EARTO Annual Conference 2009 in Paris, France

– Paris, 4-5 May 2009 –

Monday, May 4th – EARTO Working Group

  • Ex-post FP6 Audits: background, issues raised in audits, consequences for RTOs, current state of play, EARTO action to defend members’ interests
  • Options for European-wide model Agreements for Contract and Collaborative Research – A study being undertaken for DG Research by Tanja Schöpke (FhG) in cooperation with the DESCA Core Group
  • Commission study on Research Performing Organisations: presentation of findings and conclusions – Etienne Magnien, Head of Unit, DG Research, European Commission
  • Presentation of new member: C-Tech Innovation Ltd, Ian Dalrymple
  • Presentation of new member: The National Institute of Technology of Norway, Frode Paulsen
  • Presentation of new member: CSEM – the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, André Perret
  • Eurostars: Experience with the programme
  • EARTO RTO Yearbook Project – Mikael Kekkonen, EARTO
  • RTO’s Performance European benchmarking Pilot phase – Carlos Vivas, FEDIT
  • Young European Associated Researchers: presentation of activities – Floris Leneman

 

Tuesday, 5th May

Opening Plenary Session 10:30-13:00
10:30-11:30: Setting the Scene

  • Welcome from EARTO, Erkki Leppävuori, President
  • Welcome from French Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry and Employment – Mme Catherine Gras, Directrice Générale Adjointe, Direction Générale de la Compétitivité, de l’Industrie et des Services
  • How EU Cohesion Policy supports R&D and Innovation – Madeleine Mahovsky, Member of the Cabinet of European Commissioner for Regional Policy Danuta Hübner
  • Building Strategic Alliances between RTOs – Bernard Bigot, CEO, French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
  • Working effectively for SME’s – Philippe de Laclos, Vice President, Réseau Centres Techniques Industriels (CTI)

 

Parallel Sessions 14:30-17:30
Parallel Session 1: Using Structural Funds for R&D and Innovation
Chair: Peter Oakley, TWI
Rapporteur: Marie-Dominique Troyon, CEA

  • Research Infrastructures: Regional Dimension and European Structural Funds – Dr. Jean Moulin – Advisor General, Federal Science Policy Office
  • Taking a Strategic View of the Use of EU Structural Funds for Research and Innovation: the Slovenian Example – Dr. Aleš Mihelič – Director General – Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (SI)
  • Research and Industry Networking: Tecklicell a new platform concept – Gilles Lenon – Centre Technique du Papier (FR)
  • TWI/South Yorkshire Manufacturing Park – Peter Oakley – TWI (UK)
  • Fiber Optic Valley – Olle Persson – HNA – (SE)
  • Platform for the Innovation and Development of a Traditional Sector in Andalusia – Olga Sanchez – CTAP (ES)

 

Parallel Session 2: Working Effectively for SMEs
Chair: Philippe Demigné, ASRC
Rapporteur: Mikael Kekkonen, EARTO

  • Improving the impact of research on SMEs: new forms of “transfer” from research to SMEs – Sabine Brunswicker, Fraunhofer IAO (DE)
  • Dutch SBIR programme – Peter de Haan, TNO (NL)
  • Case study on Open Innovation and IP Management – Michel Carton, Cetim (FR)
  • The EUROSTARs Programme – Michel Vanavermaete, EUREKA Secretariat

 

Parallel Session 3: Building Strategic Alliances between RTOs
Chair: Joachim Rams, AiCarnot
Rapporteur: Leena Savaranta, VTT

  • CARNOT-FhG Cooperation – Alain Duprey, AiCarnot (FR)
  • AERTOs RTO ERA-NET – Jens Neugebauer, Fraunhofer (DE)
  • Heterogeneous Technology Alliance – André Perret CSEM (CH)
  • European Energy Research Alliance – Ton Hoff, ECN (NL)

17:45-19:00: EARTO Executive Board Meeting

20:00: Conference Gala Dinner

 

Wednesday, 6th May
8:45-9:30: EARTO Annual General Meeting

Plenary Session 9:30-13:30

  • An Industrialist’s view of the importance of strategic partnering with RTOs – Guillaume Devauchelle, R&D Director, VALEO
  • The European Research Area and Proposals for its Further Development – Jos Leijten, Director, JIIP – Joint Institute for Innovation Policy
  • The Development of the European Research Area – Etienne Magnien, Head of Unit, DG Research, European Commission
  • Priorities of the Forthcoming Swedish EU Presidency with regard to the European Research Area – Dan Andrée, Special Advisor, Swedish Ministry of Education and Research
  • Reflections on FP7 and Proposals for FP8 – Results of EARTO Task Force

12:30-13:30: Closing Session

  • Erkki Leppävuori, President EARTO
  • Conference 2010 – Maria Khorsand, CEO, SP Group
  • Director General of Research and Innovation, French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Gilles Bloch

13:30: Buffet lunch