Industrial Sounding Board
The ISB (Industrial Sounding Board) consists of external parties (companies and also governmental and civil society actors). Once per year these parties are invited to the open SIM² annual meeting where research results are shown and research roadmaps are discussed. Currently, the ISB is also used as a virtual entity, which is targeted with tailored communication and dissemination products. When/if SIM² KU Leuven is officially endorsed as a formal Leuven Institute, a larger event will be organised to kick-start this new episode for SIM²: this event will be used to further professionalise the functioning of the ISB (roles, meeting types, communication channels, project generation approach etc.). Apart from “open” ISB meetings, SIM² KU Leuven also foresees more specific activities, such as “SIM² KU Leuven dinners” (on specific topics) and “SIM² KU Leuven vision meetings” (on-invitation only, VP level).
To join the Industrial Sounding Board, a signed Letter of Intent has to be sent to Dr. Ir. Peter Tom Jones.
Currently, SIM² KU Leuven is in contact with companies and other actors, through on-going collaborations within the framework of the HiTemp Centre, CR³ and the former RARE³ KU Leuven Platform (now converted to the SOLVOMET Industrial Service Centre)