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Tuesday, March 5
 

10:00am

ES:GC2 Opening Plenary
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of the opening plenary is to introduce the conference agenda and elaborate on the intended outputs of the conference. Moreover, an action will be presented for how the outcomes of the conference can be taken forward in the future.


Moderators
avatar for Clive Cookson

Clive Cookson

Science Editor, Financial Times
Clive Cookson has worked in science journalism for the whole of his professional life. He graduated in chemistry from Oxford University in 1974.  After journalism training on the Luton Evening Post, he became science correspondent of the Times Higher Education Supplement in London... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Benoît Battistelli

Benoît Battistelli

President of the European Patent Office
Benoît Battistelli took up his duties as President of the European Patent Office on 1 July 2010 following his election in March. Mr Battistelli, a French national born in Paris on 12 July 1950, is married with three children.  A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Science... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Hugh Brady

Prof. Hugh Brady

President of University College Dublin, Ireland
Dr Hugh Brady was educated at UCD where he was awarded degrees in Medicine (1982) and Science (1984). He was subsequently awarded PhD and MD degrees for research in renal physiology and molecular medicine. He was appointed President of UCD in January 2004. Since taking up his position... Read More →
avatar for Minister Dr. Lahcen Daoudi

Minister Dr. Lahcen Daoudi

Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training of Morocco
avatar for Prof. Mark Ferguson

Prof. Mark Ferguson

Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland
Professor Mark W.J. Ferguson commenced as Director General of Science Foundation Ireland in January 2012 and as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland in October 2012.  Previously he was Professor in Life Sciences at the University of Manchester (since 1984) and co-founder... Read More →
avatar for Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
avatar for Sir Peter Gluckman

Sir Peter Gluckman

Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Prof. Gluckman trained in paediatrics and endocrinology at the Universities of Otago, Auckland and the University of California, San Francisco. He returned to the University of Auckland 1980 to establish a research group in perinatal physiology and was executive Dean of the Faculty... 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... Read More →
avatar for HE Minister Gusti M. Hatta

HE Minister Gusti M. Hatta

Minister for Research and Technology, Republic of Indonesia
HE Minister Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Gusti Muhammad Hatta, MSi is the Indonesian Minister for Research and Technology and a Professor in the University of Lambung Mangkurat (UNLAM), Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan Province. In 1979, he was graduated as a bachelor with the engineering degree... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Mae Jemison

Dr. Mae Jemison

Head of the 100 Year Star Ship Initiative
Dr. Mae C. Jemison is leading 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching new initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human interstellar space travel to another star within the next 100 years. Jemison is building an international, multi-faceted organization to promote... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Matthias Kaiserswerth

Dr. Matthias Kaiserswerth

Director and Vice President, IBM Research – Zurich
| In June 2006 Matthias Kaiserswerth has been named director of IBM Research – Zurich. In addition, he holds a position in the Software Research Strategy Board, in which he coordinates research work in this area across IBM's twelve global research laboratories.  | From 2002... Read More →
avatar for Dr. John C Lechleiter

Dr. John C Lechleiter

President and Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company
John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., has served as president and chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company since April 1, 2008.  He became chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2009. Lechleiter joined Lilly in 1979 as a senior organic chemist in process research and development... Read More →
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Ms. Chen Lifang

Corporate Senior Vice President, Director of the Board, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Ms. Chen Lifang is a Corporate Senior Vice President of Huawei and a Director of the company’s Board. She oversees Huawei’s global functions in the areas of government and public affairs, media affairs, and corporate social responsibility. In this role, Ms. Chen spearheads Huawei’s... Read More →
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Robert Madelin

Director-General, Digital Agenda for Europe
Robert was educated in England at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He has also studied at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris. Born in 1957, a British civil servant since 1979, Robert has served in the Commission since 1993: in his... Read More →
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Danuta Hübner MEP

Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Regional Development
avatar for Seán Kelly MEP

Seán Kelly MEP

Member of the European Parliament
Sean Kelly MEP was elected to the European Parliament in June 2009 for Ireland South, contributing to an historic victory for Fine Gael in the European Elections, polling 92,579 first preferences. He sits on the Regional Development, the Industry, Research and Energy and the Culture... Read More →
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Minister Dr. Sanja Vlahovic

Minister of Science, Montenegro
Sanja Vlahovic was born on 6 September 1973 in Bar. She completed primary and secondary school in Bar and Richmond College in London. She commenced her undergraduate studies at the Faculty for Management in Belgrade and continued her studies as a scholarship winner at the School of... Read More →
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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... Read More →
avatar for Kurt Zatloukal

Kurt Zatloukal

Professor of Pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria
Kurt Zatloukal, M.D. is professor of Pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. He coordinated the preparatory phase of the European biobanking and biomolecular research infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC) within the 7th EU framework programme. In this context it was crucial to... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2013 10:00am - 12:00am
European Parliament 4Q2

12:00pm

Buzz Aldrin's United Space Vision
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Tuesday March 5, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45am
European Parliament Bât. Altiero Spinelli, 60 Rue Wiertz, 1047 Brussels, Belgium

1:00pm

Future of Medicine - A Policy Basis for a New System
Limited Capacity seats available

Global health challenges, their related socio-economic implications and the future of medicine can only be efficiently addressed by international, inter-disciplinary collaboration.

The various topics of the plenary are structured in a manner to guide participants from future health challenges to possible solutions and required actions to address these challenges. Speakers are invited to present their view on the key issues described below.

Global health challenges and economic implications

What are the upcoming global health challenges and what are the economic implications of such challenges? Healthcare systems have no proper solutions in place to cope with these challenges and countries have no strategy how to finance healthcare under these expected developments. There is a need for new solutions.

50 year roadmap for the future of medicine

These new solutions may only be delivered by top level research and development. However several
paradigm shifts in the R&D and healthcare landscapes are required to occur: To change from a fragmented R&D landscape to multidisciplinary and international collaborative research: To take advantage of the “massive data” century; to change research focus from individual molecules to biological systems; to restructure medicine by establishing a mechanism/biological system-based disease taxonomy. This has several implications ranging from restructuring medicine from being a current organ-centered  to a future on common disease mechanisms based medicine, new strategies in drug development and prescription, new organization of healthcare providers, to developing new curricula for education and training. These changes will be reflected in the 50 year roadmap. For more information, please visit http://www.globalsciencecollaboration.org/global-challenges/health

Frameworks for international collaborative research: technical, ethical and legal challenges

In order to allow such paradigm shifts, particularly to enable interdisciplinary and international collaborative research common technical standards, and harmonized ethical and legal frameworks are essential. This will be elaborated on the example of “massive data” –driven healthcare addressing challenges of common taxonomies, quality management, technical challenges, data protection and
privacy.

Role of academia and industry in health innovation

The paradigm shifts in the R&D landscape will also affect the academia-industry relationship. There is a need for increased collaboration between academia and industry particularly in the pre-competitive field. This will also impact on role of patents and open access information. Several examples of R&D partnerships in the precompetitive field will be presented.

Towards a global health science policy

Basically all of the above highlighted issues are of global nature requiring global collaboration for an efficient response. Therefore, the question arises whether the time is ripe for an international concerted action to develop the solution that will allow to respond to future health challenges and to sustainably
finance healthcare systems.

 

AGENDA

 


Moderators
avatar for Clive Cookson

Clive Cookson

Science Editor, Financial Times
Clive Cookson has worked in science journalism for the whole of his professional life. He graduated in chemistry from Oxford University in 1974.  After journalism training on the Luton Evening Post, he became science correspondent of the Times Higher Education Supplement in London... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Boyle

Peter Boyle

President of the International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France
Dr Boyle’s appointment as President of the International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France follows immediately on his tenure as Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC/WHO) from 2004 to 2008 in Lyon, France. He previously had had a number of successive... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Hugh Brady

Prof. Hugh Brady

President of University College Dublin, Ireland
Dr Hugh Brady was educated at UCD where he was awarded degrees in Medicine (1982) and Science (1984). He was subsequently awarded PhD and MD degrees for research in renal physiology and molecular medicine. He was appointed President of UCD in January 2004. Since taking up his position... Read More →
avatar for Dr Martha Brumfield

Dr Martha Brumfield

President and CEO Critical Path Institute
Martha Brumfield, Ph.D., was recently named the interim president and chief executive officer of the Critical Path Institute. In this role, Brumfield will lead the institute in its mission to foster development of new evaluation tools, which accelerate medical product approval. Brumfield... Read More →
avatar for David Byrne

David Byrne

David Byrne was appointed EU Commissioner in 1999 and held the portfolio of Health and Consumer Affairs during the Prodi Commission, when he established the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Prior to that, he served as Attorney... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Peter Coveney

Prof. Peter Coveney

Director of the UCL Computational Life & Medical Sciences Network
Prof Coveney is Director of the UCL Computational Life & Medical Sciences Network. He holds a Chair in | Physical Chemistry, and is Director of the Centre for Computational Science, an Honorary Professor of Computer Science, and a member of CoMPLEX at UCL. He is also a founding member... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jacques Demotes

Dr. Jacques Demotes

Professor of Cell Biology
Jacques Demotes-Mainard, MD-PhD-MBA, is Professor of Cell Biology, has a background in clinical | neurology and a research curriculum as a basic neuroscientist, then as chair of a clinical research centre. Since 2004, co-ordinates the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network... Read More →
avatar for Rainer Fischer

Rainer Fischer

Senior Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology
Prof Fischer is Department Head of the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology (RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 60 employees) and Senior Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (500 employees at five sites in Germany and two wholly-owned... Read More →
avatar for Sir Peter Gluckman

Sir Peter Gluckman

Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
Prof. Gluckman trained in paediatrics and endocrinology at the Universities of Otago, Auckland and the University of California, San Francisco. He returned to the University of Auckland 1980 to establish a research group in perinatal physiology and was executive Dean of the Faculty... 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... Read More →
avatar for Dr Esia Bushra Mohamed Hamid

Dr Esia Bushra Mohamed Hamid

Minsiter of Science and Communication, Sudan
Dr. Hamid was born in 1956 in Elmoglad, Sudan. He graduated as a medical doctor (physician) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, in 1982. He received his doctorate degree in the field of community medicine and higher diploma in business administration. | After a... Read More →
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Dr. Tim Hubbard

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Tim Hubbard joined the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in 1997 and was one of the organisers of the sequencing of the human genome. In 1999 he co-founded the Ensembl project to analysis, organise and provided access to the human genome. Since then he has been responsible for groups... Read More →
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... Read More →
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Bartha Maria Knoppers

Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Bartha Maria Knoppers, PhD (Comparative Medical Law), holds the Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine (Tier 1: 2001 - ). She is Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University.  In 2007, she founded the international... Read More →
avatar for Dr. John C Lechleiter

Dr. John C Lechleiter

President and Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company
John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., has served as president and chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company since April 1, 2008.  He became chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2009. Lechleiter joined Lilly in 1979 as a senior organic chemist in process research and development... Read More →
avatar for Hans Lehrach

Hans Lehrach

Hans Lehrach obtained his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in 1974. Next he moved on to Harvard University, Boston (1974-1978) for a postdoc and then became group leader at EMBL, Heidelberg (1978-1987... Read More →
avatar for Prof Klaus Lindpaintner

Prof Klaus Lindpaintner

Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Thermo Fisher
Klaus Lindpaintner, MD, MPH, FACP is Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Thermo Fisher | Scientific, the world’s premier and largest company providing the scientific community and industry with highly innovative analytical instruments, reagents, and services. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Michel Goldman, MD, PhD

Michel Goldman, MD, PhD

Executive Director of IMI
Michel Goldman, Executive Director of IMI, builds and promotes networks of innovation, in close collaboration with all stakeholders involved in pharmaceutical R&D. IMI supports the launch and successful continuation of collaborative programmes to foster research and development activities... 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... Read More →
avatar for Hans Westerhoff

Hans Westerhoff

Universities of Manchester and Amsterdam
Hans V. Westerhoff received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam. After a brief postdoc at the University of Padua he became Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health (USA) to work on DNA supercoiling, regulation and control, and antimicrobial peptides.  After 6... 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... Read More →
avatar for Kurt Zatloukal

Kurt Zatloukal

Professor of Pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria
Kurt Zatloukal, M.D. is professor of Pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. He coordinated the preparatory phase of the European biobanking and biomolecular research infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC) within the 7th EU framework programme. In this context it was crucial to... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
European Parliament 4Q2
 
Wednesday, March 6
 

1:00pm

100 Year Starship: Understanding and Addressing the Scope of the R&D and Societal Challenges for the Interstellar Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

The 100 Year Starship initiative aims at making interstellar travel a reality in the next 100 years. What are some challenges in space travel to a star beyond our solar system? During this plenary, the focus of the discussion will be centred around the importance of the grand challenge of interstellar travel to push both R&D and societal benefits. The format of the plenary will be broken up into two sessions on the following topics:

 

Time, distance and destinations. The first half of this theme will examine some of the challenges of getting a spaceship to another star system such as propulsion, navigation, and communication as well as how it pushes physics, astronomy, and planetology to a new level. The second half will look at some of the social science, health, and environmental aspects such as sociology, behavioural sciences, and some of the living structures in other systems.  

Life, environment and habitats. In the first half of the session, the panel will address how interstellar travel enhances life on earth by examining some topics such as systems engineering, data management, remote sensing, and the application of space technology to developing countries. The second half of the session will ask what some of the fundamentals to becoming an interstellar civilization are with regards to access to Earth orbit, education, international cooperation, and legal considerations. This second half will also address how interstellar travel pushes humans’ imaginations by looking at the importance of
storytelling and global aspirations of space travel.


Moderators
avatar for Dr. Mae Jemison

Dr. Mae Jemison

Head of the 100 Year Star Ship Initiative
Dr. Mae C. Jemison is leading 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching new initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human interstellar space travel to another star within the next 100 years. Jemison is building an international, multi-faceted organization to promote... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Karl Aspelund

Prof. Karl Aspelund

Assistant Professor at the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design; University of Rhode Island
Karl Aspelund, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island. His interests lie in examining the role textiles and design play in the creation of identity, the impact of the textile life-cycle on the Earth’s... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Pamela Reilly Contag

Dr. Pamela Reilly Contag

CEO of Cygnet Biofuels
Pamela R. Contag, Ph.D., is currently the CEO of Cygnet Biofuels. Pam founded four venture-backed start-up companies; Xenogen Corporation was listed as one of the “Top 25 Young Businesses” by Fortune Small Business and in both 2001 and 2003 received the R&D 100 award for achievements... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Kathryn Denning

Prof. Kathryn Denning

Associate Professor, York University, Canada
Kathryn Denning is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Anthropology, and Science & Technology Studies at York University in Canada. Denning received her BA and MA in four-field anthropology from McMaster University in Canada, and her PhD in Archaeology and Prehistory from... Read More →
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Dr. Louis Friedman

Executive Director Emeritus, The Planetary Society
Dr. Friedman is a native of New York City. He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin in 1961, an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics at Cornell University in 1963, and a Ph.D. from the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at M.I.T... Read More →
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Adam Heathfield

Senior Director, Worldwide Policy
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Gilbert Kirkham

NASA Europe Representative
Gib Kirkham serves as the NASA Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, representing NASA in Europe.  Before arriving in Paris in August 2010, Mr. Kirkham served in the Senior Executive Service as the Director of the Exploration Systems and Aeronautics Research Division in... Read More →
avatar for John Carter McKnight

John Carter McKnight

Assistant Professor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
John Carter McKnight is Assistant Professor, Governance of Emerging Technologies at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania, US. His work focuses on the development of simulation tools for university education and policy formation, particularly with respect... Read More →
avatar for Marc G. Millis

Marc G. Millis

Founder, Tau Zero Foundation
Marc Millis is the leading international authority on the search for revolutionary spaceflight, the kind of breakthroughs that would make interstellar voyages practical. He retired from NASA in 2010 to devote his time to the Tau Zero Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Ronke Olabisi

Prof. Ronke Olabisi

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Prof. Ronke Olabisi is a faculty member in the Biomedical Engineering Department atRutgers University and a team member of the One Hundred Year Starship (100YSS™)initiative. Dr. Olabisi conducts tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research,particularly in the area of orthopedic... Read More →
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Jennie Yeung Siu-Fong

President, UN Education Science Cultural Health Advancement Foundation
Ms. Jennie Yeung was born in Hong Kong from a Southeast Asian overseasChinese family with their ancestral home from Chao’en, Guangdong where girls are dis.She was one of the youngest and most accomplished innovative corporate banking vicepresidents of Citigroup in Asia Pacific when... Read More →
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Dr. Jill Tarter

Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute
Jill Tarter holds the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. Tarter received her Bachelor of Engineering Physics Degree with Distinction from Cornell University and her Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 1:00pm - 3:45pm
European Parliament 4Q2

2:00pm

Patents and Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers from the European Patent Office will first explore the policies which encourage innovation: patents and their alternatives. Patents promote technology diffusion to markets in more ways than you would imagine. After an introduction to the current patent procedure in Europe, the proposals for the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court will be described, showing how long-needed reforms are creating the patent system European innovators really need if they are to protect markets and attract investment. This will lead to a concluding presentation about the economic impact of patents: central to prosperity and progress in Europe.

The plenary will be completed by a case study from an inspirational innovator who has won the
European Inventor Award.




Moderators
avatar for Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders

Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders

Professor, University Maastricht
Professor Anselm Kamperman Sanders is a faculty member of International and European Law at Maastricht University, where he specialises in Intellectual Property Professor Sanders is recognised as Director of the Advanced Masters Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Josef Bille

Josef Bille

Professor, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Heidelberg
Josef Bille is a professor at the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Heidelberg. Since earning his professorship in 1978, Professor Bille has filed almost 100 patents in the field of ophthalmology and is a pioneer in the area of laser eye correction. He is known for... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Philpott

Jeremy Philpott

Principal Directorate Communication, European Patent Office (EPO), Munich
As Chef vom Dienst, Jeremy co-ordinates the various external communication activities of the EPO - via printed publications, the website and media relations - for diverse audiences. He supports the Principal Director for Communication in strategic planning, topic-scouting and being... Read More →
avatar for Nikolaus Thumm

Nikolaus Thumm

Chief Economist, European Patent Office (EPO)
Nikolaus Thumm is the Chief Economist of the European Patent Office. He is also Executive Secretary of the EPO Economic and Scientific Advisory Board. Prior to joining the EPO Mr. Thumm was working as Senior Economic Counselor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property... Read More →
avatar for Eskil Waage

Eskil Waage

EPO International Legal Affairs
Eskil Waage is a Lawyer in the European Patent Office’s Directorate for International Legal Affairs (DG5) in Munich. He has been closely involved in the Union’s patent reform over the last years. After graduating in law and receiving his cand. jur. at Copenhagen University in... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
European Parliament 2Q2

4:15pm

International Collaboration for Global Capacity Building
Limited Capacity seats available

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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 European Infrastructure... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Prof Harry Kaane

Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 4:15pm - 6:15pm
European Parliament Room 4Q2
 
Thursday, March 7
 

2:00pm

Conference Conclusions
Limited Capacity seats available

The concluding plenary session will follow three days of discussions among conference delegates on how EU support for research and development can best enable global scientific collaboration and strengthen the response to global challenges.

The concluding plenary will provide the opportunity for conference participants to return to the point of departure that was set out in the opening plenary and allow participants to report back on their discussions. Rapporteurs from various conference sessions will elaborate on the issues that have arisen for further consideration and action going forward. This will be with a particular view to reframing of challenges as opportunities – for example by stimulating the cross-fertilization of ideas across scientific disciplines and encouraging bottom up collaboration. The plenary will also serve to provide a clear idea of the process to follow the conference – “who will do what” – and thereby mark the conference as the beginning of a process rather than a one off event.

Key components of the plenary agenda will include:
• The conference providing the potential basis for a Council Conclusion at the European Union Competitiveness Council
• Elaboration of how Horizon 2020 and actions outside its framework can relate to a 50 year roadmap for research and development

 


Speakers
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Maria Da Graça Carvalho

Member of the European Parliament
Maria da Graça Carvalho is a member of the European Parliament in the PPE group since 14 July 2009 (member of the ITRE-Industry, Research and Energy Committee, substitute member of the Budgets Committee and member of the ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly). She was elected co- President... Read More →
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Seán Kelly MEP

Member of the European Parliament
Sean Kelly MEP was elected to the European Parliament in June 2009 for Ireland South, contributing to an historic victory for Fine Gael in the European Elections, polling 92,579 first preferences. He sits on the Regional Development, the Industry, Research and Energy and the Culture... Read More →
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Ms. Teresa Riera Madurell MEP

Member of the European Parliament
Ms Teresa Riera Madurell MEP was elected to the European Parliament in June 2004 for the Balearic Islands. She is the S&D coordinator of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and member of the Delegation for relations with ASEAN and NATO. In addition, she is a substitute... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
European Parliament Room: 6Q2