Interested in learning more about collaborative innovation and why it is an added value for your company? Come and meet with the Agoria Business Group 'Innovation, Design and Engineering Services' (short: IDES) and find out how you can boost your R&D&I projects!

How Partnership driven innovation can boost your R&D&l projects 

IDES is a group of companies that provides services to other companies in the range of (co-) creating, developing, managing and executing your innovation, research, design, engineering, prototyping and/or automatization projects. The speed at which the technological development currently is evolving, exceeds the capability of most organizations & companies to adapt to and assimilate new technologies. Therefore, it is often advantageous or even required to collaborate with other parties in order to accomplish further innovation.

In this context, the president Koen Verhaert and vice presidents, Joost Thurman and Michel Saint-Mard, of the Business Group “Innovation, Design and Engineering Services”, we would like to invite you to the first event with the title “IDES meets Agoria Industries” that will take place at Agoria, Bluepoint, 80 Bd A. Reyers ln, 1030 Brussels on September 11th 2017 from 14:00 till 17:30.

The purpose of this event is to present to you how the companies of the Agoria group IDES can help you with your innovation, design and engineering challenges by providing its services with a clear added value. Based on some inspiring presentations and use cases, Agoria and the members of IDES will illustrate how such a collaboration can become a success story for your company. After the presentation of the use cases, we have foreseen a good atmosphere and drinks for you to meet and talk.



Welcome by Agoria


'BG IDES how partnership can accelerate your innovations', by Koen Verhaert, President IDES


'Partnership driven innovation', by Paul Peeters, Lead Expert Innovation Agoria


Five Inspiring Uses Cases: 

  • Case 1: Integration of the Amazon Alexa for machinery, smart building or home applications;
  • Case 2: User centered Design of the Picanol Loom Omniplus Summum;
  • Case 3: Development of the Pintro saté machine;
  • Case 4: Design of an efficient user interface for the Pentair Thermostat;
  • Case 5: Aquadraat: Connected Rain & Waste water management with cloud based monitoring and prediction 


Conclusions and Q&A, by Joost Thurman & Michel Saint-Mard, Vice Presidents IDES  


Networking & Drink

The presentations will be given in English.

This Agoria event is free of charge for Agoria members, however registration is mandatory.

Non-Agoria members can participate for a price of 100 euro (excl. VAT).

You can subscribe by simple e-mail to, preferably before 06/09/2017.


maandag 11 september 2017, 14:00 - 17:30


BluePoint Brussels
A. Reyerslaan 80
1030 Brussel



Dit evenement is afgelopen.