Panel discussion

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

Are KETs underpinning Europe’s global leadership of different industries?

30 October 2018, 11:00-12:00, PLENARY room


Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are essential for EU global leadership across many industrial sectors. This priority for an EU wide industrial policy is evolving in H2020 (2018-2020) to: i) address technologies’ progress and ii) accommodate broader economic, social and environmental challenges (e.g. inclusion). Both the Lamy Report “LAB-FAB-APP” and the High-level Strategy Group (HLS) Report “Re-Finding Industry” highlight the need to boost KETs investments. The Lamy Report proposes ‘lab-to-fab’ as an effective innovation ecosystem for underpinning re-industrialisation. “Re-Finding Industry” confirms existing KETs on materials, manufacturing and electronics, broadens biotech to life sciences, and calls for two new KETs for prioritisation at EU level: artificial intelligence and security & connectivity. The panel will discuss developments and directions where industry renewal plays a central role for inclusive growth, production, and job creation in Europe.


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

  • Sabine Herlitschka, CEO & CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria AG and member of the High Level Group of Industrial Technologies
  • Egbert Lox, Senior Vice President Government Affairs, UMICORE
  • Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Foundation
  • Lucilla Sioli, Director for “Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry”, European Commission, DG CONNECT
  • Ariane Thomas, Head of Strategic development Operations L’OREAL and Member High Level Industry 2030 EU Roundtable
  • Lucyna Woźniak, Vice rector for Science and International Affairs and Head of Department at Medical University of Lodzand member of the Lamy group

Moderator: Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Sabine Herlitschka

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Egbert Lox

Senior Vice President Government Affairs
UMICORE

Jean-Eric Paquet

Director-General
European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Bertrand Piccard

Solar Impulse Foundation

Lucilla Sioli

Director for "Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry"
European Commission, DG CONNECT

Ariane Thomas

Director Strategic Development Operations
L'Oreal Group

Lucyna Woźniak

Vice rector for Science and International Affairs and Head of Department
Medical University of Lodz and member of the Lamy group