6th EIS | Programme

6th European Innovation Summit Programme Overview*

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JIIP Annual Symposium: "Major Innovations, a European perspective"
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15:00 - 19:00 Microsoft Executive Briefing Center -
6th EIS Seminar "Methods of Knowledge Transfer towards Innovation – Design, Culture, Welfare and Entrepreneurship"; in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers

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17:00 - 19:00 EP, JAN 6Q1 Henna Virkkunen
Summit Opening Ceremony

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19:00 - 21:00 EP, Members' Restaurant Lambert van Nistelrooij &
Jerzy Buzek
High-level Dinner debate “Europe’s response to the innovation and digitalisation challenges”

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21:00 - 22:30 EP, Presidential dining room Adina Ioana Valean &
Jerzy Buzek

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Breakfast Debate: "Advanced Manufacturing for a new European Industrial Renaissance", in cooperation with CEFIC

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08:00 - 09:30 EP, Members' Salon Christian Ehler
Breakfast Debate: "Bottom-up vs top down innovation: How much funnelling and prescription can ingenuity endure?", in cooperation with COST

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08:00 - 09:30 EP, Members' Salon Victor Negrescu
Breakfast Debate: "Economic impact of social media", in cooperation with Facebook

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08:00 - 09:30 EP, Members' Salon Michael Theurer
Conference Session: Framework conditions and obstacles to innovation in Europe

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09:30 - 11:00 EP, ASP 1G3 Neena Gill
Conference Session: Horizon 2020: First impressions and experience

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11:00 - 12:30 EP, ASP 1G3 Christian Ehler
Lunch Debate: "Quantum Technology and Quantum Computing in the 21st Century", in cooperation with TU Delft

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12:45 - 14:30 EP, Members' Salon Cora van Nieuwenhuizen &
Patrizia Toia
Lunch Debate: "How the European metals-industry can contribute to innovation and sustainable growth", in cooperation with Metals Pro Climate

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12:45 - 14:30 EP, Members' Salon Jerzy Buzek
Lunch Debate: "Internet Governance as an innovation driver", in cooperation with IEEE

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12:45 - 14:30 EP, Members' Salon Victor Negrescu
Lunch Debate: "Open Innovation and Practical Action to support Europe's Low Carbon Regional Economic Development", in cooperation with Climate-KIC

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12:45 - 14:30 EP, Members' Salon Lambert van Nistelrooij
Parallel Session: Innovation in Healthcare

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12:45 - 14:40 EP, ASP 1G3 Alojz Peterle
Networking Lunch 12:45 - 14:30 EP, Exhibition Space Vicky Ford
Parallel Session: The role of innovation for secure and affordable energy in Europe

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15:00 - 17:00 EP, PHS 5B001 Jerzy Buzek
Parallel Session: Big Data, People’s Data

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15:00 - 17:00 EP, ASP 1G3 Michał Boni
Conference Session: The Next Generation Innovators

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17:00 - 19:00 EP, ASP 1G3 Brando Benifei and
Victor Negrescu
Dinner Debate: "Big Data: future challenges and opportunities", in cooperation with Leiden University, TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam

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19:30 - 22.00 EP, Members' Restaurant Sean Kelly
Dinner Debate: "Smarter and Better Regulation- how can this impact on innovation?", in cooperation with ECPA

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19:30 - 22:00 EP, Members' Salon Vicky Ford
Dinner Debate: "The Gas SMART Grid and its Role in Europe’s energy Future", in cooperation with GERG and Marcogaz

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19:30 - 22:00 EP, Members' Salon Jerzy Buzek

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Breakfast Debate:
"Who benefits from intellectual property rights for agricultural innovation?", in cooperation with EuropaBio

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08:00 - 09:30 EP, Members' Salon Michel Dantin
Lunch Debate: "Energy Transition: The Young People’s Revolution", in cooperation with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences

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12:45 - 14:30 EP, Members' Salon Lambert van Nistelrooij
Lunch Debate: "The innovative SME policy in Lower Austria", in cooperation with the region of Lower Austria

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12:30 - 14:30 EP, Members' Salon Heinz K. Becker
Networking Lunch 12:45 - 14:30 EP, Exhibition Space TBC
Press Conference 14:30 - 15:00 EP, Anna Politkovskaya Lambert van Nistelrooij &
Jerzy Buzek
Conference Session: Regions and cities: Innovation ecosystems and smart strategies

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15:00 - 17:00 EP, PHS 3C050 Lambert van Nistelrooij
Parallel Session: Towards a better European Transport System

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17:00 - 19:00 EP, PHS 3C050 Jerzy Buzek &
Henna Virkkunen
Parallel Session: Agricultural Innovation in the EU – how can we unlock its full potential?

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17:00 - 19:00 EP, ASP 1G3 Jan Huitema
Conference Session: "TTIP: What's in for Innovation"

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18:30 - 20:00 EP, PHS 5B001 Adina-Ioana Vălean
Summit Closing Ceremony

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19:30 - 22:00 Members' Restaurant Lambert van Nistelrooij & Jerzy Buzek
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Innovation, Evolution & Convergence: Ensuring access to "next generation video" anytime, anywhere & on any device 09:30 - 13:30 TBC Lambert van Nistelrooij and Sabine Verheyen

*The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme at any time.

6th European Innovation Summit Programme Details

Monday

JIIP Annual Symposium: "Major Innovations, a European perspective"

Symposium
Monday, 17 November, 2014 -
15:00 to 19:00
Venue: 
Microsoft Executive Briefing Center
Organiser: 
Joint Institute of Innovation Policy (JIIP)
Host: 

Robbert Fisher,
Managing Director, Joint Institute for Innovation Policy

Speakers: 

Henry Etzkowitz, (Keynote speaker)
Senior Research Fellow, Stanford University

Rosalinde Van der Vlies,
Head of Unit, European Commission, DG RTD, Evaluation Unit

Torsti Loikkanen,
Principal Scientist, VTT/JIIP

Bruno Smets,
Director Public Private Innovation Partnerships, Philips Lighting

Michael Ploder,
Leader-Research Group, Joanneum Research/JIIP

Daniel Besser,
Managing Director, German Stem Cell Network (GSCN)

Dominique Guellec,
Head of Country Studies and Outlook, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD

Frans Van Der Zee,
Principal Consultant, TNO/JIIP

Jos Leijten,
Senior Strategist/Economist, Joint Institute for Innovation Policy

Methods of Knowledge Transfer towards Innovation – Design, Culture, Welfare and Entrepreneurship

6th EIS Seminar
Monday, 17 November, 2014 -
17:00 to 19:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | JAN 6Q1
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers
Host: 

Henna Virkkunen,
Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP

Monika Mörtberg Backlund ,
Senior Adviser, Education & Research, Nordic Council of Ministers

Speakers: 

Halina Gottlieb,
PhD, Knowledge Triangle Coordinator, Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Sweden

Reidar K Lie,
Professor and Head of Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway

Anders Warell,
Associate Professor, the School of Industrial Design, Lund University, Sweden

Andre Liem,
Associate Professor, the Department of Product Design, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Bent Egberg Mikkelsen,
Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark

Niclas Östlund,
Innovation and Business Advisor, Innovation Financing at SLU Holding AB, Uppsala, Sweden

Peter Göranson,
General Secretary, NORDTEK

Magnus K Jonsson,
The Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Division for Research, Innovation and Industry Development, Sweden

Kasper Hallenborg,
Associate Professor and Head of Department at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at the University of Southern Denmark

Summit Opening Ceremony

Reception
Monday, 17 November, 2014 -
19:00 to 21:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Restaurant
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP

Jerzy Buzek,
Vice Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP, ITRE Committee Chair, former President of the European Parliament

Speakers: 

Roland Strauss,
Managing Director, K4I (Moderator)

Friedhelm Schmider,
K4I President 

Carlos Moedas,
Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission

Corina Crețu
Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission

Phil Hogan
Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, European Commission 

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, (TBC)
Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Christoph Keese,
Executive Vice President, Axel Springer SE

Gernot Klotz, 
Vice-President K4I, Executive Director Research and Innovation, CEFIC

 

High-level Dinner debate “Europe’s response to the innovation and digitalisation challenges”

Dinner Debate
Monday, 17 November, 2014 -
21:00 to 22:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Presidential dining room
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Jerzy Buzek,
Vice Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP, ITRE Committee Chair, former President of the European Parliament

Adina Ioana Valean,
Vice-President of the European Parliament, Chair of the working group on ICT Innovation Strategy

Speakers: 

Moderator: Roland Strauss,
Managing Director, K4I 

Special Guest: Christoph Keese,
Executive Vice President, Axel Springer SE

Günther Oettinger,
C
ommissioner for Digital Economy & Society

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
MEP, Chair of the K4I Forum of the European Parliament

Friedhelm Schmider,
K4I President 

 

Tuesday

Economic impact of social media

Breakfast Debate
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Facebook
Host: 

Michael Theurer,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Speakers: 

Eva Kaili,
Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP

Erika Mann,
Managing Director, Facebook Brussels

Linda Griffin,
Global Head of Public Affairs, King Digital Entertainment

Zoran Stančič,
Deputy Director-General, DG Connect, EUropean Commission

Advanced Manufacturing for a new European Industrial Renaissance

Breakfast Debate
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Cefic
Host: 

Christian Ehler,
Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP

Speakers: 

Antti Peltomäki,
Deputy Director-General of the Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, European Commission

Rudolf W. Strohmeier,
Deputy Director-General Research Programmes, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Gernot Klotz,
Executive Director Research and Innovation, CEFIC

Bottom-up vs top down innovation: How much funneling and prescription can ingenuity endure?

Breakfast Debate
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with COST
Host: 

Victor Negrescu,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Speakers: 

Kurt Vandenberghe,
European Commission, Director for Climate Action and Resource Efficiency, DG Research and Innovation

Yves de Weerdt,
Vito Research Institute, Belgian Delegate in the Governing Board of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe

Bert de Colvenaer,
Executive Director Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña,
President of the COST Association

Piet de Vey Mestdagh,
Hanze University of Apllied Sciences

Dimitri Corpakis,
Head of Unit, Directorate for the Innovation Union and the European Research Area, European Commission

Dr Monica Dietl,
Director of the COST Association

Framework conditions and obstacles to innovation in Europe

Conference Session
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
09:30 to 11:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | ASP 1G3
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Neena Gill,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Speakers: 

Vicky Ford,
IMCO COmmittee Chair, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board (Welcome Speech)

Gernot Klotz,
Executive Director research and Innovation, CEFIC (Moderator)

Vladimir Sucha,
Director-General, Joint Research Centre

Pedro de Sampaio Nunes,
Head of Secretariat, EUREKA

Joanna Dupont-Inglis,
Director of Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBio

Prof. Eicke Weber,
Director, Fraunhofer-ISE

Veronique Steukers,
Director, Health and Environment Public Policy, Nickel Institute

Klaus Hoffmann,
President, DOW Corning Europe

Angel Martin,
EU Government Affairs Leader, Dow AgroSciences

 

Horizon 2020: First impressions and experience

Conference Session
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
11:00 to 12:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | ASP 1G3
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Christian Ehler,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Speakers: 

Jos Leijten, (Moderator)
Advisor, JIIP 

Carlos Moedas,
Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation, European Commission (Invited)

Rudolf Strohmeier,
Deputy Director General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Maria da Graça Carvalho,
Pricipal Advisor, BEPA, European Commission

Andreas Förster,
Director, Dechema

Bernd Schulte,
Vice President, Photonics 21

Bertrand van Ee,
Climate-KIC CEO

Internet Governance as an innovation driver

Lunch Debate
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
12:45 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with IEEE
Host: 

Victor Negrescu,
MEP

Speakers: 

Konstantinos Karachalios,
Managing Director, IEEE-SA

Megan Richards,
Principal advisor, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Jean-Jacques Sahel,
Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement for Europe, ICANN

Walter van der Weiden,
Chair of Market Regulation Group, DigitalEurope

Innovation in Healthcare

Parallel session
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
12:45 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | ASP 1G3
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Alojz Peterle,
MEP

Speakers: 

Menno Kok,
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Cees van der Schans,
Professor Health Care and Nursing, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Martijn Lolkema,
Erasmus University Medical Cente

Dr Arfan Ikram,
Erasmus University Medical Center

Marcin Golec,
EIB

Open Innovation and Practical Action to support Europe's Low Carbon Regional Economic Development

Lunch Debate
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
12:45 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Climate-KIC
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP

Speakers: 

Aled Thomas,
Regional Innovation and Implementation Community (RIC) Director, Climate-KIC (Moderator)

Jordi Curell,
Director, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Peter Olesen,
Chairman Governing Board, Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Mathieu Fichter,
Member of Cabinet of Regional Policy Commissioner, Corina Cretu, European Commission

Thomas Wobben,
Director of Horizontal Polices and Networks, Committee of the Regions, CdR

Bertrand van Ee,
Climate-KIC CEO

How the European metals-industry can contribute to innovation and sustainable growth

Lunch Debate
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
12:45 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Metals Pro Climate
Host: 

Prof. Jerzy Buzek,
Vice Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP, ITRE Committee Chair, former President of the European Parliament

Speakers: 

Mattia Pellegrini,
Head of Unit, Raw Materials, Metals, Minerals and Forrest based industries, DG Enterprise, European Commission

Oliver Bell,
Executive Vice President of Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway and Chairman of Metals pro Climate (German industrial initiative for climate protection, energy and resource-efficiency)

Veronique Steukers,
Director Health & Environment Public Policy, Nickel Institute

Martin Kneer,
General Manager of German Non-Ferrous Metals Association and Managing Director of Metals pro Climate (German industrial initiative for climate protection, energy and resource-efficiency)

Quantum Technology and Quantum Computing in the 21st Century

Lunch Debate
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
12:45 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with TU Delft
Host: 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Patrizia Toia,
MEP

Speakers: 

Prof John Morton,
University College London 

Prof. Lieven Vandersypen, Delft University of Technology

Thierry Debuisschert,
Thales (tbc)

Thierry van der Pyl,
DG CNECT, European Commission

Big Data, People’s Data

Parallel Session
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
15:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | ASP 1G3
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Michał Boni,
MEP

Speakers: 

Jan van Dalen (Moderator),
Professor of Business Intelligence, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Günther Oettinger,
Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, European Commission (Invited)

Giuseppe Abbamonte,
Director Media and Data, DG CNECT, European Commission

Maciej Bukowski,
Warsaw School of Economics

William Hoffman, 
Associate Director, World Economic Forum, New York

Liesbet van Zoonen,
Professor of Popular Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Professor of Media and Communication, Loughborough University UK
Medical Centre

Yannick Legré,
Director, EGI.eu

 

The role of innovation for secure and affordable energy in Europe

Parallel Session
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
15:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 5B001
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Prof. Jerzy Buzek
Vice Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP, ITRE Committee Chair, former President of the European Parliament

Speakers: 

Gernot Klotz ,
Executive Director Research and Innovation, CEFIC

David Salisbury,
President, GERG

Rainer Janssen,
Vice-President, EUREC

Pierluigi Mancarella ,
IEEE European Energy Working Group Chairman, IEEE

Wim van Gemert,
Professor Energy Innovation, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Oliver Bell,
Chairman, Metals Pro Climate; Executive Vice President, Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway

Ingo Wagner (Intervention),
DHC+

The Next Generation Innovators

Conference Session
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
17:00 to 19:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | ASP 1G3
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Brando Benifei,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Victor Negrescu,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Speakers: 

Peter Dröll,
Acting Director, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Peter Olesen,
Chairman, European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Prof. Thomas Schäfer,
University of the Basque Country - “SCI-Generation” Chair 

Austin d’Souza,
PhD student, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Ebrahim Mohamed,
Director of Education, Climate-KIC

Bar​bara Andreani,
Brussels Coordinator, Enterprise Europe Network

Wojciech Przybylski,
Project Leader, "New Europe 100"

Dariusz Żuk,
Co-founder & Ceo, Entrepreneurial Poland

Szymon Kurzyca,
Operational Director & Investment Manager, HCM Group

Linda Griffin,
Global Head of Public Affairs, King Digital Entertainment

Mr. Fabrizio Porrino,
Young Innovator from Italy (VP Global Public Affairs, Facilitylive software company)

Mr. Paolo Vacchino,
Business Angel from Italy (Private Equity Funds Manager, Facilitylive's shareholder)

Mr Stanisław Fiedor,
CEO at Fuero Games 

The Gas SMART Grid and its Role in Europe’s energy Future

Dinner Debate
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
19:30 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with GERG (European Gas research Group) and Marcogaz
Host: 

Prof. Jerzy Buzek,
MEP, Chair of the ITRE Committee

Speakers: 

Tudor Constantinescu
Principal Adviser, DG ENER, European Commission

Manuel Sanchez Jimenez,
T
eam Leader Smart Grids, DG ENER, European Commission

David Salisbury,
President, GERG 

Jos Dehaeseleer, 
Leader of the Marcogaz SMART Gas Grid Task Force

Marcus Newborough, 
Development Director, ITM Power

 

Smarter and Better Regulation- how can this impact on innovation?

Dinner Debate
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
19:30 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with ECPA
Host: 

Vicky Ford,
MEP, IMCO Committee Chair

Speakers: 

Jean-Charles Bocquet,
Director General, European Crop Protection Association

Joe Dunne,
Acting Director for Impact Assessment and European Added Value , DG for Parliamentary Research Services, European Parliament

Jonathon Stoodley,
Secretariat-General, European Commission

Tim Figures,
Counsellor for Competitiveness and Markets, UK Representation to the EU

Big Data: future challenges and opportunities

Dinner Debate
Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 -
19:30 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with TU Delft, Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Host: 

Seán Kelly,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Speakers: 

Dirk Jan van den Berg,
CEO, TU Delft

Prof. Simone Buitendijk,
Member Executive Board Leiden University

Prof. Huib Pols,
Rector Magnificus Erasmus University Rotterdam

Wednesday

Who benefits from intellectual property rights for agricultural innovation?

Breakfast Debate
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with EuropaBio
Host: 

Michel Dantin,
MEP

Speakers: 

Beat Späth,
Director of Agricultural Biotechnology, EuropaBio

Dominic Muyldermans,
Senior Legal Consultant, CropLife International

Willem Ruster,
Strategy Consultant, Steward Redqueen
Discussion


Heli Pihlajamaa,
Director, Directorate Patent Law, European Patent Office

Serge Quazzotti,
European IPR Helpdesk

Philippe Lenée,
CEO, INRA Transfert

The innovative SME policy in Lower Austria

Lunch Debate
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 -
12:30 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the region of Lower Austria
Host: 

Heinz K. Becker,
MEP

Speakers: 
Roland Adrowitzer (Moderator),
Coordinator of all correspondents, ORF
 
Christian Weinberger,
Senior Adviser, European Commission, DG ENTR, Entrepreneurship & SME Policy
 
Ben Butters,
Director EU Affairs, EUROCHAMBRES
 
Petra Bohuslav,
Minister of economy, tourism, technology and sports of Lower Austria
 
Petra Patzelt,
CEO of RIZ – the startup agency of Lower Austria
 
Gerd Prechtl,
Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce, President of the Division “Information and Consulting” 
 

Energy Transition: The Young People’s Revolution

Lunch Debate
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 -
12:45 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP

Speakers: 

Charles van Santvoord, (Moderator)
Marketing & Communications Manager

Wim van Gemert,
Professor Energy Innovation, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Juliana Montoya Cardona,
PhD student, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Marcel van der Werf,
PhD student, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Andras Perl,
PhD student, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Frank Pierie,
PhD student Flexigas, Hanze University of Apllied Sciences

Austin d’Souza,
PhD student EdGar, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Sybren Jansma,
Bachelor student Human Technolgy, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Regions and cities: Innovation ecosystems and smart strategies

Conference Session
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 -
15:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 3C50
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP

Speakers: 

Roland Adrowitzer (Moderator),
Coordinator of all ORF correspondents

Christian Ehler,
Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP

Juan Carlos Girauta Vidal, 
MEP

Petra Bohuslav,
Minister of economy, tourism, technology and sports of Lower Austria

Xabier Goenaga,
Head of the Knowledge for Growth Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Muriel Attané,
Secretary-General, EARTO

Andreas Wild,
Executive Director, ECSEL JU 

Aled Thomas,
Regions Director, Climate-KIC 
 

Agricultural Innovation in the EU: How can we unlock its full potential?

Parallel Session
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 -
17:00 to 19:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | ASP 1G3
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Jan Huitema,
MEP

Speakers: 

Serge Michels (Moderator),
Président, Groupe Protéines

Jean-Charles Bocquet,
Director General, ECPA

Iman Boot,
Deputy - head of Unit Research and Innovation, DG AGRI, European Commission (tbc)

Piet Van der Meer, 
CEO, Public Research and Regulation Initiative 

Pekka Pesonen,
Secretary-General, Copa-Cogeca

 

Towards a better European Transport System

Parallel Session
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 -
17:00 to 19:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 3C50
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Technology Partners Foundation
Host: 

Prof. Jerzy Buzek
Vice Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP, ITRE Committee Chair, former President of the European Parliament

Henna Virkkunen
MEP, Former Transport Minister of Finland

Speakers: 

Richard Granger (Moderator),
Technology Partners Foundation, President, European office

Violeta Bulc,
Commissioner for Transport, European Commission (Invited)

Keir Fitch,
DG Move, Head of Unit, Research and Innovative Transport Systems 

Monica Dietl,
Director, COST 

Meng Lu,
Alice, Program Manager, DINALOG

Jean-Luc Di Paola-Galloni,
Acting Chairman of ERTRAC and EGVI  

Tomasz Kosmider,
President, Technology Partners Foundation

Steve Phillips,
Secretary-General, Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR)

Prof. George Giannopoulos,
President, ECTRI

TTIP: What's in for Innovation

Conference Session
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 -
18:30 to 20:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 5B001
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Adina-Ioana Vălean,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Speakers: 
Jeremy Fleming Jones (Moderator),
Senior Reporter, EurActiv.com
 
Marietje Schaake,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board
 
Maria Cristina Russo,
Director for International Cooperation, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission (TBC)
 
John Sammis, 
Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Mission to the European Union
 
Konstantinos Karachalios,
Managing Director, IEEE-SA
 
Hendrik Bourgeois,
GE - AmCham EU 
 
Kostas Rossoglou,
Senior Legal Officer, BEUC 

Greg Krzeszowski,
Managing Partner, Goldhype

 

Summit Closing Ceremony

Reception
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 -
19:30 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Restaurant
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP

Prof. Jerzy Buzek
Vice Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP, ITRE Committee Chair, former President of the European Parliament

Speakers: 

Christophe Leclercq (Moderator),
Founder, EurActiv

Friedhelm Schmider,
President, Knowledge4Innovation

Gernot Klotz,
Executive Director Research and Innovation, CEFIC

Thursday

Innovation, Evolution & Convergence: Ensuring access to "next generation video" anytime, anywhere & on any device

Policy Debate
Thursday, 20 November, 2014 -
09:30 to 13:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | TBC
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum and Forum Europe
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board, MEP

Sabine Verheyen,
MEP

Speakers: 

Roberto Viola,
Deputy Director General, DG Connect, European Commission

Michel de Rosen,
Chairman, ESOA

Ingrid Deltenre,
Director General, EBU

Freenasp Mobedjina,
Vice President, Group Strategy and Business Development, TeliaSonera

Aarti Holla,
Secretary General, ESOA

Paul Lee,
Head of Research, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Deloitte