Visionary Seminar: A Supercharged Future

You may have noticed the high energy prices. What if there were innovative technologies that could help alleviate that bitter pill? Perhaps the solution lies in energy storage in all its forms? There are many solutions to the energy challenges of the future… We just need to be willing to implement them together. After all the pros and cons have been weighed up against each other, of course.

How can storage enable the energy transition?

Besides sketching what is the technological roadmap (don’t be scared to look sufficiently far and to have a “bold” vision) for the development of these different forms of storage, it is important to provide a picture what is the role to be played by the form of storage you are dealing with in the Energy Transition and to sketch the opportunities at several aggregation levels.

This could also mean that all the messages are not necessarily convergent but this is not a major issue as it could be the start of an interesting discussion after the presentations.



Unfortunately, cancellation is not possible. Replacement by a colleague is possible if notified in advance by e-mail (admin@leuvenmindgate.be)

  • Leuven MindGate Members: €135 excl. VAT
  • Non-Members : €175 excl. VAT
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  • Under 35 years old : €75 excl. VAT
  • Students: €10 incl. VAT (with proof of student/teacher card)
  • Teachers: €37 incl. VAT (with proof of student/teacher card)

Students & teachers can register by sending an email to admin@leuvenmindgate.be with attached the required copies + your invoicing details (personal address for students).

Fee is payable after receipt of invoice.



More information & registration: https://www.leuvenmindgate.be/activities/supercharged-future

Registration is possible until 17 May 2022.



Thor Central

Thor Park 8000
3600 Genk


There are two options for participants:
• You can take part in the tour/walk through Energyville AND the visionary seminar
• OR you only participate in the visionary seminar itself

15h00: Walk through Energyville (optional and only upon registration below)

15h30: Registration with refreshments

16h10: Welcome by Leuven MindGate

16h20: Introduction by Jef Poortmans (imec/EnergyVille), chairman of this event

16h25: Storage and its link with the Resilience of the high-RES Energy system of the future (Gerrit-Jan Schaeffer, CEO, EnergyVille)

16h50: Electrical storage technologies (Fanny Barde, Program Manager Batteries, imec/EnergyVille)

17h15: Thermal storage technologies (Sandro Iacovella, Thermovault)

17h40: Break with sandwiches & soup

18h00: Chemical storage using Electroreduction of H2O and/or CO2 (Metin Bulut, Business Development Manager, VITO/EnergyVille)

18h25: Storage and Flexibility (Hannes Laget, Responsible Storage and Grid Regulation, Engie)

18h50: Business opportunities in relation to flexibility (David Zenner, Head Customer Relations, Elia)

19h15: Debate with all speakers or Q&A

19h40: Networking and reception


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