International R&D : Horizon Europe and the world


Around the world, cross-border research and development (R&D) deals are on the rise, both in public and private systems. International co-publications, global budgets, industry/university/public partnerships – all have soared in the past decade. Europe, with its Horizon research and innovation (R&I) programmes, is a leader in this trend, but the US, Canada, China, Japan and other big spenders are also on the hunt for ambitious ideas and partners. Important questions are also being raised about the future role of R&D in the UN SDGs, climate change and other international development ambitions.

Against this backdrop, are we entering a new era of global cooperation, a Republic of Science & Technology? This Science|Business Network conference will be an international meeting place to discuss the emerging opportunity landscape, and how this can best be harnessed across sectors and regions through breakthrough science, technologies and policy frameworks.

Featured guests
Speakers
Jean-Eric Paquet
Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Gilles Brassard
Professor, University of Montréal; Wolf Prize in Physics Laureate & Canada Research Chair
Marie-Noëlle Semeria
Senior Vice President & Group Chief Technology Officer, Total
Rémi Quirion
Chief Scientist, Province of Québec
Signe Ratso
Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
President, European Research Council
Matthias Kleiner
President, Leibniz Association
Anita Krohn Traaseth
CEO, Innovation Norway
Daan du Toit
Deputy Director-General (International Cooperation & Resources), South African Department of Science and Technology
Otmar Wiestler
President, Helmholtz Association
Joël Mesot
President, ETH Zurich
Jean Chambaz
President, Sorbonne University
Philippe Tanguy
President, Polytechnique Montreal
Walter Weigel
Vice President, Huawei European Research Institute
Joanna Newman
Chief Executive and Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities
Elisabeth Ling
Managing Director, Researcher Products & Research Metrics, Elsevier
Gian-Luca Bona
CEO, Empa; Member of the ETH Board
Leena Pishe Thomas
Director & Principal Consultant, Global Business Inroads
Maria de Kleijn-Lloyd
Senior Vice President, Analytical Services, Elsevier
Nick Jennings
Vice-Provost, Research and Enterprise, Imperial College London
Pekka Soini
Director General, Business Finland
Karin Dahlman-Wright
Vice-President, Karolinska Institutet
Philippe Vanrie
Head, EUREKA Secretariat
Bosun Tijani
Co-founder & CEO, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria
Jan Palmowski
Secretary General, The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities
Jaak Aaviksoo
Rector, Tallinn University of Technology
Ronald De Bruin
Director, The COST Association
Programme
Programme

08:15  -  Registration and coffee

09:00  -  Welcome

09:05  -  Horizon World: What’s so hard about international R&D collaboration?

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

Followed by panel discussion, featuring:   

  • Jean Chambaz, President, Sorbonne University
  • Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO, Innovation Norway
  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist, Province of Québec

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

10:15  -  Coffee break

10:45  -  Quantum Leaps: A new space race for the 21st century?

Perspectives from Gilles Brassard - Wolf Prize in Physics Laureate & Canada Research Chair, Université de Montréal 

11:00  -  Global Science: European excellence and the world 

Panel discussion, featuring:

  • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon , President, European Research Council 
  • Karin Dahlman-Wright, Vice President, Karolinska Institutet
  • Elena Domínguez, Vice President International Relations, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
  • Matthias Kleiner, President, Leibniz Association
  • Otmar Wiestler, President, Helmholtz Association

Moderator: Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

12:00  -  Breakout Sessions

Parallel, 60-minute workshops identifying opportunities and priorities to support international R&D and innovation systems

Digital Infrastructures: Connecting people, platforms and data

  • Michelle Barker, Deputy Executive Director, Australian Research Data Commons
  • Lieven Eeckhout, Full Professor, Department of Electronic and Information Systems, Ghent University; ERC Grantee
  • Oliver Grau, Chair, Technology Policy Committee, ACM Europe
  • Tim Softley, Pro Vice Chancellor, Research & Knowledge Transfer, University of Birmingham

Moderator: Roy Pennings, Senior Advisor, Science|Business

Intelligent Production: The future of manufacturing

  • Gian-Luca Bona, CEO, Empa; Member, ETH Board
  • Anders Flodström, Education Director, EIT Digital
  • Jongwoon Hwang, Head, Smart Convergence Group, KIST Europe
  • Marco Waas, Director RD&I and Technology, Nouryon

Moderator: Carlos Härtel, Special Advisor, Science|Business

Freedom of Movement: The prospects for talent mobility

  • Angela Ittel, Vice President for Strategic Development, Junior Scholars, and Teacher Education, TU Berlin
  • Jens Kreisel, Vice Rector, Research, University of Luxembourg
  • Jan Palmowski, Secretary General, The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities
  • Xavier Prats-Monné, Special Advisor, Teach for All; former Director-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
  • Walter Weigel, Vice President, European Research Institute, Huawei

Moderator: Monica Dietl, Senior Advisor, Science|Business

Building Bridges: Funding successful research and innovation programmes

  • Sara Medina, Member of the Board, Portuguese Innovation Society (SPI)
  • Cori Pellicer, CEO, IR Capital
  • Trygve ThomessenManaging Director, PPM Robotics AS 
  • Adam Tyson, Head of Unit, Cooperation with North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Moderator: Simon Pickard, Network Director, Science|Business

13:00  -  Networking lunch

14:00  -  Artificial Intelligence: The ultimate domain for global R&D cooperation? 

Opening presentation (10 mins):

  • Maria de Kleijn-Lloyd, Senior Vice President, Analytical Services, Elsevier

 Followed by panel discussion, featuring:

  • Jaak Aaviksoo, Rector, Tallinn University of Technology; former Minister for Research & Education, Government of Estonia
  • Nick Jennings , Vice Provost, Research and Enterprise, Imperial College London
  • Elisabeth Ling , Managing Director, Researcher Products and Research Metrics, Elsevier
  • Signe Ratso, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Marie-Noëlle Semeria , Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Total

Moderator: Maryline Fiaschi, Managing Director, Science|Business

15:00  -  Coffee break

15:30  -  International Innovation Partnerships: What does it take to make them work?

Panel discussion, featuring:

  • Ronald de Bruin, Director, The COST Association
  • Leena Pishe ThomasDirector & Principal Consultant, Global Business Inroads
  • Pekka SoiniDirector General, CEO, Business Finland
  • Bosun TijaniCo-founder & CEO, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria

Moderator: Philippe Vanrie, Head, EUREKA Secretariat

16:20  -  Beyond the Horizon: How to ensure a sustainable implementation of the European Research and Innovation Area?

Perspectives from Joël Mesot, President, ETH Zurich

16:35  -  Beyond Brexit: What do non-EU countries want from Horizon Europe?

Panel discussion featuring:

  • Alessandro Curioni, Vice President, IBM Europe & Director, IBM Research Lab Zurich
  • Daan du Toit, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation & Resources, South African Department of Science and Technology
  • Kostas Glinos, Head of Unit, International Cooperation Strategy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Joanna Newman, Chief Executive and Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Philippe Tanguy, President, Polytechnique Montreal

Moderator: Simon Pickard, Network Director, Science|Business

17:30  -  Close and networking reception

Venue
Practical Information

The conference will take place at ING-MARNIX (Rue du Trône 1, 1000 Brussels).

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Contact

For information and questions regarding registration, please contact Stefania Gavra (stefania.gavra@sciencebusiness.net)

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

 

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