MCA Inspiration sessions


A series of MCA inspiration sessions on 3 different topics, followed by Plug n Play Maritime Expo Day @ Waagnatie

Predictive maintenance in the maritime enabled by IoT

Intro - Robin Pauwels, Innovation Community Builder, The Beacon

  • Predictive assessment of corrosion – towards a better maintenance management? - Geert Potters, Research Coordinator, Antwerp Maritime Academy
  • Roadmap to predictive maintenance - Ir. Jan-Willem Steur MSc., Manager Business & Development, Znapz

Skills and training for the future maritime

Intro - Rowan Van Schaeren, AFNI General Manager, Antwerp Maritime Academy

  • Maritime Cybersecurity - Luna Van Cutsem & Tom Hollestelle, Students, Antwerp Maritime Academy
  • VR, teaching complex maritime procedures in the maritime industry - Andy De Meyer, XR Lead/Lead Expert, Delaware BeLux
  • Maritime Cybersecurity Course - Armeen Saroukanoff/Joris Lemmens, Instructors, Antwerp Maritime Academy

Finance innovation & sustainability in the maritime industry

  • Financing sustainability in the maritime industry
  • The maritime start-up and scale-up market today - Cédric Vermeulen, Ventures Associate, PlugAndPlay Maritime
  • The idea of a corporate driven private equity platform - Bart Huybrechts, Manager MCA, Facilities & Alliances MCA

Target audience

MCA Community brings together different stakeholders to talk about innovation within the maritime sector and to take concrete action.