8th EIS Programme

8th European Innovation Summit Draft Programme Overview*

Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
Knowledge-intensive Services for Open Innovation,
in cooperation with PROMIS
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17:00 - 18:30
EP, ASP 5E3
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Summit Opening and INPACT Stakeholder Signing Ceremony

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19:00 - 20:00
EP, Members' Restaurant
Lambert van Nistelrooij & Jerzy Buzek
Special Summit Dinner

20:00 - 22:00
EP, Member's Salon
Lambert van Nistelrooij & Jerzy Buzek
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Digital Farming Revolution in Agriculture – Making ambitions a reality
in cooperation with Bayer
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08:30 - 10:00
EP, Members‘ Salon
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Are the EIT KICs really making an IMPACT?... A KIC view
in cooperation with the EIT KICs

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08:00 - 09:30
EP, Members' Salon
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Mid-term Review and post 2020 preparations
  • • Panel 1: How to better plan for impact in research and innovation: panel discussion with COST, EUREKA, EIT KIC, JTI, EIB/EIF
  • • Panel 2: Looking beyond 2020: breaking silos, increasing synergies

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09:00 - 11:00
EP, PHS 5B001
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Exhibition Opening 11:00 - 12:00
EP, 3rd Floor Gallery
Andrey Novakov
High-level Lunch debate: Robotics in Europe – Opportunities and challenges ,
in cooperation with the TU Delft and euRobotics
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11:30 - 13:15
EP, Members' Salon
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
Another Inconvenient Truth: The Role of Pesticides in European Agriculture and Productivity,
in cooperation with the ECPA
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12:30 - 14:00
EP, Members' Salon
Nuno Melo
Robotics in Europe – Opportunities and challenges,
in cooperation with TU Delft and euRobotics
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13:15 - 15:00
EP, JAN 4Q2
Michal Boni
STEM education: "Education Now, Innovation Tomorrow",
in cooperation with Plastics Europe
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15:00 - 17:00
EP, PHS 5B001
Emilian Pavel & Maria Grapini
Driving the change towards a Circular Economy

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16:00 - 18:00
EP, Members' Restaurant
Ivana Maletic
Networking Reception: Together for sustainability ,
in cooperation with SusChem
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18:00 - 19:30
EP, Members' Restaurant
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Quantum Technologies: towards a European FET flagship program,
in cooperation with the TU Delft

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19:30 - 22:00
EP, Members' Salon
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
Reward for Innovation: The balance between continued investment in novel biological medicines and increased access to medicines for patients across Europe ,
in cooperation with EuropaBio
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19:00 - 22:00
EP, Members' Salon
Lambert van Nistelrooij
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Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence – and what it means for policy makers,
in cooperation with IEEE

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08:00 - 09:30
EP, Members' Salon
Angelika Mlinar & Mady Delvaux
INPACT – Presentation and Discussion of Initial Priorities

• Mid-term review / post 2020 planning: MFF/H2020/30
• Regulatory Framework / Innovation Principle
• Next generation scientists, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs
• Science communication / science and society
• Adapt political structures to new technologies and business models

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09:30 - 13:00
EP, PHS 1A002
Eva Kaili, Angelika Mlinar & Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
Share your Talent – Move the World,
in cooperation with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences

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12:30 - 14:00
EP, Members' Salon
Vladimir Urutchev
Turning CO2 into value for Europe: Opportunities and challenges,
in cooperation with Cefic
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12:30 - 14:30
EP, Members' Salon
Adina-Ioana Valean & Ivana Maletic
Innovate the European transport system – routes to growth, new jobs and reindustrialisation,
in cooperation with Technology Partners Foundation

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13:00 - 15:00
EP, Members' Salon
Jerzy Buzek
STOA Annual Lecture 2016: Towards a space-enabled future for Europe

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14:30 - 17:00
EP, PHS 3C50
Paul Rübig
JIIP Annual Symposium: The effect of Digitisation on Society,
in cooperation with the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy
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15:00 - 19:00
EP, PHS 5B001
Michal Boni
Summit Closing Ceremony
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19:00 - 20:30
EP, Members' Restaurant
Jerzy Buzek
Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
New Education Forum 2016

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17 - 18 November,
EESC
Danuta Jazłowiecka

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

Monday

Knowledge-intensive Services for Open Innovation

Round table
Monday, 14 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
Venue: 
ASP 5E3
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with PROMIS
Host: 

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

Speakers: 

Albrecht Broemme,
President, Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)

Caterina Berbenni-Rehm,
Founder & CEO, PROMIS and International Coordination of DEUKOMM

Marie-Anne Delahaut,
Director, Institut Destrée and President of Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation, PUF

Bror Salmelin,
Adviser, Innovation Systems, DG Connect, European Commission

Bernd Reichert,
Head of Unit, DG RTD, European Commission

Marc Mamer,
President, Fire brigade federation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

Summit Opening and INPACT signing ceremony

Summit Opening Ceremony
Monday, 14 November, 2016 -
19:00 to 20:00
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: 

Roland Strauss (Moderator),
Managing DirectorKnowledge4Innovation

Carlos Moedas,
Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

Gernot Klotz,
Knowledge4Innovation, President

Albrecht Broemme,
President, Federal Agency for TechnicalRelief (THW)

Tuesday

Are the EIT KICs really making an IMPACT?... A KIC view

Breakfast debate
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
Members' Salon, European Parliament, Brussels
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the EIT KICs
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP

Speakers: 

Maria Da Graca Carvalho,
Former MEP and Chair of the Friends of the EIT

Andreas Klossek,
COO, KIC Raw Materials

Naren Bhojaram,
COO, Climate KIC

Bertrand van Ee,
President, AcTI, Former CEO, Climate KIC

Digital Farming Revolution in Agriculture – Making ambitions a reality

Breakfast debate
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
08:30 to 10:00
Venue: 
Members' Salon, European Parliament, Brussels
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Bayer
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij
MEP

Speakers: 

Andras Baneth,
Public Affairs Council

Guenther Oettinger ,
Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society

Andree-Georg Girg ,
Managing Director Bayer Digital Farming GbmH

Mathias Cellarius,
Head of Regulatory and Processes Global Legal, SAP

Jacob Van Den Borne,
Farmer, Jacob Van Den Borne Aardappelen

Mid-term review and post-2020 preparations

Plenary Session
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
09:00 to 11:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 5B001
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

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

Andrey Novakov,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Speakers: 

Gernot Klotz (Moderator),
President, K4I

Kurt Vandenberghe,
Director, Policy Development and Coordination, European Commission

Ronald de Bruin,
Director, COST Association

Bert De Colvenaer,
Director, ECSEL JU

Francisco Marin Perez,
Director General of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), HLG Chairman of EUREKA

Andreas Klossek,
COO, EIT KIC Raw Materials

Christian Ehler,
MEP

Pierre Barthelemy,
Executive Director, Research & Innovation, CEFIC

Servaas Duterloo,
Head of EU Research Funding, TU Delft

High Level Lunch Robotics in Europe - opportunities and challenges

Lunch Debate
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
11:30 to 13:15
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Restaurant
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with TU Delft and euRobotics
Host: 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
MEP

Speakers: 

Roberto Viola,
Director General, DG CONNECT, EuropeanCommission

Martijn Wisse,
Co-founder of the TU Delft Robotics Institute

Arturo Baroncelli,
Board of Directors Member, SPARC

Edgaras Leichteris,
CEO, Lithuanian Robotics Association

Stefano Stramigioli,
Professor of Advance Robotics, University of Twente

Another Inconvenient Truth: The Role of Pesticides in European Agriculture and Productivity

Lunch Debate
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
12:30 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with ECPA
Host: 

Nuno Melo,
MEP

Speakers: 

Luc Peeters,
Chairman, Phytosanitary Working Party, Copa Cogeca

Graeme Taylor,
Director of Public Affairs, ECPA

Hedda Eggeling,
Senior Consultant, Steward Redqueen

Robotics in Europe - Opportunities and Challenges

Conference
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
13:15 to 15:00
Venue: 
JAN 4Q2
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with TU Delft and euRobotics
Host: 

Michał Boni,
MEP, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board

Speakers: 

Roberto Viola,
Director General, DG CONNECT, EuropeanCommission

Martijn Wisse,
Co-founder of the TU Delft Robotics Institute

Arturo Baroncelli,
Board of Directors Member, SPARC

Edgaras Leichteris,
CEO, Lithuanian Robotics Association

Stefano Stramigioli,
Professor of Advance Robotics, University of Twente

STEM education: "Education Now, Innovation Tomorrow" in cooperation with PlasticsEurope

Parallel Session
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
15:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
PHS 5B001
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Emilian Pavel,
MEP

Maria Grapini,
MEP

Speakers: 

Tibor Navracsics,
European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

Richard Northcote,
Chief Sustainability Officer, Covestro

Alyna Nassyrova,
European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC) winner

Aleksanra Janowska,
European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC) winner

Matea Maloca,
European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC) winner

Romme Te Velde,
European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC) winner

Driving the change towards a Circular Economy

Conference
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
16:00 to 18:00
Venue: 
Members' Restaurant, European Parliament
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Ivana Maletic,
MEP

Speakers: 

Christophe Leclercq (Moderator),
Founder, EurActiv

Andreas Klossek,
COO, EIT KIC Raw Materials

Kestutis Sadauskas,
Director for Circular Economy and Green Growth, DG Environment

Fulvia Raffaelli,
Acting Head of Unit, Clean technologies and products, DG GROW

Eric Hannon,
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Sira Saccani,
Director of Sustainable Production Systems, Climate KIC

Dr Detlef Maennig,
Vice President Corporate Responsibility, Evonik Industries AG

Together for sustainability

Networking Reception
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
18:00 to 19:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Restaurant
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with SusChem
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
MEP

Speakers: 

Klaus H. Sommer,
Chair, SusChem

Reward for Innovation: The balance between continued investment in novel biological medicines and increased access to medicines for patients across Europe

Dinner Debate
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
19:00 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Member's restaurant
Organiser: 
EuropaBio
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP

Speakers: 

Andrzej Rys,
Director for Health Systems, medical products and innovation, DG SANTE, EC

Roland Gordon-Beresford,
Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, Novadip

Nathalie Moll,
Secretary-General, Europabio

Ricco Buitink,
Health Attaché, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union

Quantum Technologies: towards a European FET flagship program

High-Level Dinner
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
19:30 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Member's restaurant
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
MEP

Tim van der Hagen,
President Delft University of Technology

Speakers: 

Thomas Skordas ,
DG Connect

Tommaso Calarco,
Director of the Institute of Comlpex Quantum Systems, University of Ulm

Markus Matthes,
Executive Vice President Design and Engineering, ASML

David Di Vincenzo,
Professor, Institute for Quantum Information, RWTH Aachen University

Wednesday

Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence – and what it means for policy makers

Breakfast Debate
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with IEEE
Host: 

Angelika Mlinar, MEP
Mady Delvaux, MEP

Speakers: 

Justin Caso, (Moderator)
IEEE

Joanna Bryson,
Reader, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath

Raja Chatila,
Director, Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Sorbonne - University Pierre and Marie Curie

Kay Firth-Butterfield,
Distinguished Scholar and co-founder, Consortium on Law and Ethics of AI and Robotics, Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas,Austin

INPACT – Presentation and Discussion of Initial Priorities

Plenary Session
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
09:00 to 13:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 1A002
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Vicky Ford MEP

Eva Kaili MEP

Angelika Mlinar MEP

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen MEP

Speakers: 

Markku Markkula (Keynote),
President, Committee of the Regions

Robert Madelin (Moderator),
Strategy Consultant; author of “Opportunity now: Europe’s mission to innovate”

Erika Widegren (Moderator),
Board Member of Citizen Communication Platform

Robbert Fisher,
Director, JIIP

Graeme Taylor,
Director of Public Affairs, ECPA

Bertrand van Ee,
Senior Advisor, Climate-KIC

Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios,
Managing Director IEEE Standards Assoociation

Paul Leonard,
Member Board of Directors, European Risk Forum

Turning CO2 into value for Europe: Opportunities and challenges

Lunch Debate
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
12:30 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with CEFIC
Host: 

Adina-Ioana Vălean,
MEP

Ivana Maletic,
MEP

Speakers: 

Moderator: Thomas Wyns,
Researcher, VUB

Alexis Bazzanella,
Head of Research & Project Coordination, Dechema

Pierre Barthelemy,
Executive Director Research and Innovation, Cefic

Philippe Tulkens,
Deputy Head of Unit, DG RTD, European Commission

Share your Talent - Move the World

Lunch Debate
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
12:45 to 14:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Member's salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the Hanze University
Host: 

Vladimir Urutchev,
MEP

Brando Benifei,
MEP

Speakers: 

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

Frank Pierie,
PhD Candidate, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

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

Rob Verhofstad,
Member of the Executive Board, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Innovate the European transport system – routes to growth, new jobs and reindustrialisation

Lunch Debate
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the Technology Partners Foundation
Host: 

Jerzy Buzek,
MEP

Speakers: 

Boguslaw Liberadzki,
MEP, TRAN Committee, EP

George A. Giannopoulos,
Chairman, European Transport Research Alliance

Saïd El Khadraoui,
Adviser, European Political Strategy Centre, EC

Tiit Jurimae,
Director (acting), CleanSky

Philippe Citroën,
Director General, UNIFE

Tomasz Kosmider,
President, Technology Partners Foundation

Richard Granger,
President Technology Partners Foundation, Brussels

STOA Annual Lecture 2016: Towards a space-enabled future for Europe

Conference
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
14:30 to 17:00
Venue: 
PHS 3C050
Organiser: 
STOA
Host: 

Paul Rübig,
MEP, STOA Chair

Speakers: 

Moderator: Kai-Uwe Schrogl,
Chief Strategy Officer, ESA

Introduction: Johan-Dietrich Wörner,
Director General, ESA

Philippe Brunet,
Director, DG GROW, European Commission

Sir Martin Sweeting,
Founder and executive chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), Director of the Surrey Space Centre

Ariane Cornell,
Business Development & Strategy, Blue Origin

Johannes Von Thadden,
Head of Institutional Relations, Airbus Defence and Space

Thomas Pesquet,
ESA Astronaut of French nationality (video)

Reinhold Ewald,
ESA Astronaut of German nationality

Mairead McGuinness,
MEP and Vice-President responsible for STOA

Eva Kaili,
MEP and First STOA Vice-Chair

The event is being jointly organised by STOA, the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel of the European Parliament, and ESA, the European Space Agency.

Please register here

JIIP Annual Symposium: The effect of Digitisation on Society

Conference
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
15:00 to 19:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | PHS 5B001
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with JIIP
Host: 

Michal Boni,
MEP

Speakers: 

Robbert Fisher,
Managing Director, JIIP

Wolfgang Polt,
Head of the Centre of Economic and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research Ltd.

Peter Ylen,
Head of Research Area, Business Ecosystems, Value Chains and Foresight, VTT

David Langley,
Senior scientist, Department of Business Strategy, TNO

Grzegorz Drozd,
Policy officer, DG GROW, European Commission

Joseba Laka,
Director of the ICT Division, Tecnalia

Tom van der Horst,
Business Director Strategies for Industry and Innovation, TNO

Markku Wilenius ,
Professor at Finland Futures Research Centre Turku School of Economics

Closing event

Reception
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
19:00 to 20:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Member's restaurant
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: 

Corina Crețu,
Commissioner, Regional Policy

Jan Olbrycht,
MEP (tbc)

Gernot Klotz,
President, Knowledge4Innovation

Thursday

New Education Forum: Innovations for Counteracting Youth Unemployment

Conference
Thursday, 17 November, 2016 - 14:30 to Friday, 18 November, 2016 - 13:00
Venue: 
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Organiser: 
Center for Innovative Education
Host: 

Danuta Jazłowiecka,
MEP

Speakers: 

Tibor Navracsics,
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, the European Commission

Martina Dlabajova,
MEP

Jyrki Katainen,
VicePresident Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, the European Commission.


Marianne Thyssen,
Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labor Mobility, the European Commission