LAUNCH EVENT

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Venue (tbc): European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN, Belgium)
Avenue de Tervuren 168, B25 | 1150 Brussels, Belgium

Information on the venue will be confirmed by April 25th

08:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 09:30
 

09:00

09:05

09:10

Setting the Scene: Transatlantic Research and Innovation Relations
Moderated by Robert Sanders, EBN, Belgium

Welcoming words from the hosts, EBN, Belgium, Robert Sanders

Welcoming words from the EC, Heino Nau

Welcoming words from the U.S. Mission to the EU

09:15

NearUS initiative: the Network for European Research and Innovation acceleration in the US - Stephanie Splett-Rudolph, DLR, Germany, Germany

09:30 - 11:00
 

09:30

09:40

09:55

Why NearUS?
Moderated by Stephanie Splett-Rudolph, DLR, Germany

NearUS from a broader perspective – the game changer, by Svetlana Klessova, inno TSD, France

NearUS – a demand-driven approach: results of the European organisations’ needs assessment, by Eva Fadil, inno TSD, France

Panel discussion – Research2Market, Business 2Business and Research2Research successful cases, main bottlenecks, support needs

10:40 - 11:10

Networking Coffee break

11:10 - 12:30
 

11:10

11:25

11:40

11:50

12:00

NearUS Network, Hubs and Tools
Moderated by Svetlana Klessova, inno TSD

NearUS Network of Centres: vision, concept, next steps, by Kirstie Chadwick, InBIA, US and Robert Sanders, EBN, Belgium

First Center: NearUS West Coast Centre in San Francisco Bay – format, activities and modus operandi, by Sebastien Torre and Blandine Chantepie-Kari, EAEC, US

NearUS analytical studies: a tool to help EU-US research and innovation collaboration, by Francisco Rocha, SPI, Portugal

NearUS pilot actions - introduction to the focus groups, by Johanna Füllmann, DLR, Germany

Q&A to the panel

12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Three breakout sessions with focus groups

  • Research2Research, moderator Johanna Füllmann, DLR, Germany
  • Research2Market, moderator Kirstie Chadwick, InBIA, US
  • Business2Business, moderators Sebastien Torre and German Loperena, EAEC, US

14:30 - 14:45

Short coffee break, gathering together

14:45 - 15:25

Summary of focus groups - breakout session by 3 moderators (10’ each), and Q&A -
Moderated by Robert Sanders and Margaret Mulligan, EBN, Belgium

15:25 - 16:00

15:25

15:35

15:45

15:50

NearUS in the broader ecosystem - Moderated by Sebastien Torre, EAEC, US

NearUS Associated Partners: modus operandi, by Svetlana Klessova, inno TSD, France

NearUS synergies with EEN, by Raimund Bröchler, INTRASOFT International, Luxembourg

Centre for European Research and Innovation in China, by Sara Medina, SPI, Portugal

Centre for European Research and Innovation in Brazil, by Jan-Patrick Cap, Fraunhofer IPK, Germany

15:55

Concluding remarks –
Stephanie Splett-Rudolph, DLR, Germany

16:00

Adjourn

16:00 - 16:20

Coffee

Optional
16:20 - 17:00

Session for NearUS associated partners, including Q&A