Innovation seminar

Innovation Seminar

ALTEN invites you to join the lustrum edition of our seminar:
‘Exponential growth in Innovation’
The second half of the chessboard

The second half of the chessboard relates to the parable of the invention of the game chess. As the legend goes, the inventor of chess introduced his game to the emperor of India, who gave as a reward a single grain of rice on the first square of the chessboard, two on the second and so on. Soon after the piles of rice entered the second half of the chessboard, the emperor figured out what was going on. What the story relates, as we know, is the power of exponential growth, which in technological terms is synonymous with Moore’s Law. Things really get crazy in the second half of the chessboard. Our human intuition can’t cope with the constant doubling after the 32nd square of the board.

Are you interested in the experiences of high tech companies regarding their own innovation challenges? We present you the views of both national and major international players in the industry, how they addressed the expected and unexpected difficulties, and give you insights how these can be applied in your own company.
This evening is interesting for CEO’s, CTO’s, Directors, R&D Managers, high and middle management of innovative companies, R&D (Technology) companies.

Venue: Conferentiecentrum Eindhoven (formerly known as St. Joseph)

Date: Thursday 9th November 2017

Our program:
15:30h reception
16:00h opening by Eric Haesen (Managing Director ALTEN)
16:15h “Charging Infrastructure for Zero Emission Bus Fleets” by Mark Smidt (Heliox)
16:45h “Desktop 3D Printing: Take-off & Landing” by  Merijn Neeleman (Ultimaker)
17:15h Break with dinner buffet
18:15h “Robot assisted surgery: breaking boundaries” by Raimondo Cau (MicroSure)
18:45h “The challenge to manage your idea in the organization” by Wilfred Boesveld (Bosch Thermotechnology)
19:15h panel discussion
19:45h closing

Read our full invitation (with abstracts and biographies) here.

The evening will conclude with a networking event.

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