SMEs Full Stream Ahead!
hybrid Kick-off
& online community event

22 September

Centrum-Zuid 1111
BE-3530 Houthalen

Free entrance.
Registration required.
Event in English.


From 12.00 p.m.

  • Registration and lunch

13.00 to 15.00 p.m.: Euregional Kick-off (+ live stream)

  • Welcome by Dhr. Tom Vandeput, Deputy for Economy, Innovation and European Affairs
  • Dhr. Jo Brouns, Flemish Representative and Mayor of Kinrooi
  • Dhr. Mark Vos, Coordinator of the programme Interreg VA Euregio Meuse-Rhine
  • Presentation of the project partners by Mr. Marc Vandewalle, Managing Director of UCLL University
  • Keynote ‘the circular economy from an entrepreneur point of view’ by Dhr. Jan Leyssens, expert in circular economy and social innovation Switchrs

15.30 to 17.00 p.m.: Online Community Event

  • Interactive online debate between Jan Leyssens (Switchrs), Bart Lodewijckx (Unizo) and Frederik Delbart (designer/creative director) on the challenges of/for SMEs in the circular economy.