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Nov 21, 2019


KHG Aachen

Artificial intelligence (AI) comprises various technologies with which machines can perceive, understand, act and learn. Autonomous driving cars, robots in elderly care, thinking and speaking computers: AI is a key technology of the future!

Artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the relationship between people and technology, fostering creativity and new skills. AI heralds a new era of productivity. In this disruptive environment, human innovation is faster and more precise than ever before. For the euregional economy it is of great importance to be a leader in this future topic!

In order to advance your own developments in AI, a suitable cooperation partner is of great importance. Our event offers you the opportunity to get to know other companies and their offers and needs – in pitches and one-on-one meetings, where you can discuss questions or exchange initial ideas for possible cooperation.

Use this opportunity to find your perfect match!



Please let us know & get in contact with one of our HYPEREGIO BDS Managers (see below)!

Pitching Specifications (pdf)



09.30 h Registration

10.00 h Welcome
Ralf P. Meyer, AGIT mbH

10.10 h Do you still read, sort and respond to customer emails manually?
Gernot Feldhaus, Business Development Manager, Cognesys GmbH, Aachen (D)

10.30 h AI in a manufacturing context
Guillaume Crevecoeur, Associate Professor, Flanders Make, Leuven (B)

10.50 h Coffee Break

11:05 Digital Innovation Platform DIP

– approx. 10 companies present their needs and / or offers –

• Blacklight Analytics, Liège (B): “Intelligent software solutions for energy systems”
Blacklight Analytics is a company specializing in the design of intelligent software solutions for the energy sector. The company is particularly active in the field of electricity markets and designs smart solutions for operating distribution networks with a high-penetration level of renewable energies and demand-side management.
Blacklight Analytics offers software solutions for planning and operating electric distribution networks and energy systems in general. We also develop tailored software that helps actors of the energy industry to optimize their strategic, operational and commercial decisions by leveraging state-of-the-art predictive analytics algorithms.

• Cognesys GmbH, Aachen (D): “We understand what your customers mean. Anywhere and anytime.”
cognesys is a high-tech company and spin-off of RWTH Aachen University offering a unique semantic technology that is unparalleled around the globe (EU and US patents). We are a highly motivated and efficient, competent and innovative team: Our Software Engineers develop solutions for speech- and text-based applications. Our Semantics Experts build knowledge bases that are universally applicable for customer service, market research and process automation.
We are looking for a Bussines Partner that offers our solution in the are of Customer Service, market research and process automation. We offer the best in class solution for understanding texts.

• ED&A, Antwerp (B)
ED&A will pitch on the possibilities of using AI in custom made end products. They will elaborate on overcome challenges and are looking for partners to jointly develop new applications using AI and machine learning.

• Müller Maschinentechnik GmbH, Aachen (D)

• nablet GmbH, Aachen (D)
nablet is a leading provider of transcoding, codec, streaming, media processing, automated metadata and MXF technologies which are used widely in entertainment, broadcasting, OTT and related industries that create, process and deliver video.
We are looking for partners to integrate our technology into their products – or jointly develop new products. We also look for a strategic investment in some new business areas.

• Pepite, Liege (B)
How to link data and process knowledge to optimize efficiency

• Septentrio, Leuven (B)
As an expert in GPS and GNSS localisation technology Septentrio will elaborate on AI techniques to reinforce and improve localisation using these technologies. Septentrio is looking for partners that use these technologies in their applications to see if AI can provide a benefit

• Team4Hire, Eindhoven (NL)
Commercialisation of research in Machine learning

• Techwatch, Eindhoven (NL)
High Tech Institute is the most profound institute for high-end technical trainings and courses on leadership for technical professionals in The Netherlands. Our trainings are sold world wide. We are looking for trainers and trainings on artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning.

• XL-Lab, Liege (B)

• Yazzoom, Ghent (B)
We are looking for partners to integrate our AI-powered anomaly detection, predictive and diagnostic analytics solution for industrial assets into their own product or service offering, to target specific sectors.


13:00 MATCHMAKING (1 on 1 Meetings)

14:00 Get-together with Snack & Drinks


KHG Aachen
Pontstr. 74 – 76
52062 Aachen, Germany


The participation is free of charge. Please register here >>

We look forward to welcoming you!

Your HYPEREGIO Partners



BDS managers

Peter Gier – AGIT mbH (D)

Björn Van de Vondel – DSP Valley (B)

Michael Franssen – Kreis Euskirchen (D)

Thomas Vanherteryck – GREOVA (B)

Sema Gorur – Basse Meuse Développement (B)

Event organisation

Gaby Mahr-Urfels – AGIT mbH

Doris Müller – AGIT mbH

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