Stakeholder Forum Essen - presentations from workshops

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This page contains the presentations and other relevant information from workshops held in the "Stakeholder Forum" in Essen on 1/2/2017

For information on the event report and presentations of plenary sessions look here


Overall presentation report on workshops


Individual workshops

Workshop A1 - Skills for the digital age – Challenges, Best Practices and Initiatives

Welcome and introduction: Karen Coleman, Journalist, author and founder of EuroParlRadio

Part 1: Setting the scene

Part 2: Panel discussion on "Reskilling the workforce: overcoming the digital talent challenge"


Workshop A2 - Standards, reference architectures and testbeds for manufacturing industry

Welcome and introduction (Reinhold Pichler - VDE and Arian Zwegers - EC)



Workshop A3 - Security and data security for industry

Welcome and introduction (Klaus-Dieter Wolfenstetter)



Workshop B1 - Digital Innovation Hubs: Mainstreaming digital innovation across all sectors

Session moderated by Werner Kohnert, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) Digitale Anwendungen - Mittelstand-Digital

Introduction to Digital Innovation Hubs: Anne-Marie Sassen, Deputy Head of unit "Technologies and systems for digitising industry", DG CNECT - PRESENTATION

Part 1: Exchange of best practices on digital innovation hubs

  • Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Dortmund: an SME Enabling Center for Digital Transformation – Services, Experiences and Actual Needs of German Mittelstand”, Maria Beck, Managing Director, Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Dortmund, Part of BMWI-Initiative Mittelstand-Digital - PRESENTATION
  • Digital Hub Dortmund as Cluster Upgrade – New Formats for Innovative Collaboration of Industry and Science to foster Faster Digital Transformation and Market Success”, Thorsten Hülsmann, CEO, EffizienzCluster Management GmbH - PRESENTATION
  • Experience from ACTPHAST with supporting photonics innovation in European companies: lessons learned and impact achieved, Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Universiteit Brussels - PRESENTATION

Part 2: What can be done at Member State/Regional level and what at EU level

  • JIC Innovation Park: A catalyst for innovation and growth in South Moravia: Adéla Hradilová, JIC, Czech Republic - PRESENTATION
  • Setting up a Digital Innovation Hub in Poland: Experience with the mentoring programme of I4MS: Sanyu Karani, CEO FundingBox, Poland - PRESENTATION
  • The foreseen Catalogue on Digital Innovation Hubs: Maurits Butter, TNO, NL - PRESENTATION
  • Initial ideas on EU level actions in the next Horizon 2020 workprogramme to reinforce networking of Digital Innovation Hubs: Ronan Burgess, DG CONNECT - PRESENTATION
  • The Digital Transformation Monitor and KETs Observatory & KETs Technology Infrastructures, Michael Berz, DG GROW - PRESENTATION


Workshop B2 - Strengthening leadership in digital technologies and in digital industrial platforms across value chains in all sectors of the economy

Session moderated by Max Lemke, European Commission and Thomas Hahn, Siemens, Labs Network Industrie 4.0

Welcome and introduction by Max Lemke, Head of Unit Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry, DG CNECT - PRESENTATION

Part 1: Key markets / industrial domains – vertical perspective

  • "Connected Smart Factories: Industry-driven platforms to master the value chains in manufacturing", Maurizio Gattiglio, Executive Vice President Prima Electro S.p.A., Chairman of European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) - PRESENTATION
  •  "Smart Agriculture: Sustainability and efficiency to be gained through integrated solutions supported by appropriate digital platforms", Luis PEREZ-FREIRE, Executive Director GRADIANT & Chair of the Smart Agri working group of the IoT Alliance -PRESENTATION
  • "Digital Transformation of Health and Care: new opportunities to address demographic and economic challenges", Dr. Jan Van den Biesen, Vice President Public R&D Programmes of Philips Research - PRESENTATION

Part 2: Cross-cutting horizontal technologies - Industrial Data Platforms and Internet of Things



Workshop B3 - Regulatory challenges for digitizing industry

Welcome and introduction: Dr. Alexander Duisberg (law firm Bird&Bird)