When it comes to industrial technologies, there is wide agreement on one thing: Europe needs to do more to maintain its competitiveness. But there’s less agreement on exactly what should be done. As part of its continuing series of events on the next EU Framework Programme, Science|Business is organising an expert roundtable meeting to suggest possible future directions for the EU’s efforts in supporting key enabling technologies for industry.
What emerging technology trends should the EU prioritise in the 2020s? How should artificial intelligence and machine learning be pursued within the Framework Programme. How will converging technologies – in nano, bio, ICT and other fields – change the way industry operates? Suggestions from this meeting will be compiled in a published Science|Business report, as a contribution to the Framework planning process.
Topics to be covered:
- Introduction and briefing on Key Enabling Technologies and FP9 plans: Peter Droell, Director for Industrial Technologies, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
- Emerging trends in industrial technologies: Experts from Network member-organisation – in AI, advanced manufacturing, electronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, photonics and advanced materials
- Name your mission: Expert suggestions on ambitious new targets around which the next industrial technologies programmes could be organised.
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09:30 – Welcome coffee
10:00 - Welcome & Introduction
Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief, Science|Business
- Industrial technologies and the Framework Programmes:
Peter Dröll, Director for Industrial Technologies, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
- Technologies in the European Industrial Policy Strategy:
Kirsi Ekroth-Manssila, Head of Unit, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
10:30 - Technology Periscope: What are the next big industrial technologies?
- Industrial C02 avoidance:
Garry Meima, Associate Director Hydrocarbons R&D, Dow Chemical
- Quantum technologies:
Eleni Diamanti, Permanent Researcher, CNRS
- 3D printing and embedded electronics:
Lorraine Byrne, Executive Director, Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research centre (AMBER), Trinity College Dublin
- Technology foresight:
Lieve Van Woensel, Head of Service, Scientific Foresight Unit, European Parliamentary Research Service
11:20 – Coffee break
11:40 - Policy Periscope: What place for industrial technologies in the next Framework Programme?
- Anneleen Van Bossuyt, Member, European Parliament
- Didier Van Den Abeele, Coordinator, National Contact Point for Horizon2020; Representant, Programme Committee French Ministry of Higher Education and Research
- Tatu Koljonen, Executive in Residence, School of Electrical Engineering; Head of Department, EIT Digital, Aalto University
13:00 - Lunch