EIT
About the event

This year, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology is preparing to expand, with the addition of new 'KICs' between now and 2020. Business participation in KICs, old and new, is vital. So how to make the EIT ever-more attractive to companies and funds, large and small?

Answering that question is the goal of this roundtable event, supported by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture. It gathers some of the existing KIC participants from the private sector for a morning of brainstorming with Commission, EIT and KIC representatives, and concludes with remarks and a networking lunch with EU Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou


Event pack

Preliminary programme
09:00 Welcome by Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor, Science|Business
09:05 Why this meeting? - Lucia Recalde Langarica, Head of Unit, Higher Education, Innovation, Entrep0reneurship, DG EAC, European Commission
09:15 EIT outlook - Alexander von Gabain, Chairman, EIT Governing Board
09:30 Three short case studies - business perspective
  • Javier Alonso Martinez, Director of Technology Portfolio, Gas Natural
  • Christoph Sievering, Managing Director - Strategic Energy Management, Bayer
  • Cesare Sironi, Head of Innovation, Telecom Italia
10:00 Workshop 1 - Expectations and returns (open, moderated discussion)
Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor, Science|Business
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Workshop 2 - Execution and fulfillment (open, moderated discussion)
Moderator: Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor, Science|Business
12:30 Wrap up and conclusions - Peter Olesen, Member, Appointed Chairman from 1 August 2014, EIT Governing Board
12:45 An appreciation for the KIC business partners: Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
13:00 Informal networking lunch with the Commissioner
Featured speakers
alonso
Javier Alonso Martinez (KIC - Inno Energy)
Director of Technology Portfolio, Gas Natural
gabain
Alexander von Gabain
Chairman, EIT Governing Board
hudson
Richard L. Hudson
CEO & Editor, Science|Business
lucia
Lucia Recalde Langarica
Head of Unit, Higher Education, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, DG EAC, European Commission
olesen
Peter Olesen
Appointed Chairman from 1 August 2014, EIT Governing Board
sievering
Christoph Sievering (Climate KIC)
Managing Director, Bayer
sironi
Cesare Sironi (EIT ICT Labs)
Head of Innovation & Industry relations, Telecom Italia
Androulla Vassiliou
EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilinugualism and Youth
Venue

Date: 17 June 2014

Venue: University Foundation 11 Rue d'Egmont, 1000 Brussels

Contact

This event is by invitation only.

For inquiries please contact Zsofia Bakonyi at zsofia.bakonyi@sciencebusiness.net
or call +32 (0) 2304 7577.

Related reporting
European Parliament presidential election: where the candidates stand on research
During five years in office, Martin Schultz has turned the post of president into one of the most influential in the EU. With seven MEPs vying to replace him in the election Science|Business assesses their attitudes to R&D
Antonio Tajani: My outlook for EU research
Newly-elected EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani tells Science|Business where and how the EU should be spending its research cash in the coming years
EU governments slash Horizon 2020 top-up in half
Incoming budget head Günther Oettinger says the research programme will receive an extra €200M – and not €400M as proposed. Top universities say this is “peanuts” next to the €2.2B taken from Horizon 2020 to fund the Juncker Plan
Swiss researchers see deal in sight for re-admission to EU research programme
Crucial vote to settle long-running dispute on immigration could see scientists fully welcomed back into Horizon 2020
Review of European Institute for Technology and Innovation calls for change at the top
A second investigation, ordered by Education Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, confirms the need for fundamental reform of management and says EIT’s knowledge and innovation communities will require longer-term funding
World study sees warning signs for future R&D spending
Pressure on the public purse means research investment is slowing, according to the OECD. Government R&D budgets are in decline following 30 years of growth
Spain continues to lead pack in SME Instrument
The latest figures show Spanish companies receive the most funding from the EU’s start-up engine
>More
Advertisement