Friday, 31 March, 2023 - 09:30 until 15:30
Bld Géneral Jacques 271
1050 Ixelles
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For years, the MOBI seminar has been known for its unique way of approaching themes, its exchange of expertise, its fruitful networking and its interesting presentations and people. This year will be no exception. We look forward to welcoming you to our Brussels campus on the 31st of March!

Within the current electric vehicle (EV) evolution and electrification strategy pushing towards more and more green and sustainable transport, there are key technological barriers and challenges, which are frequently changing from stakeholders’ perspectives. A decade ago, surveys pointed out that the three main barriers for the market introduction of electric vehicles (EV) were purchase price, driving range and availability of charging infrastructure. Which developments have made it possible to reach such impressive improvements? Was it only due to mass market production—upscaling the production capacity or also due to technological improvements—or choices of materials and designs? And what is needed to make for improvements in driving range and cost reduction or grid integrations?

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9.00 Registration 

9.30 Welcome, Prof. Joeri Van Mierlo – Head of MOBI 

9.40 Setting the scene - Prof. Joeri Van Mierlo – Head of MOBI   

9.50 Keynote speaker Jean-Pierre Hollevoet : Energy transition: Impact of EV charging on distribution network 


Jean-Pierre Hollevoet is current Director Energy & Climate Transition and a member of the management committee at Fluvius. Throughout his career, he was active in the utility sector in various management positions such as Supply Chain, Engineering and Asset Management. He is initiator of the Smartmetering project in Flanders, active in numerous organisations such as Leuven MindgateLeuven 2030Green Energy ParkLiving Tomorrow etc. in addition to being a director in & International Gas Union. Jean-Pierre received his education and training at the Denayer Institute, Insead-CEDEP and obtained an MBA from the EIPM institute in Geneva-Archamps. He is a strong believer in a muti-dimensional approach to the energy issue and in a future energy landscape based on an and-and approach. 

10.20 Next generation propulsion systems for electric vehicles– Dr. Mohamed El Baghdadi- EPOWERS & Prof. Omar Hegazy – Head of EPOWERS    

10.30 Solid state batteries & manufacturing – Prof. Maitane Berecibar  - Head of BIC  

10.40 pauze 

11.10 Future and Modular DC charging enabling V2X Features – Dr. Thomas Geury  – EPOWERS   

11.20 Smart charging and V2G cloud solutions – Dr. Cedric De Cauwer - EVERGi 

11.30 Supporting the development of sustainable energy communities - Prof. Thierry Coosemans – Head of EVERGi 

11.40  - The sustainability of electric vehicles and communities - Prof. Maarten Messagie  – Head of EVERGi 

11.50 Autonomous Vehicles - Prof. Evy Rombaut –  E&AV group     

12.00 Where can light play a rol in EV/AV communication and how disruptive could it be?  –Jan Coosemans - MERLIN 

12.10 The total cost for logistics providers (TCO) - Prof. Lieselot Vanhaverbeke & Stefan Sallinger –  E&AV team

12.30 Wrap-up – Prof. Thierry Coosemans – Deputy Director MOBI 

12.35 Walking lunch  

13.30 lab visits 

15.30 end 

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