K4I Events

Upcoming Events

FP9: Chemical Industry’s role for EU growth and competitiveness K4I Forum Dinner Debate in cooperation with CEFIC
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Lambert van Nistlrooij,Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
Innovation is essential for growth in Europe and this importance is reflected in the core objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. As an enabler of innovation in several value chains, it is essential for the chemical industry to take a leadership role and actively contribute to Horizon 2020 and its succeeding Framework Programme. Objectives:
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Past Events

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Mady Delvaux,Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
The algorithms powering autonomous systems and Artificial Intelligence are driving the future of society.  Imbued within our cars, companion robots and smart cities, we are becoming a culture of code. The risks and benefits regarding these technologies are largely evaluated through the lens of GDP-focused, exponential growth.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 -
09:00 to 13:00
Host: Vicky Ford,MEP Eva Kaili,MEPAngelika Mlinar,MEP Cora van Nieuwenhuizen,MEP
Abstract Following the launch of ‘A Pact for Innovation’ (Pact) during the 7th European Innovation Summit last December and the Kick-off meeting that took place on 25 April in the European Parliament, we are now entered the Pact implementation phase. Out of the 14 Pact priorities, 5 have been selected to start with at the 1st Working Group Meetings on 11 – 12 October 2016, European Parliament, Brussels and the topics will be further discussed at the bi-annual Pact Meeting on 16 November morning as part of the 8th EIS programme.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Paul Rubig,Member of the European Parliament (MEP)Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” – Carl Sagan In today’s world, where science and technology permeates our everyday life, it is becoming ever more important to ensure effective and reliable Science Communication, particularly in the EU. In fact, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation has placed “citizen science” as one of his three top priorities.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Jerzy BUZEK, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), K4I Vice-Chair of the the Governing Board – K4I Forum of the European Parliament
The European Commission set out a new European transport strategy in its 2011 White Paper. This White Paper stressed the role of innovation and new technology in strengthening European transport. It also pointed out that the development and adoption of new technology is hampered by barriers due, at least in part, to the fragmented nature of Europe’s transport system. There is a need to understand in more detail the nature and causes of these barriers and thus be able to identify actions to overcome them.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -
19:00 to 22:00
Host: Pavel Telička, Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
The concept of the Circular Economy, in which resources and products are not just used and then disposed but instead re-used, recycled or even upcycled, has become an important focus of the EU’s policy-making. In December 2015, the European Commission has adopted a revised Circular Economy Package that foresees a number of concrete legislative proposals for the realisation of the Circular Economy.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -
08:00 to 09:30
Host: Carlos Moedas,Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation
On Thursday, 28 June 2016 in the European Parliament in Brussels, the EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas met the K4I Forum to inform on the latest developments of the EIC initiative. The Commission received more than 1000 contributions in response to the public consultation.
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Monday, April 25, 2016 -
16:00 to 18:30
Host: Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board
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Monday, December 7, 2015 -
19:00 to 20:30
Host: Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board
The Pact for Innovation (INPACT) was signed by the K4I Forum Chairman Lambert van Nistelrooij, the Vice-Chairman Jerzy Buzek and the K4I leadership. It was handed over to Research and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas during the Opening Ceremony of the 7th European Innovation Summit on 7 December 2015. Both Commissioner Katainen and Commissioner Moedas welcomed the Pact during their speeches and expressed their support.
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Sustainability of Livestock Farming in Europe: A Question of Food Security, Climate and Innovation K4I Forum Conference in cooperation with Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 -
13:00 to 15:00
Host: Seán Kelly, Member of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and Rapporteur on Climate Change
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Circular Economy: Innovation Spinning the Industrial Symbiosis K4I Forum Dinner Debate in cooperation with Cefic and SPIRE Public-Private Partnership
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament
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Enabling SME Driven Innovation in the Bio-economy: from Concept to Reality K4I Forum Dinner Debate in cooperation with Bio Base NWE
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 -
19:00 to 22:00
Host: Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board
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Innovation, R&D and EU funds K4I Forum Breakfast Debate in cooperation with EIF
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -
08:00 to 09:30
Host: Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP
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Open Standardization and Effective FRAND Licensing Model in Europe K4I Forum Dinner Debate in cooperation with Nokia
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board
Licensing of patents is crucial for achieving broad and rapid diffusion of innovation. This requires a successful balancing of the incentives to invest in R&D against the benefits for the economy at large of a wide diffusion of knowledge.
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What “Digital” / What “Smart” for Advanced Manufacturing? K4I Forum Dinner Debate in cooperation with EFFRA and CEFIC
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Victor Negrescu, MEP
Advanced manufacturing is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. As an industrial renaissance takes hold in Europe, advanced manufacturing is being transformed in multiple ways. From the nature of work within a plant to the physical technology used, the traditional picture of manufacturing is fast becoming outdated.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (All day)
Host: Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board
 
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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 10:30 to Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 16:00
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An agenda for societal change and sustainable economic development The central topic of the summit is: how can technology, innovation and new ways of cooperation help Europe to turn this major challenge into an opportunity?
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 -
19:00 to 21:00
Host: Jerzy Buzek, former President of the Euoropean Parliament, MEP, Vice Chair of the K4I Forum Governing BoardLambert VAN NISTELROOIJ, MEP, Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board
 
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 -
09:15 to 11:00
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On 20 May 2014 the IR2B held a landmark event in cooperation with
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 -
16:00 to 19:00
Host: Jerzy Buzek MEP, Vice-Chairman of the K4I Forum Governing Board, Former President of the European Parliament
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 -
08:00 to 09:30
Host: Teresa Riera Madurell, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur for Horizon 2020
Sharing COWIN actions and best practices to bridge the gap between research and market generating economic value for the benefit of SMEs and the European industry in general
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Key innovation messages 2013: Follow-up to Vilnius Innovation Forum and European Innovation Summit Innovation Convention 2014 Fringe Session, in cooperation with the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council 2013
Monday, March 10, 2014 -
14:00 to 15:15
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People in Power driving Energy Transition Dinner Debate in cooperation with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 -
19:00 to 22:00
Host: Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, Chairman of the K4I Forum Governing Board, Rapporteur of the Structural Funds 2014-2020
The 21st century will go down in history as the century when man will have found an alternative to fossil energy; this is an essential transition in which everyone must be involved.It will be a stern test for our civilization!
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Fostering innovation - Integrating benefits and risks K4I Forum Dinner Debate in cooperation with ECPA
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Julie Girling, Member of the European Parliament
The future of the European Union, with regards to its economic, social and environmental development, is based on its capability to innovate, which is reflected strongly in the major policy initiatives that set the political guidelines of the Union for the coming decade. Innovation has been placed at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs.
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EU-Korea: Partnerships in Research and Innovation K4I Forum Dinner Debate in cooperation with the European Commission and EUREKA
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 -
19:00 to 22:00
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This dinner debate is organised within the context of celebrating 50 years of EU-Korea cooperation. A rapidly evolving social and industrial context is bringing the EU and Korea ever closer together to jointly address social, economic and environmental challenges. The Horizon 2020 research programme that will run from 2014 to 2020 will aim to develop partnerships in key industrial and scientific areas.
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Dinner Debate: Wake Up Europe! A call for action for: The Right Innovation Framework and Instruments to Secure Europe’s Future Competitiveness and Living Standards
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 -
18:30 to 22:00
Host: Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, Chair of the K4I Forum of the European Parliament
At a time of unprecedented challenges, Europe’s competitiveness and standard of living are threatened. Economic forecasts for 2050 paint a dark scenario – economic decline, an ageing population, social capital and labor force shortage, increased energy, food and water constraints, and a challenging role for the EU on the global stage. However, we believe, that with the right policy instruments and a comprehensive innovation framework, these predictions are avoidable.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Prof. Ioannis Tsoukalas, MEP
The open, inclusive and bottom-up approach of science and technology (S&T) networking can be beneficial to SMEs and favour their participation in pan-European research networks. 
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, Chair of the K4I Forum of the European Parliament
Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are playing a major role in helping to transform Europe’s energy systems for a low carbon future. Unfortunately wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine just when needed.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 -
09:30 to 11:00
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The session on Regional Innovation Ecosystems will engage high-level business representatives and policy makers in discussing what regional actors can do, in particular through closer collaboration between them, to enhance the performance of innovation in Europe.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Prof. Ioannas Tsoukalas, MEP
The Key Enabling Technologies (KETs: nanotechnology, micro-nanoelectronics, advanced materials, photonics, industrial biotechnology and advanced manufacturing) are a key source of innovation.
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Supporting Social Innovation in the Workplace K4I Forum Event in cooperation with Novitech
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 -
17:00 to 21:00
Host: Alojz Peterle, MEP
According to the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative, social innovation concerns the creation of new solutions to social issues and new social capital; it focuses on building new social relationships and models of collaboration while stressing on empowerment and engagement.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Teresa Riera Madurell, MEP, Horizon 2020 rapporteur
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  • Welcome and opening remarks by Teresa Riera Madurell, MEP, Horizon 2020 rapporteur and host of the event.
  • Presentation of the Nokia Horizon 2020 Brochure by Hannu Kauppinen, Head of Nokia Research.
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Kick-off event – K4I Forum 2012/2013 Programme K4I Stakeholder Conference / Dinner Debate
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 -
17:00 to 22:00
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In 2011 the EU started discussions on its future budget and a review of major policies for the period 2014-2020.
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Innovation for Sustainable, Productive and Competitive European Agriculture Dinner debate in partnership with the EP Intergroup « Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development » and Knowledge4Innovation / Dinner sponsored by ECPA
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 -
18:30 to 22:15
Host: Luis Manuel Capoulas Santos, MEP
In the face of a growing world population, expected to reach 9 billion inhabitants in 2050, food production will have to increase by 70% according to the FAO.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 -
18:00 to 22:30
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Within the EU Steering Group on the European Professional Card, FEANI plays an active role.  The objectives of this Steering Group are to explore the feasibility and the challenges linked to the development of a European professional card in the context of the revision of the Professional Qualifications Directive 2005/36 and the preparation of a Green Paper for autumn 2011.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 -
08:00 to 09:30
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Europe needs to make a step change in its research and innovation performance. As the Innovation Union pointed out, this requires that research and innovation be better linked. Breaking away from traditional compartmentalised approaches, the EU should focus more on challenges and outcomes to be achieved, linking the research and innovation funding more closely to the policy objectives.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011 -
20:00 to 22:30
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Europe has set up ambitious policies under the Europe 2020 strategy to develop into a smart, sustainable and inclusive region within an increasingly competitive global playing field.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 -
19:30 to 22:00
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Improving our rationalised use of resources, including fuels, minerals, water, soil and so forth, is a necessity to accommodate the needs of future generations in a finite world. European institutions have been front-runners in acknowledging this situation. A “resource efficient Europe” has become one of the first policy priorities and a “flagship initiative” in the EU 2020 strategy.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 -
19:30 to 22:00
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The Ljubljana process led to a greater integration in Europe through the launch of number of initiatives. However we see that the governance has become more fragmented, both in terms of adding new governance mechanisms to those already existing, as well as developing a set of different governance mechanisms for the ERA, thus reducing coherence.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 -
20:00 to 22:00
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Accounting for about 17% of the EU’s GDP, public procurement constitutes a gigantic market with an enormous potential for supporting innovation. Two specifically interesting instruments are pre-commercial public procurement (PCP) and innovation deployment procurement.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 -
19:30 to 22:00
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Standardisation within Europe is a voluntary cooperation amongst consumers, industry, public authorities, social partners and other interested parties, organised by independent organisations recognised under European Law (Directive 98/34/EC).
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 -
20:00 to 22:00
Host: Alojz Peterle, MEP, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Russia Cooperation Committee, Member of the K4I Forum of the European Parliament Governing Board
The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) is one of the EU’s key instruments in support of innovation. With the current programme period ending in 2013, it is now at the time to think about the future role and design of a ‘CIP II’. A public consultation (which ended on 4 February 2011) has therefore been organised by the European Commission in order to receive views and ideas regarding a possible successor programme.
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European Innovation Partnerships K4I Forum Dinner Debate
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Lambert VAN NISTELROOIJ, MEP, Chairman of the K4I Forum of the European Parliament Governing Board
Europe is faced with a number of major societal challenges such as an ageing population, the effects of climate change, and reduced availability of resources.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Lambert VAN NISTELROOIJ, MEP, Chairman of the K4I Forum of the European Parliament Governing
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Paul RÜBIG, MEP, Chair of STOA Panel, Member of the K4I Forum Governing Board
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Alexander Alvaro, MEP, Vice-Chair of the EP Committee on Budget
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Lambert VAN NISTELROOIJ, MEP, Member of the EP Committee on Regional Development; Chair of the K4I Forum of the European Parliament Governing Board
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010 -
19:30 to 22:00
Host: Lambert VAN NISTELROOIJ, MEP, Member of the EP Committee on Regional Development, Chair of the Lisbon Forum Governing Board
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