03febAll Day0611th European Innovation SummitImplementing Horizon Europe: From Policy to Impact(All Day)

 

 

04feb10:0012:00Conference Session 'How the EIT KICs will shape the future of innovation in Europe'10:00 - 12:00 Event Type:Conference Session in cooperation with EIT KICs

04feb12:3014:30The EU’s energy transition: how research and innovation is helping Europe to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent12:30 - 14:30 Event Type:Lunch Debate in cooperation with Euramet

04feb12:3014:30Building synthetic cells in Europe – Understanding life and mimicking cell mechanisms for a revolution in green technology12:30 - 14:30 Event Type:Lunch Debate in cooperation with TUDelft

04feb14:3016:00Conference Session: Greening - European Partnership Climate, Energy and Mobility14:30 - 16:00

04feb19:0021:00SmartPilots Final Event: Boost European bio-economy innovation deployment by smart interregional cooperation19:00 - 21:00 Event Type:Dinner Debate in cooperation with SmartPilots

05feb08:0009:30How to empower women via investment to increase innovation finance opportunities in Europe08:00 - 09:30 Event Type:Breakfast Debate

05feb12:3015:00Conference Session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation'12:30 - 15:00 Event Type:Conference Session in cooperation with Interreg MED programme Prominent MED project

Baldan, Annarita

Chair of EURAMET\'s European Metrology Network for Energy Gases

Annarita Baldan is the principal scientist at VSL, the Dutch Metrology Institute. For the past 20 years, she has worked in the field of metrology for chemistry. Her research is devoted to gas analysis, and specifically, to developing the metrological infrastructure needed to address the grand challenges facing energy, the environment and the climate.
Among her many achievements, Annarita has developed primary reference gas mixtures containing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) at trace concentration levels, by using gravimetric and dynamic primary techniques. In addition, she is a member of several standardisation bodies – including the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) group ISO/TC158 for ‘Gas Analysis’.
Annarita has also been the coordinator of several successful research projects under the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP).

04feb12:3014:30The EU’s energy transition: how research and innovation is helping Europe to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent12:30 - 14:30 Event Type:Lunch Debate in cooperation with Euramet

Berlijn, Sonja

Senior VP R&D of Statnett, the Transmission System Operator of Norway

04feb12:3014:30The EU’s energy transition: how research and innovation is helping Europe to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent12:30 - 14:30 Event Type:Lunch Debate in cooperation with Euramet

Bogovič, Franc

Member of the European Parliament

Born on 2nd February 1963 in Koprivnica, Slovenia, Franc Bogovič graduated from the Agronomy College in 1984 and became an Agricultural Engineer. His professional career constitutes of several different posts, such as agricultural extension expert, agricultural trade entrepreneur, Mayor of Krško Municipality, member of Slovenian National Assembly and Minister of Agriculture and Environment. On 2 March 2013, Bogovič was elected President of the Slovene People’s Party, the position he held until 6th December 2014. Bogovič is currently serving his second term as a Member of the European Parliament, where he is engaged in topics related to agriculture, rural and regional development, cohesion policy, as well as environment and energy. Bogovič is also leading the Smart Villages initiative in the European Parliament. With ensuring EU funding of pilot projects and preparatory actions on Smart villages in the last few years, Bogovič is working closely with the European Commission so that Smart Villages are going to become a significant part of the future EU regional and rural development policy.

04feb12:3014:30The EU’s energy transition: how research and innovation is helping Europe to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent12:30 - 14:30 Event Type:Lunch Debate in cooperation with Euramet

Carre, Martine

Scientific Director Analysis at Air Liquide, France

04feb12:3014:30The EU’s energy transition: how research and innovation is helping Europe to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent12:30 - 14:30 Event Type:Lunch Debate in cooperation with Euramet

Defranceschi, Peter

Head of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Brussels Office

05feb12:3015:00Conference Session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation'12:30 - 15:00 Event Type:Conference Session in cooperation with Interreg MED programme Prominent MED project

Dogterom, Marileen

Full Professor, TU Delft, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Chair of the Department of Bionanoscience, ERC Synergy Grant Laureate, Delft, the Netherlands

On the 1st of June, Marileen Dogterom, professor of bionanoscience at TU Delft and professor of atomic and molecular physics at Leiden University, will join the board of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for one day a week. The appointment term is four years. Dogterom will succeed Ben Feringa, who has completed his term.

Marileen Dogterom (1967) leads the Bionanoscience Department of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at TU Delft. She has also been working for Leiden University since 2000, first as extraordinary professor and later as professor. She is one of the pioneers in the field of biomolecular physics. Her research focuses on the cytoskeleton: the micro-tubes that give the cells of plants and animals their shape and mechanical function and that make it possible for cells to divide successfully. Her work is an important prelude to the development of synthetic cells. She is a member of EMBO, Academia Europaea, "Medical Delta Professor" in Leiden and Delft, and in 2013 she received an ERC Synergy Grant.

04feb12:3014:30Building synthetic cells in Europe – Understanding life and mimicking cell mechanisms for a revolution in green technology12:30 - 14:30 Event Type:Lunch Debate in cooperation with TUDelft

Houser, Kimberly

Oklahoma State University

05feb08:0009:30How to empower women via investment to increase innovation finance opportunities in Europe08:00 - 09:30 Event Type:Breakfast Debate

Jakšić, Mišel

Mayor, City of Koprivnica, Croatia, Prominent MED project representative

05feb12:3015:00Conference Session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation'12:30 - 15:00 Event Type:Conference Session in cooperation with Interreg MED programme Prominent MED project

Jaramillo, Ana Lucia

Corvers Commercial and Legal Affairs; The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement – Eafip

05feb12:3015:00Conference Session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation'12:30 - 15:00 Event Type:Conference Session in cooperation with Interreg MED programme Prominent MED project

Locatelli, Ivo

Senior expert, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Unit G4 - innovative and digital procurement, European Commission

05feb12:3015:00Conference Session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation'12:30 - 15:00 Event Type:Conference Session in cooperation with Interreg MED programme Prominent MED project

Maier, Christoph

Interreg MED Programme representative

05feb12:3015:00Conference Session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation'12:30 - 15:00 Event Type:Conference Session in cooperation with Interreg MED programme Prominent MED project

Molders, Katrien

Coordinator SmartPilots Project and Communication Manager Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Belgium

Katrien Molders is Communication Manager at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Ghent, Belgium), a pilot facility for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes. She takes care of all communication related issues for BBEPP and is currently also coordinating the Pilots4U and SmartPilots projects. Being convinced that a shift to a sustainable bio-based economy will attract sustainable investments, create sustainable jobs and address the societal challenges Europe is facing, Mrs. Molders actively engages in communicating the role and the impact of pilot facilities in enabling such a transition by i.a. reaching out to regional, national and European policy makers as well as EU citizens.
Katrien Molders received a Master of Science degree in BioSciences at Ghent University. After working for a few years as a commercial profile in private companies, she understood her true passion is all about supporting and communicating the implementation of scientific innovations for the creation of a more sustainable society. Prior to her position at BBEPP, she worked for the Institute for Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries (now called International Plant Biotechnology Outreach), The European Plant Science Organisation and the MELISSA project run by the European Space Agency.

04feb19:0021:00SmartPilots Final Event: Boost European bio-economy innovation deployment by smart interregional cooperation19:00 - 21:00 Event Type:Dinner Debate in cooperation with SmartPilots

Nikolova, Iskra

Policy Officer, Province of South-Holland, The Netherlands

04feb19:0021:00SmartPilots Final Event: Boost European bio-economy innovation deployment by smart interregional cooperation19:00 - 21:00 Event Type:Dinner Debate in cooperation with SmartPilots

Palčić, Ivan

Counsellor (Public Procurement, Consumer Protection, Competition), Permanent Representation of Croatia to the European Union

05feb12:3015:00Conference Session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation'12:30 - 15:00 Event Type:Conference Session in cooperation with Interreg MED programme Prominent MED project

Reppel, Katja

Deputy Head of Unit ‘Smart and Sustainable Growth’, DG REGIO, European Commission

04feb19:0021:00SmartPilots Final Event: Boost European bio-economy innovation deployment by smart interregional cooperation19:00 - 21:00 Event Type:Dinner Debate in cooperation with SmartPilots

Rietveld, Gert

Chair of EURAMET\'s European Metrology Network for Smart Electricity Grids

Gert Rietveld is the Chair of the European Metrology Network for Smart Electricity Grids, which has been recently launched under EURAMET. This network aims to help Europe with meeting its sustainability and climate change goals, in addition to supporting the development of future energy systems.
Gert Rietveld is the Chief Metrologist at VSL, the Dutch Metrology Institute - working in the area of smart electricity grids. Following his PhD in the field of solid state physics at Delft University of Technology, Gert joined VSL in 1993 to work on electrical quantum standards for resistance and current. His current research interests cover the breadth of electromagnetic precision metrology, focusing on power and energy measurements to support Europe’s energy transition and implementation of smart electricity grids.
Gert has been active in the EURAMET community for more than 20 years. Amongst his several responsibilities, he was founding chair of the Subcommittee on Power and Energy and the convenor of the EURAMET Energy Task Group.
Gert is additionally a member of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) and the President of its Consultative Committee for Electricity and Magnetism. Within the CIPM, he presently coordinates the development of an international strategy for measurement, helping to tackle grand societal challenges.

04feb12:3014:30The EU’s energy transition: how research and innovation is helping Europe to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent12:30 - 14:30 Event Type:Lunch Debate in cooperation with Euramet

Rogalska, Marzena

Director Public Procurement, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

05feb12:3015:00Conference Session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation'12:30 - 15:00 Event Type:Conference Session in cooperation with Interreg MED programme Prominent MED project

Rusling, Marie-Elisabeth

CEO, Business Angels Europe

05feb08:0009:30How to empower women via investment to increase innovation finance opportunities in Europe08:00 - 09:30 Event Type:Breakfast Debate

Scappatura, Rosa

Relationship Executive BNY Mellon

05feb08:0009:30How to empower women via investment to increase innovation finance opportunities in Europe08:00 - 09:30 Event Type:Breakfast Debate

Schwille, Petra

Director, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Petra Schwille studied physics in Stuttgart and Göttingen and obtained her PhD in 1996 with Nobel Laureate Manfred Eigen at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. After a postdoctoral stay at Cornell University (Ithaca, USA) she established a research group at the MPI Göttingen in 1999 and accepted a call as professor and chair of biophysics at the BIOTEC of the TU Dresden in 2002. In 2011, she was appointed as scientific member of the Max Planck Society and director at the MPI of Biochemistry, Martinsried. Her research interests range from single-molecule biophysics to bottom-up synthetic biology of artificial cells.

04feb12:3014:30Building synthetic cells in Europe – Understanding life and mimicking cell mechanisms for a revolution in green technology12:30 - 14:30 Event Type:Lunch Debate in cooperation with TUDelft

Sederel, Willem

Board Member Biobased Delta and Chair Biobased Circular Business Platform

Willem Sederel is a chemical engineer and polymer scientist from the University of Technology Twente in Enschede (NL). He completed his education cum laude and did a post doc on biomedical materials at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1977 he started his industrial career with Shell in Amsterdam, and then moved to General Electric where he fulfilled global leadership roles in process, product and application development and marketing. His last role before retiring from his 36 year career in Industry was global innovation leader with SABIC. Willem joined the Biobased Delta in 2013 as director and chairman. Since April 2016 he is responsible for the international activities within the Board.
Willem is also the founding father of the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom that opened in September 2011 as a Biobased Incubator for SME.
From 2015-2017 he was the chairman of the Biorenewables Business Platform in the Netherlands. He is currently member of the Advisory Board of Biorizon (NL) and CLIB (D)

04feb19:0021:00SmartPilots Final Event: Boost European bio-economy innovation deployment by smart interregional cooperation19:00 - 21:00 Event Type:Dinner Debate in cooperation with SmartPilots

Siweris, Erwin

Interreg Europe Programme Director

Erwin is responsible for the overall programme management and relation to the programme governance institutions (the Partner States, the Hauts-de-France Region as Managing Authority, the European Commission etc.). He is also in charge of managing the secretariat's team of 31 members.
He has experience in managing finances for the transnational programmes INTERREG IIC and IIIB Baltic Sea Region in Rostock, Germany; and two years with the Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, Germany, advising SMEs about EU funding schemes. Erwin was Deputy Programme Manager in the INTERREG IIIC West and the INTERREG IVC Programme.
He holds a diploma in Political Economics and Banking and has worked as a consultant in political economics.

04feb19:0021:00SmartPilots Final Event: Boost European bio-economy innovation deployment by smart interregional cooperation19:00 - 21:00 Event Type:Dinner Debate in cooperation with SmartPilots

Soetaert, Wim

CEO Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Prof. Wim Soetaert holds a degree in chemical and biochemical engineering and did a PhD in bioengineering at Ghent University.
Prof. Wim Soetaert currently heads the Centre of Expertise for Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis (InBio.be) at Ghent University, Faculty of BioScience Engineering. InBio is active in the areas of industrial biotechnology, biocatalysis, fermentation science and engineering and counts about 40 people. www.inbio.be
He is the founder and chairman of Ghent Bio-Economy Valley, a public private partnership to promote the development of biobased activities in the Ghent area in Belgium. Since its creation in 2005, Ghent Bio-Energy Valley has quickly grown into one of the main growth centers for the biobased economy in Europe, with over 500 Million euros already invested in the port of Ghent. www.gbev.org
Prof. Wim Soetaert is also the director of the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, an open innovation Pilot Plant for biobased products and processes based in Ghent. Within the framework of an Interreg project, over 21 Million euros have been invested in Bio Base Europe sofar. www.bbeu.org
Prof. Wim Soetaert is the founder and executive chairman of Inbiose, a spin-off company of Ghent University that is producing speciality carbohydrates through industrial biotechnology. www.inbiose.com

04feb19:0021:00SmartPilots Final Event: Boost European bio-economy innovation deployment by smart interregional cooperation19:00 - 21:00 Event Type:Dinner Debate in cooperation with SmartPilots

Tarr, Carol

Fellow Included VC and Professor at Nyenrode Business Universiteit

05feb08:0009:30How to empower women via investment to increase innovation finance opportunities in Europe08:00 - 09:30 Event Type:Breakfast Debate

Thole, Esther

Science journalist and writer

Author of Creators of Life (original NL: Makers van Leven), Maven Publishing (2018). In her book, editor Esther Thole describes how scientists build structures on the nano-scale towards hierarchically ordered materials or building blocks for life.

04feb12:3014:30Building synthetic cells in Europe – Understanding life and mimicking cell mechanisms for a revolution in green technology12:30 - 14:30 Event Type:Lunch Debate in cooperation with TUDelft

Vermeulen, Hilde

Policy Officer, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flanders Region

Hilde is policy advisor of the department Economy, Science and Innovation, Flemish government since December 2006. She is Belgian delegate in the programme committee responsible for the Horizon2020 work programs ‘Innovation and SMEs’ and ‘Access to Risk Finance’. She has experience as partner of a number of EU projects of the interreg and R&D framework programs in different areas of SME innovation policy. She was Belgian Sherpa for the High Level Group GEAR2030 (EU automotive industry).
She holds a master degree and a specialization in Applied Economics at KULeuven, where she was 5 years research assistant in the area of innovation and clusters. She also worked at Idea Consultant and as sector advisor for the Belgian industry federation Agoria.

04feb19:0021:00SmartPilots Final Event: Boost European bio-economy innovation deployment by smart interregional cooperation19:00 - 21:00 Event Type:Dinner Debate in cooperation with SmartPilots

Šimić, Ivan

Managing Director, Regional Energy Agency North, Croatia

05feb12:3015:00Conference Session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation'12:30 - 15:00 Event Type:Conference Session in cooperation with Interreg MED programme Prominent MED project

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