Since 2020, we embarked on our mission-oriented and cross-sectoral energy transition journey. We showed solutions and financial opportunities for the built environment, industry and electrification. The successful conferences brought together over 500 engaged stakeholders from the quadruple helix.
Energy Mission 2023 will take place on 17 October in Genk, Belgium. The venue Thor Central, located in the middle of Thor Park, offers a unique location to inspire, share and connect.
Thor Park itself is one of the advanced European living labs on energy transition. It transformed from a coal mine into a state-of-the-art technology park.
Our key challenge for the 2023 conference: how to bring all these promising innovations to the market? How to get the end user, the citizen, to accept them or even design them themselves? How to bridge the final gap to a broad application?
Without any doubt, “energy living labs” play a crucial role in this last mile to the market. These living labs are state-of-the-art, open innovation ecosystems where energy technologies are tested and improved in real interaction with end users and in real interaction with other components. After this phase, the innovations are ready for a go-to-market.
Come to explore what an energy living lab ecosystem can mean for you and learn how to bridge the last mile to the market together!
Thor Park 8000, 3600 Genk, Belgium
Navigation: André Dumontlaan 67 3600 Genk, Belgium
Visitors’ parking is available
Please let us know should you need to charge your electric car.
Warning! It is not allowed to park in front of the building: on the gravel, in the little ‘park’ or on the road in the whole of Thor Park. Parking guards check Thor Park very regularly for offenders.
A lift for disabled people is available.
Going to the venue from your hotel to Thor Central
Easy bus connections: www.delijn.be/en
From Genk railway station: Bus stop ‘Thor Park’ served by City Line G1 takes 15 minutes to arrive at Thor Park Between 6h and 20h, every half hour. Between 7h and 9h, every 15 minutes
Bus stop “Waterschei Mijn” served by other bus lines following school hours/days (lines 1, 31, and 33)
Bus stop “Waterschei Bascule” at 1 km of Thor Park served by: • City line G7 Genk - Zutendaal: frequency of one bus per hour in both directions • Regional line 8 Genk - Overpelt: frequency of one bus per hour in both directions with additional service during rush hour • Regional line 9 Genk - Lanklaar: various trips per day • Regional line 11 Genk - Maaseik: frequency of one bus per hour in both directions with additional service during rush hour • Regional lines 1, 31, 33, 40 and 45 with a number of services per day