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Data/Czas / Date/Time: 27/06/2017
9:00 - 19:00

Miejsce / Place: Brussels sala: ---

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Rodzaj wydarzenia / Type of event: Konferencja

Organizator / Organizer: Science|Business Publishing

On June 27th, the Science|Business annual FP9 conference will focus on how international relations in science, technology and trade could be transformed – and how these changes will, in turn, affect the EU’s next flagship R&D effort, Framework Programme 9. 

The world is changing fast. Will technology trade barriers rise? Will relations among Europe, the US, China, Russia and other powers be upended? Will research priorities change – for climate, energy, health, defence? All of these questions will force new strategies for companies, universities and governments around the world.

The annual Science|Business Network conference will focus on how international relations in science, technology and trade could be transformed – and how these changes will, in turn, affect the EU’s next flagship R&D effort, Framework Programme 9.

09:30 – Facing up to a new world order. How will it affect science, technology and trade?

All is change: US, China, Europe, Russia – trade, climate, migration. Research and innovation can provide new options for us to manage these problems. How will that work? Featuring: Launch of the Science|Business Network report: Why fund research?

  • Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Jean Chambaz, President, Pierre and Marie Curie University
  • Joanna Newman, Secretary General, The Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Naledi Pandor, South African Minister for Science & Technology (tbc)

11:00 – coffee

11:30 – Parallel sessions: What the new world order means for …

A deep dive into three sector-specific issues that are both changed by the new world order, and have the potential to change it for the better.

  • Healthcare. The Ebola crisis was a wake-up call: Just €20M in timely, international vaccine research could have saved 11,000 lives. How can we cooperate more on infectious disease research internationally? Can we overcome the problems of IP and funding to do so?
    • Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
    • Heidi Larson, anthropologist and Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP); Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, LSHTM
    • Jean Lang, Associate Vice President R&D, Sanofi Pasteur
    • Ralf René Reinhart, Medical Leader, Pfizer
  • Climate & Energy. If the US is out of the picture, what next for climate and renewable energy research? Can international initiatives like Mission Innovation adjust? Will Europe pivot to China, to maintain its strong position in renewables technology and trade?
    • Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
    • Philippe Tanguy, VP R&D Partnerships, Total
    • Kamel Ben Naceur, Director, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Global disruptors (and creators): Projects that can make a difference

Research and innovation are about a lot more than gadgets and medicines; they can provide entirely new ways to solve old problems. Four visionary examples.

  • The immunology of Alzheimer’s – Michal Schwartz, incumbent of The Maurice and Ilse Katz Professorial Chair in Neuroimmunology, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • The open access revolution 2.0 – Kamila Markram, CEO, Frontiers
  • Science as diplomacy: PRIMA in the Mediterranean – Angelo Riccaboni, Chair, Prima Consortium
  • The Innovation Bank – Raine Hermans, Head of Strategic Programs, Tekes

14:30 – Breakouts: Making international research collaboration work

Some projects only make sense in an international context. Workshops to examine a few.

  • The Cloud. Despite tensions, there really is growing cross-border collaboration on making the cloud work for science. The EU is promoting its science cloud. It, the US, Canada and Australia are promoting data sharing. (Session organised by the Science|Business Cloud Consultation Group)
    • Bob Jones, Coordinator, Helix Nebula, CERN
    • Jukka Mönkkönen, Rector, University of Eastern Finland
    • Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Blue money: Case studies in international maritime innovation. Autonomous shipping, wireless ports  – these and other maritime innovations are appearing around the world, in public/private collaborations from the Artic to Antarctic. This session examines a few case studies, and asks: How can we scale these up globally?
    • Mika Lautanala, Executive Director, Tekes
    • Sauli Eloranta, Executive Vice President, Rolls-Royce Marine

15:30 – Coffee

16:00 – Getting real: How can the Framework Programme make international collaboration happen?

Let’s talk specifics: How can EU R&I programmes enlist more international partners, and magnify their international impact?

  • Presentation of the H2020 international ‘flagships’
  • Science|Business Network Report: Recommendations for international collaboration
    • Maria Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
    • Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, President, Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)
    • Paul Rübig, Member, European Parliament (tbc)

17:15 – Reception

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