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The European Aeronautics Science Network Association (EASN) has the honour of inviting you to the

2nd Parliamentary Breakfast

12th of April 2018, 08.00 a.m. - 09.00 a.m.

hosted by MEP Dr. Dieter-Lebrecht KOCH, Vice-chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN)

and MEP Ms. Monika Hohlmeier, Chair of the Intergroup "Sky & Space"

guided by the topic:

Accelerated impact of academic aviation research for improved air transport for all European citizens

RATIONALE

A look into the history of aviation shows that major breakthroughs with major economic and societal impacts were inspired and developed by strictly scientific approaches and enabled by synergies between the industry, the academic world and national and transnational authorities. Furthermore, the current EC objectives, such as the upcoming “missions”, target a strong societal and economic impact. A question of how the academic world can most efficiently contribute on achieving these objectives needs to be addressed.

SPEAKERS

  • Dr. Dieter-Lebrecht Koch, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • Mrs. Monika Hohlmeier, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Intergroup "Sky & Space"
  • Mrs. Clara De La Torre, European Commission, Director of Transport in DG Research & Innovation
  • Prof. Spiros Pantelakis, Chairman of EASN, University of Patras

SELECTED TOPICS

  • Past achievements of academic research for seamless and affordable air transport in Europe.
  • What are the technical, legal and “entrepreneurial” options to accelerate and improve the impact of Academic Research, especially towards the EU “missions”.
  • Innovation and breakthrough technologies in aviation as an indispensable condition to ensure competitiveness and global leadership of the European Aviation.
  • Open dissemination of knowledge and breakthrough technologies to ensure trans-sectorial exploitation of innovation.

VENUE

  • Members Salon, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels, Belgium

DATE

  • 12th of April 2018, 08.00 am-09.00 am
  • Accreditation: 07.30 am, Event Participants and Guests Point (former Infopoint)

Seats are limited. Registration will be on first come-first serve basis.

If you want to attend the Parliamentary Breakfast please use the registration form below and download the latest agenda here

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followed by an
Open EASN Workshop on:

Accelerated impact of academic aviation research for improved air transport for all European citizens

12th of April 2018, 10.30 am - 16.00 pm

Frequently, it is believed that the urgently required economic impact is created almost explicitly by the Industry, while the academic world is merely focusing on educating students, exploring theoretic foundations and providing explanations for unexplained phenomena etc. However, a look into the history of aviation shows that major breakthroughs with major economic and societal impacts were inspired and developed by strictly scientific approaches and enabled by synergies between the Industry and Academia. Nonetheless, the industrial take-up of scientific results must not come by accident. A structured approach shall be put in place so as to enhance the valorisation of research results obtained in the academic world. Over the last years, a number of good practices have been developed.

Despite successful collaborations, the relationship between the Industry and the academic world is not yet free from some prejudices; and suggestions are needed on how to improve this situation. The most characteristic examples where Industry and Academia interact in research, are at the moment the public private partnerships in aviation. Lessons learned will be presented on further strengthening synergies as well as on avoidable bottlenecks in communication and successful project execution.

It should be underlined that the current EC objectives, such as the upcoming “missions”, target a strong societal and economic impact. In this context, the question of how the academic world can most efficiently contribute on achieving these objectives needs to be addressed. A promising approach will be presented aiming to further develop an open and innovative European research area in aviation.

Presentations and Confirmed Speakers

Chair: Dr. Sebastiano Fumero | European Commission, DG RTD, H3 Aviation, Head of Unit

10:30 - 10:45 Opening - Welcome

10:45 - 11:10
  • Impact created by the academia and a systematic approach for technology transfer
  •  Prof. Dieter Schmitt, ACS - Aeronautical Consulting & Solutions
     Dr. Paul Van Dun, KU Leuven (University of Leuven), General Manager of Leuven Research & Development
11:10 - 11:35
  • Academic world and impact: expectations from industry
  •  Mr. David Macheto, Aerospace Valley
     Mr. Jens Koenig, Airbus, Coordinator CleanSky2 LPA
11:35 - 12:00
  • Public private partnerships and academia
  •  Dr. Jean-François Brouckaert, Clean Sky 2 JU Project Officer
     Mr. Peter Hotham, SESAR JU, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Corporate Quality, Planning & Support

12:00 - 13:00 Light Lunch

Chair: Dr. Dietrich Knörzer | European Commission, DG RTD, H3 Aviation, retired

13:00 - 13:25
  • 30 years of European Union Aeronautics Research Programme
  •  Mr. Robert Missen, European Commission, DG MOVE, Head of Unit Research and Innovation
     Dr. Michael Kyriakopoulos, European Commission, DG RTD, H3 Aviation, Policy Officer
13:25 - 13:50
  • Open Innovation Test Beds in the area of Nanotech and Advanced Materials
  •  Mrs. Hélène Chraye, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, D3, Head of Unit

  • Open Innovation Test Beds and a related proposal from EASN supporting missions
  •  Prof. Andreas Strohmayer, University of Stuttgart
13:50 - 14:15
  • Regulatory constraints on public subsidies
  •  Mr. Bernhard v. Wendland, European Commission (DG Competition)

  • Brainstorming session on “Optimum funding models for FP9”
  •  Dr. Helge Pfeiffer, KU Leuven (University of Leuven)

14:15 - 15:15
  • Open Discussion and Conclusions
  •  Chair: Prof. Spiros Pantelakis, EASN Chairman, University of Patras

15:15 - 16:00 Reception

VENUE

  • European Commission, Covent Garden (COV2)
    Address: Place Charles Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

DATE

  • 12th of April 2018, 10.30 a.m.-16.00 p.m.

Seats are limited. Registration will be on first come-first serve basis.

If you want to attend the EASN Open Workshop please use the registration form below and download the latest agenda here

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Parliamentary Breakfast and Open Workshop are fully booked. Registration is not possible any more!

the Parliamentary Breakfast the Open EASN Workshop

For all questions related to content and organisation:
Dr. Helge Pfeiffer; Secretary General EASN; tel: +32/16/32 12 32, Helge.Pfeiffer[at]mtm.kuleuven.be