VECTOR Final Workshop

VECTOR showcases its results during a dedicated workshop organised on 11th September 2015


11 September 2015

TE Connectivity, EMEA Learning Center, Kessel-Lo, Belgium (map)


08h30 – 09h00 Registration and Coffee

09h00 – 10h45 Session 1 – Fiber connectivity

09h00 “Introduction” – Stephane Berghmans, TE Connectivity

09h05 “Copper as fiber or fiber as copper?” – Paolo Pellegrino, Telecom Italia

09h20 “Optical connector assembly from the operators perspective” – Elmar Pellenz, Telekom Deutschland

09h35 “State of the art of fiber connector technology” – Daniel Daems, TE Connectivity

10h10 “Ferrule-less technology for an access network solution” – Davy Brown, TE Connectivity

10h45 – 11h15 Coffee Break

11h15 – 13h15 Session 2 - Microfabrication and micromachining

11h15 “Micromoulding challenges” – Marcos Sampaio, Celoplás

11h55 “Micro Power, the standard machine for small and micro parts” – Gerald Plöchl, Battenfeld

12h30 “Ultraprecision diamond tooling and hot embossing as alternative microfabrication and replication technologies” – Jürgen Van Erps, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

13h15 – 14h15 Lunch

14h15 – 15h45 Session 3 - Materials

14h15 “Polymer meccano: chemistry at its best for optical applications” – Peter Dubruel, Universiteit Gent

14h45 “Microcapsules and their applications: from textiles to composites materials” – Roberto Texeira, Devan Chemicals

15h15 “Concept and applications of electrospinning” – Marc Simonet, IME Technologies

15h45 – 16h15 Coffee Break

16h15 – 17h45 Session 4 - Mechatronics

16h15 “The VECTOR installation tool” – Martijn de Witte, DEMCON

16h45 “Inventive system development” – Ad Vermeer, Adinsyde

17h15 “The making of a factory in a box” – HenkJan van der Pol, DEMCON

17h45 – 19h15  Reception & Networking

Registration is mandatory if you wish to attend the workshop.

Contact Francis Berghmans at before 21st August 2015 should you want to register.