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European Research 2002

The European Research Area and the Framework Programme

Brussels, 11-12-13 November 2002

Participants' forum

Monday 11 November - afternoon

  1. Effective research management: "bridges to success in FP6"

  2. Seasonal climate prediction - from scientific theory to practical applications

  3. Kick off for the FP6 National Contact Point network

  4. Workshop on the organization of Science Shops networks

  5. Collaboration with Australia - It's not the end of the world!

  6. How can we grow more talent for the ERA? By stimulating the interest of youngsters for modern technology!

  7. GENDEP: functional genomic studies in depression

  8. Consumer science for quality and safe food in Europe: FoodConsScience workshop

  9. 1st European Workshop on Nanotechnology in Construction

  10. Industry experience and review of existing tools for the management of large innovation networks

  11. Challenge of mobility for young researchers from the Candidate Countries

  12. Knowledge for European Integration – Challenges for RTD co-operation with non-candidate countries in South-eastern Europe

  13. Focus on the passenger: achieving integrated intermodal passenger transport in Europe

  14. Dissemination of European Framework Research Results to SMEs

  15. Managing Risks - Towards a Safe and Efficient Society

  16. Nanotechnologies and microsystems: present situation and future

 

Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Democritus Room

Title

Effective research management: "bridges to success in FP6"

Organised by

European Association of Research Managers and Administrators
Belgium

1

Carlo Rizzuto

INFM

IT

2

Peter Stollenmayer

EURESCOM

DE

3

Sean McCarthy

Hyperion

IE

4

Birgit Baumann

TiG

AT

5

Eileen Clucas

ISER, University of Essex

UK

6

Frank Heemskerk

EARMA

BE

Objective of the event

The European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) proposes to run one 2 h seminar which has the following four objectives:

  • To demonstrate the importance of effective research management and its value to the community of scientists, using case-studies presented by leading scientists from fields of study in particular Thematic Priorities;

  • To explain the role of research managers, highlighting the diversity of skills required to effectively discharge this role;

  • To provide practical insights into how to more effectively conduct particular aspects of this role in relation to FP6; and

  • To promote the opportunities for support that EARMA provides as the leading body for research managers and administrators across Europe.

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Mendeleiev Room

Title

Seasonal climate prediction - from scientific theory to practical applications

Organised by

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

1

Tim Palmer

ECMWF

EUR

2

Renate Hagedorn

ECMWF

EUR

3

Vittorio Marletto

ARPA-SMR

IT

4

Moshe Hoshen

MALSAT

UK

5

Mojib Latif

MPI

DE

6

Juerg Trueb

SWISSS-RE

CH

7

Richard Graham

Met-Office

UK

8

Harilaos Loukos

CLIMPACT

FR

9

Bartolome Orfila

INM

ES

10

Uffe Andersen

DMI

DK

Objective of the event

The event is designed to:

  • present state of the art knowledge about seasonal climate prediction potential, mainly based on results from the DEMETER project (Development of a European multi-model ensemble system for seasonal to interannual prediction);

  • bring together potential users and producers of seasonal climate predictions to make aware to a broad range of potential customers the potential of seasonal climate predictions; give potential customers the possibility to express their needs and expectations and foster an interaction between seasonal climate prediction research and application communities and

  • present state-of-the-art forecasts of El Nino.

This event will interest in particular industry representatives whose business is affected by weather/climate on seasonal time scales, government representatives interested in seasonal climate prediction for targeting humanitarian aid relief, and the interested general public.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Bohr Room

Title

Kick off for the FP6 National Contact Point network

Organised by

Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation, Austria; Finnish EU R&D Council, Finland; SENTER EG Liaison, The Netherlands; Swedish R&D Council, Sweden

1

Manfred Horvat

Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation

AT

2

Richard Escritt (invited)

European Commission

EUR

3

NCP contact person

European Commission

EUR

4

Graham Stroud

European Commission

EUR

5

Albin Babic

Ministry of Education, Science and Sports

SI

6

Eelco Deenekamp

SENTER EG Liaison

NL

7

Alain Deleener

IWT Vlaanderen

BE

8

Sabine Herlitschka

Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation

AT

9

Karin Hjorth

Swedish R&D Council

SE

10

Tarmo Pihl

Archimedes Foundation

EE

11

Andrzej Siemaszko

Institute for Fundamental Technological Research

PL

12

Mai Tolonen

The Finish Secretariat for EU R&D

FI

Objective of the event

The present forum event is planned as the Kick Off for the whole FP6 National Contact Points (NCP) network, convening for the first time the co-ordinating NCPs and the NCPs for all Specific Programmes to ensure a common and mutual understanding of the aims of the new NCP network and the new challenges to come. In addition, also the persons responsible for the nomination of the NCPs in the member states and the associated states as well as programme committee members will be invited.

The new instruments will be presented and the respective main new tasks of the NCPs in the support of proposers. Also, the FP6 instruments available for NCPs to support their work in e.g. stimulating SME participation, identifying technological trends, improving co-operation between EU member states and associated candidate countries will be presented.

An important part of the workshop will be devoted to reports of best NCP practice from FP5 and to presentations of new initiatives for information on and assistance for FP6.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Prigogine Room

Title

Workshop on the organization of Science Shops networks

Organised by

Réseau Scité (Scité Network), Belgium
Contact: ULB, Free University of Brussels – M.-J. Gama : mjgama@ulb.ac.be

1

Karin Rondia

Association des journalistes scientifiques

BE

2

Martine Vanherck

Réjouisciences, Ulg

BE

3

Marie Botman

Espace Sciences, FUNDP

BE

4

Muriel Plisnier

Centre didactique des Sciences, UMH

BE

5

Sarah Bourg

Science Infuse, UCL

BE

6

Marie José Gama

Inforsciences, ULB

BE

7

Jean-Luc Parel

CCSTI Grenoble

FR

8

Renée Moreau

Ministère de la science, de la recherche et de la technologie du Québec

CA

Objective of the event

The objective of the workshop is to promote meetings between the local coordinators of Science Shops and to share knowledges and experiences developped in the different countries. This event should be included in a broader workshop on the integration of Science Shops European networks. The targeted audience includes coordinators of local networks of sciences’ diffusion, researchers who wish to introduce a research project in the sixth Framework Programme and journalists.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Virtanen Room

Title

Collaboration with Australia - It's not the end of the world!

Organised by

Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology cooperation
Australia

1

Michael Parker

Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology cooperation

AU

2

Vicki Sara

Australian Research Council

AU

3

Graeme Rankin

International Relations and Collaboration Science Group, Department of Education, Science and Technology

AU

4

Geoff Garrett

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

AU

5

Alan Pettigrew

National Health & Medical Research Council

AU

Objective of the event

Hands-on, practical information seminar on how to mount successful collaboration with Australia. How to contact the researchers. Priorities in research for Australia and how these match with European Research Priorities. Case Studies of successful projects in key thematic areas relative to ERA such as biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Proposed audience: European research bodies, research institutions, Networks of Excellence, research managers, researchers and innovators. Multidisciplinary.

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Szent-Gyoryi Room

Title

How can we grow more talent for the ERA? By stimulating the interest of youngsters for modern technology!

Organised by

IMEC/Foundation R. Van Overstraeten & Platform-AXIS
Belgium

1

Willem Van Oosterom

Platform - AXIS

NL

2

Herman Telle

Haagse Hogeschool

NL

3

Carlo Segers

ROC Utrecht

NL

4

Fred de Bruin

Hobeon Management

NL

5

Ann Van Gysel

Flemish Institute for Biotechnology

BE

6

Jan Mees & Jan Seys

Flanders Marine Institute

BE

7

Wim Van Broeck

Free University of Brussels

BE

8

Jo Decuyper

Foundation R. Van Overstraeten

BE

Objective of the event

The workshop presents a vision on how to improve the low interest of youngsters for technology and some concrete examples of projects (best practices) showing encouraging results.

Questions addressed include:

  • How can complex technology such as µ-electronics or biotechnology be explained to youngsters?

  • How can technical curricula be redesigned to attract more students, especially girls?

  • How can government, industry and education cooperate to raise the interest of youngsters for technology

The workshop addresses a mixed audience. Policy makers may be interested in the way youngsters are motivated for technology in the Netherlands and Belgium. Researchers and science communicators will find concrete examples of working practices. Industrial affiliates will be informed about the urgent need to stimulate more youngsters for science and technology and for the participative role of industry in this endeavor.

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Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Pauli Room

Title

GENDEP: functional genomic studies in depression

Organised by

Institute of Psychiatry
United Kingdom

1

Kathy J Aitchison

Institute of Psychiatry, London

UK

2

Martin Preisig

Department Universitaire de Psychiatrie Adulte, Prilly-Lausanne

CH

3

Marcella Rietschel

Central Institute for Mental Health, Mannheim

DE

4

Ian Jones

Dept of Psychiatry, Birmingham

UK

5

Bastiaan Hoogendoorn

Neuropsychiatric Genetics Unit, Univ. Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff

UK

6

Ian Craig

Institute of Psychiatry, London

UK

7

Martin Yuille

MRC Geneservice, Babraham, Cambridge

UK

Objective of the event

By 2020, depressive disorders are predicted to be second only to ischaemic heart disease in terms of global economic burden. Suicide is currently responsible for 15% of deaths in 15 to 25-year-olds in the European Region, and hospitalised depression is associated with a particularly high risk of suicide.

Scientific issues to be addressed in the workshop include: discussion of ethical, legal, social policy, and public health issues and priorities for research in depression, pharmacogenomic approaches, candidate pathway analysis, and regulation of gene expression in the human brain. Young scientists from European centres included in the GENDEP project will present latest research findings in these areas, and academic leaders in the field will facilitate discussion in a workshop format. This invaluable sharing of expertise will lead to advances in research in this field, including the development of consensus protcols for collaborative pan-Euoropean research.

The proposed audience is interdiscplinary, including psychiatrists, neuroscientists, molecular geneticists, providers of biotechnology, and experts in ethical, legal, social policy, and public health issues.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Ramon y Cajal Room

Title

Consumer science for quality and safe food in Europe: FoodConsScience workshop

Organised by

Ghent University
Belgium

1

Richard Shepherd

University of Surrey

UK

2

Liisa Lahteenmaki

VTT Biotechnology

FI

3

Hans van Trijp

Wageningen University and Research Centre

NL

4

Lynn Frewer

Wageningen University and Research Centre

NL

5

Conor Delahunty

University College Cork

IE

6

Wim Verbeke

Ghent University

BE

Objective of the event

The workshop addresses three key questions:

  • How can consumer research findings from framework programmes and national or regional programmes be integrated?

  • How can the European Research Area be structured in the field of consumer science?

  • What kind of contributions can be expected from consumer science in the food area through involvement of consumer scientists in Integrated Projects and Networks of Excellence?

In line with the European Research Area objectives, an integration of topical research findings from previous framework programmes and several national and regional programmes will be presented and discussed. These topics cover the wide range of scientific disciplines in consumer research related to food (including determinants of food choice, risk perception and consumer confidence, food policy, consumer-oriented product development, sensory science, impact of communication). Furthermore, the objectives and expected contribution of the proposed "Consumer Science in Food" Network of Excellence will be communicated and debated with the audience.

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Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Moniz Room

Title

1st European Workshop on Nanotechnology in Construction

Organised by

University of Paisley
United Kingdom

1

Pavel Trtik

University of Paisley

UK

2

John Gibbs

University of Paisley

UK

3

Ottilia Saxl

Institute of Nanotechnology

UK

4

Léthicia Gueneau

St. Gobain Recherche

FR

5

Antonio Porro

LABEIN

ES

Objective of the event

The main objective of the workshop will be to provide a wide forum – for the first time on the pan-European level – for people interested in the applications of nanotechnologies and nanosciences in the construction sector and nanotechnology in general. As the proposed speakers will represent the widest possible backgrounds (professional institutions, academia, research institutes and industrial R&D), it is very likely that the ‘nanotechnology-in-construction’ research topics presented and a variety of views and approaches discussed will be of great relevance and interest to a wide audience.

Although the topic will particularly interest the audience from R&D construction sector (academia and industry), the intrinsically multidisciplinary nature of nanoscale science and technology makes the event of interest to a much wider interdisciplinary audience.

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Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Democritus Room

Title

Industry experience and review of existing tools for the management of large innovation networks

Organised by

Procter & Gamble Europe
Belgium

1

Dr. Nabil Sakkab

Procter & Gamble Europe

BE

2

Dr. Jens Rieger

BASF

DE

3

Dr. Rob Taelman

CEFIC

BE

4

Prof. Noshir S. Contractor

Institute of Illinois

USA

5

Prof. Allessandro Lomi

Universities of Bologna/Lugano

IT

Objective of the event

The workshop will address current best innovation network tools in view of the complexity with multi-country and cross-functional teams involved in "networks of excellence".

Innovation in R&D intensive industries requires a new approach (cost of R&D is growing significantly faster than sales, new technology developments are increasingly complex and interdisciplinary, no company/organisation has more than 1 % of global R&D capacity, scientific progress is serendipitous with high probability of innovative solutions being outside the corporation). The systematic use of specific networks is a promising approach to boost innovative capacity. In the future there will be a further surge in the formation of dedicated alliances and networks given their ability to build on non-traditional pools of innovative capacity.

Industry will share experience of working with large internal networks, external networks as well as network consultants and researchers.

The event is intended for a general audience.

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Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Bohr Room

Title

Challenge of mobility for young researchers from the Candidate Countries

Organised by

EU Liaison Office of German research organisations, KoWi
Germany

1

Swiatek, Piotr

Fit For Europe, KoWi Bonn

DE

2

Groo, Dora

Hungarian Science Foundation

HU

3

Vladimir Albrecht

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

CZ

4

Mircea, Sbarna

Romanian Ministry of Science

RO

5

Must, Ülle

Archimedes Foundation

EE

6

Siemaszko, Andrzej

Archimedes Foundation

PL

7

Sigi Gruber

European Commission

EUR

8

Tegethoff, Viola

Young Scientists´ Project, KoWi

DE

Objective of the event

Fit for Europe, project for Candidate Countries carried by EU Liaison Office of German Research Organisation (KoWi) invites to that round table the experts on mobility of researchers from the Candidate Countries (CC). The round table will allow to compare experience of KoWi´s Young Scientists´ and Fit for Europe Projects with experience of CC experts. The questions will be how to achieve better implementation of new FP6 Mobility schemes in CC, how to attract more Member States Researchers to go to CC and where are the main obstacles to the mobility of researchers from and to the CC. Further topics would be: better information procedures on career prospects in Europe, networking and coordination of national efforts in promoting transeuropean mobility. The round table is supposed to give clear recommendation how to improve the mobility of researchers, especially towards the East and South of Europe. Sociological and cultural aspects of transeuropean mobility considered during the round table underscore it’s interdisciplinary character.

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Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Prigogine Room

Title

Knowledge for European Integration – Challenges for RTD co-operation with non-candidate countries in South-eastern Europe

Organised by

Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Ljubljana
Slovenia

1

Anneliese Stoklaska

Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture

AT

2

Agnes Anghelou- Spiliotis

Ministry of Development, General Secretariat for Research and Technology

GR

3

Niko Herakovič

Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

SI

4

N.N.

European Commission, Directorate General for Research

EUR

5

N.N.

Ministry of Science and Technology of Croatia

HR

6

N.N.

Ministry of Science, Technology and Development

SB

7

Blaž Golob

Institute for Prospective Technological Studies – Joint Research Centre (IPTS, Seville)

EUR

8

Miroslav Polzer

Austrian Institute of East and South East European Studies, Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Ljubljana

AT & SI

Objective of the event

The seminar will address the following issues:

  • The role of South-eastern European (SEE) non-candidate countries in ERA, instruments for participation of these countries in FP6

  • The role of knowledge in socio-economic transformation processes in SEE

  • How can the knowledge base of socio-economic transformation be influenced by the EU towards European integration goals

  • Relevant S&T policies in SEE

  • Presentation of a FP6 project proposal of the Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies ‘Knowledge for European Integration – Research into the knowledge Base of European Integration Processes in South-eastern Europe’; aimed to find additional consortium members

The two main targets are researchers interested in the priority thematic area ‘Citizen and Governance in a Knowledge based society’ of FP6 (especially political scientists) and representatives of ministries for science and technology, interested in co-operation with Balkan countries.

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Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Virtanen Room

Title

Focus on the passenger: achieving integrated intermodal passenger transport in Europe

Organised by

ISDEFE
Spain

1

Trudi Kiebala

ISDEFE

ES

2

Inma Martos

ISDEFE

ES

3

Javier Pérez Diestro

INECO

ES

4

Patrick Geurts

TINC

BE

5

Pascal Verbinden

TINC

BE

6

Konstantinos Zografos

Transport Systems and Logistics Laboratory, Athens University of Economics and Business

GR

7

Michael Madas

Transport Systems and Logistics Laboratory, Athens University of Economics and Business

GR

8

Carlos Fernández de la Peña

Deimos

ES

Objective of the event

The proposed workshop will address the full range of issues involved in achieving a seamless, integrated multi/intermodal passenger transport system in Europe. An overall view will first be presented of what such a system could be like. Other presentations will address the best way to integrate all passenger transport modes, information needs for seamless passenger transport, the technology needed to provide this information and role of baggage in seamless intermodal passenger transport. Institutional aspects will be discussed, as well as the type of cost-benefit analysis that would be needed for a system with a such a broad range of stakeholders. Finally an overview will be presented of the status of European research in the field of integrated intermodal passenger transport that would be relevant to achieve the system described in the other presentations.

The intended audience is interdisciplinary and would ideally include scientists, engineers and experts in the field, as well as lay persons to provide the "passenger’s" viewpoint.

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Time: 17.00 - 18.00

Szent-Gyoryi Room

Title

Dissemination of European Framework Research Results to SMEs

Organised by

Beta Technology Ltd

United Kingdom

1

John Rafelt

Beta Technology Ltd

UK

2

Laurent Volle

ARIST-CRCI Bourgogne

FR

3

Stefano Carosio

D’Appolonia

IT

4

Ronan Gormley

Teagasc

IE

Objective of the event

The purpose of the event is to stimulate discussion and thought on the optimum methods of disseminating European research results to SMEs. The event will encompass a series of presentation from experienced practitioners and SMEs and will concentrate on the methods of dissemination giving ‘hints and tips’, case study examples of EC projects and SME participation and will enable practical experience to be shared.

Targeted audience include mainly:

  • SMEs

  • National Contact Point IRCs, EICs, BICs representatives

  • Intermediary Organisation representatives

  • Research Organisations e.g. University, RTO and Research Laboratory representatives

  • Government representatives

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Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Ramon y Cajal Room

Title

Managing Risks - Towards a Safe and Efficient Society

Organised by

VTT
Finland

Speaker 1

Kenneth Holmberg

VTT

FI

Speaker 2

Hans Pasman

TNO

NL

Speaker 3

Miodrag Perunicic

MPA Stuttgart

DE

Speaker 4

Brian Spedding

QinetiQ

UK

Objective of the event

Different approaches to improve safety in the society, including technological, ecological, human behavioural, economical and business aspects are highlighted. The following research areas are addressed:

  • How to integrate life-cycle safety and reliability in specification, architecture and design

  • Modelling, monitoring and life time prediction for asset management

  • Improving human-technology interaction and

  • Novel business models that promote effective risk and reliability management.

This event is intended for an interdisciplinary audience representing decision makers, researchers and industrialists being responsible for risks related to industrial products, processes, transportation and calamity prevention.

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Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Moniz Room

Title

Nanotechnologies and microsystems: present situation and future

Organised by

AIRI
Italy

1

E. Mantovani

AIRI

IT

2

G. Frigessi

AIRI

IT

3

J. Kubatova

Tec. Centre AS. CR

CZ

4

E. Argoudelis

IRC - Help Forward

GR

5

R.Wrigley

Betatechnology

UK

6

M. Roeger

VDI/VDE

DE

Objective of the event

Nanotechnologies and microsystems (technologies and applications) have been surveyed by the Minatech project which set up a partnership of 8 countries (Italy, UK, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Denmark and Greece) over a period of 3 years (2000-2003). Results of the project about the situation in Europe, collection and diffusion of information, auditing SMEs and organising events will be described.

The audience will be of various background: researcher interested in latest news in nanotechnologies and microsystems in two specific area (automotive, health and biotechnology), but also people interested in these evolution of technology: planners, educators ...

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