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

General Information

In the last decade there is a growing momentum towards making all steps of the scientific activities more open and transparent, and in this way speeding up the cooperation, progress, adaptation and implementation of the findings. This is also important in order to increase the trust in scientific findings for a crisis like a pandemic or for major societal issues like climate change. But open science concerns mainly the research process, generally supported by public funding, making new knowledge a part of the common good of humanity.

The innovation process is quite different although complementary. Open science could make more critical the so-called ”European paradox”: Europe is still at the top for basic research but is often unable to translate scientific advances into marketable innovations! Without local ecosystems, including private companies, research and technology organizations, strategic local public support etc., the results of research, which is more and more open and accessible to anybody, will not be rewarded to the countries funding the development of knowledge.

The concept of “Responsible innovation” needs to be addressed as well. Is it nowadays possible to develop an innovation which is not supporting or contributing to the societal transition to a sustainable world ? Is it possible to extend the concept of open-source in software, into open free innovation for technological solutions aiming to realize the many unavoidable transitions?

How are these concerns taken into account in the different European countries? It’s clearly a challenge for Euro-CASE members.
The goal of this conference is to learn good practices from all Euro-CASE partners and innovators, to debate the opportunities and challenges created by open science, RRI (responsible research and innovation) and responsible innovation and to translate these basic trends, allowing to disseminate technical solutions for easing the needed transitions in accordance with the needs of very different countries.

Programme

All hours in CEST/Brussels time

09:15 – 10:05

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

09:15 – 10:05

Conference Introduction

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 and posters

10:35 – 12:15

Session 1: Promising ways of opening science

This session sets the scene for the two next sessions. The digital transition has a strong impact on the mechanisms of science and the transfer to industry and society. There are interesting opportunities for better quality, spread and progress of research when there is more openness in the publications, the data, and the entire research process. We present the roles and actions of the universities, and applied research centres and debate about the impact on publishers, early career professionals, and employers.

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, Secretary 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 the role of organizations such as the IEEE in favour of Open Science and Innovation

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

Comments on the stumbling blocks and challenges for Industrial Research and Innovation within the EU

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

Comments on the situation of Poland as a « recent new EU member state » with regard to innovation, and its recent efforts to foster innovation and strengthen industry-university collaborations.

  • Prof. Anna Fabijanska, Polish Academy of Science

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion Conclusions

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

12:15 – 13:45

Standing Lunch

Display of banners and posters

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 Ticke, 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

  • John Wood, Chairman of the Project Advisory Committee of ATTRACT

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 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

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

  • Prof. Liesbet Lagae, IMEC

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion Conclusions

15:20 Session 2: Conclusions

  • Dr. Léopold Demiddeleer

15:25 – 15:55

Coffee break and networking

Display of banners and posters

15:55 – 17:35

Session 3: Technological Innovation for the Common Good of Humanity

Europe has an important historical and moral responsibility towards developing countries. Engineers and technology have a fundamental role to play in enabling this development, in a respectful, balanced and ethically sound relationship.
In the field of IT (software and hardware) open source offers many opportunities and shows a way, which has to be extended to many other technical fields. In addition, low-tech approaches should be preferred.
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”

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

Least developed countries: which kind of technologies to adopt?
Facing the challenge of the lack of water for humanity, new approaches are indicated. The role of “low” technologies.

  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Marnik Vanclooster, UCL, Faculty of Bioengineering

Scientific convergence and partnerships for health innovation at worldwide level
Based on public-private partnerships, new models of sharing science and technology for fighting worldwide existential challenges should be implemented. Can EU be a model? The COVID 19 pandemic as an example.

  • Prof. Michel Goldman, ULB, Academy of Medicine

Conclusions

  • Prof. Isabelle Ferreras

16:50 Panel Debate
Introduction

  • Dr. ir. Luc Bonte, CEO “Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs”

Comments about closing the technology gap in least developed countries. The importance of “low tech” and the role of engineers.

  • Representative from Low-tech LAB

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, UCL

Comments about healthcare innovation, from a sociologist’s perspective

  • Prof. Ine Van Hoyweghen, KUL

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion Conclusions

17:30 Session Conclusions

  • Prof. Isabelle Ferreras

17:35 – 18:00

Conference Conclusions
  • Mrs. Tuula Teeri, Chairwoman of Euro-CASE

18:00 – 19:00

Conference Networking Drink

Speakers

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Clarisse Angelier
Secretary general of ANRT

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Muriel Attané
Secretary general of EARTO

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Luc Bonte
CEO “Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs”

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

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Rudi Cuyvers

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Léopold Demiddeleer
ARB, Honorary President of EIRMA

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Anna Fabijanska
Polish Academy of Science

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

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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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Ine Van Hoyweghen
KUL

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

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

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Elisabeth Monard
President of the KVAB

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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
UCL

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Marnik Vanclooster

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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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