Industry  |  Events  |  19.10.2011

Horizon 2020: Engaging stakeholders in the future Research and Innovation Framework

The Greens/ EFA group organised a conference on engaging stakeholders in the future research and innovation framework. The presentations of the speakers are available to download from the link on the right, where there are also videos of interviews with some of the speakers available.

EVENT: Conference

DATE: 19 October 2011, 15:00 - 18:30

PLACE: European Parliament, Room A1G3, 60 rue Wiertz, Brussels



15:00 - 15:10  Welcome by the Chair – Greens/EFA MEP Philippe Lamberts

15:10 - 15:30  Introduction on the future EU Common Strategic Framework

Prof. Luc Soete - Director of UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology

15:30 - 16:45  Part 1 : Setting the priorities right


  • Connecting research and innovation to the “Grand Challenges”, NN
  • Role of social sciences and non-technological R&I, Dr Charlotte Fiala - Freie Universität Berlin (Researchers)
  • Supporting  Eco-Innovative SMEs, Katharina Krell – Greenovate! Europe  (SMEs)

Political debate: Moderator Greens/EFA MEP Yannick Jadot

16:45 - 18:00  Part 2 : Governance and participation


  • Positive experiences of cooperative research and participation of  CSOs, Claudia Neubauer, PhD, Fondation Sciences Citoyennes (NGOs)
  • Shortcomings and best-practices of public-private partnerships, Prof. Cees Buisman Wetsus, Centre for Sustainable Water Technology (Researchers)
  • Successful example from the CIP/FP of SMEs innovative projects, NN

Political debate: Moderator Greens/EFA MEP Bas Eikhout


18: 00 - 18:15

Intervention by the Commission - DG RTD, Dir A - Jack Metthey

18:20 - 18:30

Conclusions by the Chair

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