CVN organized together with Bekeart a meeting on Friday September 16th, 2016 at Deerlijk (Belgium). Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Corporate Venturing is an important pillar of its Innovation strategy. During this meeting Bekaert demonstrated how they use corporate business development to grow and transform their company. One of the methodologies they use in their innovation journey is the Growth Canvas. This concept and the way they have implemented it, is the first topic on the agenda. The second part of the agenda was dedicated to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Flanders. Flanders Cleantech Association and Tech Lane Incubator (Gent) provide insights into Corporate Venturing activities in Flanders, illustrated by presentations of start-ups, including Borit NV. During the afternoon the participants were also taken on a tour to the Technology Center, giving them the opportunities to meet some of their ventures.

The presentations are available in the members area / documents