EU Science Hub

ESOF 2016

Jul 23 2016
Jul 27 2016

The EuroScience Open Forum 2016 (ESOF) will bring together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from more than 90 countries, to discuss current and future breakthroughs in contemporary science.

JRC at ESOF 2016

The JRC will take part part in 7 scientific sessions, which illustrate its role as an active player in the global arena and its multidisciplinary competence. More information on each of the individuals sessions can be found on the links below.

Session 1: 25 July | 12:50 GMT

Speaker: Ulla Engelmann
Flying cars and quantum computers: When disruptive technologies meet regulation

Session 2: 25 July | 12:50 GMT

Speaker: Giuseppe Prettico | Moderator: Darren McGarry
Smart cities - growing smart businesses

Session 3: 26 July | 08:30 GMT

Speaker: Bernd Gawlik | Moderator: Darren McGarry
Bringing nature back to cities - what's in it for business?

Session 4: 26 July | 10:00 GMT

Speakers: Arwyn Jones and Alberto Orgiazzi
No soil, no life

Session 5: 26 July | 11:25 GMT

Speaker: Fabiana Scapolo
Foresight as a tool for responsible policy development

Session 6: 26 July | 14:15 GMT

Bert Saveyn and Greet Janssens-Maenhout
International climate negotiations - science behind the scenes

Session 7: 27 July | 12:50

Speaker: Pilar Aguar | Moderator: Darren McGarry
Tattoos - not just body art?

JRC side events

In addition to the main science programme, ESOF 2016 will include an exhibition area, and the Science in the City Festival will run simultaneously with side events in the city.

The JRC will be present at the European Commission's stand in the 'Garden of the Future' area showcasing its scientific activity on soil.