Agenda

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8:00
Welcome & registration
9:30
Conference opening
Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General DG Research
Jean-Marc Nollet, Vice-president of Wallonia and the French Community, Walloon Minister for Sustainable
Development and the Civil Service, Community Minister for Childhood, Research and the Civil Service
Benoît Cerexhe, Minister of Economy, Employment, Scientific Research and Foreign Trade of the Government
of the Brussels-Captital Region and the Civil Service, Community Minister for Childhood, Research and the
Civil Service
Heinrich Flegel, Daimler, Chairman of Manufuture (Germany)

Keynote
Flemming Besenbacher, Director of Interdisciplinary Nanoscience
Center at University of Aarhus (Denmark) – „The world in 2025“

moderated by Brian Johnson

11:00 Break – exhibition
11:30
Track A:
HORIZONTAL ASPECTS

A.1 Research & innovation and education and training

Track B:
HUMAN DIMENSION

B.1 Industrial technologies for health

Track C:
EMPLOYMENT AND GROWTH

C.1 Research & innovation and globalisation

Track D:
ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

D.1 Towards Environmentally Sustainable Production

13:00
Lunch in the exhibition area
14:30
Keynotes
Jean Stéphenne, Chairman and President GSK Biologicals (Belgium) – ‘Believing in the future of a
„knowledge based“ European industry’
Paul Shore, Professor ultra precision technologies at Cranfield University (UK) – ‘Enabling next generation
products through ultra-precision technologies’

moderated by Brian Johnson

15:30 Transfer to the parallel sessions
15:45 A.2 Towards European Standards and metrology to support transfer of innovation to industry
B.2 Research & innovation and industrial safety C.2 New approaches for emerging and traditional industrial sectors D.2 Sustainable resources for a green and more competitive economy
17:15 Break – exhibition
17:45 A.3 Financial engineering in research & innovation B.3 Research & innovation and consumer safety C.3 New approaches for emerging and traditional industrial sectors D.3 Life Cycle approach and eco-design of products
19:15 Conference dinner