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Wednesday, March 6 • 4:15pm - 6:15pm
International Collaboration for Global Capacity Building LIMITED

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Science is now a global enterprise; from Dubai to South Africa, new researchers and research communities are reshaping the international science, technology and innovation (STI) landscape, long dominated by the USA, Japan and Europe.

At the same time, global challenges have made the need for large-scale, multilateral cooperation in STI more pressing than ever; global cooperation platforms allow for greater synergies, setting standards and exchange of best practices, and the diffusion of socially relevant knowledge. The ESFRI Roadmap is a good example of this kind of cooperation as it brings together experts from all fields of research at European level to identify projects for research infrastructures of European interest.

This conference aims to strengthen dialogue with international partners in order to build a critical mass for tackling global challenges. This session will address key topics, including:

• How funders of global challenge programmes can devise better ways to coordinate their efforts, share good practices, define thematic priorities, minimise duplication and transaction costs, and maximise impact
• International strategies for gearing national funding for better responses to global challenges
• Investigating new ways in which trends in global science can be captured, quantified and benchmarked developing methodologies to assess global and regional capacity development in specific scientific fields
• Building research infrastructures with a specific focus on international and interdisciplinary collaboration; involving all key stakeholders in order to improve cost-efficiency ratio
• Establishing multi-pronged, customized outreach and dissemination plans for communicating science policy messages and implications to various stakeholders, including the general public
• Forward-looking strategies for minimising barriers to the flow of talented people
• Exploring opportunities to further expand Horizon 2020 to international cooperation

 


Moderators
avatar for Dr. Richard Johnson

Dr. Richard Johnson

CEO, Global Helix LLC, Washington DC and National Academy of Sciences, Board on Life Sciences
CEO, Global Helix LLC, Washington DC and National Academy of Sciences, Board on Life Sciences | | Rick Johnson works at the intersection of the life sciences, Big Data, synthetic biology, healthy aging, neuroscience, and emerging platform technologies with collaborative research, impact capital investing and entrepreneurship, knowledge-based capital, public-private partnerships, and new innovation models for addressing global challenges... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Donald B. Dingwell

Prof. Donald B. Dingwell

Secretary General, European Research Council
Don Dingwell is a geoscientist trained in Canada. After research experience at Carnegie Institution of Washington and the University of Toronto he was recruited to Germany in 1987. Since 2000 he holds the Chair in Mineralogy and Petrology at the University of Munich where he has founded the Department of Earth and Environment. | Dingwell´s experimental research involves molten rocks and volcanic systems. His research achievements have... Read More →
avatar for Stephan Auer

Stephan Auer

Director for Multilateral Relations and Global Issues, EEAS
Stephan Auer is Director of Multilateral Relations and Global Issues with specific responsibilities for Multilateral Affairs, in particular UN and the Council of Europe, Development Policy and Development cooperation, Global Issues and Counter-Terrorism, supporting the work of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy at the European External Action Service. He started his diplomatic career in the German Foreign... Read More →
avatar for Dr John Chevers

Dr John Chevers

Chief Business Development Officer, DANTE
John is Chief Business Development Officer at DANTE, responsible for the relationships with European National Research and Education Networks and international science projects supported by the GÉANT Network. His particular interest is in building research networks to help bridge the digital divide and in facilitating large-scale science collaborations using network infrastructure. | | He has a PhD in Physics and is a spare-time mechanic... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Cyril Dagallier

Jean-Cyril Dagallier

Head of the Coordination Unit of the Sugar Research Programme of the ACP group of states
Jean-Cyril Dagallier, 51, is the head of the Coordination Unit of the Sugar Research Programme of the ACP group of states. He is an agronomist, specialist of rice and sugar cane crops, with a specific background on mechanization issues (technical, economical, organisation and policy aspects). He coordinated several R & D programs and participated in the development of regional agricultural policies in different linguistic and cultural... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Kenneth Dawson

Prof. Kenneth Dawson

Director of the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI)
Kenneth Dawson is Director of the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI). The scientific focus of this Centre is to understand interaction of nanoparticles with living systems (www.cbni.eu). The Centre seeks to clarify the controlling factors for those interactions, to support applications in nanotheraputics and nanosafety. Professor Dawson is Chair of Physical Chemistry, Chairman of the National BioNanoscience Action, and co-ordinator of the... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Nick Fowler

Dr. Nick Fowler

Managing Director, Academic and Government Institutions, Elsevier
Dr Nick Fowler is Managing Director of Elsevier’s Academic and Government Institutions group which provides data and analytics tools that help universities, funding bodies and governments manage their research activities.  He leads Elsevier’s Global Academic Relations group in which he collaborates with senior leaders of the world’s leading universities and research policy-makers globally. Dr Fowler is an expert on Science... Read More →
avatar for Mr. Richard Gedye

Mr. Richard Gedye

International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM)
RICHARD GEDYE has worked in academic journals publishing since 1986, firstly at Macmillan. In 1991 he joined Oxford University Press where he held a number of positions, including director of sales, marketing, and research. In 2002 he helped found COUNTER, an international organisation which has established a code of practice for vendor-based online usage statistics, and which he chaired for eight years. Since January 2011, Richard has... Read More →
avatar for Minister Gary Goodyear

Minister Gary Goodyear

Minister of State (Science and Technology), Government of Canada
Gary Goodyear was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 2004 to represent the riding of Cambridge, Ontario, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2008. On October 30, 2008, he was appointed Minister of State for Science and Technology, and on August 13, 2009, he was named Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Prior to entering federal politics, he... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Auf der Heyde

Thomas Auf der Heyde

Deputy Director-General, Department for Science and Technology, South Africa
Currently Deputy Director-General at the South African national Department of Science and Technology (DST), Dr. Auf der Heyde has held teaching, research and executive management posts at the universities of Johannesburg, the Western Cape, Cape Town, Berne (Switzerland), Cambridge and Princeton.  Following a successful early career as a structural chemist, he developed interests in science and technology policy, and research and higher... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Adrian Hill

Prof. Adrian Hill

Director, Jenner Institute at Oxford University
Adrian Hill trained at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford and is now Professor of Human Genetics and Director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, one of the largest non-profit vaccine institutes globally. He is well known for developing promising new vaccine candidates against malaria. The Jenner Institute aims to accelerate public sector vaccine development of infectious diseases and links human and veterinary vaccine development... Read More →
PH

Prof Harry Kaane

Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology
avatar for Mr. Mark Kas

Mr. Mark Kas

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
Dr. Mark Kas (1961, Den Haag, The Netherlands) is senior manager new developments at the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), cluster for Chemical and Physicals Sciences. He is responsible for new research programmes, in particular in the form of public-private partnerships and alliances with governmental organisations. Dr. Kas has been coordinator of European ERASMUS, COMETT and TEMPUS. At NWO he has developed many research... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Michael Kramer

Dr. Michael Kramer

Radio astronomer, Max Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy
Since 2009 Kramer is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, where he heads the “Fundamental Physics in Radio Astronomy” research group. He is also the German scientific representative of the international SKA organisation; the Square Kilometre Array is a global project for a future radio telescope with revolutionary technology. | In his scientific work, the Max Planck Director focuses on the observation of... Read More →
avatar for Renato Lombardi

Renato Lombardi

VP of Huawei European R&D Center
Mr. Renato Lombardi is the Vice President of Huawei European Research Center, Vice President of the Microwave Product Line , and Head of the Microwave Competence Center of Milan in Italy.  In these roles, he oversees the development of microwave technologies and the implementation of innovative mobile broadband backhauling networks across Europe. In 2011, Mr. Lombardi was awarded the title, “Fellow of Huawei”. Renato joined... Read More →
avatar for Prof. JP MacIntosh

Prof. JP MacIntosh

Director of the Institute for Security & Resilience Studies (ISRS), Honorary Professor, University College London (UCL)
After a decade’s service with the British Army, I became a research scientist at the Ministry of Defence in 1995. Before my secondment to ISRS, I was the Chief of Research and Assessment at the Defence Academy of the UK. I have fulfilled several advisory roles for Cabinet Ministers and senior decision-takers, in the UK and abroad. In spring 2001, I co-authored the concept of “Resilience to Crises” for the UK Government, which... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Edward Mitchell

Prof. Edward Mitchell

Head of Business Development, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF, Grenoble, France
Prof. Edward Mitchell is Head of Business Development at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF in Grenoble, France. He has spent 20 years working with synchrotron radiation, first as a scientist and then designing and operating X-ray stations for structural biology. After being General Manager for the international Partnership for Structural Biology in Grenoble, he coordinated the preparation phase of the 250MEuro ESRF Upgrade... Read More →
avatar for Mr. Gérard Mourou

Mr. Gérard Mourou

Professor, Ecole Polytechnique
Gérard Mourou is Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, member of the haut College and Director of the Institut de la Lumière Extrêmeat ENSTA. He is also the A.D. Moore Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of the University of Michigan. Professor Mourou has made numerous important contributions in the field of ultrafast lasers, high-speed electronics as well as in medicine where he introduced the field femtosecond... Read More →
avatar for Mr. Mike Rogers

Mr. Mike Rogers

Senior policy officer, Marie Curie Actions
Mike is a Mathematician/Chemist who developed multi-dimensional flow models for large water bodies when paper tape was still popular! After working for the UN in arid climate water management, and planning the new Hong Kong Airport he joined the Commission in 1982. He started programmes in AI, Software Engineering and Distance Learning. After teaching European Affairs in Texas for two years he returned to re-organise the CORDIS service, and in... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Pauline Rudd

Prof. Pauline Rudd

Adjunct Professor of Glycobiology, University College Dublin
Professor Pauline M. Rudd BSc, LRIC, MA (Oxon), PhD is the Adjunct Professor of Glycobiology at University College, Dublin. She heads the GlycoSciences Research Group at the National Institute for BioProcessing Research and Training in Ireland (NIBRT). She has many links with pharmaceutical companies across the world because GlycoScience is a major area of specialised expertise required to ensure the safety and efficacy of biotherapeutic drugs... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Boris Sharkov

Prof. Boris Sharkov

Scientific Managing Director, FAIR GmbH
Prof Dr Boris Sharkov was born in Moscow, Russia on February 11, 1950. His fields of research include Experimental plasma physics, physics of beam-plasma interaction, laser produced plasmas, generation of highly ionized ions in plasmas, particle accelerators, and beam dynamics. Since 2010, Prof Dr Boris Sharkov is the Scientific Director and Chairman of the Management Board Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe.
avatar for Dr. Suhail S. Sultan

Dr. Suhail S. Sultan

Birzeit University
Suhail Sami Sultan was born in 1972 in Palestine. In 1995, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Jordan University. In 1997, he graduated from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands with a master degree in Business Administration. In 2002, he received an M.Phil. in Business Administration from the same school. In 2007, he finished his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Maastricht School of Management... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Dr. João Sebastião Teta

Prof. Dr. João Sebastião Teta

Secretary of State for Science and Technology of Angola
João Teta is an engineer, professor and politician as well as an expert in higher education institution management. He studied at the Technical University of Wroclaw (UTW) and at Academy of Mining and Metallurgy at Cracovia Academy, both in Poland. He was awarded  BSc, MSc and PhD degrees. Dr. Teta was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at University Agostinho Neto and Rector and Chancellor at the same University for 2 mandates. He... Read More →
avatar for Prof. John Wood

Prof. John Wood

Association of Commonwealth Universities
Professor John Wood CBE, FREng is the Secretary-General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and visiting professor of materials at Imperial College London. Apart from academic appointments at the Open, Nottingham Universities and imperial College he was chief executive of the Council for the Central Laboratories of the Research Councils 2001-7 He was a founder member of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures and... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 4:15pm - 6:15pm
European Parliament Room 4Q2