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Colloquium 2023

Registration for the presentation of the VARIO memorandum is now open

Presentation of the VARIO memorandum

We will first introduce the VARIO Memorandum to you on 14 December. We present our vision of the major challenges for science, innovation and entrepreneurship policy for the incoming 2024-2029 government. Politicians from the Flemish political parties will be engaging in a debate about it. At the networking reception, you can have a discussion with various actors from the Flemish innovation ecosystem such as universities, universities of applied sciences and arts, strategic research centers, clusters, companies, sector federations, politicians, government...

When: 14 December 2023, 15h15-17h30

Where: Flemish Parliament, hall De Schelp


14h30-15h15: Registration and reception

15:15-17:30: Colloquium


  • Presentation of the VARIO memorandum
  • Political debate with Stijn De Roo (CD&V), Kim De Witte (PVDA), Chris Janssens (Vlaams Belang), Rita Moors (N-VA), Mieke Schauvliege (Groen), Maurits Vande Reyde (Open Vld) and Thijs Verbeurgt (Vooruit)
  • Reaction of Minister Jo Brouns

17:30-19:00: Networking reception

Moderator: Indra Dewitte

Participation is free, registration is mandatory and can be done until 6 December through our Dutch website.