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Speakers – fringe sessions

You will find below the list of the speakers of the fringe sessions.

EARTO/Taftie

Speakers

  • Christopher John Hull
    Secretary General, EARTO
  • Robert Crawford
    Director of Innovation, Investment and Growth, NESTA
  • Agne Swerin
    Research Director, Institute for Surface Chemistry, YKI, Sweden
  • Javier García Jaca
    Director of Innovative and Sustainable Materials, Tecnalia, Spain
  • Roland Starmans
    NL Agency, Netherlands

Moderator

  • John Hill,
    Executive Board Member, TAFTIE

EASAC/JRC

Speakers

  • Prof. Elke Anklam
    Director Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, JRC Ispra, Italy.
  • Dr Antje Grobe
    Board Member, Risk Dialogue Foundation, Switzerland
  • Sebastien Gallet
    Research and Innovation Programme Manager, Cefic

Moderator

  • Dr. Geoff Watts
    BBC Science Journalist

EIT

Speakers

  • Prof Willem Jonker
    CEO, EIT ICT Labs
  • Diego Pavia
    CEO, KIC InnoEnergy
  • Prof Mary Ritter
    CEO, Climate KIC
  • Jose Manuel Leceta
    Director, EIT

Moderator

  • Prof Alex von Gabain
    Chair of the EIT GB

ERAB

Moderator

  • Prof. John Wood
    Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities

ERRIN

Speakers

  • Britta Thomsen
    MEP
  • Vivianne Willis-Mazzichi
    Head of Sector, Gender, Science in Society, DG Research and Innovation
  • Deborah Leary
    CEO Forensic Pathways
  • Prof Christine van Broeckhoven
    VIB, University of Antwerp
  • Prof Ineke Klinge
    Co-Director EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine and Engineering Project Maastricht University
  • Cheryl Miller
    European Centre for Women and Technology, Belgian National Contact Point
  • Frédérique Clavel
    Chairwoman of Mix For Value and the Fédération Pionnières

Moderator

  • Lorenza Badiello
    Head of office, Emilia Romagna Region

LERU

Speakers

  • Hans Hofstraat
    Vice President, Philips Research
  • Paul Van Dun
    Director, Director of Leuven Research and Development - K.U.Leuven
  • Jean-Claude Burgelman
    Advisor, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Moderator

  • Prof. Kurt Deketelaere
    Secretary- General, League of European Research Universities (LERU)
  • Prof. Stephen Caddick
    Vice-Provost Enterprise, University Colleage London

Lisbon Council

Speakers

  • Ann Mettler
    Executive director, The Lisbon Council co-author, The Rise of the Micro-Multinational: How Freelancers and Technology Savvy Start-UpsAre Driving Growth, Jobs and Innovation
  • Don Tapscott
    award-winning author, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything; Chairman, Moxie Insight
  • Fabien Curto-Millet
    senior economist, Google

Moderator

  • Paul Hofheinz
    President, The Lisbon Council

Polish Presidency & Knowledge4Innovation

Speakers

  • Krzysztof Gulda
    Director of Strategy and Programming for Innovation, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland
  • Lambert van Nistelrooij
    Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board
  • Anneli Pauli
    Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Jos Leijten
    President, Knowledge4Innovation
  • Roland Strauss
    Managing Director, Knowledge4Innovation

Moderator

  • Richard Granger
    President of European Office, Technology Partners Foundation

Science Business

Speakers

  • Henry Chesbrough
    Professor, ESADE Business School and University of California-Berkeley
  • Alan Begg
    Senior Vice President, SKF Group Technology Development and Quality
  • Edward Astle
    Pro-Rector, Imperial College London
  • Robert Sorrell
    Vice President, Public-Private Partnerships, BP Research and Technology
  • Jonathan Wareham
    Vice Dean of Research, ESADE Business School
  • John Vassallo
    Vice President, EU Affairs, Microsoft Research EMEA

Moderator

  • Richard L. Hudson
    CEO, Science|Business

The Work Foundation

Speakers

  • Ian Brinkley
    Director, The Work Foundation
  • Ton Wilthagen
    Tilburg Law School , ReflecT, Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion
  • Dominique Guellec
    Country Studies and Outlook Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD

Moderator

  • Will Hutton
    Chair, Big Innovation Centre