01 / 07 / 2022

Joint EC-PFEU-CEA-EARTO Event on Technology Infrastructures on 23 June 2022 – Recordings & Presentations Available!

As part of the EU French Council Presidency, the European Commission, the CEA and EARTO organised an online high-level conference on « Europe’s Green and Digital Transition: The Role of Technology Infrastructures in the new Pact for Research and Innovation» on 23 June 2022.

Antti Vasara, President and CEO of VTT and EARTO President, opened this high-level conference. The Introduction on Technology Infrastructures at the heart of Innovation Ecosystems featured high-level speakers, including: Anna Panagopoulou, Director ERA & Innovation, DG R&I, European Commission, Christian Ehler, Member of the European Parliament, François Jacq, CEO, CEA & Vice President, EARTO and Cyril Moulin, Deputy Director General for Research and Innovation, French Ministry for Higher Education and Research.

The Session 1 focused on Technology Infrastructures for Digital Transition: the EU chips act – Keynotes by: • Luc Van den Hove, CEO, IMEC

• Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Deputy CEO, CEA Technology research division

• Albert Heuberger, Executive Director, Fraunhofer IIS, Spokesman Board of Directors of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics.

Panel with speakers moderated by: Bertrand Bouchet, Director European Affairs, CEA

• Francisco Ibanez, DG CONNECT, European Commission

• Sandrine Chabanet, Director for Innovation, SOITEC

• Atte Haapalinna, CTO, Okmetic Oy

The Session 2 focused on Technology Infrastructures for the Green Deal: the hydrogen strategy – Keynotes by:

• Laurent Antoni, President, Hydrogen Research Europe & CEA

• Ekain Fernández, Head of Hydrogen Technologies, Tecnalia

• Marcel Weeda, Senior Consultant, Energy Transition Studies, TNO

Panel with speakers moderated by: Hélène Chraye, Head of Unit Clean Energy Transition, Clean Planet Directorate, DG R&I, European Commission

• Fabrice Stassin, Director Government Affairs Electromobility Projects UMICORE

• Matti Noponen, Director of Technology, Elcogen

• Alexander Trattner, CEO and Research Director, HyCentA of TU Graz

The Session 3 focused on Towards a European strategy for Technology Infrastructures – What to do at EU level – Introduction by: Apostolia Karamali, Head of Unit, R&I Actors & Research Careers, DG R&I, European Commission

Panel moderated by: Apostolia Karamali, Head of Unit, R&I Actors & Research Careers, DG R&I, European Commission

• Antti Vasara, President, EARTO – Norbert Lütke-Entrup, Business Europe/SIEMENS

• Giorgio Rossi, Professor University of Milan

• Doris Schroecker, Head of Unit Industrial research, Innovation & Investment Agendas, DG R&I, European Commission

• Fabio Taucer, Deputy Head of Unit, Scientific Development, DG JRC, European Commission

Closing Session by Apostolia Karamali, Head of Unit, DG R&I, European Commission


– Recordings (Introduction – Part 1 & Part 2, Session 1 – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4, Session 2 – Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3, Session 3 – Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 & Closing Session)