Composites Innovation Event | Advanced Technologies for Sustainable Composites

28 februari 2024

Composites United meets CompositesNL
Composites United and CompositesNL collaborate in organizing the ‘Composites Innovation Event’ on May 28 and 29 at SAMXL in Delft. During this two-day event, cutting-edge technologies and innovations from various industries within our two networks will be showcased. In addition, you can look forward to interesting company tours in the vicinity of Delft on the second day.  On Tuesday, May 28, an informal evening program is scheduled including a networking dinner accompanied by music (free for event participants).
Join our event and enlarge your network with new exciting researchers and innovators. We look forward to welcoming you!

Date: May 28/29, 2024
Moderators: Joost van den Berg (CompositesNL) & Bastian Brenken (Composites United)

Rotterdamseweg 382c
2629 HG Delft



Tabletop option
In addition to the different tickets for participation, we offer you the opportunity to book a tabletop to present your company/institute and your products.

  • With this option, you can draw special attention and visibility for your activity during the networking breaks on both days as well as for the marketplace event on day 1.
  • These small booths will contain a presentation table to display your product samples, demonstrators, and brochures and enough space for 1 – 2 roll-ups.
  • To book a tabletop, please select the option ‘Exhibitor/Admission Ticket’ in the registration process.


  1. Member Admission ticket (for CompositesNL and Composites United members only) €195,-
  2. Non-Member Admission ticket € 395,-
  3. Member Exhibitor/Admission ticket (for CompositesNL and Composites United members only) €345,-
  4. Non-Member Exhibitor/Admission ticket €695,-

The evening program with dinner on Tuesday, May 28 is free for event participants.  Registration for the evening program will be part of your ticket registration process.

Hotel suggestions
We recommend booking your hotel room well in advance.
Options in Delft are:

  1. Hotel Arsenaal Delft WestCord
  2. Hotel Grand Canal
  3. Ibis Styles Delft City Centre


Travel recommendations

  1. Arriving by car: We recommend using a navigation app by entering the address above. Parking options are TU Parking P3 at 300 meters from the event location.
  2. Arriving by train: Arriving at station Delft, take bus number 69 to the TU Delft (11 min.) exit Delft Technopolis. From thereon a 550 meter walk to the event location.
  3. Arriving by airplane: Book a flight to Schiphol Airport and at Schiphol train station (located at the airport), take a train to Delft. Arriving at station Delft, take bus number 69 to the TU Delft (11 min.) exit Delft Technopolis. From thereon a 550 meter walk to the event location.



Day 1, May 28 2024, 10:30 am – 05:30 pm plus Evening Event
10:00 am Registration, Warm-up with Coffee
10:30 am Welcome
Prof. Clemens Dransfeld, TU Delft
Aydin van den Bergh, SAM XL
Joost van den Berg, CompositesNL
Dr. Bastian Brenken, Composites United e. V.
10:50 am Video Message: Greetings and Welcome Note
Werner Loscheider, German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
11:00 am KEYNOTE: Architecting composite materials towards sustainable structures
Prof. Clemens Dransfeld, TU Delft
11:25 am Flexible micro factories for composites
Bouke Veldman, NextGen
11:35 am Digital automation for composites manufacturing
Marcus Kremers, Airborne
11:50 pm Sustainable Aviation – What’s the Role of Composites?
Marc Fette, Composites Technology Center Stade (CTC GmbH), an Airbus Company
12:10 pm Lunch Break with Networking
1:30 pm Stunning:  thermoplastic composite developments on a fuselage lower half demonstrator
Joost Koopman, GKN-Fokker
1:50 pm Building a sustainable future through material innovation in the construction & wind industries
Jens Boelke, Owens Corning
2:10 pm Next-generation automated manufacturing of thermoplastic composites
Dr. Bram Jongbloed, SAM XL
2:30 pm Topic: H2-Research and Activities at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Title t.b.d.
Dr. Daniel Stefaniak, DLR
2:50 pm Coffee with Networking
3:30 pm Facility Tour TU Delft & SAM XL
In different smaller groups, various stations of composites innovations & research at the TU Delft & SAM XL will be visited. More details will be provided soon.
5:30 pm End of Program for Day 1
7:00 pm Evening Event @ lijmencultuur in Delft
Casual dinner & drinks with lots of networking opportunities. Enjoy a 3-course seasonal dinner in an inspirational old monumental building and get in touch with participants, speakers, and hosts!Address:
Rotterdamseweg 272
2628 AT Delft
+31 (0)15 262 94 00
10:00 pm End of Evening Event


Day 2, May 29, 2024, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
8:30 am Registration, Warm up with coffee
09:00 am Welcome
Prof. Clemens Dransfeld, TU Delft
Joost van den Berg, Composites NL
Dr. Bastian Brenken, Composites United e. V.
09:10 am Novel thermoplastic composite underride guard in automotive (AUDI Q8 e-tron)
Jos Lobee, Modified Materials
09:30 am Circularity-oriented use of Composites in the mobility industries
Dr. Stefan Caba, EDAG Engineering GmbH
09:50 am Coffee break with Networking
10:20 am High-Performance Bamboo fiber composites
Marc Bokeloh, Bambooder
10:40 am Composites in Rail
Kai Heimann, ALSTOM Transportation Germany GmbH
11:00 am Facility Tours and Lunch
1.      Cead
2.      KVE
3.      AirborneFacility Tours with bus. Lunch is served via lunch bags or at a facility.
Details and Information to be added.
2:50 pm Closure: Wrap-up and next steps.
Prof. Clemens Dransfeld, TU Delft
Joost van den Berg, Composites NL
Dr. Bastian Brenken, Composites United e. V.
3:00 pm End of Event