Built environment: 17 october

Energy flexibility is the key challenge for the future energy system. Tech giants such as Google, Apple and Tesla, telecom and energy (solution) providers are positioning themselves in the fight for our living rooms.

In an ambitious collaboration VITO and Energyville invite its key partners to discuss a major innovation platform in this field:

The emergence of new business ecosystems for building energy solutions: Digital energy platforms and their impact in our living rooms and cities.


Bart Lannoo

Bart Lannoo

Operational Lead MOSAIC Research Group
Erik Hendrix

Erik Hendrix

Marketing manager
Han Vandevyvere

Han Vandevyvere

Maarten Hommelberg

Maarten Hommelberg

Richard Bellingham

Richard Bellingham

Institute for Future Cities at University of Strathclyde Richard
Stijn Verbeke

Stijn Verbeke



  • How will energy data platforms in the built environment lead to new business eco-systems?
  • How are major players, e.g. Google, Apple, telecom and energy (solution) providers positioning themselves in the fight for our living rooms?
  • What are the front-runner solutions to propose energy upgrades for existing buildings?
  • How can energy data platforms for buildings help cities in achieving their climate targets?

14.00 - 14.40

The Glasgow smart cities initiative as a European showcase
Richard Bellingham

14.40 – 15.05

Trends in smart urban energy: new models for empowered citizens
Dr. Ir. Arch. Han Vandevyvere – EnergyVille/VITO

15.05 – 15.30

The Antwerp ‘City of Things” living lab- an enabler for energy and environmental monitoring at city scale
Bart Lannoo - iMinds  

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee & refreshments

16.00 – 16.30

New business ecosystems for building energy solutions: from the living room to the urban environment
Ir. Stijn Verbeke – EnergyVille/VITO  

16.30 – 17.00

Brede Stroomversnelling NL” as a catalyst for innovative energy solutions in dwellings
Maarten Hommelberg - BredeStroomversnelling

17.00 - 17.30

Insights from the telecom sector: how a new Energy Data Cloud can boost economic activity
Erik Hendrix - Proximus

18.00 – 21.00

Plenary evening session
‘Brand owners are bringing sustainability to the end-users’

Why be there?

  • The opportunity to meet with experts: technology solution providers, construction companies, energy service providers, city planners, real estate developers, EnergyVille research partners and many others
  • Discuss new initiatives on energy data platforms for building renovation
  • Be part of the selected group of VITO and EnergyVille experts building on the energy transition.
  • Participate in the exclusive plenary evening sessions of i-SUP2016 where high level keynote speakers will be our guest

Track chair and primary contact

Guy Vekemans

Guy Vekemans

Strategy Developer Smart Cities-Sustainable Energy

+32 14 335840
+32 473 969400

Track co-chairs

Ronnie Belmans

Ronnie Belmans