Leuven.Inc seminar 'Energy Efficiency in Mechatronics: Enabler or just another cost function?'

Organised by Leuven.Inc and VeroTech. Powered by Flanders Make.

The future is now! Our lives are more and more influenced by technology. But where does it lead us to?

Is technology the way out of a blackout? What can mechatronics contribute?

A lot of applications have the potential to be more energy-efficient, yet the savings should be more than newly generated consumption. The total cost of ownership often drives the innovation but what does this mean for applications where energy efficiency is only a minor goal?

This interactive mechatronics seminar joins a couple of experts in order to share and discuss their vision. The sectors of application can be various, e.g. transportation, process industry or industrial production.
The seminar shall conclude with a panel discussion and a network drink.

Target Group

This event targets company researchers, developers, management as well as academics and government

Practical aspects

Date: Tuesday 3 February 2015
Location: Innovatie- en Incubatiecentrum, Kapeldreef 60 [GPS users: Celestijnenlaan 200], 3001 Heverlee


13h30: Welcome coffee
14h00: Introduction by Leuven.Inc and VeroTech
14h10: Energy Efficiency in Mechatronics: Why, what and how?
Walter Driesen, Program Manager, Flanders Make
14h30: A systems engineering approach to energy-efficient design
Mathieu Dutré, Application Specialist, Siemens Industry Software NV
15h00: Vehicle system design optimisation: integrating powertrain and control design
Theo Hofman, Prof. Department of Mechanical Engineering, TU/e
15h30: Coffee break
16h00: Mechatronics in Automotive: From the first electric intermittent screenwiper towards the self driving electric car
Alex Serrarens, Manager Business Development, Punch Powertrain
16h30: Discussion and Q&A
17h00: Networking

Participation fee

  • 70 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc
  • 95 euro (excl. VAT): all others

Registration is mandatory


Registrations on Friday 30 January 2015 at the latest, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuveninc.com (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.*

* As an (Associate) Company Member you can be replaced by a colleague. As an individual Member you can only be replaced by another Individual Member. When this is not possible, Leuven.Inc will charge an extra fee for the replacement by a non-member.

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