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Innovative Europe? Time for a new EU innovation strategy

Industry, Enterprise and Innovation
Date: Tuesday, 05 June 2018 09:00 - 17:15

Venue: To be announced  |  City: Brussels, Belgium

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

  • Devising a broad, cross-sectoral innovation policy – energising industry large and small
  • How to finance innovation – from Juncker Plan to European Innovation Council?
  • What mission for the next EU Framework Programme?
  • Workshops on removing barriers to innovation – in artificial intelligence, defence R&D, regional development and other areas
  • 4 June – By invitation only: S|B Network

16:30 - Planning meeting of the Science|Business Network

A members-only brainstorming session on possible activities for the 12 months ahead

  • Chairs: Maryline Fiaschi and Richard L. Hudson, Science|Business

17:30 - Innovation: Starting out, scaling up

Pitches and debate about how to energise and fund Europe’s most promising innovators

  • Welcome and chair: Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

In the elevator: short pitches from ERC Proof of Concept grantees

  • Nikolaos Paragyios, Chief Executive and Technical Officer, Therapanacea
  • Pierre Alliez, Senior Researcher, INRIA
  • Paola Ceroni, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Bologna
  • Master of Ceremonies: Philippe Vanrie, Head of Eureka Secretariat

 The policy options: How to help disruptive start-ups gain scale

  • Klaus Bock, Vice-President of the Scientific Council, ERC
  • Ronald de Bruin, Director, COST
  • Martin Kern, Director, EIT
  • Rachel Carey, Chief Scientist, Zinc
  • Moderator: Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

19:00 – Science|Business Network reception

  • 5 June  - Public Conference (Webcast will be available)

09:00 - Welcome

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

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

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

09:30 - Financing innovation

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

09:50 -  Breaking the silos: Research synergies in Brussels

  • Vladimir Sucha, Director-General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament

10:20 – The Horizon Europe ‘clusters’: How can EU research help the UN’s development goals?

  • Karen Maex, Rector Magnificus, University of Amsterdam
  • Phil Mjwara, Director General, South African Department of Science and Technology
  • Philippe Tanguy, Chief Executive Officer, École Polytechnique Montréal
  • Jacques Volckmann, Associate VP Global Research, Sanofi
  • 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

Artificial Intelligence in the workplace

  • Pekka Sivonen, Director of Digitalization Strategy and Programs, Business Finland
  • Petri Myllymäki, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
  • Sauli Eloranta, Head of Innovation and Technology, Rolls-Royce Marine
  • Lucilla Sioli, Director, Digital Industry, DG CNECT  , European Commission
  • Antonio Rotolo, Vice-Rector for Research, University of Bologna
  • 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
  • Jean-David Malo, Director, Open Innovation and Open Science, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission (tbc)

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
  • Isabelle Thizon de Gaulle, Vice-President, European Strategic Initiatives and Scientific Relations, Sanofi (tbc)
  • Regional representatives

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
  • Signe Ratso, Deputy Director General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission (tbc)
  • Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief, Science|Business

The future of health innovation

  • Richard Buckley, Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, AstraZeneca
  • Enric Banda, Collaborator, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • 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
  • Pascale Augé, CEO, Inserm Transfert (tbc)
  • Paula Ceroni, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Bologna
  • Antonio Vicente, Chief of Staff for EU Research Commissioner Moedas, European Commission
  • Hermann Hauser, Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners and Chair, High Level Group on the European Innovation Council
  • Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief, Science|Business

1455 – The next Framework Programme: Who needs industry? 

  • Pekka Soini, Director General, Business Finland
  • Patrick Prendergast, President and Provost, Trinity College Dublin
  • Howard Chase, Director of Government Affairs, Europe, Dow Chemical Co.
  • Moderator: Daria Tataj, Chair, RISE Advisory Group to Commissioner Moedas

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

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