Research Strategies: Europe 2030 and the next Framework Programme

A dialogue to plan corporate, academic and government R&D strategies for the future

What will Europe, and its science and technology, be like in 2030 and beyond? How are companies, universities and governments preparing for a better future? What should the EU do to help them? As the European Commission is just now beginning to draft its next big R&I effort, Framework Programme 9, Science|Business offers a unique opportunity to debate policy options for the future.

Research strategy is the focus of this Science|Business Network conference. It will bring together a select group of corporate executives, university administrators and policy leaders from all over Europe and from all sectors/disciplines to:  

  1.        Discuss among peers the Commission's newly prepared scenarios for the future
  2.        Analyse how they will affect R&D strategies of companies, universities and governments
  3.        Deliver recommendations on how the EU should shape its own R&I programmes for the future

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Featured guest

Robert-Jan Smits

Director-General, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

Alessandro Curioni

IBM Fellow, VP Europe and Director of IBM Research - Zurich

Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña

President, COST Association

Lino Guzzella

President, ETH Zurich

Christian Ehler

Member, European Parliament

Matthias Weber

Head of Unit Research, Technology and Innovation Policy, Austrian Institute of Technology

Gill Ringland

CEO, SAMI Consulting; Member of the RISE Committee

Karin Markides

Senior Advisor to the President/CEO, Chalmers University of Technology

Kay Swinburne

Member, European Parliament

Jeremy Farrar

CEO, Wellcome Trust

Wilhelm Krull

Secretary General, VolkswagenStiftung

Chris Dance

Research Fellow, Xerox Europe

Marja Makarow

Director, Biocenter Finland; Governing Board member, European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

Jan Palmowski

Secretary General, The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

Kurt Vandenberghe

Director, Policy Development and Coordination, DG RTD, European Commission

Alexander von Gabain

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Innovation and Commercial Outreach, Karolinska Institutet

Walter Weigel

Vice President, Huawei European Research Institute