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Smart Port Week

The Beacon's second Smart Domain Week. Multiple events about Smart Ports, including reverse pitches, a site visit to the Port of Zeebrugge and tech roundtables on cybersecurity, blockchain and space data.


Smart City Week

The Beacon is the community for digital technology leaders. The Smart City Week is a concept in which The Beacons collaborates with other organizations to share knowledge about smart cities, inspire all stakeholders, and foster collaboration.

  • 19 April - Calls & Architecture
  • 20 April - Digital Inclusion & Digital Twins
  • 21 April - Climate, Energy & Digital Tech

Optimizing Energetic Performance for Retrofit Buildings

Multi-disciplinary research project by the University of Antwerp (IDLab - EMIB - DSH) that develops a prototype-tool to optimize the energetic performance of retrofit buildings in a city.

  • Oct '21 - Kick-Off
  • Mar '22 - Workshop 1
  • Jun '22 - Workshop 2
  • Sep '21 - Prototype Tool

Innovation Briefings

The Beacon is supported by six strong founders. Part of their commitment is to provide the Community insights in their innovation strategy & pipeline.

  • 7/10 - City of Antwerp
  • 8/11 Port of Antwerp
  • 23/11 Agoria
  • 8/12 - University of Antwerp
  • TBD - Imec
  • TBD - Lantis

IoT Bootcamp

6 entrepreneurs attend a 6-day IoT Masterclass, given by The Beacon Community

  • 12/10 - A problem worth solving
  • 28/10 - A solution worth making
  • 9/11 - Building a robust solution
  • 25/11 - Preparing for market
  • 9/12 - Pitch and celebrate

5G - A catalyst for smart industries

5G offers tremendous opportunities, but also provides challenges for tech companies. Our experts will give an overview of the 5G landscape and explain how this budding technology will affect their business as a mobile or network operator, sensor or hardware specialist, software builder or integrator. Entirely in the spirit of 5G, The Beacon will host a free, publicly accessible, dashy and dynamic session, that can be attended physically or virtually. After the presentations, the panelists will engage in a discussion with the audience.

  • 15/09 - Deep Dive
  • 29/09 - Deep Dive
  • TBD - Closing Meeting