Materials for the 2020 Challenges

European Parliament workshop on

“Materials for the 2020 Challenges”
European Parliament Brussels, room ASP A3G-3
10 July 2012, 14:30 – 17:45

Objectives of the workshop

To promote a debate between scientists, industrial representatives and EU politicians on the role of Materials Science and Engineering in the design of advanced materials (as elements of growth of European competitiveness, cf. ‘Horizon 2020’ objectives concerning Europe’s productivity and innovation capacity).

Key statements:
1. Materials R&D is crucial to the better implementation of the industrial leadership and societal grand challenges pillars of ‘Horizon 2020’.
2. Future materials R&D has to relay on two main concepts:
a. Outstanding improvement of existing materials in order to enable the European industry towards the full implementation of zero-waste, LCA, sustainable concepts, and assuring a competitive technological advantage.
b. To promote and support a paradigmatic change in Materials Science and Engineering by moving to a material by design approach based on a full integration of material/process/component concepts with the goal to produce new European value products for the market.

Workshop: 14:30-17:45
Chair : António Correia de Campos, MEP, Chairman of the STOA Panel
Moderation: Marco Falzetti, EUMAT
14.30 – 14.50 Opening/Societal challenges
• António Correia de Campos , Welcome
• Jerzy Buzek , MEP, former Polish Prime Minister, former European Parliament President, “Materials, a Key Issue to Sustainability, Innovation and Science Progress”
• Herbert von Bose , DG RTD Director, Dir. G Industrial Technologies, “MaterialsR&D in Horizon 2020”
14.50 – 15.20 Workshop motivation and expectations
• Rodrigo Martins , E-MRS, “Materials – A key factor of Innovation and Development in Europe ”
• Ehrenfried Zschech , FEMS, “ Partnership between European industry and academia in the field of materials ”
• Krzysztof Kurzydlowski , EMF, “Open materials research and innovation in Europe”
15.20 – 16.40 Inside the materials role
• Yuan Tseh Lee , President elect of ICSU, President of Academia Sinica Taiwan, Nobel Laureate
• Rainer Rauh , Vice President, Head of Materials and Processes, Airbus
• Carmelo Papa , Executive Vice President, Industrial and Multisegment General Manager
• Robert Dwilinski, President, CEO, Ammono, Poland
• Karlheinz Bock , Acting Director, Fraunhofer EMFT
16.40 – 17.30 Roundtable with MEPs and Members of the Commission
17.30 – 17.35 Wrap up: Marco Falzetti
17.35 – 17.45 Conclusion/Closing: Paul Rübig and A. Correia de Campos, STOA

Dinner: 19:00

Co-organized by the Free State of Saxony, Germany, and the Polish Science Contact Agency “PolSCA” of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.
Address: Avenue d’ Auderghem 67, B-1040 Brussels (15′ walk from the European Parliament).

The workshop will also be webstreamed:

Security badges for registered attendees will be available from 14:00 to 14:30 in the lobby of the Altiero Spinelli building
on ‘Agora Simone Veil’ entrance (side of Gare Leopold/Place Luxembourg: map attached).
To guarantee your access to the European Parliament it is necessary to bring your ID card or passport to the event!


~ by vascoteixeira on July 11, 2012.

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