Minister Manuel Heitor
Minister of Science, Technology & Higher Education of Portugal
Intervention by Portuguese Minister
Manuel Heitor is Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education in the Government of Portugal since November 2015. From March 2005 to June 2011 he served as Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education. Manuel Heitor is full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, IST, the engineering school of the University of Lisbon and was founder and director of the IST´s “Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research”, as well as director of the IST´s doctoral Programs in “Engineering and Public Policy, EPP” and in “Engineering Design”. In 2011-12 he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard. He earned a PhD at Imperial College, London, in 1985 in combustion research and did post-doctoral training at the University of California San Diego. Then he pursued an academic career at IST, in Lisbon, where he served as Deputy-President for the period 1993-1998. Since 1995, he has been Research Fellow of the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas at Austin. He is a founding member of the S&T Council of the “International Risk Governance Council”, IRGC. He was a co-founder of the European network “science, technology, education and policy for Europe, step4EU”.
Sabine Herlitschka elaborates on the event theme: "Our Digital Future", from an Industry perspective.
Dipl-Ing Dr Sabine Herlitschka is the new Chairperson of the Governing Board of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, taking up office as of 15th February 2018 for a one-year mandate, until 14th February 2019. Dr Herlitschka, presently Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies Austria AG, succeeds Andrea Cuomo (STMicroelectronics).
Dr. Herlitschka combines a broad spectrum of expertise in industry, university management and funding agencies. Before joining Infineon Technologies Austria, she was Director of European and International Programmes in the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. For more than 20 years she has been involved in strategic international and European research, technology and innovation activities, particularly with the U.S. Since the 4th EU Framework Programme she has been involved in European Research & Innovation Programmes as Coordinating National Contact Point, project coordinator & proposal evaluator, as well as member of influential European & international expert groups. Currently, she is member of the Horizon 2020 High Level Strategy Group on Industrial Technologies that is tasked to provide strategic input for the future development of the 9th EU Framework Programme with respect to Industrial and Key Enabling Technologies.
At EFECS 2018, Khalil Rouhana will inform on EU research & innovation beyond H2020; preparing our digital future.
Khalil Rouhana is the Deputy Director-General in DG CONNECT (Communications Networks, Content & Technology) since 1/12/2016. His responsibilities include the policies for digital economy and society and notably for research, innovation and industrial strategies, digital solution for societal challenges and governments as well as cybersecurity. Before that he was Director for "Digital Industry" in DG CONNECT supporting the competitiveness of core digital sectors in Europe and the digitisation of all industrial sectors of the economy.
In his previous experiences in the Commission, he was the Director for "Digital content & Cognitive systems", the Head of Unit in charge of ICT research and Innovation strategy, and started as a project officer in the ESPRIT programme in the areas of High Performance Computing and Future and Emerging technologies.
Before joining the Commission in 1992, he was for 5 years the director of an institute and school of engineering (Grande Ecole) in France. He started his career as research and development engineer for the aeronautics industry, worked for the French University in Beirut and created also his own engineering company. He has a master degree in electrical and electronic engineering from "Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité" (Supelec, France).
President of SEMI Europe
European competitiveness in the context of the global digital economy
As President of SEMI Europe, Laith Altimime leads SEMI’s activities in Europe. He has overall responsibility for SEMI programs, membership, advocacy, and collaborative forums. Additionally, he manages and nurtures relationships with SEMI members in the region, as well as with local associations and constituents in industry, government, and academia. He provides support and services to SEMI members worldwide that have supply chain interests in Europe. Altimime has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, mostly in Europe. He has held leadership positions at Altis, Infineon, Qimonda, KLA-Tencor, Communicant Semiconductor AG, NEC Semiconductors, and imec. Altimime holds a BS from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Bosch Sensortec GmbH, EPoSS
Competitiveness of EU in Electronic Components and Systems
Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner was born in 1966 in Freudenstadt, Germany. He received his Diploma in Physics from the University of Karlsruhe in 1992. He then studied at the Max-Planck-Institute in Stuttgart and there received his PhD in Physics in 1995. Dr. Finkbeiner was appointed as CEO of Bosch Sensortec in 2012. He joined the Robert Bosch GmbH in 1995 and has been working in different positions related to the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of sensors for more than 20 years. Senior positions at Bosch have included Director of Marketing for sensors, Director of Corporate Research in microsystems technology, and Vice President of Engineering for sensors. In 2015, Dr. Finkbeiner was awarded with the prestigious lifetime achievement award from the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group.
Bosch Sensortec GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, develops and markets a wide portfolio of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and solutions tailored for smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and IoT (Internet of Things) applications. The product portfolio includes 3-axis acceleration, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensors, integrated 6- and 9-axis sensors, environmental sensors, optical microsystems and a comprehensive software portfolio. Since its foundation in 2005, Bosch Sensortec has emerged as the MEMS technology leader in the markets it addresses. Bosch has been both a pioneer and a global market leader in the MEMS sensor segment since 1995 and has, to date, sold more than 9.5 billion MEMS sensors. More than every second smartphone worldwide uses a Bosch Sensortec sensor. For more information, please visit www.bosch-sensortec.com, twitter.com/boschMEMS
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, crossdomain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 62,500 associates in research and development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, iot.bosch.com, www.boschpress.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni
At EFECS 2018, Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni will talk about 'Opportunities and challenges for Europe in Embedded Intelligent Systems'.
In charge of Sustainable Development and External Affairs since 2010, Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni joined Valeo in 2006 as CEO’s delegate, member of the executive committee.
Since January 2010, he is also the Valeo member to selection and investment committee of the Fonds Avenir Automobile (FAA), belonging to the French state owned Banque Publique d'Investissement (BPI).
After six years as Vice-Chairman, he became in July 2015 co-Chairman of European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) the main automotive technology platform on collaborative research of the EU Commission and acting Chairman of its related PPP European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI). Since 2016, he is also member of the Steering Board of Artemis – IA, the association representing the industry and research actors in the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (the Joint Technology Initiative on Electronic Components and Systems in the EU).
Additionally, he is member of the strategic group advising the board of CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers).
Since Jan. 1st 2018, he is also member of the Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) of the International Transport Forum (ITF), the formal mechanism of the OECD and Associated Countries Transport Ministers to engage with the private sector.
Since March 2018, Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni is President of ARTEMIS Industry Association.
He was previously advisor to the CEO of Gaz de France (2002-2004) and has a research experience in the field of defence, international relations and strategic affairs at Harvard University (Olin Institute, Weatherhead Center), Ecole Normale Supérieure and Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (French War College).
Bert de Colvenaer
ECSEL Joint Undertaking
The impact of funding tools is explained. What visible effect does ECSEL have on Europe and beyond?
Bert De Colvenaer was appointed Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking as of January 1st 2016. ECSEL is a public-private partnership on nanoelectronics, embedded software and smart system integration established as an autonomous European Union body through the merger of ENIAC and ARTEMIS JUs.
As Executive Director, he is the legal representative of the ECSEL JU and is the chief executive responsible for its day-to-day management. Prior to his appointment he was Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) mandated to bring the FCH technology to the point of market readiness. Bert De Colvenaer has been involved in the automotive industry for more than 20 years, in the field of power-train production engineering and advanced research. He has been working on fuel cell research from the early 90's and was involved in high level group activities and major EU research projects. In 2002 he established and led the Advanced Technology Division of Toyota Europe, focusing on breakthrough research in the field of fuel cell and hydrogen, robotics and new automotive production technologies. Prior to Toyota, he worked for Volvo. His academic background is in mechanical engineering and in industrial management.
The impact of funding tools is explained. What visible effect does H2020 have on Europe and beyond?
Francisco J. Ibanez holds university degrees in Engineering and Solid-State Physics (Autonoma University, Madrid) and Masters in Communication Networks and Signal Processing (Polytechnic University, Madrid), Business Administration (Catholic University of Leuven) and Information Society and Knowledge (Open University of Catalonia).
Prior to joining the European Commission, he was active in semiconductors research (Bell Labs, US) and had a number of industrial assignments, including process and product engineering in microelectronics design and fabrication (AT&T Microelectronics, Lucent Technologies).
At the European Commission he had responsibilities in different R&D areas, including Networks and Communications and Future and Emerging Technologies. He is currently Deputy Head of the Competitive Electronics Industry unit within DG CONNECT. He is involved in the ICT part of the EU Research and Innovation Programme (Horizon 2020) with main interest on micro-nano electronics and integrated microsystems.
The impact of funding tools is explained. What visible effect does EUREKA have on Europe and beyond?
Dora Meredith is the Senior Coordinator of the UK Chairmanship of EUREKA. EUREKA is the global network for innovation collaboration driving national economic growth. It connects businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services. In addition to this role, Dora works in the Global team of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. She works closely with the European institutions and helps UK entities to better understand the future orientations of EU innovation policy and programmes. She has also led projects exploring potential collaboration between the UK and the US in this field. Prior to this role Dora worked for the Research Councils in the UK. Dora has degrees from the University of Birmingham and the University of Oxford.
As opening keynote on the 2nd day of EFECS 2018, Colette Maloney presents: the digital transformation: Europe's position
Colette Maloney heads the Competitive Electronics Industry unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. The unit is charged with doubling the value of production of semiconductor components in Europe and strengthening the competitiveness of the electronics value chain, from equipment and material up to microsystems and smart objects and devices.
From 2004-2008 she was Head of Unit Cognitive Systems and Robotics, thereafter ICT for Sustainable Growth (from 2008), Smart Cities and Sustainability (from 2012), and Photonics (during 2016). Prior to this she held various assignments in the Commission in the field of ICT, from microelectronics, to telecommunications and digital content.
Before joining the Commission in 1994, she held research positions in Ciba, Switzerland and Dartmouth College, USA. She has a BSc in Mathematics and Physics (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Physics (1982 and 1986 respectively) from Trinity College Dublin.
European Processor Initiative
At EFECS 2018, Philippe Notton will inform on the European Processor Initiative (EPI).
Philippe Notton is a Senior Tech executive with strong technical and business background on Multimedia, Semiconductor and Security. International profile, he’s used to multicultural challenges and change management. With over 20 years of track record in internal high tech business, especially Digital TV ecosystem, managing international Software, Design and System teams, and strategic customers.
From Asian successful Startup to Large Industrial Groups with Entrepreneurial spirit, having worked in France, UK and USA with market leaders in their domain (Thomson, Canal+, LSI, MStar, ST), Philippe has a passion for High Technologies and fast paced environments.
Philippe Notton drove MStar Semiconductor SetTopBox Division from scratch to #3 worldwide creating from the ground the first Asian semiconductor player in the PayTV arena.
Before joining the European Processor Initiative, he was the head of the Consumer Division in ST Microelectronics (2400pers) designing SetTopBox chips and Consumer Asics.
Philippe Notton has an EE degree from SUPELEC , France (1993) and an Executive MBA from ESSEC , France and MANNHEIM, Germany (2008).
EFECS 2018 will feature an inspirational speech by Olivier Ezratty about Artificial Intelligence.
Olivier Ezratty is a freelance innovation expert helping organizations shape their product, ecosystem and business strategies. He is engaged in many startup and innovation communities: coaching and doing startups due diligences for investors, working in various verticals (telcos, healthcare, …) and as guest university speaker.
He is an advisor in the Invst.io IOT dedicated investment fund and for the Wilco accelerator. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Bord of ARCEP, the French telecom regulator. He shares his techno-screening perspectives on his blog "Opinions Libres" (http://www.oezratty.net) including his in-depth report on the Las Vegas CES published every January since 2006 and his thorough Startup Guide and published an open source ebook on artificial intelligence in 2017 “The usages of AI” (362 pages).
Beforehand, Olivier Ezratty was a software development engineer and R&D lead at Sogitec, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, and had various marketing and business positions at Microsoft France from 1990 to 2005, including Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Developer Evangelism. He has an Msc in Computer Science from Ecole Centrale Paris.
International collaboration from a National perspective
Since 2011, and after 25 years at RATP, Dominique Laousse is in charge of breakthrough innovation and upstream prospective for SNCF Group where he manages transverse and open innovative design workshops (LAB, SpotLAB) on various topics (transport, mobility, societal, frugal,... He is also member of some think-tanks on mobility: Renault Innovation Community, Independent Transport Commission (UK), Open Prospective Club and regularly contributes to international panels for INTA (worldwide association on urban development).
At EFECS 2018 a presentation about international collaboration from a national perspective will be given
More information will follow soon.
ECSEL Joint Undertaking
Yves Gigase elaborates on the different funding instruments available for R&D&I of Electronic Components and Systems.
Dr. Yves Gigase is the Head of Programmes of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, before which he held the same post for the ENIAC JU. Before that he occupied manager and/or researcher positions in several companies active in optoelectronics, electronic consumer goods, consulting and telecommunication.
Yves Gigase holds an MSE in Applied physics and a PhD in Optoelectronics, both from the University of Gent. He completed two postdocs; one at the IBM Research Labs in Zurich and one at the Optical Computing Systems Centre at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is an IEEE member.
Nikolaos Kattavenos elaborates on the different funding instruments available for R&D&I of Electronic Components and Systems.
Nikolaos obtained his University degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Masters degree in Electronic Circuit Design and Manufacture (University of Dundee, UK). From 1999-2003 he worked as a lead Research Assistant in the area of microelectronics and medical engineering, further to which he acquired his PhD in Sensor Technologies for Surgical applications.
Prior to joining the European Commission in 2016, he was active in Information and Communication Technologies in the public sector. As head of Digital Networks, he had a number of key responsibilities and assignments, including the design and implementation of dedicated digital services and infrastructures for main public services and bodies.
At the European Commission, he is currently positioned in the Competitive Electronics Industry unit within DG CONNECT as a policy and project officer. He has responsibilities in different Research and Development areas, including Bio-electronics, Smart Wearables and Micro-Nano technologies.
Peter Connock elaborates on the different funding instruments available for R&D&I of Electronic Components and Systems.
Peter Connock has been working in the semiconductor industry for 40 years with a wide range of responsibilities in development, customer service, marketing and management. He has held long-term positions at Edwards, Applied Materials and memsstar in locations around the world. In his latest role, PENTA Director at AENEAS, he is responsible for the management of the EUREKA cluster PENTA – focussed on catalysing activity in the micro and nanoelectronics enabled systems and applications sector in Europe. PENTA will operate for 5 years, and launched its first call in January 2016.
This complements his Board Chairmanship of memsstar, Europe's premier semiconductor equipment remanufacturer and services provider. It also serves the global MEMS marketplace, offering etch and deposition expertise, experience, proprietary and remanufactured systems and know-how to deliver innovative products and services for research, commercial R&D and production.
He has further augmented his operational activities by establishing a long-term relationship with industry representative bodies such as SEMI serving on SEMICON, ISS and now the Secondary Equipment committees in Europe for many years. These activities are complemented by his appointment to the nmi Board in the UK – representing the UK microelectronics industry.
Peter also specialises in working with SME's at Board level in strategic marketing and business development.
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