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Horizon Europe: New Parliament, new Commission, new agenda

A public Science|Business conference


The autumn brings a major transition period in Brussels, between a new Parliament taking office in July and the next Commission to be appointed by year end. In the research and innovation (R&I) domain, budget discussions and strategic planning will inevitably headline the agenda. Yet beyond the legislative processes, a range of public dialogues will address the impact targets for Horizon Europe in line with long-term EU goals and global challenges.   

This Science|Business conference - ahead of DG Research's major stakeholder event in late September - offers an opportunity for the wider European R&I community to debate the right strategy and ambitions for Horizon Europe. On one level, it will invite reflection on the legacy of and lessons learned from Horizon 2020. More importantly, however, it will look to the future and gather high level recommendations for the incoming Parliament  and Commission on what Horizon Europe might realistically be expected to deliver through to 2030.

Speakers
Speakers
Carlos Moedas
Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission
Jyrki Katainen
Vice President, Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission
Jean-Eric Paquet
Director-General, Research and Innovation, European Commission
Maria da Graça Carvalho
Member, European Parliament
Daria Tataj
Chair, Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts, European Commission
Anne Borg
Acting Rector, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Michael Arthur
President & Provost, University College London
Yaffa Zilbershats
Chair, Planning and Budgeting Committee, Israeli Council for Higher Education
Tome Antičić
State Secretary, Science and EU funds, Ministry of Science and Education, Croatia
Antoine Petit
President, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Katrin Rehak-Nitsche
Senior Vice President of Science and Research, Robert Bosch Stiftung
Ignasio Lopez Verdeguer
Director Research and Innovation, La Caixa Foundation
Christine Muzel
Vice-Chair, COCIR Value-Based Healthcare Focus Group; Director, Health Economics and Market Access, EMEA, Philips Healthcare
Dominika Sarecka-Tuncer
Senior Vice-President; Head of External Affairs Europe, Sanofi
Frédéric Kaplan
Digital Humanities Chair and Project Manager, Time Machine, EPFL
Shiva Dustdar
Head of Division, Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank
Peter Lacy
Global Managing Director, Strategy and Sustainability, Accenture
Hans Hofstraat
Vice President, Philips Research
Maria dM Vivanco
Principal Investigator, CIC bioGUNE
Aart de Geus
Chairman of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Jukka Häyrynen
Director, Työ- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland; Development Manager, Business Finland
Leo Le Duc
Director, Science and Business, Amsterdam Science Park
Mari Solerød
Chair, JPI Urban Europe
Annika Annerby Jansson
President, Regional Council of Skåne, Sweden
Erik Schwartz
Vice-President, Product Management, Search & Application Service in Research Products, Elsevier
Lucilla Sioli
Director, AI and Digital Industry, DG CONNCT, European Commission
Jean-David Malo
Director, EIC Task Force, European Commission
Mona Skaret
Director, Private and Public Sector Innovation, Innovation Norway
Loubna Bouarfa
Founder and CEO, OKRA Technologies
Johan Van Eldere
Head of Internationalisation, UZ Leuven; Full Professor, KU Leuven
Sylvain Giraud
Head of Unit, Health Systems,DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Cristian-Silviu Bușoi
Member, European Parliament
Ben Glocker
Reader in Machine Learning for Imaging, Imperial College London; Scientific Advisor, Kherion Medical Technologies
Programme
Programme

08:00 - Registration and coffee

09:00 - Welcome

09:05 - Taking stock, looking forward: The legacy of Horizon 2020

Q&A with Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission

Followed by panel discussion, featuring:

  • Michael Arthur, Provost and President, University College London
  • Antoine Petit, President, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • Yaffa Zilbershats, Chairwoman, Council for Higher Education of Israel
  • Hans Hofstraat, Vice President, Philips Research

Moderated by Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

10:15 -  Coffee break

10:45 - Regenerating Europe: Can circular economy be achieved by 2030?

Perspectives from Jyrki Katainen, Vice President, Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission and Peter Lacy, Global Managing Director, Growth and Strategy & Global Sustainability Lead, Accenture

Followed by panel discussion:

  • Jyrki Katainen, Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Innovation and Competitiveness, European Commission
  • Peter Lacy, Global Managing Director (Growth & Strategy) and Global Sustainability Lead, Accenture
  • Shiva Dustdar, Head of Division, Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank
  • Aart de Geus, Executive Board Chair, Bertelsmann Stiftung & Supervisory Board Chair, Triodos Bank

Moderated by Simon Pickard, Network Director, Science|Business

Supported by Accenture Strategy

11:45 - Breakout sessions: Roadmaps to success for the next decade

Parallel, 75-minute workshops identifying agendas, ambitions and priorities for Europe’s R&I community

 1/ Optimising yields: How can the EIC and national agencies bridge Europe’s innovation gaps?featuring:

  • Jean-David Malo, Director, EIC Task Force, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Jukka Häyrynen, Development Manager, Business Finland & Director, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Government of Finland
  • Mona Skaret, Director, Public and Private Sector Innovation, Innovation Norway
  • Priya Guha, Venture Partner, Merian Ventures & Council Member, Innovate UK

Moderated by Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-chief & Vice Chair of the Board, Science|Business

Supported by Business Finland and Innovation Norway

2/ New actors: The prospects for regions, cities and foundations to engage in Horizon Europe – featuring:

  • Daria Tataj, Chair, RISE Advisory Group, European Commission & CEO, Tataj Innovation
  • Annika Annerby Jansson, President, Regional Council of Skåne (Sweden)
  • Mari Solerød, Chair, JPI Urban Europe
  • Ignacio Lopez Verdeguer, Director, Department of Science & Fellowships, la Caixa Foundation
  • Leo le Duc, Director, Science and Business, Amsterdam Science Park

Moderated by Florin Zubascu, Online Editor, Science|Business

3/ Smart science: How can Al help universities and researchers in Europe?– featuring:

Opening presentation from Rose L’Huillier, Vice-President, Product Management Reading in Research Products, Elsevier, followed by panel debate:

  • Lucilla Sioli, Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Loubna Bouarfa, Chief Executive Officer, OKRA Technologies
  • Erik Schwartz, Vice-President, Product Management, Search & Application Service in Research Products, Elsevier
  • Gelejn Meijer, Rector, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Davide Bacciu, Assistant Professor, University of Pisa

Moderated by David Pringle, Senior Advisor, Science|Business

Supported by Elsevier

4/ A green new deal: How R&I can drive the decarbonisation of Europe – featuring:

  • Bertrand Deprez, Vice President European Affairs, Schneider Electric
  • Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Advisor, DG Energy, European Commission 
  • Gilles Badot, Head of Division – Infrastructure, New Products & Special Transactions, European Investment Bank 
  • Guillaume Gillet, European Union Business Unit Director, InnoEnergy
  • Adel El Gammal, Secretary General, European Energy Research Association
  • Nailia Dindarova, Public Affairs Lead, Principle Power

Moderated by John Wyles, Member, Science|Business Board

Supported by KIC InnoEnergy

13:00 -  Networking lunch

14:00 - From Brussels to the moon: What can R&I deliver for Europe by 2030?

Presentation of key perspectives from the Science|Business Network by Anne Borg, Acting Rector, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), followed by Q&A with the audience

Moderated by Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief and Vice-Chair of the Board, Science|Business

14:30 -  Value-based healthcare: How technologies can improve care across the EU

Opening presentation of the Life savers: The value of medical and digital technology in breast cancer care report by Christine Muzel, Vice-Chair, Value-Based Healthcare, COCIR and Head of Health Economics and Market Access EMEA, Royal Philips

Followed by panel discussion, featuring:

  • Christine Muzel, Vice Chair, Value-Based Healthcare, COCIR and Head of Health Economics and Market Access EMEA, Royal Philips
  • Cristian-Silviu Bușoi, Member, European Parliament
  • Sylvain Giraud, Head of Unit, Health Systems,DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission
  • Jelena Burianová, Senior Researcher, Czech National Radiation Protection Institute (SURO) & Coordinator, Mamma Help
  • Ben Glocker, Reader, Machine Learning for Imaging, Imperial College London; Scientific Advisor, Kherion Medical Technologies
  • Johan Van Eldere, Head of Internationalisation, UZ Leuven; Full Professor, KU Leuven

Moderated by Maria dM Vivanco, Principal Investigator, CIC bioGUNE

Supported by COCIR

15:30 - Coffee break

16:00 - Europe 2024: A new health agenda

Presentation of the special report Europe 2024: A new health agenda, by Dominika Sarecka-Tuncer, Senior Vice-President, Head of External Affairs Europe, Sanofi

16:20 - Strategic planning: Co-creating Horizon Europe

Q&A with Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Followed by panel discussion, featuring:

  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Tome Antičić, State Secretary for Science and EU Funds, Government of Croatia
  • Katrin Rehak-Nitsche, Senior Vice President of Science and Research, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Frédéric Kaplan, Digital Humanities Chair, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Project Manager, Time Machine
  • Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member, European Parliament

Moderated by Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief and Vice-Chair of the Board, Science|Business

17:30 - Close of conference, followed by networking reception

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Venue: Hotel Metropole Brussels - Place De Brouckère 31, 1000 Bruxelles. 

For more information on this event, please contact Lysiane Pons (lysiane.pons@sciencebusiness.net)

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