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EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technol : @ Innovative Europe? Time for a new EU innovation strategy

05/30/2018 | 11:53am EDT

Europe's economy is picking up - but what about its engine for future growth: Research and innovation? This Science|Business conference debates the policies and programmes Europe will need for long-term prosperity - across all sectors: health, ICT, manufacturing, energy, regional development and more.

Programme

08:30 - Welcome coffee and registration

09:00 - Welcome

  • Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief, Science|Business

09:05 - Research and innovation in the new EU budget

  • Günter Oettinger, Commissioner, Budget and Human Resources, European Commission

09:30 - Financing innovation

  • Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank (EIB)

10:00 - The Horizon Europe 'clusters': How can EU research help the UN's development goals?

  • Vladimir Sucha, Director-General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Karen Maex, Rector Magnificus, University of Amsterdam
  • Phil Mjwara, Director General, South African Department of Science and Technology
  • Philippe Tanguy, President, École Polytechnique Montréal
  • Howard Chase, Director of Government Affairs, Europe, Dow Chemical Co.

Moderator: Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

11:00 - Coffee break

11:30 - Workshops: Unblocking the innovation pipeline

Parallel, 90-minute workshops developing conclusions to speed innovation across the economy

How artificial intelligence will change working life

  • Pekka Sivonen, Director of Digitalisation Strategy and Programs, Business Finland
  • Lucilla Sioli, Director, Digital Industry, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Antonio Rotolo, Vice-Rector for Research, University of Bologna
  • Petri Myllymäki, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
  • Raphäel Fabian, EU Affairs Officer, Rolls-Royce

Moderator: David Pringle, Senior Advisor, Science|Business

Follow the money: How to finance Europe's cash-starved innovators

  • Hermann Hauser, Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners and Chair, High Level Group on the European Innovation Council
  • Shiva Dustdar, Head of Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank
  • Tim Softley, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Birmingham
  • Philippe Vanrie, Head, EUREKA Secretariat
  • Jean-David Malo, Director, Open Innovation and Open Science, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission (tbc)

Moderator: Éanna Kelly, News Editor, Science|Business

Innovation hubs: How to strengthen regional innovation

  • Rudolf Niessler, Director, Smart and Sustainable Growth and Programme Implementation IV, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
  • Peter Olesen, Chairman, Governing Board, European Institute of Innovation and Technology
  • Sandra Rey, Founder and CEO, Glowee
  • Jacques De Chilly, Director General for Economic Development and Job Creation, Lyon Metropolis
  • Maria Alajõe, Director for Innovation and Business Relations, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Moderator: Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

Open to the World? How to make Horizon Europe more international

  • Ronald de Bruin, Director, COST
  • Michael Makanga, CEO, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
  • Alexander Cooke, Counsellor Europe, Industry, Innovation and Science Australian Embassy to Belgium, Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union and NATO
  • Diego Fernandez Prieto, Head of Research and Development, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes European Space Agency
  • Maryline Maillard, Science and Technology Counsellor, Mission of Switzerland to the EU
  • Andrew Cherry, ‎Senior Scientific Officer, Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Michael Leskiw, International Senior Contract Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs, International Coordinating Committee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Signe Ratso, Deputy Director General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief, Science|Business

The patient in the system: Innovating for a more comprehensive health care

  • Lydia Makaroff, Director, European Cancer Patients Coalition
  • Vincent Clay, Senior Manager, EU Government Affairs, Pfizer
  • Enric Banda, Senior Adviser, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • Frédéric Destrebecq, Executive Director, European Brain Council
  • Boris Dimitrov, CEO and Founder, Checkpoint Cardio (tbc)
  • Simone Boselli, Public Affairs Director, EURORDIS (tbc)

Moderator: Monica Dietl, Senior Adviser, Science|Business

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - How do you grow an idea? The EU's role in protecting and promoting innovation

  • Opening View: Hermann Hauser, Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners and Chair, High Level Group on the European Innovation Council

Panel:

  • Richard Buckley, Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, AstraZeneca
  • Pekka Soini, Director General, Business Finland
  • Paola Ceroni, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Bologna
  • Hermann Hauser, Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners and Chair, High Level Group on the European Innovation Council
  • Daria Tataj, Chair, RISE Advisory Group to Commissioner Moedas; CEO, Tataj Innovation

Moderator: John Wyles, Member of the Board, Science|Business

15:00 - R&I in the next EU budget framework

  • Q&A with Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission

Panel:

  • Patrick Prendergast, President and Provost, Trinity College Dublin & Member Governing Board, European Institute of Innovation and Technology
  • Isabelle Thizon-de-Gaulle, Vice President, European Strategic Initiatives and Scientific Relations, Sanofi
  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission

Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief, Science|Business

15:45 - Coffee

16:15 - What's our mission? What goals should we set for the next Framework Programme?

  • Opening View: Mariana Mazzucato, Professor, University College London; Special Advisor on Mission Driven Science and Innovation to Commissioner Moedas, European Commission

Panel:

  • Christian Ehler, Member of the European Parliament
  • Michael Makanga, CEO, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
  • Ilkka Niemelä, President, Aalto University
  • Heinz Seyringer, CEO, V-Research
  • Mariana Mazzucato, Professor, University College London; Special Advisor on Mission Driven Science and Innovation to Commissioner Moedas, European Commission

Moderator: Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

17:15 - Close and networking reception

Disclaimer

EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology published this content on 30 May 2018 and is solely responsible for the information contained herein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 30 May 2018 15:52:04 UTC


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