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5th European Innovation Summit, „Making Innovation Happen”

2013-10-02

TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS and AERO-PLAN Cluster representatives took part in the 5th European Innovation Summit, „Making Innovation Happen,” held at the European Parliament in Brussels 30 Sept.-2 Oct.

The main theme of this year’s EIS was the presentation of effective solutions and instruments to support increasing Europe’s competitiveness and innovation level. Also discussed were matters relating to the implementation of the Horizon 2020 programme and support from Structural Funds.

TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS and AERO-PLAN Cluster representatives took part in the “CleanSky 2: Shaping the Future of Aviation” special session, which included the presentation of programme assumptions for the CleanSky 2 initiative which is a continuation of the CleanSky JTI, and ways to  ensure the optimal participation of academia and research organisations and all the participants of the European innovation chain, including those from outside the aviation sector. The meeting agreed that the activities being undertaken within the initiative will have a major impact on stimulating research and innovation activity in aviation. During the session, Tomasz Kosmider presented the proposal for the AERO-PLAN Cluster to become the Polish representative in the Clean Sky 2 initiative.

 

Left to right: Eric Dautriat, Director, Clean Sky JTI; Tomasz Kośmider, President, TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS; Władysław Skorski, CEO, EADS PZL Okęcie; Ivan Valcuende, CFO, EADS PZL Okęcie.

 

TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS was responsible for preparing the programme of the “Towards a European Innovation Partnership in Transport” conference session, chaired by Prof. Jerzy Buzek, Vice Chairman of the K4I Governing Board and former President of the European Parliament. The European Transport Innovation Partnership initiative will, in the session panellists’ and participants’ opinion, have a significant effect on EU Member States’ innovation potential through the development and implementation – by a wide group of public and private organisations – of innovative solutions aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the European transport system and better integration of its constituent transport systems in the EU Member States.

The “Towards a European Innovation Partnership in Transport” session panellists were:

  • Prof. Jerzy Buzek, Vice Chairman of the K4I Forum Governing Board, former President of the European Parliament (Host)
  • Richard Granger, President, TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS European Office in Brussels (Moderator)
  • Tomasz Kośmider, President and Managing Partner, TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
  • Peter Droell, Head of Unit, Innovation Policy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Giuseppe Pagnano, Coordinating Project Officer, CleanSky Joint Technology Initiative
  • Prof. Manuel Seabra Pereira, Vice President, European Rail Research Advisory Council
  • Peter Wolters, Secretary General, European Intermodal Association
  • Francois-Joseph Van Audenhove, Partner, Arthur D. Little

 

Left to right: Ryszard Szczepanik, Director, Air Force Institute of Technology; Jerzy Buzek, former President of the European Parliament; Tomasz Kośmider, President, TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS; Richard Granger, President, TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS European Office in Brussels.