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Brightlands Polymer Days November 7 - 9, 2021 in NH Conference Centre Koningshof in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

Brightlands Polymer Days 2021 is a series of scientific conferences in the field of polymer science and technology. It is a collaboration and organised by the Belgian Polymer Group, KNCV Macromolecular Division, PTN, the former Dutch Polymer Days and Brightlands Rolduc Polymer Conference. These partners have joined forces to start a new scientific conference where academia, from student to Nobel Prize winner, and industry can meet.

We create a platform for academic polymer scientists and industrial researchers, working on polymeric materials. At the conference, you can meet and link the societal and industrial materials needs of tomorrow with the latest progress on fundamental and scientific knowledge in the field of polymers.

The conference relates the scientific contributions to future applications and the main, driving theme of Brightlands Polymer Days 2021 is: “Innovative Polymer Materials for a Sustainable Future”.

The conference relates the scientific contributions to future applications and the main, driving theme of Brightlands Polymer Days is: “Innovative Polymer Materials for a Sustainable Future”. Topics for focus sessions include:

  • Mobility
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Circularity


Belgian Society for Tissue Engineering November 12 - 13, 2021 in Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium.

The goals of the Belgian Society for Tissue Engineering (BSTE) are to connect all Belgian researchers, as well as international collaborators, active within the field of tissue engineering and to promote scientific research in this domain. Both objectives are met by the organization of the annual BSTE symposium. This symposium offers interesting networking opportunities, while international and Belgian speakers discuss recent advances in the fields of e.g. stem cell-based therapies, biomaterial development, computational modelling, biomedical imaging and image analysis, etc. 

The 8th edition of the BSTE symposium will be organized by the UCLouvain on the 12th and 13th of November 2021 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Keeping the BSTE tradition alive, an attractive program including international renowned speakers and several presentation opportunities for PhDs and Post-Docs will be proposed. Currently, seven renowned speakers have confirmed their participation:

  • • Prof. Heinz Redl (LBI, Vienna, Austria)
  • Prof. Moustapha Kassem (Univ Odense, Denmark)
  • • Prof. Jan de Boer (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  • • Prof. Benoît Lengelé (UCLouvain, Belgium)
  • • Prof. Peter Ponsaerts (UAntwerpen, Belgium)
  • • Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
  • • Prof. Pamela Habibovic (MERLN Institute, Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

To maximize the participation of delegates, we are happy to highlight that we organize BSTE2021 in close collaboration with the organizing committee of TERMIS2021 (6th world congress 2021 of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society), which will take place November 15 – 19th 2021. Via this close collaboration, we aim to provide a unique opportunity for bringing our scientific and professional communities together.

Venue is at the Foyer and Mezzanine of the Aula Magna, located in Louvain-la-Neuve, a section of the Belgian city of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, easily accessible via car and train. Aula Magna is a postmodern building of the UCLouvain University, providing both an academic and a multi-purpose auditorium and a dedicated parking space. This unique complex, designed by Philippe Samyn and inaugurated in 2001, holds one of the country's largest auditoria and Wallonia's largest stage, including an orchestra pit. Aula Magna has received the status of registered monument and is included in the Inventory of immovable cultural heritage of the Walloon region.

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