To promote a debate between scientists, industrial representatives and EU politicians on the role of Materials Science and Engineering in the design of advanced materials (as elements of growth of European competitiveness, cf. ‘Horizon 2020’ objectives concerning Europe's productivity and innovation capacity).
Chair : António Correia de Campos, MEP, Chairman of the STOA Panel
Moderation:Marco Falzetti, EUMAT
14.30 - 14.50 Opening/Societal challenges
António Correia de Campos, Welcome
Jerzy Buzek , MEP, former Polish Prime Minister, former European Parliament President, "Materials, a Key Issue to Sustainability, Innovation and Science Progress"
Herbert von Bose, DG RTD Director, Dir. G Industrial Technologies, “MaterialsR&D in Horizon 2020”
14.50 - 15.20 Workshop motivation and expectations
Rodrigo Martins, E-MRS, “Materials - A key factor of Innovation and Development in Europe ”
Ehrenfried Zschech, FEMS, “Partnership between European industry and academia in the field of materials”
Krzysztof Kurzydlowski, EMF, “Open materials research and innovation in Europe”
15.20 - 16.40 Inside the materials role
Yuan Tseh Lee, President elect of ICSU, President of Academia Sinica Taiwan, Nobel Laureate
Rainer Rauh, Vice President, Head of Materials and Processes, Airbus
Carmelo Papa, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Multisegment General Manager, STMicroelectronics
Robert Dwilinski, President, CEO, Ammono, Poland
Karlheinz Bock, Acting Director, Fraunhofer EMFT
16.40 - 17.30 Roundtable with MEPs and Members of the Commission
17.30 - 17.35 Wrap up:Marco Falzetti
17.35 - 17.45 Conclusion/Closing:Paul Rübig and A. Correia de Campos, STOA
Co-organized by the Free State of Saxony, Germany, and the Polish Science Contact Agency “PolSCA” of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.