Next Level (un)Conference

June 27, 2019

Brightlands SSC



What is the Next Level for the Odyssey ecosystem?

(un)Conference with us to learn the plans and the Next Level of your peers. What are the insights of your fellow entrepreneurs, developers, policy-makers, business developers, and researchers, who are facing the same challenges as you?

At Brightlands SSC, we connect the “next levels” of yourself, your peers, and the entire ecosystem to get insights into the Odyssey 2020 Next Level.

As it is a (un)Conference, we invite you to host a session on a topic or question of your interest. We believe that through sharing your knowledge and leading a discussion, not only you can move forward but the entire ecosystem too.

We now have 18 sessions confirmed!

And yes, there will be an epic BBQ 🙂



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Like any other Odyssey event, the Next Level (un)conference is free and open but curated.


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How to increase relevance and impact with users. Ron Kreutzer, Participating Team Pillar

How to work with stakeholders to get to adoption. Daud Zulfacar, Winning Team Topia

How to personally transform and reach breakthrough moments. Michiel Heij, Winning Team Socialtec

How to prepare for and win at Odyssey? Aleksandar Shopski, Winning Team The Future Firefighters

Social impact and future applications of Web3 technologies. Sasha Kolupaev and Gleb Sychev, Winning Team Tradisys

How can we create an ecosystem of food & beverage brands for transparency and social impact? Ricardo Garcia, Winning Team GoodChain

Basics of ethics and moral philosophy in tech. Michiel Kemmer, Participating Team pFTW

Innovating in Ecosystems: how to win together? Nick van Apeldoorn, Kadaster

Freedom and control in the brave new digital world. Oskar Person, Winning Team 2018 Consense

Privacy, GDPR and Technology. Silvan Jongerius, TechGDPR

Design Thinking: overcoming patriarchy through non-violent collaboration. Bas Kaptijn and Youetta de Jager, ICTU

Using new technologies to innovate education. Ricardo Eradus and Dennis Ijlst, De Haagse Hogeschool

Call-to-Adventure: onboarding for Europe’s Horizon Deep Tech running-in-packs Joint Missions. ( Gepco de Kruijff, Participating Team Deltas Planet Earth

Blue Information: the green energy of the digital world. Giuseppe Rizzi, BlueMorpho

Create your own Protocol Investment Vehicle. Rutger van Zuidam, Odyssey

How to develop your solution’s ecosystem? Victoria Ous, Odyssey

How to use the hackathon to put your brand in the spotlight. Mariia Stolyga, Odyssey

The Next Level Driver & Killer Wall. Stefan Kunst and Anna Atamas, Odyssey



Smedestraat 2, Heerlen

Brightlands Smart Services Campus


Walk-in with lunch and mini-demos from the Odyssey Hackathon teams.


Word of welcome by Peter Verkoulen, CEO of Brightlands.


Keynote by Rutger van Zuidam, Founder of


From Hackathon to launch: Nathalie Drost and Dean Masley,

2017 Hackathon winners Nestegg, are now live!


Pitch your (un)conference session to participants


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Epic BBQ!