Program 20 february, day 2

The second day of the Future of Charging Symposium 2019 offers ways to engage with other experts. It’s an opportunity to meet scientific and corporate stakeholders and engage with new project proposals or participate in in-depth discussions on a particular topic. You have the option of joining a practical field trip visiting an innovative project in the Netherlands.

9.00: Welcome.
9.30: Start of all sessions.
12.30: End of all sessions.

Location: Eindhoven University of Technology

Hackathons and site visit

From theory to practice. During day two of the Future of Charging Symposium the discussions of the previous day will be followed up with a hackathon: In four deep-dive sessions, scientific insights from Day 1 will be incorporated in practical challenges. These sessions will result in new applied research projects. All symposium participants are invited to join – first come first served. A representative mix from the entrepreneurs, science and government sectors has been selected.

Hackathon 1: How should Electric Vehicle Infrastructure be integrated in regional energy strategies?

Host: eXentr – Michael van Hulst A regional policy challenge will be presented for solution by the participants.

Hackathon 2: Trucks from harbor to city

Host: TU/e – Auke Hoekstra Next steps in modelling and research on the impact and potential of zero emission corridors. A port and a logistical challenge will be offered.

Hackathon 3: Future modes of charging in an urban environment: destination charging or ultrafast charging?

Host: City of Utrecht – Matthijs Kok and Harm-Jan Idema In this hackaton we will jointly investigate future charging needs, user preferences, urban planning requirements and technical solutions. From this, we will distill key factors for future charging networks in European metropolitan areas, and points for decisionmaking for involved stakeholders.

Visit to European project Strijp-S

Join ElaadNL and Vlaams Kennisplatform Slim Laden (Flemish platform for Smart Charging) for a site visit to Strijp-S to discuss the next steps for integrating EVs and flexibility in the urban energy system. We will visit Strijp-S, join the project and get together to discuss steps for upscaling smart charging for cities to 50,000 charging stations and EVs in the coming two years. Transport will be provided. More info: and

The results will be shared and in the coming year the hackathon’s hosts are committed to co-developing the developed ideas together with the participants of this day. More information to follow soon!