Energy Festival Genk – FTI Genk


During the Energy Festival, which is part of Flanders Technology and Innovation Hasselt, several stimulating activities will take place in Genk.

People Building Places

More than 30 family homes in “New Texas” and the “Waterschei garden neighborhood” will undergo a collective renovation in the coming months with state-of-the-art technologies in heating, ventilation, and energy production/storage thanks to the oPEN Lab project.

Curious to see how the residents of “New Texas” and the “Waterschei garden suburb” are themselves participating in these energy-positive neighborhoods of the future? Then be sure to come to this vibrant neighborhood party with music, fun demos, practical energy tips, but above all a new perspective on energy in a casual atmosphere. Join the party and be inspired by the energy-positive stories of neighborhood residents.

What to expect?

  • neighbourhood party with music
  • fun demos
  • practical energy tips

For whom?

  • adults
  • youngsters
  • children

Where? New Texas and Garden District Waterschei, stadionplein 4, 3600 Genk

Parking? Thor Park has several parking lots. Parking 1, 3 and 5 are near the info point and the shuttle bus starting point.

When? March 17, 10-17 hours

waterschei new texas
Wijk Nieuw-Texas Genk

People Charging Places

Electric vehicles play an important role in reducing local and global emissions, greatly increasing livability in cities. How can batteries in electric vehicles be smartly controlled? What opportunities are available? What research is under development? Visit EnergyVille during the Energy Festival and get answers to all your questions!

We give you an insight into groundbreaking battery research. During lectures you will discover the future of sustainable mobility and the energy transition. We show you recently developed services for smart charging. You will learn how smart technologies are used to optimize charging processes and promote sustainable energy consumption.

We also explore the possibilities of integrated solar panels in cars. So you’ll get an inspiring mix of knowledge and innovation to get you totally on board.

What to expect?

  • electric bus
  • electric truck
  • various demos:
    • Enfoil: thin solar cells for on cars
    • Oldtimer becomes electric car
    • Smart charging of commercial vehicles
    • …and more!

Register for the lectures:

For whom?

  • adults
  • youngsters
  • children

Where? EnergyVille 1

Parking? Thor Park has several parking lots. Parking 1, 3 and 5 are near the info point and shuttle bus starting point.

When? March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children's University KU Leuven

Are you between the ages of 8 and 13?
Then fill your backpack with the craziest brain twists and come to the Children’s University.

What to expect?

You can find all the info about the Children’s University here.

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