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Marie Curie Actions fellowships shaping the European Research and Innovation Landscape

3 and 4 July 2012
Flagey Theatre, Brussels, Belgium
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The final Marie Curie FP6 Conference is intended as a celebration of the achievements of the more than 14.200 Marie Curie fellows funded under FP6. It will provide a unique opportunity to show-case results and career successes. The event has been conceived in a modern and innovative way: the TED-style format with the theme focusing on mobility, research and innovation.

Through this event, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission intends to show the main results achieved, and of course the main lessons learnt. More information will be soon made available on this website! Don't miss it!



3 July

8:30 Registration and welcome coffee/tea

10:00 Opening Session: Mobility and innovative jobs

10:10 Introduction: Robert-Jan Smits, Director General, Research and Innovation DG, European Commission

10:20 TEDx speaker: Eve Geroulis, Marketing strategist and educator, Loyola University Chicago, USA

10:40 Marie Curie Fellow: Stoycho Stoev, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

10:50 TEDx Speaker: Peter Vander Auwera, Co-Founder of Innotribe, the innovation initiative of SWIFT, Belgium

11:10 Marie Curie Fellow: Nicole Steinmetz, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

11:20 TEDx Speaker: Noam Perski, International Cultivator - Palantir Technologies, Sweden

11:40 Marie Curie Fellow: Marian-Daniel Iordache, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium

11:50 TEDx Speaker: Philip Weiss, Chairman and Chief Hyperthinker of ZN, Belgium

12:10 Marie Curie Coordinator: Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland

12:20 Networking Light Lunch

14:00 Addressing the challenges

14:10 TEDx Speaker: John Bohannon, Biologist, Journalist and TED dancer, USA (part I)

14:30 Marie Curie Fellow: Nadine Zeeni, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

14:40 TEDx Speaker: François Taddei, Director of CRI, Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaires, France

15:00 Marie Curie Fellow: John McKean, Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, The Netherlands (to be confirmed)

15:10 TEDx Speaker: Klaus Stadlmann, Leader of the project that developed the world's smallest 3D printer, Germany

15:30 Marie Curie Fellow: Dorota Kostrz, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

15:40 TEDx Speaker: Rachel Armstrong, Sustainability innovator, United Kingdom

16:00 Marie Curie Fellow: Michelangelo Campanella, Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom

16:10 Networking coffee

16:40 Marie Curie Fellow: Amit Deshpande, Deshpande Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, India

16:50 TEDx Speaker: Raúl Rojas, Robotics and Pattern Recognition, Germany

17:10 Marie Curie Fellow: Zeev Bomzon, Migdal Haemeq, Israel

17:20 TEDx Speaker: John Bohannon, Biologist, Journalist and TED dancer, USA (part II)

17:40 End of Day 1

4 July

08:30 Welcome Coffee/Tea

09:00 Closing Session: Marie Curie shaping the European Research and Innovation Landscape

09:10 TEDx Speaker: Marc Luyckx, Philosopher, Advisor for “Business solutions Europa”, Belgium, report from Day 1

09:30 Presentation on data collected on Marie Curie FP6, Research and Innovation DG, European Commission

10:10 Olympia Stylianou, Director General, Ministry of Education and Science, Cyprus (to be confirmed)

10:30 Teresa Riera Madurell, Member of the European Parliament (to be confirmed)

10:50 Jan Truszczyński, Director General, Education and Culture DG English (en) , European Commission

11:10 Questions from the audience & Marie Curie Actions fellows

12:00 Conclusion: Robert-Jan Smits, Director General, Research and Innovation DG, European Commission

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