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INDTECH2018

The event will combine keynote presentations, discussions, a matchmaking event, fish-bowls, world cafés and an exhibition on new industrial applications for research on Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. Plenary sessions with great political impact on the industrial landscape will be followed by parallel sessions organised around three main pillars:

1) Technologies for sustainable growth
2) Innovative Industry for citizens
3) Ecosystem and framing conditions

Representatives of the EMMC will give presentations.

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Registration & Conference programme!

EC Workshop on “Industrial Commons as a Tool to Drive Innovation in Europe”

The EC DG Research & Innovation organised a workshop on “Industrial Commons as a Tool to Drive Innovation in Europe” on June 28, 2018 in Brussels.

European-funded R&I projects are cradles of innovation, producing large amounts of data that can be (re-)used. In this context, Industrial Commons may accelerate innovation and even spill over into complete new areas of the economy. Similar to traditional “commons”, e.g. land, water and air, goods that are used in common, Industrial Commons could mean R&D-derived knowledge, data, and capabilities shared across various industrial sectors. Industrial Commons potentially provide the means to take forward industrial project results and create new markets and new business models.

The EMMC was represented by Gerhard Goldbeck (Goldbeck Consulting) and Rudy Koopmans (Koopmans Consulting) gave a keynote speech on “The industrial perspective” within the session “Europe – A potential innovation powerhouse?”

Agenda & Workshop report are available on the event page!

EC Workshop on “Materials Ontology”

EC DG RTD organised a workshop for a large number of stakeholders to discuss Materials Ontologies. A wide range of experts found in the EC expert database were invited to send input in the form of three slides. Each expert who sent in input was invited to the meeting.  Some 130 people expressed an interest and 73 experts from 15 countries got together for a full day of presentations and discussions.

EMMC co-organised this event and and was represented by Alexandra Simperler (Goldbeck Consulting), Emanuele Ghedini (Univ Bologna), Gerhard Goldbeck (Goldbeck Consulting), Georg J. Schmitz (ACCESS), Chris Eberl (FRAUNHOFER, IWM), Rudy Koopmans (Koopmans Consulting) and Nadja Adamovic (TU WIEN).

Agenda & outcome report are available on the event page!

Artificial Intelligence: Call for High-Level Expert Group & Statement by the European Group of Ethics

The Commission published

 

  1. A Statement on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and ‘autonomous’ systems by the European Group of Ethics and Science in New Technologies : http://ec.europa.eu/research/ege/pdf/ege_ai_statement_2018.pdf
  2. A call for applications to the new High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI), a broad multi-stakeholder forum to discuss the future of AI in Europe.
    The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence will serve as the steering group for the European AI Alliance’s work, a broad multi-stakeholder forum to discuss the future of AI in Europe. It will interact with other initiatives, help stimulate a multi-stakeholder dialogue, gather participants’ views and reflect them in its analysis and reports.
    For details please see https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/call-high-level-expert-group-artificial-intelligence   and http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-1381_en.htm.

Deadline for the applications is 9 April 2018.

A separate call will be organised for participation in the European AI Alliance through an online platform.