A private Science|Business Network roundtable
Since the turn of the millennium, the European Commission has actively supported large-scale partnerships with high tech industry sectors, such as the Clean Sky programme and Innovative Medicines Initiative, to address issues of specialisation and funding and to bring R&D outputs closer to market.
More recently, a new strategic platform has emerged – named Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI). This enables EU member states and industries to make huge joint investments in strategic value chains, without risk of being blocked by the Commission’s directorate-general for competition. A first IPCEI worth €1.75 billion has already been announced for microelectronics, with a second in the pipeline in the battery sector.
As the Strategic Planning process gets under way for Horizon Europe, significant questions remain about the objectives and modalities of the next generation of industrial R&D partnerships. This Science|Business Network roundtable, with senior figures from the European Commission, will discuss latest developments in this vital domain and the future prospects for industry to contribute to the long-term goals of the next Framework Programme.
Moderator: Carlos Härtel, Special Advisor, Science|Business
09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 Welcome and opening remarks by Lorenza Badiello, Director, Delegation of the Emilia Romagna Region to the EU, and Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business
09:40 Horizon Europe and partnerships: What’s currently on the table? What’s new?
Q&A with Peter Dröll followed by a group discussion
10:20 Lessons learned from PPP practitioners
A group discussion with input from members of existing PPPs
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Are IPCEIs reshuffling the cards of R&D partnerships?
12:15 Future technologies: recommendations from the industry
13:00 Networking lunch
For more information, please contact Stefania Gavra at [email protected]