Final Event - 18 March 2021


18 March 2021: The Inn2POWER Final Event (during the Belgian Offshore Days 2021) 


Programm Inn2POWER Final Event 

09:15 Registration & network carousel

09:30 Welcoming - Tinne Van der Straeten, Belgian Minister of Energy and President of the North Seas Energy Cooperation

09:45 Meet the Inn2POWER project - Lieven Tack, General Director, POM West Flanders (BE) | Ira Lardinois, Project manager Inn2POWER, POM West Flanders (BE) | Ann Overmeire, COO, Blue Cluster (Inn2POWER BE) | Wim Stubbe, Business development manager, Port Oostende (Inn2POWER BE)

  •   Short introduction on the objectives and realizations of the Inn2POWER project and consortium and welcome by the Belgian partners

10:00 Tools to boost your international future

Sarah Niddrie-Webb, Project consultant, Opergy (Inn2POWER UK) | Christopher Grock, Business Development, Windmanschip (DE) | Janet Rix, Commercial Lead, TECOSIM (UK) | Alain Knol, Senior Sales Engineer, Hijsspecialist (NL)

  •   Three testimonials on concrete results achieved supported by the developed Inn2POWER tools: transnational collaborations, entries in new markets, B2B matchmaking events

10:20 Let's have a drink & Network carousel

10:35 How to strengthen transnational collaboration between offshore wind industry SMEs in the North Sea Region - Joachim Balke , Head of Unit, Directorate Green Transition and Energy System Integration, Directorate-General for Energy | Glenda Napier, CEO, ECD (Inn2POWER DK) | Heike Winkler, Managing Director, WAB (Inn2POWER DE) | Christophe Dhaene, CEO, e-BO enterprises (BE)

  •   Transnational collaboration to grow and to innovate will be even more crucial in the future for SME’s active in the offshore wind industry.

The EU policy view, the SME’s their view and the one from several cluster organisations will be presented in this panel.

11:10 Three ways to push your SME to the next level - Christian Munk Jensen, Project Manager, ECD (Inn2POWER DK) | Mads Kirkegaard, CEO Polytech A/S (DK) | Simon Johannes Stark, Technology and Innovation Advisor, DMEC (NL) | Tom Baur, Business Developer Blue Accelerator, POM West Flanders (BE) | Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lukas, University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven (Inn2POWER DE) | Frank Jonckheere, Project Manager, DEME Offshore (BE)

  •   Three testimonials about realizations and collaborations supported by Inn2POWER:, webinars on test facilities offshore wind energy MBA

11:45 Obstacles & solutions regarding harbour logistics - Wim Stubbe, Business development manager, Port Oostende (Inn2POWER BE) | Erik Bertholet, Business manager Offshore Wind, Groningen Seaports NV (NL) | Thorsten Møller Gregersen, Business Developer, Vordingborg Erhverv (DK)

11:55 Wrap-up - Ira Lardinois, Project manager Inn2POWER, POM West Flanders (BE)

12:05 Closure Belgian Offshore Days 2021 - Jean de Bethune, President of POM West Flanders / Deputy of West Flanders (BE) | Christophe Dhaene, President, BOC (BE) & Ann Overmeire, COO, Blue Cluster (Inn2POWER BE)

12:20 B2B Matchmaking