EARTO Annual Conference 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland

Rethinking RTOs for a Changing World of Innovation, Globalisation… and Other Disruptive Trends

– Geneva, 7-8 May 2012 –

  Pictures of the event are available here   Monday, 7th May 2012 Official Welcome by Mr Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor Official Welcome by Mr Pierre- François Unger, President of the State Council, Republic and State of Geneva Welcome by Jan Mengelers, President of EARTO Welcome by Mario El Khoury, CEO, CSEM   The Instruments and Tools of Multilateral Economic Institutions to Stimulate Research and Technology – Luzius Wasescha, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to WTO and EFTA
  • A Short History of Science, Research, Technology, Innovation … in Policy Theory and Practice – and what it may mean for tomorrow – Ken Guy, Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD
  • The Globalisation of Industrial R&D: Trends and Consequences – Leopold Demiddeleer, President of EIRMA, Director of New Business, Solvay
  • Can/Should European RTOs Go Global? Why? How? – Georg Rosenfeld, Division Director Corporate Development, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • Alternative RTO Business/Pricing Models: Some Food for Thought – Petri Kalliokoski, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, VTT
  • The Globalisation of Industrial R&D: Trends and Consequences – Jan Mengelers, President of EARTO, President of TNO
  • Report from an Exploratory EARTO-EUROTECH Working Group on “RTO Approaches to  Innovation” – Iñaki San Sebastián, Deputy Managing Director, Tecnalia
  Panel Discussion on the Threats and Opportunities of  the Globalisation of Innovation Chains, Open Innovation and Other Disruptive Trends: Views from Three Continents – Opening statements by the panellists:
  • Jyuo-Min Shyu, President of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan
  • Eduardo Leite, President of the  Brazilian Association of Technological Research Institutions (ABIPTI)
  • Jan Mengelers, President of EARTO, President of TNO
  Panel Discussion featuring Jyuo-Min Shyu, Eduardo Leite, Jan Mengelers, Ken Guy and Leopold Demiddeleer moderated by Gail Edmondson, Editorial Director, ScienceBusiness   Tuesday, 8th May 2012
  • Looking Forward to  Horizon 2020  – Jack Metthey, Director, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Getting the Balance Right Between Science and Innovation: How Governments Should Invest – Erik Arnold, Chairman, Technopolis Group
  • An Overview of the Swiss Innovation Landscape – Walter Steinlin, President, Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)
  • The Role, Complementarity and Impact of Swiss RTOs in the Swiss Innovation System – Gabriele Dobenecker, Head Business Development, Empa
  • Pooling RTO Resources for Scale and Scope – Georges Kotrotsios, Vice President , CSEM & Chairman (2012), Heterogeneous Technology Alliance (HTA: CEA – CSEM – Fraunhofer – VTT)