Horizon Europe: The First Assessment conference 8-9 February

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08 feb 2022–09 feb 2022
14.30–18.05

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Welcome to the annual Science Business conference 8-9 february! The theme of this years fully online-conference is Horizon Europe: The First Assessment – how is the programme going, and what can be done to further improve Horizon Europe? VA’s Secretary General is one of the speakers.

Horizon Europe, the EU’s biggest-ever research and innovation programme, is finally underway. So how is the programme going? In this annual Science|Business Network conference, members and guests will offer the first public assessments of Horizon Europe:

  • How is the standard Horizon application and evaluation process working?
  • Are the industrial partnerships simpler or more complicated than in Horizon 2020?
  • How successful does it now appear that Horizon Europe can be in its stated aims to help solve climate change, improve health, and manage a digital transition?
  • How is collaboration with non-EU countries going?
  • Will Horizon Europe succeed in bridging the East-West innovation gap?

About the conference

The conference is fully online and free to participate in!

See the full programme, get to know the speakers and register HERE!


VA is represented in one of the sessions on 8 Feb:

 

8 February

14:35 -15:00 Opening Session – Under pressure: Does the science-policy interface need renovation?

  • Nicole Grobert, Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, European Commission
  • Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Quebec, Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation
  • Simon Pickard (moderator), Network Director, Science|Business

15:00 -15:45 Plenary Session – Brain trust: How can Horizon Europe increase public faith in science and scientists?

  • Anna Panagopoulou, Director of European Research Area & Open Innovation, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Cissi Askwall, Secretary General, Vetenskap & Allmänhet
  • Giuseppe Pellegrini, President, Observa Science for Society
  • Diane Jeanblanc (moderator), Director EU Projects, Science|Business

16:00 -16:40 Plenary Session – Science beyond borders: Why trusted partnerships matter more than ever.

 

9 February

10:05 -10:20 Opening Session, New republic: Can research and innovation transform Europe’s future?

  • Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Government of France
  • Maryline Fiaschi (moderator), Chief Executive Officer, Science|Business

10:20 -10:55 Plenary Session – Research futures: Do blue skies or dark clouds lie ahead for fundamental science?

  • Maria Leptin, President, European Research Council
  • Martin Stratmann, President, Max Planck Society
  • Detlef Günther, Vice President for Research, ETH Zurich
  • Maryline Fiaschi (moderator), Chief Executive Officer, Science|Business

10:55 -11:30 Plenary Session – Innovation futures: Is Europe putting the right building blocks in place?

  • Nina Kopola, Director General, Business Finland
  • Jean-David Malo, Director, EISMEA, European Commission
  • Caterina Biscari, Director, ALBA Synchrotron and Vice-Chair, LEAPS
  • Carlos Härtel (moderator), Chair of the Board, Science|Business

11:30 -12:00 Plenary Session – From lab to patients: Is the way we regulate medicines future-proof?

  • Ole Petter Ottersen, President, Karolinska Institutet
  • Douglas Gregory, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs Strategy & Excellence, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Simon Pickard (moderator), Network Director, Science|Business

15:35 -16:20 Panel Debate – Climate tech: How will we deliver solutions for the world?

  • Antoine Petit, Chairman and Chief Executive, CNRS
  • Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member, European Parliament
  • Riccardo Procacci, CEO, Avio Aero & Vice President, GE Aviation
  • Daan du Toit, Deputy Director-General: International Cooperation and Resources, Department of Science and Innovation, Government of South Africa
  • Luc Soete, Emeritus Professor and former Rector, Maastricht University
  • Richard L. Hudson (moderator), Editorial Director & Vice Chair of the Board, Science|Business

16:30 -17:00 Plenary Session – Shared vision: Is the transatlantic alliance reinventing itself through science and technology?

  • Reece Smyth, Director, Science and Technology Cooperation Office, U.S. Department of State
  • Maria Cristina Russo, Director, Global Approach and International Cooperation, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • David Matthews (moderator), International Editor, Science|Business

17:00 -17:55 Closing Session –Full speed ahead: What should Horizon aim to achieve in 2022?

  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Jacques Volckmann, Vice President R&D France, Sanofi
  • Linda Doyle, Provost, Trinity College Dublin
  • Christian Ehler, Member, European Parliament
  • Håkon Haugli, Chief Executive, Innovation Norway
  • Florin Zubașcu (moderator), Europe Editor, Science|Business

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