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Munich, May 3, 2007: Challenges


10.00a.m.-11.00a.m. Plenary session1

Setting the Scene
Erkki KM Leppävuori (President of EARTO and
President of VTT, Finland)

Keynote speeches

Innovation and Cooperation with RTOs:
An Industry Perspective
Lars-Göran Rosengren (President and CEO,
Volvo Technology Corporation, Sweden)

Innovation and SMEs
Johann Wilhelm Arntz (President AiF, Germany)
11.00a.m.-11.30a.m Coffee break
11.30a.m.-12.45p.m. Plenary session 2

Risk Sharing Finance Facility
Anna Krzyzanowska (PolicyOfficer,DGResearch,
European Commission, Belgium)

RTO Participation in the 6th Framework
Programme

Ernst Kristiansen (Executive Vice President,
SINTEF, Norway)

Benchmarking:
RTO Corporate Development Strategy

Wolfgang Polt (Head of Vienna Office, Institute
for Technology and Regional Policy, Joanneum
Research, Austria)

Cooperation between University and RTOs
Reinhard Maschuw (Chairman of the Executive
Board, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany)
2.00p.m.-4.30p.m. Parallel sessions

1. Impact of RTOs
Chair: Dirk-Meints Polter (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft,
Germany)
Rapporteur: Claude Ayache (CEA, France)

Jan Vogel (TNO, the Netherlands)
“Collaboration with industry-impact for
an RTO”

Sonja Sheikh (Austrian Institute for SME
Research, Austria)
“How RTOs can support SMEs”

Claude Ayache (CEA, France)
“RTOs, from research to innovation”

Ram Mohan (inBAC, USA)
“Technology commercialization in the new
global paradigm”

Frank M. Salzgeber (ESA,the Netherlands)
“The space you need to get your business
off the ground”

2. Structural Funds and R&D Innovation
Chair: István Podmaniczky (Bay Zoltán
Foundation for Applied Research, Hungary)
Rapporteur: John Hill (Pera Group, United
Kingdom)

John Hill (Pera Group, United Kingdom)
“Examples of EC Structural Fund financed
programmes delivered by RTOs to improve
SME competitiveness”

Tamás Balogh (Ministry of Economy and
Transport, Hungary)
“The role of structural funds in the innovation
management system in Hungary”

Peter Oakley (TWI, United Kingdom)
“Experiences of using structural funds”

Stefan Weiers (DG Research, European
Commission, Belgium)
“The regional dimension of the
7thFramework Programme”

Mariusz Wielec (Ministry of Science and
Higher Education, Poland)
“Structural funds in emerging markets”

3. Open Innovation, Responsible
Partnering and IPR

Chair: Lorenz Kaiser (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft,
Germany)
Rapporteur: Andrew Dearing (EIRMA, France)

Willem Wolters (Wageningen University,
the Netherlands)
“Working with universities”

Albert Zeestraten (Shell, the Netherlands)
“Implications for IPR”
Gilles Capart (ProTon, Belgium)
“Responsible partnering and knowledge
transfer”

David White (DG Education and Culture,
European Commission, Belgium)
“EIT situation report”

Lucía Sirera (IPR Helpdesk, Spain)
“The role of the IPR Helpdesk”

Lorenz Kaiser (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany)
“The IP Charta”
4.30p.m.-5.00p.m Coffee break
5.00p.m.-6.00p.m EARTO Executive Board Meeting
6.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m. EARTO Annual General Meeting
7.45p.m. Bus shuttle from the HOLIDAY INN Munich
City Centre to dinner venue:

LENBACH, Ottostrasse 6, 80333 Munich
8.00p.m. Reception and dinner for all conference
participants at the LENBACH

Bus shuttle back to the HOLIDAY INN

May 4, 2007: Responses


9.00 a.m.-10.45 a.m. Opening remarks
Erkki KM Leppävuori (President ofEARTO and
President ofVTT,Finland)
Hans-JörgBullinger(PresidentoftheFraunhofer-
Gesellschaft, Germany)
“The role of RTOs”

Keynote speeches
Janez Potocˇnik(European Commissioner for
Science and Research, Belgium)

Edelgard Bulmahn (Member of the German
Bundestag, Chairwoman of the Committee on
Economics and Technology of the German
Bundestag, Germany)
10.45 a.m.-11.15 a.m. Coffee break
11.15 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Reports on the parallel sessions and
discussion

1. Impact of RTOs
2. Structural funds and R&D innovation
3. Openinnovation,responsiblepartneringandIPR
12.30 p.m.-1.00 p.m. Closing session
Hans-Jörg Bullinger (PresidentoftheFraunhofer-
Gesellschaft,Germany)

Erkki KM Leppävuori (President of EARTO and
President of VTT,Finland)
1.00 p.m. Informal lunch

Presentations


The following presentations made at the EARTO Annual Conference and EARTO Working Group may be accessed by clicking on the corresponding title

Innovation and Cooperation with RTOs: An Industry Perspective - Lars-Göran Rosengren, Volvo Technology Corporation, Sweden

Innovation and SMEs - Johann Wilhelm Arntz, President, AiF, Germany

Risk Sharing Finance Facility - Anna Krzyzanowska, DG Research, European Commission, Belgium

RTO Participation in the 6th Framework Programme - Ernst Kristiansen, SINTEF, Norway

Benchmarking: RTO Corporate Development Strategy - Wolfgang Polt, Institute for Technology and Regional Policy, Joanneum Research, Austria

Cooperation between University and RTOs - Reinhard Maschuw, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany

Collaboration with Industry - Impact for an RTO - Jan Vogel, TNO, The Nethelands

How RTOs can support SMEs - Sonja Sheikh, Austrian Institute for SME Research, Austria

RTO's! from research to innovation - Hélène Ulmer, CEA, France

Technology commercialization in the new global paradigm - Ram Mohan, INBAC, USA

The space you need to get your business off the ground- Frank M. Salzgeber, ESA, The Netherlands

Examples of EC Structural Fund financed programmes delivered by RTOs to improve SME competitiveness - John Hill, Pera Group, United Kingdom

The role of structural funds in the innovation management system in Hungary - Tamás Balogh, Ministry of Economy andTransport, Hungary

Experiences of using structural funds - Peter Oakley, TWI, United Kingdom

The regional dimension of the 7th Framework Programme - Stefan Weiers, DG Research, EuropeanCommission, Belgium

Structural funds in emerging markets - Mariusz Wielec, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland

Working with Universities - Willem Wolters, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Implications for IPR - Albert Zeestraten, Shell, The Netherlands

Responsible Partnering and Knowledge Transfer - Gilles Capart, ProTon, Belgian

The Role of the IPR Helpdesk - Lucia Sirera, IPR Helpdesk, Spain

The IP Charta - Lorenz Kaiser, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany

Europe 's goal: transferring knowledge to our whole team - Commissioner Janez POTOÄŒNIK, European Commission, Belgium

The Role of RTO's - Hans-Jörg Bullinger, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany

Parallel Session 1: Report - Claude Ayache, CEA, France

Parallel Session 2: Report - John Hill, PERA, United Kingdom

Parallel Session 3: Report - Andrew Dearing, EIRMA, France

DESCA: The Simplified Model Consortium Agreement for FP7 - Anne Müngersdorff, Kowi, Germany

Venue


HOLIDAYINN
Munich City Centre
Hochstrasse 3
81669 München

 

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