7th EIS Programme

7th European Innovation Summit Draft Programme Overview*

Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
JIIP Annual Symposium: "Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer"
in cooperation with the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy
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15:00 - 19:00
EP, ASP 3G2
Carlos Zorrinho
"Energy Union – the Remaining Challenges"
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15:00 - 18:00
CoR | Room VM3
Jerzy Buzek
Summit Opening Ceremony: Launching "A Pact for Innovation"

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19:00 - 20:00
EP, Members' Restaurant
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Press Point 20:00 - 20:30
EP, Members' Salon
Special Event: "Innovation, Internet, Industrialization: An Integrated Highway to Growth" 20:30 - 22:00
EP, Member's Salon
Lambert van Nistelrooij & Jerzy Buzek

Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
Breakfast Debate: "The Power of Leverage in the
Process of Innovation"
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in cooperation with the COST Association
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08:00 - 09:30
EP, Members' Salon
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Breakfast Debate: "Advanced Materials and breakthrough opportunities for the energy transition",
in cooperation with Cefic

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08:00 - 09:30
EP, Members' Salon
Jerzy Buzek
Breakfast Debate: "European Free Flow of Massive
Earth Observation Data - a Game Changer for European Innovation"
,
in cooperation with the European Space Agency

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08:00 - 09:30
EP, Members' Restaurant
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
Press Breakfast : "Press Breakfast: Joint Undertakings – Innovation in Action",
in cooperation with the Joint Undertakings
(BBI JU, Clean Sky, ECSEL JU , FCH JU, SESAR JU and IMI)

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08:30 - 09:30
EP, Members' Salon
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Getting the right framework:"Policies and Instruments for Innovation"
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09:30 - 11:00
EP, PHS 4B001
Jerzy Buzek
"The Next Generation – Mobility, Jobs and Entrepreneurship",
in cooperation with the COST Association
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11:00 - 12:30
EP, PHS 4B001
Victor Negrescu
Lunch Debate: "Quantum Technologies - Entangling Europe for Innovation" (upon invitation only),
in cooperation with the Delft University of Technology and QUTech
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12:45 - 14:30
EP, Members' Salon
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
Lunch Debate: "Who Benefits from Patents on Plant-related Inventions?"
in cooperation with EuropaBio
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12:45 - 14:30
EP, Members' Salon
Paul Rubig
Lunch Debate: "Digitisation of Industry",
in cooperation with Photonics 21, EFFRA and A.SPIRE
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12:45 - 14:30
EP, Members' Salon
Jerzy Buzek
Exhibition Opening

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12:45
EP, tbc
Marian-Jean Marinescu
"eHealth Services in the Nursing & Social Care Ecosystem",
in cooperation with EFN
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15:00 - 17:00
EP, ASP 5E2
Alojz Peterle
Innovation at all levels:"Smart Regions, Smart Cities",
in cooperation with the Committee of the Regions
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15:00 - 17:00
CoR, Room VM3
Lambert van Nistelrooij
"EU Research on Safety and Security to Address
Terrorism, Societal Resilience and Geopolitical Divergencies"

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17:00 - 18:30
EP, Member's restaurant
Marietje Schaake
"Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Networking reception: Safety and Security " (Upon Invitation only) 18:30 - 19:30
EP, Member's Restaurant
Marietje Schaake
"What is the Socio-economic Impact of the Pan-
European Joint Undertakings?"

in cooperation with the Joint Undertakings
(BBI JU, Clean Sky, ECSEL JU , FCH JU, SESAR JU and IMI)

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17:00 - 19:00
EP, PHS 5B001
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Dinner Debate: "Safety and Security" (Upon Invitation only),
in cooperation with the Delft University of Technology

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19:30 - 22:00
EP, Members' Salon
Othmar Karas
Dinner Debate: “Share your talent: move the world!”,
in cooperation with Hanze University of Applied Sciences
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19:30 - 22:00
EP, Members' Salon
Lambert van Nistelrooij &
Brando Benifei
Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
Breakfast Debate: "Does the EU Need an Industrial Policy Focused on Innovation?",
in cooperation with i24c

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08:00 - 09:30
EP, Members' Salon
Marian-Jean Marinescu
Breakfast Debate "Hazardous Regulation or Risky business?" in cooperation with ECPA

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08:00 - 09:30
EP, Members' Restaurant
Julie Girling
Breakfast Debate: "Is Horizon 2020 Fit for Purpose? The Example of Global Health R&D",
in cooperation with DSW
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08:00 - 09:30
EP, Members' Salon
Angelika Mlinar
Breakfast Debate: "EIT and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities: Making Innovation happen"
in cooperation with the EIT
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08:00 - 09:00
EP, Members' Salon
Lambert van Nistelrooij
"Innovation Ecosystems Part I: Start-ups, Incubators and Venture Capital in Europe"
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09:30 - 11:00
CoR | Room VM3
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
"Innovation Ecosystems Part II: Working across sectors"
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11:00 - 13:00
CoR | Room VM3
Brando Benifei
"Smart Regulation & Innovation for EU Agriculture"
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15:00 - 17:00
EP, PHS 4B001
Anthea McIntyre
Accelerating market uptake of innovation for active and healthy ageing across Europe
(9-10 December 2015)
,
in cooperaration with DG Connect
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15:00 - 20:00
ASP 5G 3, PHS 1A002, EP
Michal Boni
EU added value from Innovation: "Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World"

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16:00 - 18:00
JAN 6Q1
Eva Kaili
Reception: "Summit Conclusions" : The way Forward 18:15 - 19:00
EP, Members’ Restaurant
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
Conference “Internationalised Domain Names and
online multilingualism: the next Internet frontier"

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15:00 - 17:00
EP
PHS 5 B001

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

For the overview of the main sessions click here.

7th European Innovation Summit Programme Details

Monday

JIIP Symposium: "Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer"

Conference
Monday, 7 December, 2015 -
15:00 to 19:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | EP, ASP 3G2
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with JIIP
Host: 

Opening Remarks by Mr Carlos Zorrinho MEP

Speakers: 

Robbert Fisher,
Managing Director, JIIP

Luca Remotti,
Senior Policy Advisor, JIIP

Jan Gerbrands,
Managing Director, Technology of Sense

Luisa Matos,
ISA Energy

Bror Salmelin,
Adviser for Innovation Systems, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Pieter Ballon,
Director, iMinds

Judtih Rabfogel-Scheer,
Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie

Alger Lee ,
Researcher, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research

Sabine Brunswicker,
Director, Research Center for Open Digital Innovation, Purdue University

Energy Union - the Remaining Challenges

Conference Session
Monday, 7 December, 2015 -
15:00 to 18:00
Venue: 
CoR | Room VM3
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: 

Adina-Ioana Vălean,
Vice-President of the European Parliament

Tudor Constantinescu,
Principal Advisor, European Commission

Pierre Barthélemy,
Executive Director Research and Innovation, CEFIC

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

David Peck,
Managing Director, TU Delft: Delft University of Technology

Fabrice Stassin,
Managing Director, EMIRI – Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative

Rainer Janssen,
Vice-President, EUREC

Chris Haenen,
Director European Funding, General Electric

Bert De Colvenaer,
Executive Director, FCH

Diego Pavia,
CEO, EIT KIC INNO Energy

Launching "A Pact for Innovation"

Summit Opening Ceremony
Monday, 7 December, 2015 -
19:00 to 21:00
Venue: 
Members' Restaurant, European Parliament, Brussels
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

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

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

Speakers: 

Carlos Moedas,
Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

Gernot Klotz,
Knowledge4Innovation, President

Markku Markkula,
President of the European Committee of the Regions

Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña,
President of the COST Association

Prof Peter Olesen,
Chairman of the EIT Governing Board

Following the speeches, the official ceremony of the signature of the Pact for Innovation will take place.

Tuesday

Advanced Materials and Breakthrough Opportunities for the Energy Transition

Breakfast Debate
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Cefic
Host: 

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

Speakers: 

Gernot Klotz(Moderator),
K4I President

Rudolph Strohmeier,
Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Peter Nagler,
Head of International Innovation, Evonik

Christian Collette,
Vice President Research & Development, Arkema

Martin Winter,
Senior Manager Corporate New Business Development, Clariant

Pierre Barthélemy,
Executive Director R&I, CEFIC

The Power of Leverage in the Process of Innovation

Breakfast Debate
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
Members' Salons, European Parliament, Brussels
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the COST Association
Host: 

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

Speakers: 

Dr Monica Dietl,
Director of the COST Association

Dr Georgeta-Mihaela Moisescu,
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania. COST Action STSM coordinator TD1104, European network for development of electroporation-based technologies and treatments

Prof Richard Harris
University of Bath, UK. COST Action Chair FP1004 on Enhance mechanical properties of timber, engineered wood products and timber structures

Dr Peter Chisnall,
Eurostars Programme Operations Controller, EUREKA Secretariat

Dr Sergio Bertolucci,
Director for Research and Computing, CERN

Mr Hans-Günther Schwarz,
Policy Coordinator, JPI Urban Europe, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Press Breakfast: Joint Undertakings – Innovation in Action

Press Breakfast
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
Members' Salons, European Parliament, Brussels
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the Joint Undertakings (BBI JU, Clean Sky, ECSEL JU , FCH JU and IMI, Sesar JU)
Speakers: 

Philippe Mengal,
Executive Director, BBI JU

Bert de Colvenaer,
Executive Director, FCH JU

Yves Gigase,
Acting Executive Director, ECSEL JU

Eric Dautriat,
Executive Director, Clean Sky JU

Pierre Meulien,
Executive Director, IMI JU

Michael Standar,
Chief Strategy and External Affairs, SESAR JU

European Free Flow of Massive Earth Observation Data : a Game Changer for European Innovation

Breakfast Debate
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Restaurant
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the European Space Agency
Host: 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
MEP

Speakers: 

Constanze Krehl,
MEP

Thierry van der Pyl,
Director "Excellence in Science", DG CONNECT, European Commission

Volker Liebig,
Director of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA

Getting the right framework: Policies and Instruments for Innovation

Plenary Session
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
09:30 to 11:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 4B001
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 (Moderator),
President, K4I

Vicky Ford,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Rudolph Strohmeier,
Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Nathalie Moll,
Secretary General, EuropaBio

Dr Willem Huisman,
President of Dow Germany and Chairman of the Board, Dow Deutschland Inc.

Bert De Colvenaer,
Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

Graeme Taylor,
Public Affairs Director, European Crop Protection Association

Dan Andree,
Chair of the Working Group on Eureka in European Innovation policy, Eureka

Andreas Klossek,
COO, EIT Raw Materials

The Next Generation - Mobility, Jobs and Entrepreneurship

Plenary Session
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
11:00 to 12:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 4B001
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the COST Association
Host: 

Victor Negrescu,
MEP

Speakers: 

Tibor Navracsics (Keynote),
European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña (Keynote),
President of the COST Association

Dr Georgeta-Mihaela Moisescu,
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania; COST Action STSM coordinator TD1104 "European network for development of electroporation-based technologies and treatments"

Piotr Pluta,
Director Corporate Affairs - EMEA, Cisco Systems

Sarah McCormack,
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; COST Action Chair TU 0802 "Next generation cost effective phase change materials for increased energy efficiency in renewable energy systems in buildings"

Jorge Gimeno Pawlowski,
Chair and Chief Executive, Konkordia Foundation

Anna Walkowska,
WAW.ac, co-founder of the Reaktor coworking space and the Startup Poland Foundation; Director of Startup Grind Warsaw

Govinda Upadhyay,
2015 EIT CHANGE Award Winner

Tobias Bahnemann,
Co-founder, Toposens

Responses by Brando Benifei,
MEP

Quantum Technologies: Entangling Europe for Innovation

Lunch Debate (Upon Invitation Only)
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
12:45 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the Delft University of Technology and QUTech
Host: 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
MEP

Speakers: 

Karel Luyben (Moderator),
Rector Delft University of Technology

Commission participants:

Michael Hager,
Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Oettinger

Ales Fiala,
DG Connect, European Commission

Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Lieven Vandersypen,
Delft University of Technology

Freeke Heijman,
Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, The Netherlands

Prof John Morton,
University College London

Gaby Lenhart,
principal researcher European Telecommunications Standards Institute

Konrad BanaszekUniversity of Ulm, chairman of the Conference Programme Committee of the Netherlands EU Presidency Quantum Technologies Conference to be held in Amsterdam 2016

Prof Tommaso Calarco,
University of Ulm, chairman of the Conference Programme Committee of the Netherlands EU Presidency Quantum Technologies Conference to be held in Amsterdam 2016

Event Scenario:

A position paper representing the views of leading Quantum Science & Engineering community will be offered to the host and the Commission representatives.

Digitisation of Industry

Lunch Debate
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
12:45 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Photonics 21, EFFRA and SPIRE
Host: 

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

Speakers: 

Klaus Fuest,
Principal, Roland Berger

Dr. Thomas Rettich,
Head of Research Coordination, TRUMPF

Egbert-Jan Sol,
EFFRA Vice-Chairman

Martin Winter,
Senior Manager Corporate New Business Development, Clariant

Khalil Rouhana,
Director, Components and systems, DG Connect, European Commission

Who Benefits from Patents on Plant-related Inventions?

Lunch Debate
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
12:45 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with EuropaBio
Host: 

Paul Rübig
MEP

Speakers: 

Beat Späth,
Director of Agricultural Biotechnology, EuropaBio

Dominic Muyldermans,
Senior Legal Consultant, CropLife International

Willem Ruster,
Strategy Consultant, Steward Redqueen

Claudia Hallebach,
Head of RD Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property at KWS SAAT AG

Julie Roïz,
Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager, FEDIOL

Claire Nodet,
Licensing manager & Project manager for AMAIZING, INRA

eHealth Services in the Nursing & Social Care Ecosystem

Parallel Session
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
15:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | ASP 5E2
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with EFN
Host: 

Alojz Peterle,
MEP

Speakers: 

Peter O’Donnell (Moderator),
Politico

Launch of ENS4Care Documentary
Paul De Raeve,
Secretary General, EFN

First Panel and Speakers:

Elena Bonfiglioli,
Microsoft

Daniel Widmer,
UEMO representative to ENS4Care

Dalė Kabašinskaitė,
IFSW European Region

Frank Goodwin,
Eurocarers representative to ENS4Care

Peggy Maguire,
EIWH representative to ENS4Care

Evgeniya Adarska,
APOZ and Friends representative to ENS4Care

Second Panel and Speakers:

Dorota Kilanska,
European Nursing Research Foundation

Tapani Piha,
Head of Unit: eHealth and Health Technology Assessment, DG SANTE, European Commission

Pēteris Zilgalvis,
Head of Unit: Health and Well Being, DG Connect, European Commission

Marianne Sipilä,
EFN President

MEP Interaction with both Panels

Audiance Interaction with Panel

Conclusions by Peter O’Donnell - Politico

Innovation at all levels: Smart Regions, Smart Cities

Conference Session
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
15:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
Committee of the Regions | Room VM3
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the Committee of the Regions
Host: 

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

Speakers: 

Corina Creţu,
Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission

Francesco Leone,
Member of R&D Committee of Federchimica, CEFIC

Ingolf Schädler,
Chair/Director-General for Innovation, JPI Urban Europe/Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and technology

Dana Popp,
DHC+

Bertrand van Ee,
CEO, Climate-KIC

What is the socio-economic impact of the pan-European Joint Undertakings?

Conference Session
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
17:00 to 19:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 5B001
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the Joint Undertakings (BBI JU, Clean Sky, ECSEL JU , FCH JU and IMI, SESAR JU)
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij

Speakers: 

Philippe Mengal,
Executive Director, BBI JU

Bert de Colvenaer,
Executive Director, FCH

Yves Gigase,
Acting Executive Director, ECSEL JU

Eric Dautriat,
Executive Director, Clean Sky

Pierre Meulien,
Executive Director, IMI

Michael Standar,
Chief Strategy and External Affairs, SESAR JU

Other speakers to be confirmed

Safety and Security - Responsibility and Awareness

Conference Session
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
17:00 to 18:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Member's restaurant
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Marietje Schaake,
MEP

Speakers: 

Prof. Karel Luyben,
Rector Magnificus Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Prof. Edwin Bakker,
Leiden University, the Netherlands

Mr. Hans de Vries,
Head of National Cyber Security Centre, Ministry of Safety and Justice, The Netherlands

Prof. Valerio Cozzani,
University of Bologna, Italy

Prof. Genserik Reniers,
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Safety and Security (Upon Invitation only)

Dinner Debate
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
19:30 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Restaurant
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the Delft University of Technology
Host: 

Othmar Karas,
MEP

Speakers: 

Karel Luyben (Moderator),
Rector Delft University of Technology

Speakers per thematic table:

Prof. Fabian Amtenbrink,
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dr Bibi van den Berg,
Leiden University

Prof. Edwin Bakker,
Leiden University

Prof. Jan van den Berg,
Delft University of Technology

Prof. Genserik Reniers,
Delft University of Technology

Prof. Margreet Vos,
Erasmus Medical Centre

Prof. Rob Zuidwijk,
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Prof. Pieter van Gelder,
Delft University of Technology

On behalf of the Executive Boards of Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam:
Prof. Carel Stolker,
Rector Magnificus and President of Leiden University

Prof. Huibert Pols,
Rector Magnificus of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Share your talent - Move the world

Dinner Debate
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
19:30 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij
MEP

Brando Benifei
MEP

Speakers: 

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

Jan-Jaap Aué,
Dean Centre of Expertise Energy, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen

Carlos Barrientos,
Student European Master Sustainable Energy System Management at EUREC

Marro Mijnans,
Student European Master Sustainable Energy System Management at EUREC

Laure Detoc,
Student European Master Sustainable Energy System Management at EUREC

Wednesday

Is Horizon 2020 Fit for Purpose? The Example of Global Health R&D

Breakfast Debate
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with DSW
Host: 

Angelika Mlinar,
MEP

Speakers: 

Deborah Cohen (Moderator),
Associate Editor BMJ

Rudolf Strohmeier,
Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Sabine Campe,
Associate Director at SEEK Development

Willo Brock,
Senior Vice-President for External Affairs, TB Alliance

Remko van Leeuwen,
Director of Clinical Operations, AIGHD

Josie Garrett,
Masters Student at UCL in public policy, sharing her experience about TB treatment

Hazardous Regulation or Risky business?

Breakfast Debate
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Restaurant
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)
Host: 

Julie Girling,
MEP

Speakers: 

David Zaruk
‘The Risk Monger’

David Ropeik
Instructor, Harvard University, Author, Consultant in Risk Communication

Does the EU Need an Industrial Policy Focused on Innovation?

Breakfast Debate
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the Industrial Innovation for Competitiveness (i24c) initiative
Host: 

Marian-Jean Marinescu MEP

Speakers: 

Martin Porter (Moderator),
Executive Director, i24c

Tomas Wyns,
Researcher, Institute for European Studies, VUB

John Schonenberger,
Chief Executive, Copper Institute

Andrea Tilche,
Head of Unit Climate Action and Earth Observation, DG Research & Innovation

Stephan Raes,
Head of Economic Department, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU

EIT and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities: Making Innovation happen

Breakfast Debate
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 -
08:00 to 09:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the EIT
Host: 

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

Speakers: 

Peter Olesen,
Chairman of the EIT Governing Board

Martin Kern ,
EIT Interim Director

Govinda Upadhyay,
2015 EIT CHANGE Award Winner (EIT Labelled KIC InnoEnergy Master programme graduate and co-founder of LED Safari, a Climate-KIC supported venture)

Innovation Ecosystems Part I: Start-ups, Incubators and Venture Capital in Europe

Plenary Session
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 -
09:30 to 11:00
Venue: 
Committee of the Regions | Room VM3
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
MEP

Speakers: 

David Tee (Moderator),
Director, EBN

Sylvie Bove,
CEO of EIT Health

Erik P. M. Vermeulen,
Professor of Business & Financial Law, Tilburg Universit

Isidro Laso-Ballesteros,
Head of Startup Europe Sector, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Gabriele Tatzberger,
Head of Start-up Services, Vienna Business Agency

Brecht Vanlerberghe,
R&D Manager, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Frank Maximilian Salzgeber,
Head of Technology Transfer Program Office, ESA

Innovation Ecosystems Part II: Working across sectors

Plenary Session
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 -
11:00 to 13:00
Venue: 
Committee of the Regions | Room VM3
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Brando Benifei,
MEP

Speakers: 

Greet van Eetvelde,
Manager Cleantech Initiatives, Ineos,
Professor at Ghent University


Stephan Neugebauer,
Chairman of EGVIA and ERTRAC

Martin Porter,
Executive Director, I24C

Karsten Simons,
Manager Corporate Affairs, Cisco Systems

Pedro De Sampaio Nunes,
Head of Eureka Secretariat

Martin Kern,
Interim Director, EIT

Pierre Meulien,
Executive Director, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

Smart Regulation & Innovation for EU Agriculture

Parallel Session
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 -
15:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 4B001
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Anthea McIntyre,
MEP

Speakers: 

Alexander Doering,
Chairman, AFCC

Representative of DG Agri,


Rudolf Strohmeier,
Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Philippe Mengal,
Executive Director of BBI JU

Julian Little,
Communications & Government Affairs, Bayer CropScience
Mella Frewen,
Director General, FoodDrinkEurope

"Accelerating market uptake of innovation for active and healthy ageing across Europe" 9-10 December 2015, Brussels

Conference Session
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 -
15:00 to 19:00
Venue: 
European Parliament
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Michal Boni,
MEP

Speakers: 

15:00 - 15:30 | EP, ASP 5G3

Opening Statements

Introductory Remarks by:

- Chairman and Host Michal Boni MEP

- Xavier Prats Monne, Director-General, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission


15:30 – 16:45 | EP, ASP 5G3

Panel 1 - Deploying innovation in Active & Healthy Ageing

Regional and Local Authorities in action to accelerate the provision of benefits to people and economy

Panel Discussion:

Mr Simon Hamilton,
MLA, Minister for Health, Social Services, and Public Safety, Northern Ireland, UK

Ms Ana Abrunhosa,
President of Development Commission CCDRC, Regiao Centro, Portugal

Mr Mark Drakeford,
Minister for Health and Social Services, Wales, United Kingdom

Mr Juha Metso,
Deputy Mayor for Social and Health Services, City of Espoo, Finland

Ms Loredana Panariti,
Minister for Research and Innovation of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Italy


17:00 – 17:45 | EP, Exhibition Area 1G

Keynote Speech: By Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner Digital Economy and Society

Official Opening the Conference of Partners
18:00 – 20:00 | EP, PHS 1A2

Panel 3 - Is the supply chain of AHA Innovation ready to scale-up?

European organisations united to support Scaling Up of innovation for active and healthy ageing and seizing the Silver Economy opportunity

Panel Discussion:

Ms Nadia FRONTIGNY,
Vice President, Care Management Orange Healthcare, France

Mr Diego HARARI,
Director Sustainability & Innovation, Vinci Immobilier

Ms Véronique Lessens,
Global head of Strategy, Business Development and Market Intelligence, Agfa HealthCare

Mr Jean-Pierre KEMPENEERS,
Head of the Royal Philips European Affairs Office

Mr Rafael De Andres Medina,
President of the AAL Association (tbc)

Brian O'CONNOR,
European Connected Health Alliance


Closing Remarks

Michal BONI,
MEP

Ruxandra Draghia-Akli,
Director, DG RTD, European Commission (tbc)

Paul Timmers, European Commission DG CONNECT

EU added value from Innovation: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World

Parallel Session
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 -
16:00 to 18:00
Venue: 
JAN 6Q1
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Eva Kaili,
MEP

Speakers: 

Part I - Connecting European Innovation:

Eanna Kelly (Moderator),
Science Business

Bror Salmelin,
DG Connect, European Commission

David Wilson,
EUREKA High Level Group Representative, International Knowledge and Innovation Unit (EU)

Sergio Andreozzi,
Strategy and Policy Manager, EGI.eu

Part II - EU leading international collaboration:

Deborah Cohen (Moderator),
Associate Editor, BMJ

Konstantinos Glinos,
Head of Unit, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Dr. Michael Makanga ,
Executive Director, EDCTP

Moayyed Al-Qurtas,
Chairman, GPCA Research & Innovation Committee

Summit Conclusions: The way Forward

Reception
Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 -
18:15 to 19:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Restaurant
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

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

Speakers: 

Christophe Leclercq (Moderator),
EurActiv Founder

Jyrki Katainen,
Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission

Eva Kaili,
Member of the K4I Forum, MEP

Gernot Klotz,
President, Knowledge4Innovation

Thursday

Internationalised Domain Names and online multilingualism: the next Internet frontier

Session
Thursday, 10 December, 2015 -
15:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 5B 001
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

TBC

Speakers: 

Emily Taylor,
leading author of the EURid-UNESCO World Report

Mark Mc Fadden,
Principal Consultant, Internet Infrastructure and Governance, at InterConnect Communications

Giovanni Seppia,
EU Rid

Megan Richards,
European Commission