Speakers

Nadja  Adamovic

Nadja Adamovic

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Nadja  Adamovic

Bridging the gap between researchers and creative industry

Nadja Adamovic

Vienna University of Technology

Luigi Ambrosio

Luigi Ambrosio

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Luigi Ambrosio

Integrating knowledge for competitiveness and new skills

Luigi Ambrosio

Chair of the conference.
Department of Chemical Sciences & Materials Technology, CNR. Director

Ezio Andreta

Ezio Andreta

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Ezio Andreta

Ezio Andreta

President of the Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE)

Pia  Areblad

Pia Areblad

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Pia  Areblad

Transform Europe with the arts!

Pia Areblad

Ale Municipality

Annamalai Arun Junai

Annamalai Arun Junai

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Annamalai Arun Junai

Manufacturing is the back bone of Europe

Annamalai Arun Junai

EU Manager, TNO Industrial Innovation

Adriano  Aureli

Adriano Aureli

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Adriano  Aureli

Urban manufacturing... Some critical issues... and a LOT of opportunities thanks to design and creativeness integrated with the digitization of custom products made close to the customer...

Adriano Aureli

SCM Group 

Marta  Aymerich

Marta Aymerich

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Marta  Aymerich

Bridging the know-do gap through translational research

Marta Aymerich

Universitat Oberta de Cataluna

David  Bailey

David Bailey

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David  Bailey

We are on the verge of a fourth industrial revolution, where distributed manufacturing hlds the opportunity to underpin a European manufacturing renaissance and help us shift to a more sustainable development path

David Bailey

Aston University

Francesca Baldelli Bombelli

Francesca Baldelli Bombelli

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Francesca Baldelli Bombelli

Miniaturize the world to achieve bigger things

Francesca Baldelli Bombelli

University of East Anglia

Andrea Ballarino

Andrea Ballarino

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Andrea Ballarino

Automation in manufacturing for improvement of society

Andrea Ballarino

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Peter Bartel

Peter Bartel

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Peter Bartel

Peter Bartel

APRA

Stefan  Bengtsson

Stefan Bengtsson

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Stefan  Bengtsson

Stefan Bengtsson

Malmö University

Stéphane  Berghmans

Stéphane Berghmans

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Stéphane  Berghmans

Innovation happens when two ideas collaborate

Stéphane Berghmans

Elsevier

Stefania  Bernabé

Stefania Bernabé

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Stefania  Bernabé

Stefania Bernabé

WTO

Alain Bernard

Alain Bernard

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Alain Bernard

Les machines un jour pourront résoudre tous les problèmes, mais jamais aucune d'entre elles ne pourra en poser un ! (Albert Einstein)

Alain Bernard

IRT Jules Verne, Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Patrizio  Bianchi

Patrizio Bianchi

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Patrizio  Bianchi

Patrizio Bianchi

Emilia-Romagna Regional Minister of Education, Vocational Education, University and Research, Labour

Thomas  Bieringer

Thomas Bieringer

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Thomas  Bieringer

Thomas Bieringer

INVITE (Bayer)

Leda  Bologni

Leda Bologni

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Leda  Bologni

Sharing a common view of the future is the key to growth

Leda Bologni

ASTER

Andrea  Bonaccorsi

Andrea Bonaccorsi

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Andrea  Bonaccorsi

improve the governance of innovation

Andrea Bonaccorsi

Università di Pisa

Annalisa Bonfiglio

Annalisa Bonfiglio

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Annalisa Bonfiglio

Technology 2.0: unavoidably pervasive, desirably unperceived

Annalisa Bonfiglio

University of Cagliari

Dario Braga

Dario Braga

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Dario Braga

Education and creativity at the time of exponential changes

Dario Braga

University of Bologna

Bruno Brunetti

Bruno Brunetti

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Bruno Brunetti

Bruno Brunetti

University of Perugia 

Francisco   Caballero-Sanz

Francisco Caballero-Sanz

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Francisco   Caballero-Sanz

Francisco Caballero-Sanz

European Commission

Marco  Cantamessa

Marco Cantamessa

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Marco  Cantamessa

Marco Cantamessa

Politecnico di Torino

May Cassar

May Cassar

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May Cassar

The Sovereign has the duty to…. maintain certain public works and certain public institutions, which can never be for the interest of any individual ….

May Cassar

University College London

Michel  Catinat

Michel Catinat

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Michel  Catinat

The key enabling technologies (KETs) are of crucial importance for industrial competitiveness (European Council conclusions - March 2014). To keep pace with its main competitors the European Commission launched a full-fledged strategy to promote the deployment of KETs-based products in the EU. The success of the strategy requires an increasing number of professionals with the appropriate multidisciplinary skills

Michel Catinat

European Commission

Carlo  Cavazzoni

Carlo Cavazzoni

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Carlo  Cavazzoni

Carlo Cavazzoni

CINECA

Darek  Ceglarek

Darek Ceglarek

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Darek  Ceglarek

Darek Ceglarek

University of Warwick

Cédric      Chauvierre

Cédric Chauvierre

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Cédric      Chauvierre

Elaborate smart tools to accelerate the transfer from bench to patients

Cédric Chauvierre

INSERM

Olivier  Chételat

Olivier Chételat

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Olivier  Chételat

Development of new solutions for wearable physiological-signal monitoring 

Olivier Chételat

CSEM SA

Françoise  Chotard

Françoise Chotard

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Françoise  Chotard

EU Regions together : LET’S shape  the Innovation Union!

Françoise Chotard

Ile-de-France Europe

Carmen Constantinescu

Carmen Constantinescu

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Carmen Constantinescu

"Digital Manufacturing 4.0”: an anthropocentric approach

Carmen Constantinescu

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering - IAO, Leader "Digital Manufacturing 4.0"

Gabriel  Crean

Gabriel Crean

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Gabriel  Crean

Gabriel Crean

Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)

Maria Da Graça Carvalho

Maria Da Graça Carvalho

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Maria Da Graça Carvalho

Maria Da Graça Carvalho

Former EP rapporteur H2020

Manfred  Dangelmaier

Manfred Dangelmaier

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Manfred  Dangelmaier

Production in agglomerations - unliked and inevitable

Manfred Dangelmaier

Fraunhofer

Luca De Biase

Luca De Biase

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Luca De Biase

Luca De Biase

Nòva24 - Il Sole24Ore

Roger  de Keersmaecker

Roger de Keersmaecker

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Roger  de Keersmaecker

Roger de Keersmaecker

IMEC

Clara  de la Torre

Clara de la Torre

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Clara  de la Torre

Boost key enabling technologies for a European industrial renaissance

Clara de la Torre

European Commission

Nicholas Deliyanakis

Nicholas Deliyanakis

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Nicholas Deliyanakis

Nicholas Deliyanakis

European Commission

Paolo  Di Trapani

Paolo Di Trapani

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Paolo  Di Trapani

Science and technology, like art, allow us to reproduce reality, putting on stage the laws that we believe are relevant in nature. As in a theater, the performance does not replace the reality, but opens a window which allows us to discover the real world as we’ve never seen it before

Paolo Di Trapani

University of Insubria

Markus  Dickerhof

Markus Dickerhof

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Markus  Dickerhof

Research infrastructures promoting innovation in Europe

Markus Dickerhof

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Ludo  Diels

Ludo Diels

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Ludo  Diels

The bioeconomy can drive rural areas and chemistry to a new future based on smart specialisation

Ludo Diels

VITO - Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek

Ivano   Dionigi

Ivano Dionigi

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Ivano   Dionigi

Ivano Dionigi

Dean of University of Bologna

Mathea  Fammels

Mathea Fammels

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Mathea  Fammels

"Vision without execution is hallucination” (Thomas Edison)

Mathea Fammels

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Emma Fau

Emma Fau

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Emma Fau

Emma Fau

META group

Fabio Fava

Fabio Fava

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Fabio Fava

KETs for a more sustainable and competitive food industry

Fabio Fava

University of Bologna

Andrea Feltrin

Andrea Feltrin

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Andrea Feltrin

FET for pathfinding Europe's technological future

Andrea Feltrin

European Commission

Gabriele Fioni

Gabriele Fioni

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Gabriele Fioni

The future is bright, and research enable us to build it. 

Gabriele Fioni

Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)

Luis  Fonseca

Luis Fonseca

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Luis  Fonseca

Imagine microdomain energy. LET it be. Give silicon a chance

Luis Fonseca

CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Elvira Fortunato

Elvira Fortunato

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Elvira Fortunato

Elvira Fortunato

Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)

Cecilia Frosinini

Cecilia Frosinini

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Cecilia Frosinini

Cecilia Frosinini

Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Kai  Furmans

Kai Furmans

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Kai  Furmans

Face the Facts

Kai Furmans

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Oliver  Gajda

Oliver Gajda

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Oliver  Gajda

Building an efficient, balanced & transparent early-stage investment eco-system in Europe

Oliver Gajda

European Crowdfunding Network (ECN)

Maurizio Gattiglio

Maurizio Gattiglio

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Maurizio Gattiglio

The empires of the future are those of the mind.
W. Churchill

Maurizio Gattiglio

PRIMA INDUSTRIE S.p.A. Executive Vice President

Olivier Gaudeau

Olivier Gaudeau

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Olivier Gaudeau

We have in the different wastes we generate today, materials and parts that will be recycled or reused tomorrow – let’s develop the corresponding methods, process, market and jobs!

Olivier Gaudeau

Indra Automobile recycling

Sven  Gegenwarth

Sven Gegenwarth

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Sven  Gegenwarth

New technologies must focus on Humans

Sven Gegenwarth

John Deere

Rodolphe Gelin

Rodolphe Gelin

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Rodolphe Gelin

building affordable humanoid robots for everyone

Rodolphe Gelin

Aldebaran 

Andrea Gentili

Andrea Gentili

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Andrea Gentili

Andrea Gentili

European Commission

Antonello Ghignone

Antonello Ghignone

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Antonello Ghignone

From traditional niche products to smart customized solution

Antonello Ghignone

VIBRAM

Loredana  Ghinea

Loredana Ghinea

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Loredana  Ghinea

8 sectors in symbiosis can make a difference for Europe’s renaissance

Loredana Ghinea

A.SPIRE

Stefania  Giannini

Stefania Giannini

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Stefania  Giannini

Stefania Giannini

Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research

Silvia Giannini

Silvia Giannini

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Silvia Giannini

Silvia Giannini

Deputy Mayor of Bologna

David  Gonzalez Fernández

David Gonzalez Fernández

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David  Gonzalez Fernández

Industrial applications by using additive manufacturing

David Gonzalez Fernández

Prodintec Foundation

Luis J.  Guerra Casanova

Luis J. Guerra Casanova

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Luis J.  Guerra Casanova

SME recommendations to ease their paths

Luis J. Guerra Casanova

CDTI – Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain

Pietro  Guindani

Pietro Guindani

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Pietro  Guindani

Industry and technological skills: a winning match!

Pietro Guindani

Assolombarda

Kersti Hermansson

Kersti Hermansson

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Kersti Hermansson

Kersti Hermansson

Uppsala Universitet

Arnd  Hoeveler

Arnd Hoeveler

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Arnd  Hoeveler

The future technology in health is not in blood and guts but in bits and bytes

Arnd Hoeveler

European Commission

Olivier Jay

Olivier Jay

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Olivier Jay

Additive manufacturing technologies or direct printing technologies are some of the solutions to reduce the Time to market.

Olivier Jay

Danish Technological Institute

Francesco Jovane

Francesco Jovane

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Francesco Jovane

 Competitive Sustainable Globalization, more than a dream

Francesco Jovane

Politecnico di Milano

Seiji Kajita

Seiji Kajita

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Seiji Kajita

friction, atomic simulations, clarification of mechanism, low-friction material design

Seiji Kajita

Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc

Peter  Klein

Peter Klein

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Peter  Klein

Peter Klein

Fraunhofer ITWM

Gernot  Klotz

Gernot Klotz

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Gernot  Klotz

Gernot Klotz

Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for NMBP

Ralf  Koeppe

Ralf Koeppe

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Ralf  Koeppe

Ralf Koeppe

KUKA Laboratories GmbH

George  Kotsikos

George Kotsikos

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George  Kotsikos

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation 

George Kotsikos

Centre for Railway Research, Newcastle University

Minna  Lanz

Minna Lanz

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Minna  Lanz

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow – E.Teller 

Minna Lanz

Tampere University of Technology

Gisela Lanza

Gisela Lanza

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Gisela Lanza

Industrie 4.0 - revolution or evolution?

Gisela Lanza

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Guglielmo Lanzani

Guglielmo Lanzani

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Guglielmo Lanzani

Our ideas in everyday life

Guglielmo Lanzani

Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Gideon  Levy

Gideon Levy

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Gideon  Levy

AM the enabling space for future innovation and progress  

Gideon Levy

University of Saint-Gallen

Maria Antonietta  Loi

Maria Antonietta Loi

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Maria Antonietta  Loi

Fundamental science with demonstration of use

Maria Antonietta Loi

University of Groningen

Alessandro  Maggioni

Alessandro Maggioni

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Alessandro  Maggioni

Alessandro Maggioni

Orgalime

Carlo Mango

Carlo Mango

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Carlo Mango

Cooperative Responsible Research & Innovation

Carlo Mango

Cariplo Foundation

Rodrigo Martins

Rodrigo Martins

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Rodrigo Martins

Transparent and paper electronics; Mat for Life Science

Rodrigo Martins

Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias (UNINOVA) 

Nicola Marzari

Nicola Marzari

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Nicola Marzari

Understand, predict, and design novel materials and devices.

Nicola Marzari

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Donata Medaglini

Donata Medaglini

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Donata Medaglini

Donata Medaglini

University of Siena 

Christoph  Meier

Christoph Meier

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Christoph  Meier

SMEs are gifted with a unique innovation potential: wealth of new ideas, ability to adapt and proximity to customers. All we have to do is to make sure their potential is unlocked!

Christoph Meier

Platinn (CCSO)

Alberto Melloni

Alberto Melloni

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Alberto Melloni

Alberto Melloni

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Andrea Meloni

Andrea Meloni

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Andrea Meloni

Scientific Diplomacy fostering innovation and growth.

Andrea Meloni

General Director for the Country Promotion (Economy, Culture and Science) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Elisa Molinari

Elisa Molinari

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Elisa Molinari

Elisa Molinari

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Lisbeth  Munksgaard

Lisbeth Munksgaard

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Lisbeth  Munksgaard

A proposed distributed research infrastructure

Lisbeth Munksgaard

University of Aalborg

Luigi   Nicolais

Luigi Nicolais

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Luigi   Nicolais

Luigi Nicolais

President of National Research Council of Italy

Thomas  Osburg

Thomas Osburg

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Thomas  Osburg

Thomas Osburg

Director Europe Corporate Affairs, Intel Corp.

Vincenzo Palermo

Vincenzo Palermo

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Vincenzo Palermo

Since Stone to Silicon Age, materials shaped our history

Vincenzo Palermo

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Vanni Parenti

Vanni Parenti

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Vanni Parenti

Vanni Parenti

Dow Italia

David Peck

David Peck

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David Peck

The age of the adversarial debate between ‘limits to growth’ and ‘tech will fix it’ is over, now we need to address the grand challenges together.

David Peck

Delft University of Technology

Hervé Pero

Hervé Pero

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Hervé Pero

Alone, we can do nothing... together, we can it all!

Hervé Pero

R&D innovation and education consultant

Michela Petronio

Michela Petronio

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Michela Petronio

Good for You and for the Planet, this is the Future of Food

Michela Petronio

Barilla G.& R. F.ll

Riccardo  Pietrabissa

Riccardo Pietrabissa

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Riccardo  Pietrabissa

Research is the seed of our future in health and wealth

Riccardo Pietrabissa

Politecnico di Milano

Vineela Pillay

Vineela Pillay

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Vineela Pillay

Vineela Pillay

South African Department of Science and Technology

Laura  Piovesan

Laura Piovesan

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Laura  Piovesan

Accelerating innovation for smart growth in Europe

Laura Piovesan

European Investment Bank

Andrea Pontremoli

Andrea Pontremoli

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Andrea Pontremoli

Andrea Pontremoli

Dallara Automobili

Cristophe Pupier

Cristophe Pupier

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Cristophe Pupier

Cristophe Pupier

Institut de Recherches En Ingénierie des Surfaces (IREIS)

Robert Quarshie

Robert Quarshie

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Robert Quarshie

Couple Europe’s strong advances in materials science with its excellent creative capability in product design and the resulting connection is a powerful blend for accelerating innovation and industrial transformation in the EU

Robert Quarshie

UK Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Janja Ranogajec

Janja Ranogajec

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Janja Ranogajec

Material testimony opens up a path towards future.

Janja Ranogajec

Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad ~ Novi Sad ~ Serbia

Rino Rappuoli

Rino Rappuoli

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Rino Rappuoli

Rino Rappuoli

Novartis

Carlo Rizzuto

Carlo Rizzuto

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Carlo Rizzuto

Carlo Rizzuto

Chair and Executive Director CERIC-ERIC. Chair General Assembly ELI-DC AISBL

Rafael  Rodriguez

Rafael Rodriguez

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Rafael  Rodriguez

Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Antonio Machado
(Traveler, there is no path, you make the path as you go)

Rafael Rodriguez

CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas of Spain

Lula Rosso

Lula Rosso

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Lula Rosso

Creativity + Materials for Industrial Renaissance

Lula Rosso

European Commission

Vlastimil  Ruzicka

Vlastimil Ruzicka

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Vlastimil  Ruzicka

Vlastimil Ruzicka

Technology Centre, Academy Sciences Czech Republic

Cristina Sabbioni

Cristina Sabbioni

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Cristina Sabbioni

Cristina Sabbioni

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

Matteo  Santin

Matteo Santin

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Matteo  Santin

The shift from the ‘why’ and ‘what’ to the ‘how’ implies that the actual objects of knowledge can no longer be things … 


Matteo Santin

University of Brighton

Leena  Sarvaranta

Leena Sarvaranta

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Leena  Sarvaranta

RTOs are integral part of the innovative ecosystems

Leena Sarvaranta

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Andras  Sebok

Andras Sebok

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Andras  Sebok

Exploiting other disciplines is a fast track to innovatívon 

Andras Sebok

Campden BRI 

Gunther Seliger

Gunther Seliger

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Gunther Seliger

Less than 10 % of global population consume more than 80 % of global resources...

Gunther Seliger

TUB

Mario Smink

Mario Smink

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Mario Smink

Reconfigurable equipment is the next level of flexible automation

Mario Smink

Voestalpine Polynorm BV

Johan  Stahre

Johan Stahre

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Johan  Stahre

You should always try to improve you childhood – the real creativity is in the moments of play

Johan Stahre

Chalmers University

Rudolf  Strohmeier

Rudolf Strohmeier

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Rudolf  Strohmeier

Rudolf Strohmeier

Deputy Director General, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

Jyrki  Suominen

Jyrki Suominen

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Jyrki  Suominen

Jyrki Suominen

European Commission

Klaus-Dieter  Thoben

Klaus-Dieter Thoben

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Klaus-Dieter  Thoben

Application of information and communication technologies to support co-operative processes and environments with a specific focus on innovation management, product development, collaborative process chains and enterprise networks.

Klaus-Dieter Thoben

BIBA - University of Bremen 

Janet  Thornton

Janet Thornton

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Janet  Thornton

Research infrastructure as a driver of growth

Janet Thornton

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Tullio Tolio

Tullio Tolio

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Tullio Tolio

Industrial leadership for the solution of society challenges

Tullio Tolio

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Renzo Tomellini

Renzo Tomellini

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Renzo Tomellini

H2020 SC5 strategy for a sustainable economic growth

Renzo Tomellini

European Commission

Luisa Torsi

Luisa Torsi

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Luisa Torsi

ultra-sensitive organic bio-electronic for a healthy future for all

Luisa Torsi

University of Bari

Rainer  Trieb

Rainer Trieb

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Rainer  Trieb

Rainer Trieb

Human Solutions

Peter  Troxler

Peter Troxler

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Peter  Troxler

A new branch of manufacturing is evolving: small-batch, boutique digital fabrication, accessible to specialists and citizens alike.

Peter Troxler

Rotterdam University of Applied Science

Massimiliano  Vaccari

Massimiliano Vaccari

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Massimiliano  Vaccari

Ignoranti quem portum petat nullus suus ventus est. Seneca

(If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable) 

Massimiliano Vaccari

System Group

Daniele  Vacchi

Daniele Vacchi

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Daniele  Vacchi

Any evolution in food production which will take into account sustainability and the elimination of food waste will be the start of a true Food Renaissance

Daniele Vacchi

IMA

Lorenzo Valles

Lorenzo Valles

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Lorenzo Valles

Lorenzo Valles

European Commission

Sybrand  van der Zwaag

Sybrand van der Zwaag

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Sybrand  van der Zwaag

Self healing materials are a real paradigm shift 

Sybrand van der Zwaag

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Mauro  Varetti

Mauro Varetti

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Mauro  Varetti

AM, a wonderful tool for the design engineers to forgive their mistakes and transform them into design improvements at no cost

Mauro Varetti

Avio Aero

Lutz  Walter

Lutz Walter

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Lutz  Walter

80% of all textile innovations still need to be invented. The over 600 experts of the European Textile Technology Platform are busy with that every day

Lutz Walter

European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing

Cecilia Warrol Ersson

Cecilia Warrol Ersson

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Cecilia Warrol Ersson

Manufacturing is the backbone of Swedish business, economy and welfare...

Cecilia Warrol Ersson

Teknikforetagen

Peter Zandbergen

Peter Zandbergen

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Peter Zandbergen

Meaningful innovations will improve people’s lives

Peter Zandbergen

Philips

Marco  Zappalorto

Marco Zappalorto

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Marco  Zappalorto

Marco Zappalorto

NESTA

Francesco Ziprani

Francesco Ziprani

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Francesco Ziprani

Francesco Ziprani

Marposs 

Henning  Zoz

Henning Zoz

x
Henning  Zoz

Henning Zoz

Zoz Group