Date: Thursday 13 October 2022.
Time: 15h45 – 18h00 (Walk in: 15h45, Start: 16h00), Networking Cocktail: 18h00.
Location: Holland House Brussels, Aarlenstraat 20 Rue d’Arlon, 1050 Brussels (Luxemburgplein/ Place du Luxembourg)
Description: In the quest for collaborative research and innovation projects and supportive EU rules, actions and funding, universities and business seek collaborations and team-up to form consortia. However, job and soft skills are needed to make such co-operations successful. Partners meet unexpected challenges and opportunities along the way. Relations between key people in the process prove to be vital and different expectations need to be brought in line. National contact points and innovation and grants offices play a match-making role and funding programmes like Eureka (e.g.Eurostars), EIC, EIT or other Horizon Europe consortium grants bring support to innovative project partners (gratis e.
In this event, experts with long-standing experience in university and business collaborations will debate with the audience the lessons learned and the skills needed to turn today’s impossibilities into future possibilities.
Confirmed keynote speakers: Anna Panagopoulou (director @DG RTD), Barbara Buchenau (Vice-Rector Education @University Duisburg/Essen), Davide Lannuzzi (Chief Impact Officer @VU Amsterdam).
15.45 walk-in and free self-registration
16.00 welcome (Niels Schreuder, entrepreneur & chair Holland House)
16.05 introduction (Pim de Boer, EU Liaison, VU Amsterdam & Aurora Universities)
16.10 keynote presentations (moderator Pim de Boer)
1) Davide Iannuzzi (chief impact officer, VU Amsterdam)
2) Barbara Buchenau (acting vice-rector education & research, University Duisburg-Essen)
3) Anna Panagopoulou (director directorate A on ERA & Innovation, DG RTD)
17.20 discussion with panel of keynote speakers and the audience
(moderator Pedro Jose Marron, vice-rector Innovation, University Duisburg-Essen – tbc)
1) two-three brief pitches on experiences related to collaboration:
* Pieter Custers, Director Business Development & Community Development, Brightlands NL
* Christa Hooijer, Director R&I, TNO, Netherlands
2) reflections by the panel and by the audience
17.50 wrap up and take-home message (Davide Iannuzzi)
18.00 networking drinks
This event is organised by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Aurora Universities in collaboration with the Holland House, University of Duisburg-Essen, and University of Maastricht.
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