Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

PRESS BRIEFINGS PROGRAMME
European Union Pavilion, World Expo 2010 Shanghai
Wednesday 16 June 2010

10:00-10:45
PRESS BRIEFING 1: ENVIRONMENT
Cities and Climate Change

General introduction: Jean-Michel BAER, Director Science, Economy and Society, Directorate General for Research, European Commission

Moderator: Patrick Vittet-Philippe, Directorate General for Research, European Commission

Megacities: assessing interactions between urban, regional, and global atmospheric pollution to mitigate climate effects
(Project MEGAPOLI – Word msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 9 MB [9 MB] )
Alexander BAKLANOV msw8 - 226 KB [226 KB] , Danish Meteorological Institute (Denmark)
XU Tang, Shanghai Meteorological Bureau; ZHU Tang, Peking University; WANG Huijun, CAS (China)

EU-China cooperation on clean energy: towards “zero emission” coal technology to mitigate climate change
Projects TOCSIN msw8 - 511 KB [511 KB] , GeoCapacity and COACH)
CHEN Wenying msw8 - 3 MB [3 MB] , Tsinghua University (China)

Air quality and climate change: addressing the environmental impact of megacities
(Project CITYZEN – Word msw8 - 544 KB [544 KB] – Powerpoint ppt12 - 8 MB [8 MB] )
ZHANG Yuanhang msw8 - 57 KB [57 KB] , Peking University (China)

Question and answers

10:45-11:45
PRESS BRIEFING 2: ENVIRONMENT
Urban Research for Sustainable Cities

Moderator: Patrick Vittet-Philippe, Directorate General for Research, European Commission

Making the “SWITCH” to sustainable water management
(Project SWITCH – Word msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 10 MB [10 MB] )
Carol HOWE msw8 - 785 KB [785 KB]  (UNESCO-IHE)
CAI Jianming msw8 - 416 KB [416 KB] , Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

Urban planning for energy, transport and resource efficiency
(Project SUME – Word msw8 - 3 MB [3 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 3 MB [3 MB] )
Christof SCHREMMER msw8 - 438 KB [438 KB] , Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (Austria)

Sustainable housing for world's cities: From the "extraordinary" to the "ordinary"
(Project SHE – Word msw8 - 979 KB [979 KB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 6 MB [6 MB] )
Palle JOERGENSEN msw8 - 85 KB [85 KB] , Housing Association Ringgaarden (Denmark)

Assessing the sustainability performance of existing, new and renovated buildings
(Project LENSE – Word msw8 - 10 MB [10 MB] – Powerpoint ppt12 - 2 MB [2 MB] )
Johan VYNCKE msw8 - 42 KB [42 KB] , Belgian Building Research Institute (Belgium)

Question and answers

11:45-12:45
PRESS BRIEFING 3: ENERGY
Powering Tomorrow's Cities

Moderator: Michel Claessens, Directorate General for Research, European Commission

UpWind – At the leading edge of wind-energy development
(Project UPWIND )
Peter Hjuler JENSEN, Danish Technical University (Denmark)

Clean power for tomorrow's cities: key innovations in photovoltaic technology
(Project NACIR – Word msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 8 MB [8 MB] )
Gabriel SALA pdf - 27 KB [27 KB] , Universidad Politecnica Madrid (Spain)

Regulating carbon capture and storage technologies: Which way forward?.
(Project STRACO2 – Word msw8 - 68 KB [68 KB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 828 KB [828 KB] )
Peter STIGSON msw8 - 330 KB [330 KB] , Mälardalen University (Sweden)

Clean energy for tomorrow’s cities: JET – Europe's largest nuclear fusion research facility (Word msw8 - 91 KB [91 KB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 20 MB [20 MB] ).
Marc BEURSKENS msw8 - 167 KB [167 KB] , JET, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (United Kingdom)

Question and answers

12:45-13:30
LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK

13:30-14:30
PRESS BRIEFING 4: TRANSPORT
Cities on the Move: Solutions for Cleaner, Greener, Safer Transport

Moderator: Patrick Vittet-Philippe, Directorate General for Research, European Commission

EU-China cooperation in road transport research: Leading the way
(Project SIMBA II – Word msw8 - 594 KB [594 KB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 3 MB [3 MB] )
LI Yanying msw8 - 59 KB [59 KB] , ERTICO – ITS Europe (Belgium)

Clear road ahead: International demonstrations of transport planning and travel information platforms
(Project VIAJEO – Word msw8 - 752 KB [752 KB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 2 MB [2 MB] )
Francesco DELLA CASA msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] , Thetis S.p.A. (Italy)

Travelling wisely across borders: autonomous trip planners for international journey planning services
(Project WISETRIP – Word msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 2 MB [2 MB] )
ZHANG Xiwen, BPV GmbH (Germany)

Smart mobility: Advanced intelligent transport for the urban environment
(Project CITYMOBIL – Word msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 4 MB [4 MB] – Film 1 mpeg - 9 MB [9 MB] – Film 2 mpeg - 9 MB [9 MB] )
Jan VAN DIJKE msw8 - 44 KB [44 KB] , TNO Science and Industry (The Netherlands)

Cleaner, more sustainable transport: Electric Vehicle, the right timing
Alain DIBOINE pdf - 207 KB [207 KB]
Renault Samsung Technical Center (Korea/France)

Question and answers

14:30-15:30
PRESS BRIEFING 5: HEALTH
Living Together: Health in the City

Moderator: Charlotte Gugenheim, Directorate General for Research, European Commission

Sequencing, sequencing, and sequencing
(Project METAHIT – Word msw8 - 817 KB [817 KB] )
WANG Jun msw8 - 459 KB [459 KB] , University of Copenhagen (Denmark) & Beijing Genomics Institute (China)

Novel strategies for the regeneration and repair of degenerated intervertebral disc
(Project DISC REGENER – Word msw8 - 707 KB [707 KB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 12 MB [12 MB] )
Osteoinductive Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration
(Project BONE REGENERATION)
Luigi AMBROSIO msw8 - 3 MB [3 MB] , National Research Council, CNR (Italy)
ZHANG Xingdong msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] , Sichuan University, Chairman Chinese Committee for Biomaterials (China)

Living autologous heart valves for minimally invasive implantation procedures
(Project LIFEVALVE – Word msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] – PDF pdf - 6 MB [6 MB] )
Simon Philipp HOERSTRUP msw8 - 6 MB [6 MB] , University and University Hospital, Zürich (Switzerland)

Why exercise is good for your health: Implications for design of the modern city
(Project EXGENESIS – Word msw8 - 719 KB [719 KB] )
Grahame HARDIE msw8 - 230 KB [230 KB] , University of Dundee (United Kingdom)

Question and answers

15:30-16:00
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

16:00-17:00
PRESS BRIEFING 6: FOOD RESEARCH
Feeding the City and Citizens: Healthier, Safer, Tastier Foods

Moderator: Charlotte Gugenheim, Directorate General for Research, European Commission

Fostering ethical trade in farmed seafood between China and Europe
(Project SEAT – Word msw8 - 87 KB [87 KB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 2 MB [2 MB] )
David LITTLE msw8 - 377 KB [377 KB] , University of Stirling (United Kingdom)
LIU Liping, Shanghai Ocean University (China)

Less fertilizers, better foods: Improving nutrient use efficiency in crops
(Project NUE-CROPS – Word msw8 - 516 KB [516 KB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 7 MB [7 MB] )
Carlo LEIFERT msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] , Newcastle University (United Kingdom)
Partnership with ZHAO Bingqian msw8 - 259 KB [259 KB] , Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (China)

Delivering safer food: rapid, cost efficient testing for chemical contaminants in the food chain
(Project CONffIDENCE – Word msw8 - 5 MB [5 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 4 MB [4 MB] )
Sara STEAD msw8 - 99 KB [99 KB] , Food and Environment research agency (United Kingdom)

Preventing and controlling diseases in food producing animals
(Project EPIZONE – Word msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] )
Wim VAN DER POEL msw8 - 7 MB [7 MB] , Wageningen University and Research Centre (The Netherlands)

Question and answers

17:00-18:00
PRESS BRIEFING 7: SCIENCE IN SOCIETY
Cities of Knowledge

Moderator: Patrick Vittet-Philippe, Directorate General for Research, European Commission

The role of cities in public engagement in science
(Project CASC – Word msw8 - 474 KB [474 KB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 5 MB [5 MB] )
Jill ROBINSON msw8 - 357 KB [357 KB] , Birmingham City Council (United Kingdom)
LI Yihai, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (China)

Promoting Science with a Community Approach to Science Education
(Project POLLEN-Seed Cities for Science – Word msw8 - 4 MB [4 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 9 MB [9 MB] )
Ana GOSTINCAR BLAGOTINSEK msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] , University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

My Ideal City. Involving citizens in urban rethinking. A challenge for museums
(Project M.I.C – PDF pdf - 153 KB [153 KB] – Powerpoint ppt12 - 2 MB [2 MB] )
Michele LANZINGER msw8 - 80 KB [80 KB] , Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali (Italy)

Ethics and governance of biometric, detection and security technologies (Projects HIDE + RISE – Word msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 3 MB [3 MB] – Film wmv - 361 KB [361 KB] )
Emilio MORDINI msw8 - 66 KB [66 KB] , Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship (Italy)
QIU Renzong Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/Peking Union Medical College
ZHAI Xiaomei Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, CHEN Chi-Shing, National Chenghsi University, Taipei

Question and answers

18:00-19:00
PRESS BRIEFING 8: FRONTIER RESEARCH
European Union Research: ERC Boosting Frontier Research

Realizing the dream: environmental improvement by detecting the minimum harmful Concentration of atmospheric contamination
(ERC Project ThreeDSurface – Word msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 2 MB [2 MB] )
LEI Yong msw8 - 52 KB [52 KB] , University of Muenster (Germany)

Representation and processing of pitch variation in tonal languages
(ERC Project RPPV – Word msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 773 KB [773 KB] )
CHEN Yiya msw8 - 3 MB [3 MB] , Leiden University (The Netherlands)

A 3 months trip, 13.000 km,… without a driver - open intelligent systems for future autonomous vehicles
(ERC Project OFAV – Word msw8 - 509 KB [509 KB] – Powerpoint ppt8 - 5 MB [5 MB] )
Alberto Broggi msw8 - 170 KB [170 KB] , University of Parma (Italy)

Question and answers

19:00-19:30
NETWORKING COCKTAIL