9th European Innovation Summit | Week | 27.11 - 1.12 | 2017 | Brussels

The 9th European Innovation Summit will take place during the week 27.11 - 1.12 2017 in and around the European Parliament in Brussels in the context of the first ever European Innovation Week.
 
2017 is an important year for the future of innovation in Europe and preparations for the next Multiannual Financial Framework have started, part of which is the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. At the same time, it is an opportunity to reflect on how we can innovate more intelligently by making better use of available knowledge and resources. On the verticals, the debates must focus on concrete solutions addressing major challenges for which we need more innovations than ever.
 
Summit partners have the opportunity to organize their own event as part of the summit programme on a topic of their choice and contribute to the plenary and other conference sessions.

Please contact the K4I Secretariat for more information and partnership opportunities.

9th European Innovation Summit Draft Programme*

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Summit Opening Ceremony and Partner Reception

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18:30 - 20:00
Member's Restaurant, European Parliament
Lambert van Nistelrooij & Jerzy Buzek
Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
Breakfast debate "Welcome to the age of light"
in cooperation with Photonics21
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08:00 - 09:30
European Parliament
Barbara Kudrycka (TBC)
EU Top 50 'Hemicycle Start-up Convention'

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09:30 - 12:30
Hemycycle, European Parliament
Jerzy Buzek & Andrey Novakov
Exhibition Opening 12:30 - 13:30
European Parliament
Mady Delvaux
Lunch Debate on Quantum Technologies: ramping-up the Flagship
in cooperation with the TU Delft
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12:30 - 14:30
Member's Salon, European Parliament
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen
EU Top 50 Workshop:
EU support for Startups
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14:00 - 16:00
CoR, JDE51
Angelika Mlinar
Session on "Showcases of innovation and expertise"
in cooperation with the Universities for Applied Sciences for Europe (UAS 4 Europe)
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16:00 - 18:00
European Parliament
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (TBC) & Andrey Novakov
EU Top 50 Finalists Reception 19:30 - 22:00
Member's Salon, European Parliament
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Networking Reception 'With or without pesticides - consumer choice in the marketplace'
in cooperation with ECPA
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18:30 - 21:00
European Parliament
Birgit Collin Langen
Dinner debate on Robotics
in cooperation with the TU Delft

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19:00 - 22:00
Member's Restaurant, European Parliament
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Michał Boni & Lieve Wierinck
Dinner debate on Key Enabling Technology & Industry
in the future Framework Programme

in cooperation with EMIRI, SusChem, Spire

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19:00 - 21:30
Member's Salon, European Parliament
Christian Ehler
Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
Breakfast Debate on Food & Agriculture:
Feeding and Greening the Megacities

in cooperation with Zuid-Holland

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08:00 - 09:30
European Parliament
Annie Schreijer-Pierik
Breakfast Debate on "Blockchain: What Applications for Everyday Life?
in cooperation with IEEE

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08:00 - 10:00
Members' Salon, European Parliament
Cora van Nieuwenhuizen & Henna Virkkunen
Plenary session on the Future of Research and Innovation

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09:30 - 12:30
ASP 5E2, European Parliament
Jerzy Buzek & Andrey Novakov & Henna Virkunnen
Innovation without boundaries:
Innovation Eco-system Zuid-Holland

in cooperation with Zuid-Holland
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09:30 - 11:30
PHS 1A002, European Parliament
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Lunch Debate on Future infrastructure for advanced research in circular forest bioeconomy
in cooperation with the ERIFORE project

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12:30 - 15:00
Member's Salon, European Parliament
Sirpa Pietikäinen & Henna Virkkunen
Lunch Debate on Health & Life Sciences: Regenerative medicines
in cooperation with Zuid-Holland

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12:30 - 15:00
European Parliament
Bas Eickhout (TBC)
Lunch Debate on the Energy Transition
in cooperation with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences

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12:45 - 14:30
Member's Salon, European Parliament
Lambert van Nistelrooij
JIIP Annual Symposium: Mission Orientation in R&I Policy
in cooperation with the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy
16:00 - 19:30
PHS 1A002, European Parliament
Dinner debate “The future of Cohesion Policy: catalysing Europe’s knowledge, creativity and ideas"

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19:00 - 22:00
Member's Salon, European Parliament
Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP
Event Time & Venue Hosting MEP
Transatlantic ICT Forum
in cooperation with H2020 Project Discovery

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08:30 - 19:00
Multiple venues, European Parliament
Michal Boni
Closing Ceremony & Networking Reception on the occasion of St Andrews Day
in cooperation with Innovators Magazine
18:30 - 20:00
European Parliament
Alyn Smith

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

Monday

Summit Opening Ceremony and Partner Reception

Summit Opening Ceremony
Monday, 27 November, 2017 - 18:30 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 Director Knowledge4Innovation

Robbert Fisher,
Knowledge4Innovation, President

Tuesday

Breakfast debate "Welcome to the age of light"

Breakfast debate "Welcome to the age of light"
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Photonics21
Host: 

Barbara Kudrycka,
MEP (TBC)

Speakers: 

Dr. Bernd Schulte,
COO AIXTRON, Photonics21 EB member

Thomas Rettich,
Head of Research Coordination TRUMPF, Photonics21 EB member

EU Top 50 'Hemicycle Start-up Convention'

Session
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 09:30 to 12:30
Venue: 
Hemicycle, European Parliament
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Jerzy Buzek,
MEP

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
MEP

Andrey Novakov,
MEP

Speakers: 

Bertrand Piccard,
Co-founder and CEO of Solar Impulse Foundation

Victor Negrescu,
Minister Delegate for European Affairs, Romania

Lunch Debate on Quantum Technologies: ramping-up the Flagship

Lunch Debate
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with TU Delft
Host: 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
MEP, K4I Forum Governing Board

Speakers: 

Gustav Kalbe,
Head of Unit for Quantum Technologies, European Commission

Prof. Charles M. Marcus
Professor and Center Director of QDev and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Station Q project at NBI, University of Copenhagen

Prof. Dr. Stephanie D. Wehner
Roadmap Leader Quantum Internet and Networked Computing - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor, QuTech, Delft University of Technology

Prof. Wim van Saarloos
Professor, Theoretical Physics Instituut-Lorentz
 University of Leiden

Prof. Tommaso Calarco
Professor and Director of the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology, University of Ulm

Prof. Zbigniew Blocki
Director of National Science Centre of Poland

Session on "Showcases of innovation and expertise"

Session
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00
Venue: 
Members' Restaurant, European Parliament
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Hanze University
Host: 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (TBC),
MEP

Andrey Novakov,
MEP

Networking Reception 'With or without pesticides - consumer choice in the marketplace'

Dinner Debate
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 18:30 to 21:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with ECPA
Host: 

Birgit Collin-Langen,
MEP

Speakers: 

Graeme Taylor,
Director of Public Affairs, ECPA

Dinner Debate on Robotics

Dinner Debate
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with TU Delft
Host: 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
MEP

Michał Boni ,
MEP

Lieve Wierinck,
MEP

Dinner debate Key Enabling Technology & Industry in the future Framework Programme

Dinner Debate
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with EMIRI, SusChem and Spire
Host: 

Christian Ehler,
MEP

Speakers: 

Robert Schröder,
Member of Cabinet, Commissioner Moedas

EU Top 50 Finalists Reception

Reception
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 19:30 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
MEP

Wednesday

EU Top 50 Workshop: EU support for Startups

Session
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
CoR, JDE51
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Angelika Mlinar,
MEP

Clare Moody,
MEP (TBC)

Speakers: 

Bernd Reichert,
‎Head of Unit "SMEs in Horizon 2020" at European Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME) (TBC)

Katja Reppel,
Deputy Head of Unit, CC Smart and Sustainable Growth, DG REGIO (TBC)

Martin Kern,
Interim Director, EIT (TBC)

Breakfast Debate on Food & Agriculture: Feeding and Greening the Megacities

Breakfast debate
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 - 08:00 to 09:30
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Zuid-Holland
Host: 

Annie Schreijer-Pierik,
MEP

Speakers: 

Jolanda Heistek,
Program manager for the Greenport

Martin van Gogh,
Board member of our economic board and director of Hoogendoorn

Breakfast Debate on Blockchain Applications in Everyday Life

Breakfast debate
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 - 08:00 to 10:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with IEEE
Host: 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,
MEP

Henna Virkkunen,
MEP

Speakers: 

Bryant Joseph Gilot,
Chief Medical Officer at Blockchain Health Company and Member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

Michael Dillhyon,
Chief Commercial Officer at Graftworkx, Co-founder of YouBase, Founder of Healthbank

European Commission representative

Innovation without boundaries: Innovation Eco-system Zuid-Holland

Session
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 - 09:30 to 11:30
Venue: 
PHS 1A002
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Zuid-Holland
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
MEP

Speakers: 

Alison Hunter,
Director, Economic and Public Policy Consultancy (EPPC) (Moderator)

Peter Berkowitz,
Head of Unit for Smart and Sustainable Growth in the DG REGIO

Ulla Engelmann,
Head of Unit for Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship in the DG GROW

Adri Bom-Lemstra,
Regional Minister of Economy and Innovation

Prof. Karel Luyben ,
Rector Magnificus, TU Delft

Plenary session on the Future of Research and Innovation

Session
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 - 09:30 to 12:30
Venue: 
ASP 5E2
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Jerzy Buzek,
MEP

Andrey Novakov,
MEP

Henna Virkkunen,
MEP

Speakers: 

Robert-Jan Smits (TBC),
Director-General of DG RTD

Dr. Erkki Ormala,
Professor, Aalto University, Representative of IIT (Industrial Innovation in Transition project)

Dr. Lisa Dale-Clough,
Research Associate at Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Representative of IIT (Industrial Innovation in Transition project)

Željko Pazin,
Director Trade, Legal, R&D&I at Orgalime, Representative of IIT (Industrial Innovation in Transition project)

Dr. Kirsten Dunlop (TBC),
CEO Climate-KIC

Representative of Photonics21

Representative of Polish Science Contact Agency

Representative of COST

Lunch Debate on Future infrastructure for advanced research in circular forest bioeconomy

Lunch Debate
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 - 12:30 to 15:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with ERIFORE
Host: 

Sirpa Pietikainen,
MEP

Henna Virkkunen,
MEP

Speakers: 

Jussi Manninen (Moderator),
Executive Vice President of Solutions for Natural Resources and Environment Business, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Thomas Arnold,
Adviser "Sustainable Bio-economy, DG RTD (TBC)

Dirk Carrez,
Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)

Mika Härkönen,
ERIFORE Coordinator, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Lunch Debate on Health & Life Sciences: Regenerative medicines

Lunch Debate
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 - 12:30 to 15:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Zuid-Holland
Host: 

Bas Eickhout (TBC),
MEP

Speakers: 

Henri Lenferink,
Mayor of Leiden

Prof. Dr. Ton Rabelink,
Departmental Head of Internal Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center

Lunch Debate on the Energy Transition

Lunch Debate
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 - 12:30 to 15:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Hanze University
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij (TBC),
MEP

Dinner debate “The future of Cohesion Policy: catalysing Europe’s knowledge, creativity and ideas"

Dinner Debate
Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | Members' Salon
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum
Host: 

Lambert van Nistelrooij,
MEP

Speakers: 

Keynote Speaker: Corina Crețu,
Commissioner for Regional Policy

Thursday

Transatlantic ICT Forum

Session
Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 08:30 to 19:00
Venue: 
Multiple venues
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with the DIscovery Project
Host: 

Michal Boni,
MEP

Speakers: 

09:00 – 11:00 | EP, PHS 5B1

Panel 1 - Cybersecurity: integrating solutions across EU, US, Canada

Panel Chair: Pilar del Castillo,
MEP

Moderator: Jim Clarke,
Strategic EU Liaison Manager, Waterford Institute Of Technology - TSSG

Panel Discussion:

Alexey Kirichenko,
Research Collaboration Manager, F-Secure Corporation

Salvatore Francomacaro,
NIST- National Institute of Standards and Technology

Paolo Balboni,
Founding Partner, ICT Legal Consulting

Nick Wallace,
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation

Nick Ferguson,
cyberwatching.eu

Evangelos Markatos,
Professor, FORTH and University of Crete

Fabio Martinelli,
Coordinator of Cyber Security Lab, National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Dan Caprio,
Co-founder and Executive Chairman, The Providence Group

Rebecca Wright,
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, USA

Alberto Leon-Garcia,
Professor, University of Toronto

11:15 – 13:15 | EP, PHS 5B1

Panel 2 - Funding Mechanisms for Transatlantic Cooperation in ICT Research and Innovation

Panel Chair: Clare Moody, MEP

Moderator: Jostein K. Sundet,
Ph.D., Special Adviser, NordForsk

Panel Discussion:

Jean-Yves Roger,
DG CONNECT International Cooperation Unit

Dr. Sonia Ortega,
Head of Europe Office, National Science Foundation

Kenneth L. Calvert,
Division of Computer and Network Systems, National Science Foundation - NSF (Via Video)


Jesse Szeto,
Director, Global, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

Michael Willmott,
First Secretary, Science and Technology, Mission of Canada to the European Union, Government of Canada

Georg Nagel,
Coordinator International Cooperations, AiF Projekt GmbH – Project Management of BMWi and ZIM cooperation projects

Nuno Miguel Moreira,
Science Officer, International Relations Departament, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Astrid Willenerl,
Governing board, ERA-Net ICT-AGRI 2, Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER)

Camille Sailer,
President EACCNJ, Transatlantic ICT Forum

Yolanda Ursa,
Innovation Management Director, INMARK Europa

13:30 – 15:00 | 3 JAN

Lunch at the exhibition area and a visit to the 9th EIS exhibition space

15:00 – 17:00 | EP, JAN 6Q1
Panel 3 - eHealth

Panel Chair: Michal Boni, MEP

Moderator: Maria Fernanda Cabrera,
Innovation Director of Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech) research group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Panel Discussion:

Marc Lange,
Secretary General, European Health Telematics Association ETHEL

Sergio Guillen,
President of Board of Directors MySphera

Prof. Shuming Nie,
Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Prof. May Dongmei Wang,
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Francisco Lupiañez-Villanueva,
Partner and co-founder of Open Evidence

17:00 – 19:00 | EP, JAN 6Q1
Panel 4 - Artificial Intelligence and Social Inclusion

Panel Chair: Angelika Mlinar

Moderator: Jutta Treviranus,
Professor and Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) at OCAD University

19:00 | EP, 3 JAN Exhibition space

Closing reception

Closing Ceremony & Networking Reception on the occasion of St Andrews Day

Reception
Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00
Venue: 
European Parliament | JAN 3 Expo
Organiser: 
Knowledge4Innovation Forum in cooperation with Innovators Magazine
Host: 

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

Alyn Smith,
MEP