Brilliant & FCA/FIT

To start the 5th i-SUP conference in style, Brilliant and Flanders Cleantech Association are hosting an exclusive evening of insight, entertainment and celebration. After a lively Talkshow, the Flanders Cleantech Internationalisation Awards organised by FCA and FIT will come to a climax.

All i-SUP attendees are welcome to join, along with their partner.


On October 16, cleantech thought leaders from around the world will meet for a lively discussion during a live talkshow, moderated by experienced TV journalist Ann De Bie. The participants, each expert in their field, will discuss 2 key topics in the evolution towards a sustainable society:

  • Finite resources as a source of re-thinking business models
  • Innovation acceleration through international knowledge dissimenation and collaboration


Carla Koen

Carla Koen

TIAS School for Business and Society Nederland
Florens Slob

Florens Slob

Van Gansewinkel - Nederland
Dirk Fransaer

Dirk Fransaer

Managing Director
Florian Graichen

Florian Graichen

Scion - New Zealand
Ankit A. Shukla

Ankit A. Shukla

Frost & Sullivan

FCA/FIT Awards

During the event the Flanders Cleantech Internationalisation Awards will come to a climax. After hearing from the finalists of the three categories Energy, Materials and Chemistry&Environment, you will have a final chance to vote for the companies you consider the most impactful on international sustainability!

The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony that same evening. 


Belgian singer, songwriter and producer Ozark Henry will debut his brand new live performance accompanied by a string quartet of the National Orchestra of Belgium.

Ozark Henry

Ozark Henry

Networking Reception

After the concert you are welcome to join the networking reception with food and drinks.



Opening reception


Talkshow Part I – Finite resources as a source for re-thinking business models
Depletion of resources and global pollution problems urges the development of environmentally friendly ways to produce and use products. But if clean innovations are to impact sustainable societies and economies, they need to go hand in hand with business model innovation, and vice versa. The first part of the talk show will highlight latest developments in circular economy, (smart) energy and low carbon systems and their connection with business model innovation.


Talkshow Part II: Innovation acceleration through international knowledge dissemination and collaboration
Social, cultural and economic factors set priorities differently for national and regional sustainability policies. Just those differences and the technological developments reflecting these, make it most interesting to share knowledge and establish partnerships towards beneficial effects globally. The second part of the talk show will highlight the advantages of knowledge dissemination and the BRILLIANT platform as well as the true added value of international partnerships and collaborations. 


Presentation Flanders Cleantech Internationalisation Award Nominees

The TOP3 finalists will present their business concept case on stage and the audience will have the chance to cast its vote: which company do you consider the most impactful on international sustainability?


Networking break


Award Ceremony - Flanders Cleantech Internationalisation Awards


Live music performance by Ozark Henry with string quartet of the National Orchestra of Belgium

21:00 Netwerking reception

Track Chairs & primary contact

Nathalie Barthels

Nathalie Barthels

Manager Intellectual Property
+32 3 14 335535

Carine Van Hove

Carine Van Hove

General manager
+32 3 2952272
+32 493 514272