Forum Business meets Research 2013: registration open

Published 29 March 2013      
Start Date: May 07 2013
End Date: May 08 2013
Location: Luxembourg

Business meets Research is dedicated to building public-private partnerships and exchanging ideas for R&D and innovation projects. It is an important meeting point for companies and public research organisations from Luxembourg and the Greater Region, which showcases results, capabilities and innovative solutions stemming from public and private research.

Invited keynote speaker J.H.J. Mengelers, President of EARTO – European Association of Research and Technology Organisations will give a presentation entitled “The power of innovation in Europe – Competition with emerging markets”. You will also hear Pierre Villers, Inspecteur général of the Wallonia Government’s Department for Research Programmes who represents our partner region, Wallonia, and several other high-level speakers.

In the middle of the day, you will be able to listen to an overview of the opportunities offered to Luxembourg actors by the ESA Technology Transfer Broker Network.

Thematic workshops
Business meets Research features 8 workshops, organised by the Luxembourg Cluster Initiative, which are designed to promote discussion and exchange between leading R&D and innovation actors. The workshops allow you to learn more about the current knowledge of public research organisations and companies from Luxembourg and Wallonia and to actively participate in the discussions. The themes of the workshops are related to the clusters:
  • BioHealth
  • EcoInnovation
  • ICT
  • Materials and Production Technologies
  • Logistics
  • Space

The thematic workshops will be followed by a session entitled Clusters – Leveraging innovation and business potential. This session will give you the opportunity to listen to a presentation by Helmut Kergel, Deputy Head International Technology Co-operation and Cluster, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH and Director of the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis and a following round table discussion.

Innovation Matchmaking
The Innovation Matchmaking offers a unique opportunity to arrange bilateral face-to-face meetings with representatives of companies and public research laboratories to present yourself, learn about their skills and capabilities and discuss potential cooperation.

Speed Information Sessions will allow you to get important information on topics such as national R&D and innovation financing, European R&D funding, the valorisation of research results and technology transfer.

Partner region: Wallonia
Business meets Research is organised in collaboration with Wallonia. Research actors from Wallonia will present their skills during the thematic workshops alongside Luxembourg speakers, and public research organisations as well as companies from Wallonia will participate in the Innovation Matchmaking.

"Business meets Research" is organised by Luxinnovation in collaboration with its national partners:
  • National Research Fund
  • University of Luxembourg
  • CRP Gabriel Lippmann
  • CRP Henri Tudor
  • CRP-Santé
  • CVCE
  • Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg
The co-organising partners from Wallonia are:
  • Enterprise Europe Network Wallonia
  • Idelux
  • Interface Entreprises - Université de Liège

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