Euro-CASE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022

19 September 2022 in Brussels (BE)

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From Open Science to Innovation
An engineering challenge for Europe

19 September 2022

The Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium

Presentations are available on request. Contact Euro-CASE

Video-recordings of the conference can be accessed using the following links:

General Information

During the last decade there has been a growing momentum towards making all steps of the scientific activities more open and transparent, and in this way speeding up the cooperation, progress, and the industrial implementation of the scientific findings.

Opening science has a crucial role, both to support the innovation process, and to increase the trust in scientific findings, to tackle crises such as the pandemic or to address major societal issues such as climate change and sustainable development.

This conference will address promising ways of opening science, mechanisms such as “Open Science”, speakers illustrating these ways with interesting cases, such as the “European Open Science Cloud” (EOSC), the “European Association of Research and Technology Organisations’ (EARTO) and the “Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie” (ANRT). Through these examples the role of Industry, the Research Community, Government, and dedicated organisations promoting cooperation will be highlighted.

This conference will also address how Opening Science can be used to boost Technological and Industrial Innovation for the Prosperity of Europe and to tackle the so called “European paradox”, Europe still being at the top for basic research, but often unable to translating scientific advances into marketable innovations. Speakers and panellists will highlight and debate how to build more efficient bridges between scientific value, innovation value and market value to securing the European Technological and Industrial Base, aiming to leverage investments in key domains identified by the EUs industrial strategy.

On a global scale the conference will also address how Technological Innovation can be used for the Common Good of Humanity. Engineers and technology have a fundamental role to play in enabling development, in a respectful, balanced and ethically sound relationship.

Open Source offers many opportunities and shows a way, which should be extended to many other technical fields, e. g. “Open Source Hardware Technologies”, which should also consider low‑tech for sustainable solutions.

More generally, in the face of global existential challenges (pandemics, climate, biodiversity) new models of international cooperation must be implemented.
The goal of this Euro-CASE conference is to learn good practices from Euro-CASE partners and to debate the challenges and opportunities created by opening science.

Detailed Programme

All hours in CEST/Brussels time

09:15 – 10:05

Conference opening
  • Prof. Tuula Teeri, Chair of the Euro-CASE Board
  • Dr. ir. Elisabeth Monard, President of the KVAB
  • Prof. Didier Viviers, Permanent Secretary of the ARB

09:15 – 10:05

Conference Introduction

In this session the scene is set for the conference.
A keynote address will frame the conference in the European context where an ambitious technological and industrial strategy appears as a key element for aiming EU to preserve its prosperity and international role in a time of global upheaval. Technological innovation and the engineering community will play a key role for tackling these huge challenges.
Then the conference goals will be presented, linking these goals to the three sessions of the conference.
Promising ways of opening science, such as “Open Science”, will be addressed, illustrating these ways with interesting cases. The conference will also tackle how Opening Science can be used to boost Technological and Industrial Innovation for the Prosperity of Europe. Finally, on a more global scale, the conference will also reflect on how Technological Innovation can be used for the Common Good of Humanity.
These objectives require sharing a clear and common understanding of many concepts and having a global view of the complex innovation process. Technical innovation is not discovery nor invention. It’s not a simple follow-up of basic research as many think. What are the ingredients of this multi-faced innovation process? It’s the aim of the final presentation of this session.

Keynote: Providing the EU Context

  • Mrs. Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Conference Goals

  • Prof. emeritus Joos Vandewalle, Honorary President KVAB, Open Science ambassador KU Leuven

Concepts and Questions

  • dr. ir. Luc Chefneux, Past Director of the “Classe Technologie et Société”, ARB

10:05 – 10:35

Coffee Break and Networking

Display of banners

10:35 – 12:15

Session 1: Promising ways of opening science

This session will address promising ways of opening science, such as “Open Science”, to industry and society.
These ways will be illustrated with interesting cases. Through these cases the roles of Industry, the Research Community, Government, and dedicated organisations promoting cooperation will be highlighted.
Challenges and opportunities of “Open Access” will be discussed, as are views and on supporting organisations and infrastructures.
Key structural changes, beyond “Opening Science”, for improving technology transfer and strengthening innovation will be identified.

10:35 Session 1: Presentations
Introduction

  • Prof. emeritus Joos Vandewalle, Honorary President KVAB, Open Science ambassador KU Leuven

The new scene of open science and scientific cooperation in Europe and the role of EOSC and the countries

  • Karel Luyben, President EOSC, Board member CESAER, former Rector TU Delft

EARTO’s views on the role, best practices, strengths, and weaknesses of Research Technology Centres in the EU

  • Muriel Attané, Secretary general of EARTO

Transferring science to industry: experience of a public-private association for promoting research and innovation

  • Clarisse Angelier, Delegate general of ANRT, France

Conclusions

  • Prof. emeritus Joos Vandewalle

11:30 Session 1: Panel Debate
Introduction

  • Prof. Erol Gelenbe, National Academy of Technologies of France

Comments on how Open Access benefits the work of a young engineering researcher and on how Open Access can benefit Open Innovation

  • Prof. Anna Fabijanska, Lodz University of Technology

Comments on IEEE’s Organization and Infrastructure for Open Access and Open Innovation and on how IEEE can support Free Open Access for its Members and for Society at large

  • Prof. Saifur Rahman, Life Fellow IEEE and President of IEEE

Comments on key important structural changes, beyond Open Access, to improve technology transfer and strengthen innovation in Europe

  • Ir. Michel Judkiewicz, “Classe Technologie et Société” of the ARB, past Secretary General of EIRMA

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion Conclusions

12:10 Session 1: Conclusions
Prof. emeritus Joos Vandewalle

12:15 – 13:45

Standing Lunch

Display of banners

13:45 – 15:25

Session 2: Technological and Industrial Innovation for the Prosperity of Europe

How to build more efficient bridges between knowledge value and market value to securing the European Technological and Industrial Base?

The session will address some key questions:

  • How should the needs of high-tech businesses in the EU be linked to breakthrough science for securing their worldwide market position?
  • How should the financial risks and benefits for the upscaling of the new technologies in the EU be shared? How can investments in important technologies be leveraged?
  • How should the EU reinforce its industrial strategy in key domains?

13:45 Session 2: Presentations

Introduction

  • Dr. Léopold Demiddeleer, ARB, Honorary President of EIRMA, former Solvay EVP for New Business Development

European initiatives to sharing its intellectual capital to generate prosperity for Europe

  • Benno Tieke, Philips Venture Capital Fund, Director Portfolio Management

European initiatives for sharing the benefits of its large investments in breakthrough science and technology to keeping the EU tech economy at the forefront

  • Mr. Alex Nussem, Secretary General of EIRMA

Strategic autonomy for Europe: enabling innovation and prosperity through high tech industry. How open can science be to be actionable by industry?

  • Prof. Ric Parker, Former CTO, Rolls-Royce

Conclusions

  • Dr. Léopold Demiddeleer

14:40 – 15:25

14:40 Session 2: Panel Debate

Introduction

  • Dr. Léopold Demiddeleer, ARB, former SOLVAY EVP for New Business Development

Comments on Creating big players: challenges and opportunities (Chip Design as a case study)

  • Prof. Liesbet Lagae, IMEC

Comments on Technology Transfer

  • Dr. Rudi Cuyvers, KU Leuven R&D, Head Spin-Off and Innovation Unit

Comments on Responsible Innovation through Public-Private Partnerships

  • Gabriele Dobenecker, Empa, Fund Raising, Entrepreneurship and Industry Relations

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion Conclusions

15:20 Session 2: Conclusions

  • Dr. Léopold Demiddeleer

15:25 – 15:55

Coffee break and networking

Display of banners

15:55 – 17:35

Session 3: Technological Innovation for the Common Good of Humanity

Europe has an important historical and moral responsibility towards least developed countries. Engineers and technology have a fundamental role to play in enabling this development, in a respectful, balanced and ethically sound relationship.
Open Source offers many opportunities and shows a way, which should be extended to many other technical fields, e. g. “Open Source Hardware Technologies”, which should also consider low‑tech for sustainable solutions.
More generally, in the face of global existential challenges (pandemics, climate, biodiversity) new models of international cooperation must be implemented.

15:55 Presentations

Introduction

  • Prof. Isabelle Ferreras, University of Louvain, President of the “Academie royale de Belgique”

Least developed countries: which kind of technologies to adopt?

  • Prof. dr. ir. Marnik Vanclooster, UCLouvain, Earth and Life Institute

A sustainable approach inspired by IT: open-source technologies
The role of open source (software and hardware) in IT as a model of fast and sustainable deployment of technologies, boosted by the shared resources and innovation capacity of fab labs and makerspaces.

  • Prof. Peter Troxler, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Scientific convergence and public-private partnerships for global health innovation.

  • Prof. Michel Goldman, ULB, Academy of Medicine

Conclusions

  • Prof. Isabelle Ferreras

16:50 Panel Debate
Introduction

  • Dr. ir. Luc Chefneux, Past Director of the “Classe Technologie et Société”, ARB

Reflections about Healthcare Innovation

  • Prof. Isabelle Huys, KU Leuven, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Comments about changing the way we look at technology, in global North and South. The importance of « low-tech » to face most of our century challenges and questioning the role of engineers

  • Quentin Mateus, Low-tech Lab’s investigations coordinator

Comments pertaining to holistic approaches to solve technical problems in a sustainable way. The societal responsibility of engineers and the role of Engineering Schools

  • Prof. dr. ir. Jean-Pierre Raskin, UCLouvain, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion Conclusions

17:30 Session Conclusions

  • Prof. Isabelle Ferreras, UCLouvain, President of the “Académie royale de Belgique

17:35 – 18:00

Conference Conclusions
  • Prof. Tuula Teeri, Chair of the Euro-CASE Board

18:00 – 19:00

Conference Networking Drink
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Dr Albert Husniaux, Secretary of the conference

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Speakers

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Clarisse Angelier
Delegate general of ANRT, France

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Muriel Attané
Secretary general of EARTO

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Luc Chefneux
Past Director of the “Classe Technologie et Société”, ARB

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Rudi Cuyvers
KU Leuven R&D
Head Spin-Off and Innovation Unit

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Léopold Demiddeleer
ARB, Honorary President of EIRMA,
former Solvay EVP for New Business Development

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Gabriele Dobenecker
Empa, Fund Raising, Entrepreneurship and Industry Relation

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Anna Fabijanska
Lodz University of Technology

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Isabelle Ferreras
University of Louvain, President of the “Academie royale de Belgique”

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Mariya Gabriel
EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

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Erol Gelenbe
National Academy of Technologies of France

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Michel Goldman
ULB, Academy of Medicine

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Prof. Isabelle Huys
KU Leuven, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Michel Judkiewicz
“Classe Technologie et Société” of the ARB, past Secretary General of EIRMA

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Liesbet Lagae
IMEC, IMEC Fellow and Program Director Life Sciences

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Karel Luyben
President EOSC, Board member CESAER, former Rector TU Delft

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Quentin Mateus
Low-tech Lab’s investigations coordinator

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Elisabeth Monard
President of the KVAB

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Alex Nussem
Secretary General of EIRMA

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Ric Parker
Former CTO, Rolls-Royce

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Saifur Rahman
Life Fellow IEEE and President of IEEE

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Jean-Pierre Raskin
UCLouvain, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain

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Tuula Teeri
Chair of the Euro-CASE Board

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Peter Troxler
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

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Marnik Vanclooster
UCLouvain, Earth and Life Institute

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Joos Vandewalle
Honorary President KVAB, Open Science ambassador KU Leuven

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Didier Viviers
Permanent Secretary of the ARB

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