Conference 'Key Enabling Technologies for a European Industrial Renaissance'
Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are the technologies of the future that have been identified as strategic to Europe. KETs have applications in multiple industries, in emerging and traditional sectors. They comprise micro- and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics and advanced manufacturing technologies. The European Commission has established an EU strategy for the implementation of KETs. KETs are at the core of the EU Industrial Policy flagship initiative, as confirmed in the recent communication ‘For a European Industrial Renaissance.
On this occasion, the RO-cKETs and MultiKET Pilot Lines projects presented their results. These two projects have been launched by the European Commission as a policy support to the implementation of the EU KETs strategy: the RO-cKETs study aims at identifying the industry and market needs for future KETs developments, the MultiKETs Pilot Lines project develops a shared vision for the development of KETs pilot lines in Europe.
The two-day conference featured high-level experts from industry sharing experience in pilot activities, as well as keynotes from policy makers with insight into new funding opportunities and strategies. The entire experience was moderated and enhanced with the findings from the studies carried out by the RO-cKETs and MultiKET consortia.
Agenda - April 3
|09:30-09:40||Welcome introduction by the Chairman |
Thomas Reiss, Fraunhofer ISI
The multiKETs project, results to date and view on demonstrators
Keynote 1 – Managing the complexity of a large pilot production activity
Keynote 2 – Providing Access to Newcomers – SMEs, technology validation and neighboring regions Brecht Vanlerberghe, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
|11:15-11:45||KET Studies - “METHODOLOGY, WORK PLAN AND ROADMAP FOR CROSS-CUTTING KETS ACTIVITIES IN HORIZON 2020 (Ro-cKETs)” and “PREPARATION AND DEMONSTRATION OF MULTI-KETS PILOT LINES ACTIONS, Mr. Gavino Murgia, Deputy Head of Unit Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economy, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission (tbc)|
Keynote 3 – Ohio Example
|12:00-13:00||Lunch and networking|
Showcase of the multiKETs Pilot Line Demonstrators
Dedicated session on multiKETs
|13:45-13:55||Introduction to the parallel sessions|
|15:45-16:15||Feedback from parallel sessions (by session chairmen)|
|16:15-16:45||Upcoming MultiKET Demonstration activities|
|16:45-17:00||Farewell remarks from the Chairman|
|17:00||Drinks and snacks and time for discussion|