3.1 – Networks/lab to fab/ecosystems

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

Pillar 3: Ecosystem/framing conditions

Session 3.1 – Networks/lab to fab/ecosystems

30 October 2018, 13:30-15:30, room STRAUSS 3


Facilities for upscaling materials and products do exist in the European Union and European, national, and regional programmes have supported their development for many years. However, public subsidies have been funding only part of the research and innovation ecosystem. Federating all relevant infrastructures for upscaling innovation, including those in industry premises, is a crucial challenge for EU industry. Based on descriptions from panellists of the main systems currently at EU level, this session will look at ways to integrate them in a real ecosystem.


Please find below the speakers (in alphabetical order), who will contribute to this session:

  • Technology infrastructures
    Hélène Chraye, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
  • European pilot line production facilities across Europe
    Paula Galvão, INL Portugal
  • Industrially oriented infrastructures
    Ane Irazustabarrena, TECNALIA Research & Innovation
  • The role of KETs in the innovation ecosystem
    Mark Nicklas, European Commission, DG GROW
  • Opening labs to industry
    Alessandro Rainoldi, Joint Research Centre
  • Integrating modelling and characterization at CEA Minatec: rationale, ways and challenges
    Yves Samson, CEA-LETI
  • Key role for Digital Innovation Hubs in the regions. New Open Innovation Test Beds (OITB)
    Anne-Marie Sassen, European Commission, DG CONNECT

Moderator: Hélène Chraye, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Rapporteur: Philipp Eisele

Hélène Chraye

Head of Unit Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies
European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Paula Galvão

Chief Officer - Business and Strategic Relations
INL Portugal

Ane Irazustabarrena

Director of Programmes in Industry and Transport Division
TECNALIA

Mark Nicklas

Head of Unit “Innovation Policy and Investment for Growth”
European Commission, DG GROW

Alessandro Rainoldi

Head of the Territorial Development Unit
Joint Research Centre, Directorate B – Growth and Innovation, European Commission

Yves Samson

Deputy Director for physics
CEA fundamental research division

Anne-Marie Sassen

Deputy Head of Unit
European Commission, DG CONNECT