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Mobility & Built Environment

Automotive Week 2023

The Automotive Week 2023 is thé hotspot if you want to keep up with the latest European developments in mobility and if you want to expand your network in our mobility sector. Innovative technologies and the right skills become more and more important to make the world of mobility smart, sustainable and safe.

13:00 (CET)
Automotive Campus Helmond, Automotive Campus 30, The Netherlands

In the heart of the Brainport region, at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, we open our doors to the international public to experience the mobility of the future. The Automotive Week offers an exclusive look behind the scenes for future talent, professionals, governments and knowledge institutions.


The programme includes:

16th of April: Talent Fair

  • Personal Meet & Match with companies/organisations and talent
  • Company visits at Cap Gemini, Traffic Management Center (RWS) and Fontys
  • Kivi Student Award
  • Demonstrations

17th of April: Grand Opening

  • Opening Ceremony and Talkshow: Elly Blanksma (Mayor of Helmond), Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi (CEO & Chairman Executive Board TNO), Anne-Marie Spierings (Regional Minister Province of North Brabant and others
  • Keynote Speakers: By Patrick Dean (Chief Egineer, DAF Trucks NV) and others
  • Lunch
  • Symposium: Cecilia Braun (Director EGTC Rhine Alpine), Steve Phillips (Secretary-General, Conference of European Directors of Roads) and more
  • Demonstrations: Automated Public Transport Bus, TomTom, NXP sensor test vehicle and many more
  • Networking drinks
  • VIP dinner on invitation only

18th of April: Mobility in the Digital Society

  • Keynote speakers: Suzanna Kraak (Policy Officer, European Commission), 

    Andrea Conti (Vice President Business Field ADAS/AD, AVL List GmbH) and Margriet van Schijndel (Program Manager Responsible Mobility, Eindhoven University of Technology)

  • Panel discussions: Martijn Stamm (Market Director, TNO Traffic & Transport), Ilse Harms (Lead Human Factors, RDW) and others
  • Lunch
  • Deep dive sessions Round 1: Yoram Meijaard (Cybersecurity Consultant, TNO), Arturo Tejada (Senior Scientist, TNO/IVS) and more
  • Deep dive sessions Round 2: Peter Verkoulen (Programme Manager Gaia-X, TNO), Jan-Pieter Paardekooper (Research Scientist, TNO)
  • Demonstrations: 5G blueprint, SolarOnTop, VR Experience and many more
  • Networking drinks
  • Automotive Week Barbecue: Be welcome to this informal opportunity to speak to your (new) relations and enjoying good food in a relaxed atmosphere

19th of April: Mobility in a Zero Emission Future

  • Keynote Speakers: 

    Gerhard Meister (Vice President / Business Field Electrification, AVL List GmbH), Karl Viktor Schaller (Professor, Technical University of Munich) and Els de Wit (Strategic Advisor smart and sustainable mobility, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management)

  • Panel discussions: Richard Smokers (Principal Advisor Sustainable Transport and Logistics, TNO) and others
  • Lunch
  • Deep dive sessions Round 1: Jeroen Borst (Cluster Manager Societal Impact for Accessibility and Liveability, TNO), Rob Kroon (Consultant, FIER Automotive) and many more
  • Deep dive sessions Round 2: Ronald van den Putte (Senior Business Development Manager Automotive, TNO), Gerben Bootsma (Innovation Driver, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) and many more
  • Demonstrations: NovaFAST Student team, Mirai Data, URE (University Racing Team) and many more
  • Closing Ceremony: Over drinks, we will conclude with the ‘take aways’ by a keynote speaker. Seize this opportunity to strengthen your network and make appointments for follow-up actions.

Join us at Automotive Week 2023

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