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