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Joint EARTO & EIRMA Conference “Infrastructures and Resources Sharing between Industry & RTOs in Europe”.

 

April 28, 2015

 

All participants were invited to the Gala Dinner that took place on April 28, 2015 at the Cercle-Cité in Luxembourg-City.
A guided tour was organised during the trip from the Hotel Park Alvisse to Cercle-Cité.

 

18:30 Joint bus transfer to Gala Dinner with guided tour
Departure: Alvisse Parc Hotel Lobby
19:30-22:00

Joint Gala Dinner at Cercle-Cité

Welcome address by

Francine Closener, Secretary of State of the Economy,  Ministry of the Economy, Luxembourg and

Marc Schiltz, Secretary General, Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg

22:00

Joint bus transfer to Alvisse Parc Hotel

 

April 29, 2015

 

08:30-09:00

Registration & welcome coffee (Room Europe C)

09:00-09:45   

Introduction (Room Europe B)

 

Gabriel Crean, Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) – Conference Host

 

Marc Hansen, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Luxembourg

 

Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for R&I, European Commission

 

Maria Khorsand, President of EARTO and CEO, SP

 

Carlos Härtel, EIRMA President and Director GE Global Research Europe

 

Session chaired by Marc Lemmer, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

09:45-10:15 Coffee break (Room Europe C)
10:15-12:00

Part 1 - How to construct an appropriate ecosystem to support infrastructures and resources sharing between industry & RTOs in Europe? (Room Europe B)

 

Overview - EIB and the Investment Plan for Europe

Klaus Trömel, Director General, Head of Operations, European Investment Bank

 

Views of the JRC

Xabier Goenaga, Head of the Innovation Systems Analysis Unit, JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

 

Shared infrastructures linked to economic & regional development policy

Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Director Strategy & Programmes, CEA

 

Rejuvenate KETs technology infrastructure for SMEs: the case of the RTO’s technology infrastructures

Jean-Frédéric Clerc, Vice President of CEA Technological Research Division, CEA

 

Infrastructure sharing, industry experience of hosting start-ups

Tom Aelbrecht, Director Venture & Incubation Center, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Johnson & Johnson

 

Discussion moderated by Maria Khorsand, President of EARTO and CEO, SP

 

12:00-13:30 Lunch (Restaurant Véranda)
13:30-15:00

Part 2 - How is “smart specialisation” a reality? (Parallel Sessions)

13:30-15:00

Session 1 (Room Europe B)

Regional specialisation: what does it mean in a global competitive market?

 

 

Moderator EIRMA: Léopold Demiddeleer, Honorary President of EIRMA, Formerly Solvay

Rapporteur EARTO: Ragnar Heldt Nielsen, Director, GTS – Advanced Technology Group

13:30-15:00

Session 2 (Room Europe A)

How important are shared infrastructures for the transfer of technology between industry & RTOs?

 

Moderator EIRMA: David Brown, Chair ProFactor Pharma. Ex Global Head of Drug Discovery, Hoffman La Roche

Rapporteur EARTO: Marc Lemmer, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

13:30-15:00

Session 3 (Fischbach/Echternach/Diekirch)

Shared infrastructures - lessons learned

 

 

Moderator EARTO: Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Executive Vice President, CTO, VTT Technical Research Centre

Rapporteur EIRMA: Christopher Shilling, Innovation Agent, EIRMA Individual Member

13:30-15:00

Session 4 (Room Hollenfels)

Mapping research and technology infrastructures: what type of tools are available? 

Moderator EARTO: Frank Treppe, Director Corporate Strategy and International Affairs, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Rapporteur EIRMA: Falk Wottawah, Head of Visioning & Scouting, Siemens

15:00-15:30 Coffee break (Room Europe C)
15:30-16:15

Plenary Session (Room Europe B)

 

Four short reports on parallel sessions by rapporteurs

Report Session 1

Report Session 2

Report Session 3

Report Session 4

Discussion moderated by Carlos Härtel, EIRMA President and Director GE Global Research Europe

16:15-16:30 Closing by EARTO & EIRMA Presidents    

 

The PDF version of the EIRMA conference programme is available for download.

 

April 27, 2015

17:00-18:30

EIRMA Governing Board (For Board Members Only)
Room Ansembourg

19:00 Bus transfer to Dinner
Departure: Alvisse Parc Hotel Lobby
19:30-22:00

EIRMA Members Welcome Dinner
Cercle Munster

EIRMA&EARTO Board Dinner (for Board Members only)
Cercle Munster

22:00 Bus transfer to Alvisse Parc Hotel
Departure: Cercle Munster's Entrance

April 28, 2015

08:30-09:00 Registration and Joint Welcome coffee
Room Europe C
09:00-10:30

EIRMA Conference
Room Hollenfels

09:00-09:15 Conference Opening by EIRMA President
Carlos Härtel
, EIRMA President and Director GE Global Research Europe
09:15-09:45 Incomplete framework conditions for effective innovation in the EU
Governments everywhere play an active role to create the framework conditions for wealth creation, within which research and innovation are a key component. In the European Union, the governance system is insufficiently adapted to present day needs of a European and global market driven by rapid innovations. Therefore, in order to fully develop Europe’s research strengths, the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management pleaded for systemic reforms to ensure that companies and societies can benefit more fully and rapidly from its research and innovation capabilities
Stefan Schepers, Secretary General of the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management, Director of EPPA, former Director General of the European Institute of Public Administration, EPPA
09:45-10:30 Umicore working on the opportunities of the circular economy of technology metals
  • Describing how the historic competence basis is being upgraded to address the new needs of circular economy processes
  • Explaining several actual Umicore business cases of circular economy of technology metals
  • Highlighting the open innovation approach for the continuous improvement of the needed competences
  • Return to society on the level of education, innovation and business creation through the EIT – KIC Raw Materials
  • Background information through the video of the Ellen Mc Arthur Foundation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHrOOnkpte4 and of the European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/environment/circular-economy/

Egbert Lox, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Umicore

10:30-11:00
Joint Coffee break
Room Europe C
11:00-12:30

EIRMA Conference

Panel session: Europe, global hub for R&D/Innovation?
Room Hollenfels

  This panel will discuss the reasons for companies to locate/retain R&D/Innovation centers in Europe. This will be done, using two perspectives: how do non-European firms assess the attractiveness of Europe in this area and how European companies plan to rebalance their global array of innovation centres, in light of emerging players, such as China, India and
Brazil.
  José Enrique Roman, Boeing, Managing Director Research & Technology Europe, Boeing
  Martin Curley, Vice-President Intel Labs, Director Intel Labs Europe
  Laura Montagna, Director SKF Engineering and Research Centre, SKF
  Anne-Christine Ayed, VP Research and Innovation, Tarkett
  Mérouane Debbah, VP France R&D Center, Director of Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, Huawei Technologies France
  Yukinobu Maruyama, Chief Designer, European R&D Centre, Hitachi Europe
  Panel chaired by Georges Haour, Professor of Technology & Innovation Management at IMD, EIRMA Individual Member
12:30-13:30
Joint Walking Lunch
Room Europe C&A
13:30-15:00 EIRMA Conference
Room Hollenfels
13:30-14:00 Clusters of Innovation for the future
Some countries/ regions have had notable success in building hi-tech clusters, generating stable regional employment levels within high value growth industries.
For future success, countries and regions need to understand two things:
Historically, what factors have driven success in building Clusters of Innovation? For the future, as the Third Industrial Revolution gathers pace, what will be the industries that could generate new clusters?
David Brown, Chair ProFactor Pharma. Ex Global Head of Drug Discovery, Hoffman La Roche
14:00-15:00 From Scarcity to Abundance
“We know what we are but not what we may be” William Shakespeare
Can Europe become a world class research hub? Europe’s pursuit of knowledge throughout the ages has nurtured a strong tradition in creativity, research, innovation and design. Successive historical eras, the classical, the medieval, the renaissance, the enlightenment, the industrial, have explored and innovated in unique ways. The socio-ecological era that is now emerging will inevitably again change the nature of what and how we research, create and innovate. Are we ready?
Josephine’s talk explores the non-linear complexity and heterarchy of our emerging socio-ecological age; an age of social innovation, collaboration and ecologies of scale rather than economies of scale. She explores the decentralization and distribution of creativity and capacity through the system and stimulates thinking and insights around the future of research, innovation
and design. Exploring our change of age, and those capacities that make us uniquely human, Josephine suggests we are on the edge of a new paradigm, one based not on scarcity but on abundance, not on less is more but on more is more.
Throughout her talk she explores the implications for companies and organizations in terms of size, management, culture, behaviour, leadership and energy. Collectively she asks us to think about how industry needs to adapt and how European Research can become world class.
Josephine Green, Beyond 20, formerly Philips
15:00-15:10 Conclusion
Carlos Härtel, EIRMA President and Director GE Global Research Europe
15:10-15:20 2015 CTO Award Presentation
15:20-15:30
Joint Coffee break
Room Europe C
15:30-17:00

EIRMA General Assembly

Dedicated to Representatives or Alternates of EIRMA member companies.
Room Hollenfels

17:00 EIRMA Annual Conference closure
18:15 Get-together at the hotel lobby
18:30-19:15 Bus transfer to Conference Dinner & Guided Tour
19:30-22:00 Joint Conference Dinner at Cercle Cité
Welcome address by Francine Closener, Secretary of State of the Economy, Ministry of the Economy, Luxembourg & by Marc Schiltz, Secretary General of the Fonds National de la Recherche
22:00 Bus transfer to the hotel Alvisse Parc Hotel

Please note that coffee breaks, lunch and gala dinner were jointly organised.

 

Detailed information on EARTO internal meetings were sent by EARTO to its members in due time.

 

April 27, 2015

19:00 Bus transfer to EIRMA&EARTO Board Dinner
Departure: Alvisse Parc Hotel Lobby
19:30-22:00 EIRMA&EARTO Board Dinner (for Board Members only)
Cercle Munster
22:00 Bus transfer to Alvisse Parc Hotel
Departure: Cercle Munster's Entrance

April 28, 2015

08:30-09:00 Registration & joint welcome coffee
Room Europe C
09:00-10:30

EARTO Executive Board Meeting (For Board Members only)
Room Ansembourg

10:30-11:00
Joint coffee break
Room Europe C
11:00-12:00 EARTO Executive Board Meeting (For Board Members only)
Room Ansembourg
12:00-13:00
Joint walking lunch
Room Europe C&A
13:00-14:45 EARTO Partners Meeting (All members)
Room Europe B
14:45-15:00

Joint coffee break

Room Europe C

15:00-17:00 EARTO Partners Meeting (All members)
Room Europe B
17:10-18:00 EARTO General Assembly (All members)
Room Europe B
18:15 Get-together at the hotel lobby
18:30

Bus transfer to Gala Dinner & Guided Tour (Departure: Alvisse Parc Hotel Lobby)

19:30-22:00 Joint Conference Dinner at Cercle Cité
Welcome address by Francine Closener, Secretary of State of the Economy, Ministry of the Economy, Luxembourg & by Marc Schiltz, Secretary General of the Fonds National de la Recherche
22:00 Bus transfer to the hotel Alvisse Parc Hotel

 

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EARTO & EIRMA Annual Conference 2015 - the First Joint Conference Edition on the theme “Infrastructures and Resources Sharing between Industry & RTOs in Europe”.

About the event

A 2-day Conference
April 28-29, 2015

Conference venue:
Alvisse Parc Hotel****
120, Route d'Echternach
L-1453 Luxembourg

Contacts

For general information about the conference, please contact us at:

  • info (@) earto-eirma-luxembourg2015.eu
  • +352 42 59 91 - 300
  • +352 275 885
  • 29, avenue J.F. Kennedy
    L-1855 Luxembourg