ESOF2020 Science to Business Programme

Science to Business Programme

The Science to Business program is aimed at fostering interaction between the worlds of public and private R&D, as well as public institutions and private enterprise.

This heterogeneous group can include everyone from CEOs, CTOs, entrepreneurs, applied and industrial scientists, academia and public research institutions, IP managers and organizations, corporate R&D communications, HR and careers managers, technology parks, regional/European innovation authorities, science to business students, technology transfer organizations, business angels, venture groups, trade associations, incubators, banking institutions.

Now more than ever, it is of fundamental importance that efficient and mutual knowledge, expertise and technology transfer between these actors is in place, in order to not only ensure innovation, but to make sure that innovation is sustainable.

The creation of collaborative relationships between all stakeholders involved, from academia to private enterprise and policy makers is essential to ensure sustainability across all domains, economic, environmental and social, so that no one is left behind.

The programme is articulated in 4 main themes:

The 4th Industrial Revolution

Transfer Of Industry 4.0 From Research To Industry

Organiser: Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (ITALY)
Speakers: Erwin Rauch, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Simona Losmanová, Research Executive Agency (European Commission)
Anne-Laure Mention, RMIT University
Giuseppe Biffi, Siemens SpA
Lisa De Propris, University of Birmingham

Artificial Intelligence In Finance: Will Fintech Algorithms  Run Our Money Towards Sustainability?

Organiser: modefinance SRL (ITALY)
Speakers: Ed Altman, Stern School of Business
Paolo Giudici, University of Pavia
Enrico Piccolini, Generali Investments Europe SGR
Tommaso Sanzin, UBP Asset Management

Digital Skills For The Industry Of The Future

Organiser: Independent Industry Consultant (GERMANY)
Speakers: Carlos Haertel, Self employed
Claudia Peus, Technical University of Munich
Jan Gulliksen, KTH Stockholm
Zied Bahrouni, Motius GmbH
Laura Montagna, SKF Group

Value-Driven innovation

Innovative Approaches To User-Centred Development Of Healthcare Solutions

Organiser: European Commission, Research Executive Agency
Speakers: Irina TIRON, European Commission, Research Executive Agency
Elena Tamburini, I+
Guilhem Velvé-Casquillas, ELVESYS SAS
Artur Serrano, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Prestige Of Scientific Expertise Vs. Technology Demand - Parallel Routes For A Common Innovative Purpose?

Organiser: Marie Curie ALumni Association (MCAA) (POLAND)
Speakers: Agnieszka Lukaszewska, Fasada Sp. z o.o.
Olga Isabel Rio Suarez, European Commission, DG. Research and Innovation
Ahmed Zohair Khalifa, KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
Lidia Natalia Trusilewicz, Marie Curie ALumni Association (MCAA)
Helena Gervasio, EC Joint Research Centre in Ispra
Areti Mourka, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) Foundation for Research and TechnologyInstitute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) Foundation for Research and Technology–Hellas (FORTH) Greece
Ernesto Jusayan Guades, Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

Smart Healthcare System: Can Artificial Intelligence And Robotics Improve The Quality Of Life?

Organiser: Televita SpA (MEXICO)
Speakers: Ramiro Mendoza Maldonado, Televita SpA
Jiang Yan Sun, Homing Vita
Antonio Poggiana, ASUITS - AAS2 Bassa Friuliana Isontina
Michelangelo Zvech Flaborea, Televita SpA
Chris Papadopoulos, University of Bedforshire
Antonio Sgorbissa, University of Genova

Illuminating Cultural Heritage : From Research To  Preservation

Organiser: ESP Central, Partner in EU Project Accelerate lead by CERIC ERIC (UNITED KINGDOM)
Speakers: Callum Graham, Heritage Scotland
Franco Zanini, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
Tamas Belgya, Hungarian Academy of Science, Centre for Energy Research
Jana Kolar, CERIC-ERIC

Waste Not: Municipal Solid Waste As An Opportunity For New Business Models In The Circular Economy

Organiser: Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BELGIUM)
Speakers: Eleni ZIka, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
Cristina Alvarez Requena, URBASER & URBIOFIN project
Marcello Somma, Fater Group & EMBRACED project
Berta Gonzalvo, Aitiip Technology Centre & BARBARA project

Patient Outcomes: A Means To Rebuild Trust And Catalyse Reform In Health Sectors And Systems?

Organiser: Science|Business Publishing Ltd. (BELGIUM)
Speakers: Simon Pickard, Science|Business Publishing Ltd.
Karen Taylor, Deloitte (UK & Ireland)
Elke Grooten, Novartis
Marco Greco, European Patients Forum
Luke Slawomirski, OECD
Mona Khalid, International Consortium of Health Outcomes Measurement

Predicting Social Impact And Innovation Trajectories: Public And Private Investment At Early-Stage.

Organiser: IN Srl & ETH Zurich (ITALY)
Speakers: Tommaso Portaluri, ETH Zürich & IN Srl
Viorel Peca, European Commission
Laura Martinelli, IN Srl
Adrian Curaj, Politehnica University, Bucharest & Institul de Prospectiva
Prof. Alberto Onetti, Mind The Bridge & Startup EU
Heidi Kakko, BaltCap Growth Fund

Lifting The Lid On Impact Investment - What Does It Mean To Invest With And For Impact In The 21St Century?

Organiser: MitoTech (ITALY)
Speakers: Andrea Marcello, European Investment Fund
Andrea Basso, MITO Technology
Name Lastname, Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund
Mika Pyykkö, The Centre of Expertise for Impact Investing
Gianluca Dettori, Primo Miglio Sgr
Alberto Calvo, Value Partners Management Consulting

Public-Private Partnerships

Challenges And Opportunities Of Collaborative Design: Case Studies For Electric And Automated Mobility

Organiser: Automotive Engineering Group, TU Ilmenau (GERMANY)
Speakers: Valentin Ivanov, Automotive Engineering Group, TU Ilmenau
Sebastian Gramstat, AUDI AG
Andrea Bellotti, Toyota Motor Europe
Zlatan Ajanović, Virtual Vehicle Research Center
Bert Pluymers, KU Leuven
Nick Van Kelecom, Siemens PLM

The Project "I Support Sustainability"

Organiser: ARDISS (ITALY)
Speakers: Lydia Alessio - Vernì, ARDISS
Luigino Filice, ANDISU
Stellio Vatta, Regional Agency for Enviroment  Protection
Romeo Ciobanu, All Green Romania
George Andrei Ursan, All Green Romania
Angela Daniela La Rosa, All Green Romania
Stefan Marcovei, All Green Romania

Industry/University Partnerships In Horizon Europe: How Can We Get Them To Deliver?

Organiser: Science|Business Publishing Ltd. (BELGIUM)
Speakers: Richard L. Hudson, Science|Business Publishing Ltd.
Pierre Meulien, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
Signe Ratso, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Ursula Tober, Photonics21 and VDI Technologiezentrum

Innovation Ecosystems

Open Data Infrastructures - A Driver For Innovation Ecosystems

Organiser: ELIXIR (UNITED KINGDOM)
Speakers: Katharina Lauer, ELIXIR
Hannes Rothe, Freie Univeritaet Berlin
Maria Chatzou Dunford, Lifebit
Abel Ureta Vidal, Eagle Genomics Ltd
Jessica Vamathevan, EMBL-EBI
Christine Durinx, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)
Jason Mellad, Start Codon (Accelerator)

A Tree-Inspired Innovation Ecosystem For A Sustainable Future

Organiser: InnoRenew CoE (SLOVENIA)
Speakers: Kim Turk Mehes, InnoRenew CoE
Gabriele Centazzo, Valcucine S.p.A.
Jelena Matić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry
Johan Elvnert, Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP)
Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, French Institute of Technology for Forest-based and Furniture Sectors (FCBA)

Innovation By Design: Build It And They Won'T Come

Organiser: European Commission - Joint Research Centre (ITALY)
Speakers: Ebba Lund, International Association of Science Parks and Areas of innovation
Andrea Ruckstuhl, LendLease
Luisa Collina, Politecnico di Milano
Andrea Renda, Centre for European Policy Studies
Giancarlo Caratti, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Alessandro Fazio, European Commission

The Role Of Systems’ Integrators In Creating An Innovation Ecosystem To Boost The Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy

Organiser: APRE (ITALY)
Speakers: Waldemar Kutt, European Commission - Dg RTD.C.2 Bioeconomy and Food Systems
Eleni Zika, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
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Håkon JENTOFT, Agency for Waste Management
Alexandre Almeida, GLOBAZ, S.A.
Chiara Pocaterra, APRE
Patrizia Brigidi, University of Bologna
Laura Jalasjoki, European Network for Rural Development Contact Point

Advancing R&I Ecosystems In The Western Balkans With Regard To Their Era Integration

Organiser: International Service Facility of EC DG Research and Innovation (N°30‐CE‐ 0838742/00‐87) (AUSTRIA)
Speakers: Klaus Schuch, ZSI, Centre for Social Innovation
Stefan Weiers, ERA & Country Intelligence, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Gordana Danilović Grković, Science Technology Park Belgrade, Serbia
Vedran Šimunović, Intera Techonolgy park in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Branka Žižić, Ministry of Science, Montenegro
Ina Murthy, EU for Innovation project, Embassy of Sweden in Tirana
Ales Gnamus, S3 Platform, EC Joint Research Centre
Ognjen Prnjat, Greek Research and Technology Network

What Will The World Of Research Look Like In 10 Years?
What Are The Innovations Needed To Face The Challenges And Opportunities Of Future Research Ecosystem In Technology, Policy, Economy And Geopolitics?

Organiser: Elsevier (NETHERLANDS)
Speakers: Eefke Smit, STM
Adrian Mulligan, Elsevier
Stephane Berghmans, Elsevier
Jean-Claude Burgelman, European Commission
Ed Gerstner, Springer Nature
Lidia Borrell-Damiàn, Science Europe
IBM Expert, IBM
CAS Expert, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Win – Weblike Innovation Network: A European Hub For Innovation In Life Science

Organiser: Bio4Dreams (ITALY)
Speakers: Roberto Vittadini, Bio4Dreams
Dagmara Nickel, You Nick Mint Operational Venture Fund
Zsuzsanna Helyes, Szenthagothai Research Center, University of Pecs
Darko Horvat, Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship
Fabrizion Renzi, Director of Research Innovation & Technology

Can The Eu Become A Hot-Shot Valley For Tech Start-Ups?

Organiser: Science|Business (BELGIUM)
Speakers: Maryline Fiaschi, Science|Business
Jonathan O'Halloran, Quantum MDx
Nina Kopola, Business Finland
Shiva Dutsdar, EIB
Mark Ferguson, Science Foundation Ireland
Anja König, Novartis Venture Fund

Innovative Large Infrastructures For Precision Medicine: Challenges And Opportunities

Organiser: University of Trieste (ITALY)
Speakers: Luca De Biase, Il Sole 24Ore
Marco Confalonieri, University of Trieste
Segrio Paoletti, Area Science Park
Nicolò de Manzini, ASUITS
Mojca Gabrijelčič Blenkuš, National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ)
Patrick Maxwell, Cambridge Biomedical Campus
John Daly, Temple University