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Innovating across borders

From 16:30 to 20:00
Location: Brussels, Belgium

EBN Member EUREKA is hosting an evening event, where European Commission Director-General Jean-Eric Paquet, senior representatives of national innovation agencies and ministries and business leaders will meet to discuss the best ways to promote and support innovation across borders.

The event will also highlight the 10 year-anniversary of one of EUREKA's most successful programmes, EUROSTARS. 


16:30    Doors open and welcome refreshments.

17:00    Welcome from Tim Bestwick, Chair of the EUREKA Network.

17:15    European Commission Director-General of Research Jean-Eric Paquet addresses the importance of an international approach to innovation collaboration.

17:30    Why Go Global?

A panel of senior speakers from ministries and innovation funding agencies discuss their global innovation strategies.

Moderator: Simone van Trier

  • Aharon Aharon, CEO, Israeli Innovation Authority (Israel)
  • Elina Holmberg, Director EU and International Collaboration, Business Finland (Finland)
  • Erik Hansalek, Head of Unit EU Research Policy and Programmes, BMBF (Germany)
  • Isabelle Bébéar, Deputy Managing Director, Bpifrance (France)

18:00    'Breaking down borders, the secrets of our success'

EUREKA entrepreneurs and industry speak of their experiences of working internationally and make recommendations for the future innovation landscape.

Moderator: Simone van Trier

  • Axel Flaig, Senior Vice-President, Head of Research and Technology - Airbus
  • Casper Garos, Head of Public-Private Partnerships, Innovation Management – Philips
  • Hans-Peter Hübner, Executive Vice President, Chassis Systems Control - Bosch
  • Peter William Stansfield, Director, Wavecrest Systems
  • Vesa Peräla, Founder, Claned Group

18:30    Closing remarks and a toast to the thousands of entrepreneurs who have benefitted from support from the Eurostars programme over the past 10 years.

  • Jean-David Malo, Director for Open Innovation and Open Science DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission
  • Philippe Vanrie, Head of the EUREKA Association
  • Tim Bestwick, Chairman of the UK EUREKA Chairmanship 2018/19

18.40    Reception.
Drinks, finger food and the opportunity to network with other invitees.

20:00    Event closes

Time: 16:30-20:00 (CEST)

Place: Bibliotheque Solvay, Brussels Belgium

REGISTER by sending an email to Stefano Mason. 


Associated member: EUREKA Network
Published on 20-09-2018 00:00 by Lana Blagojevic. 927 page views

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