AceForm4.0 Workshop

December 19th, 2017



8 MARCH 2018 – Zwijnaarde, Gent – BELGIUM 9 am – 1 pm

The workshop targets industrial and academic players interested in bringing formulation technologies to the next level. Different mechanisms will be leveraged to facilitate the take-up of the resulting topics in the next framework programme. Relevant national contacts and funding agency representatives will participate to support the process.

Key questions to be discussed at the workshop are:

  • What are the main research and innovation needs and how can product design be improved by collaboration of partners along value chains?
  • What is the impact of Digitalisation/Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy on the design, development and manufacturing of formulated products?
  • How can we better share know-how on formulation challenges and solutions between different sectors?

Why organise a workshop on formulation?
Formulation is a key process in the design of a wide range of products, consisting of carefully balanced mixtures of often incompatible ingredients. Despite the importance of this field and the high economic impact on industrial operations, application-oriented research and innovation in formulation technologies are usually not addressed in funding programmes, on both European and national levels.

That is why we are organising a workshop “Positioning of Formulation for future EU Framework Programmes” on 8 March 2018 in Ghent, Belgium. It will not only aim at the development of a clear and structured research and innovation agenda for the upcoming next EU Framework Programme (FP9), it will also give you the opportunity to brainstorm and participate in networking with colleagues in the field.

The workshop is one of a workshop series and will also be organised in the UK, Germany, Sweden and France. It is part of the AceForm4.0 Project, a Coordination Action funded by the EU Commission to provide guidelines on Innovation in EU-Formulation in the frame of Circular Economy and Industry4.0. Please visit for more information.

You can find the full programme here


Tech Lane – Materials Research Cluster
Technologiepark 935
9052 Zwijnaarde
Meeting room 1.16

Once on the Tech Lane site, follow the A2 signs. Please register at the reception desk.

You can also find the venue through Google maps