10-day festival to celebrate the best new tech and innovation

A 10-day science festival aims to showcase innovation and technology to the public. The Flanders Technology & Innovation (FTI) Festival will take place in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk and Leuven in March.

The festival is intended as a revival of Flanders Technology, a popular festival that ran from the 1980s until 1999 and introduced the general public to the latest innovations of the time.

The new festival is organised by the regional government with private sector partners and institutions such as the Flemish Institute for Technological Research and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). 

It takes place from 15 to 24 March and organisers expect 175,000 people to attend events in the six cities. An Open Technology and Innovation Day will see 100 companies across the region open their premises to the public, while the latest innovations will be on show at Antwerp’s Sportpaleis. Other activities include an open day at VUB’s Etterbeek campus and a city festival in Hasselt.

“The coolest workshops for young and old, the most inspiring speakers from home and abroad and the many showcases all over Flanders are downright impressive,” says festival director Dries Mahieu. “Looking to the future, we also want to tap into investment potential, get people excited about STEM education and put Flanders back in the spotlight.” 


#FlandersNewsService | A game developer at the launch of Flanders Game Hub in Kortrijk, April 2023 © BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK

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