Session 1 – ICT KETs: supporting Growth and Jobs while meeting Societal Challenges
The ICT Key Enabling Technologies are driving innovation and economic growth in many fields and are providing new solutions to today's problems such as energy efficiency, the ageing society and safety and security. The speakers addressed how European leadership in these key areas can be supported and in particular how industry and public authorities can work together in partnerships to increase the impact on economic growth, jobs and solutions for societal challenges
- Khalil Rouhana, Director, Dir. A: Components & Systems, DG Connect, European Commission: "ICT KETs in Horizon 2020: challenges and opportunities"
- Fabio Cavaliere, Photonic Systems & Technologies, Ericsson, IT and Photonics21 "Photonics: from excellent science to industrial leadership at the service of cities and citizens"
- Andreas Wild, Director, ECSEL JTI Micro and nanoelectronics: from excellent science to industrial leadership at the service of cities and citizens
- Fred van Roosmalen, VP External Relations NXP Semiconductors, NL 'European Nanoelectronics Industry: Aiming at Applications'
Session 2 – ICT KETs for Art and Cultural Heritage
Objectives: ICT Key Enabling Technologies are creating innovative approaches to the creation of art as well as the preservation of cultural heritage. The speakers explored ways in which technology is revolutionising this area as well and bringing new ways for the general public to engage with art and cultural heritage.
- Maria Cristina Misiti, Director, ICRCPAL, Ministery of Cultural Activities, Heritage and Tourism, IT: “Keynote speech”
- Alessandro Zanini, Cultural Heritage Area Manager, El.En. and President Assorestauro,IT: 'Laser Systems for Cultural Heritage Conservation'
- Gianluca Valentini, Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano, IT: 'Art under a new Light, i.e. how photonics can support the conservation of cultural heritage'
Session 3 – ICT KETs offering a Wealth of Applications and Services for Citizens
Technology development must also be seen in the context of the impact it has on our citizens and our society. What are the benefits and what are the dangers it may bring? How can we ensure that technology development takes place in a responsible way? How can we create a greater level of mutual engagement and understanding between citizens and technology and avoid the creation of a technology divide?
- Benedetto Vigna, Executive VP, STMicroelectronics: “MEMS and Sensors Applications”
- Hugo Thienpont, Managing Director B-PHOT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE: “Photonics innovation support to boost the competitivity of European SMEs"
- Maurizio Gattiglio, Chairman, EFFRA and CTO, Prima Industrie, IT: “Factory of the Future”
- Fabio Grohovaz, Director Alembic, San Raffaele Scientific Institute and University, IT: “Biophotonics - The new frontiers of advanced imaging: from biomedical research to drug discovery”, Slides unavailable
Session 4 -Panel: ICT KETs Benefiting Smart Cities and Communities in Europe
Cities and communities can benefit greatly from the use of ICT Key Enabling Technologies and they will also play a key role in accelerating the wider use of these technologies as well as democratizing the benefits of innovation. In this panel discussion the speakers discussed how ICT technology can be used to make cities and communities smarter, what are the real needs and how cities and industry can work together to make it happen.
- Paul Timmers, Director, Dir. H: Sustainable & Secure Society, DG Connect, European Commission: 'The Humble Lamppost'
- Matteo Lo Presti, IPD Group Vice President, STMicroelectronics: 'The role of ICT KETs in the Smart Cities'
- Massimo Inguscio, President, National Institute of Metrology, IT: 'Metrology For Smart Cities'
- Bruno Smets, Philips Lighting, NL
- Rodolfo Zich, Coordinator, Italian Cluster on Smart Communities, IT
- Corrado Spinella, Director, Department of Physical Sciences and Technologies of Matter, CNR, IT: 'Sensor assisted society: pervasive smart sensors'
- Moderator: Francesco Profumo, President, IREN, IT