Join us on June 20th for our networking event Catalisti Connect. This is a prime opportunity for networking with your fellow Catalisti members and thus connecting with potential future innovation partners. At the same time it’s an opportunity to gain insights into cutting-edge technological advancements: our keynote speaker Vincent Ginis (VUB & Harvard University) will delve into the world of AI and Innovation. Discover why AI’s dynamic capabilities in analyzing vast datasets and driving product innovation are sparking excitement across the industry.

16.00 Welcome coffee
17.00 Welcome word by President Peter Roose
17.10 Catalisti update by director Tine Schaerlaekens
17.30 Keynote by Prof. Vincent Ginis, AI & Innovation
18.15 Q&A
18.30 Walking dinner

About Vincent Ginis

Vincent Ginis received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in engineering sciences, both summa cum laude, from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In 2014, he obtained a PhD in applied sciences, with commendation from the examination board. His research group explores the interaction between machine learning, physics, information theory and complex systems. In particular, they specialize in explaining the operation and use of AI systems. Vincent is also a visiting professor at the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Vincent has presented his research worldwide and published in leading scientific journals, including Science Magazine and Nature Photonics. He is a sought-after speaker at international conferences and an active reviewer for leading scientific journals.
He has received several national and international awards for his scientific work, including the Agathon De Potter Prize in Physics and the Solvay Prize for PhD thesis.
In 2017, he was chosen as one of the 10 new members of the Young Academy of Belgium and one of the top 50 tech pioneers in Belgium. Between 2019 and 2021, he co-chaired the Young Academy of Belgium. His contributions aim to enhance academic awareness about the power of algorithmic feedback loops and Goodhart’s law.

At Catalisti, the spearhead cluster for innovation in the chemical and plastics industries, we mean business for companies. As one of the six spearhead clusters or open innovation clusters in Flanders, our team creates successful synergies between companies of all sizes, universities, and research institutes to accelerate the transition to sustainable chemistry and plastics. Our mission is to actively contribute to sustainable and competitive chemical & plastics industries by working on new value chains, improved innovation power, clustering knowledge, and a sustainable economy.

About Catalisti Connect

Catalisti Connect is a series of events designed to bring together thought leaders, innovators, and industry professionals to drive forward the innovation needed for a sustainable future.