region Aachen

The official invitation and more information on the program will be shared at a later stage.

This mission is organized within the framework of the Dutch topsectors Chemistry, Energy and HTSM. On behalf of the organizing committee, consisting of the TKI Chemie, VoltaChem, ISPT and the Netherlands Network for Innovation, Technology and Science.

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