Conference 2016 @ Antwerp

The Green DRIVE Project Conference Tomorrow's Vehicles: Challenge for Industry and University will be held in Antwerp, Belgium from 22-23 September 2016.

The Green DRIVE Project (Green Development, Research and Innovation in Vehicle Engineering) is developing a Joint Master’s Degree in Sustainable Automotive Engineering (JMDSAE) that will train engineers in the skills and knowledge they need to work in the automotive industry of the future.


Conference Venue

University of Antwerp
Hof van Liere
Prinsstraat 13

How to get to the University of Antwerp :  more information on University of Antwerp website or on Google Map.


The aim of the Conference is to bring together people from Industry and Higher Education to discuss the needs of the automotive industry and the challenges for Higher Education to fulfill these needs and to enhance research collaboration.


Invited speakers

  • Joseph Beretta - President of Emobility National Association @ AVERE
  • Mathieu Blanke - Acquisition & Event Manager @ Forze Dreamteam - Delft University of Technology
  • David Blekhman - Professor of Technology Power, Energy and Transportation @ Cal State Los Angeles
  • Dominique Breuil - Research Director @ EIGSI La Rochelle Engineering School
  • Patrick Debal - Powertrain Expert Advanced Development @ Punch Powertrain
  • Margareth Gfrerer - Education Scientist @ Education Strategy Centre Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Florent Grelier - Clean Vehicles Engineer @ Transport & Environment
  • Shashikantha Karinka - Professor of Mechanical Engineering & PG Coordinator @ NMAM Institute of Technology
  • Koen Kennis - City Councilor for Mobility @ City of Antwerp
  • Tinie Lam - Marketing Manager @ Forze Dreamteam - Delft University of Technology
  • Andi Isra Mahyuddin - Professor @ Institut Teknologi Bandung
  • Aitor Ruiz - Function Knowledge Manager Director @ Automotive Innovative Center
  • Walter Sevenhans - Dean Faculty of Applied Engineering @ University of Antwerp
  • Pascal Smet - Minister of Mobility @ Brussels Region
  • Leszek M. Stojak - Managing Director @ Dyna-lytics Ltd
  • David Truyens - Simulation Business Development Specialist @ Autodesk
  • Joeri Van Mierlo - Head of MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre) @ Vrije Universiteit Brussels
  • Sebastian Verhelst - Professor of Internal Combustion Engines @ Ghent University
  • Dimitrios Savvidis - Policy Officer @ European Commission

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Invitation for Poster Presentations

Submissions for poster presentations are invited for Tomorrow’s Vehicles – Challenges for Industry and University on 22 & 23 September 2016 in Antwerp, Belgium. All posters will be displayed, with the best one awarded a prize to be given during the day. All posters will be included in the conference programme.

The theme for the posters this year is: Tomorrow’s Vehicles – Challenges for Industry and University.

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Guidelines for Poster Presentations

  • Preferred size: A0 or A1
  • One or more of the author(s) will be expected to attend the conference
  • Each poster session author will be provided with a poster board (W: 118,50 cm x H: 146 cm) area and mounting pins. The board will indicate the poster number in the upper right or left corner. The poster sessions will take place during the 3 breaks (45mins, 90mins and 45mins) on Friday, 23rd. Authors/presenters are responsible for mounting their posters on the morning of the presentation and removing them before the end of the conference. Posters left up past that time will be discarded.


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Contact us

Ms Sofie Krol
University of Antwerp
Faculty of Applied Engineering

Conference Fee

Early bird rates (until 30/6/2016)

  • 2 days: 250,00 EUR (students* and staff Green Drive consortium 50,00 EUR)
  • 1 day: Thursday – 200,00 EUR
  • 1 day:  Friday – 200,00 EUR

Late bird rates (registration until 12/9/2016)

  • 2 days:  350,00 EUR (students and staff Green Drive consortium 75,00 EUR)
  • 1 day: Thursday – 300,00 EUR
  • 1 day: Friday -  300,00 EUR

*Students need to upload a file with a scan (picture format of pdf format)  of their student card

Evening dinner (optional):65,00 EUR

Online registration

Please note that payment of the Conference fee and for the optional Thursday evening dinner must be made when registering (until 12/9/2016). Should you wish to receive an invoice, this may be indicated on the online registration form.

Go to the online registration form.


  • Industry expectations
  • Challenges for Industry and Education in Developing Countries
  • Future trends in mobility
  • How HEIs meet Industry expectations
  • The EU Perspective
  • Vehicle electrification
  • Powertrain

Target Groups

Engineers, Automotive sector professionals, Academics, Researchers, Placement and Internships Managers, International Officers and students with an interest in the challenges Tomorrow’s Vehicles pose for Industry and Universities are invited to participate in the Conference with presentations and posters on their experiences in areas related to the topics.

Last update : 9/09/2016