Workshop: ObservatoryNANO

Wednesday, 1 June 9:00 – 13:30
Room Lehar

Core theme: What is keeping nanotech innovation policymakers awake at night?

  1. Are my policies having real impact on measurable indicators relevant to my policy objectives?
  2. Do companies feel that government policy and strategy is helping them as much as they could and should?
  3. Do other regions have a higher success rate in bringing research to the market?

Our program aims to provide answers to these burning questions based on facts and real life cases


09:00 O’ROURKE, Eleanor – Coordinator ObservatoryNano: Welcome and introduction
09:10 BAX, Laszlo – Work package leader ObservatoryNano on economic and business impacts of nanotechnologies and CEO of Bax & Willems Consulting Venturing: visualizing the full range of innovation policy instruments in a meaningful framework: projecting your instruments on your innovation ecosystem and innovation landscapes
09:30 CRAWLEY, Tom – Consultant, Spinverse: The basic facts on all 1500+ European nanotechnology industries and what more than 100 of them think about their business, the role public policies can play in their growth, and their economic success.
09:50 MORRISON, Mark – CEO of the Institute of Nanotechnology: Europe’s five Grand Challenges and how nanotechnology can help to overcome them: summarising nanotech impact in five compelling impact matrices.
10:10 INGLIS, Christian – Lead Technologist of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology at Technology Strategy Board, UK’s national innovation agency: Strategy for ensuring UK business can responsibly exploit nanotechnologies to help solve the Grand Challenges including sustainable food and environment.
10:35 Break
11:05 O’ROURKE, Eleanor – Coordinator ObservatoryNano: Highlights of the ObservatoryNano analysis regarding nanotechnology developments addressing major environmental challenges; main players in Europe, barriers to commercialization; and market opportunities.
11:20 LEE, Haiwon – Member of Korea’s National Academy of Engineering: Korea’s innovation policies and instruments applied within the nanotech arena: How Korea faces its Grand Challenges and drives nanotech innovation policy.
11:50 WINTER, Holger – CSO of CeNTech GmbH, Center for Nanotechnology startup incubator, an organization that witnesses firsthand the needs of nanotech SMEs: Shaping the Nanotech environment: Münster’s approach
12:20 VEHANEN, Asko – CEO of Carbodeon, a successful nanotech startup: Building a nanotech company from scratch: the role of government in supporting entrepreneurship, what works (and what doesn’t)
12:50 TOKAMANIS, Dr Christos – DG Research Head of Unit Nanotechnology: The European Commission’s perspective and strategies on ensuring nanotechnologies reach the market; including an outlook towards EIP’s and FP8
13:10 Speaker Roundtable/Open Discusssion – The audience will have the chance to ask the speakers any unanswered questions while Europe’s leading policy makers will share their input on what topics they feel that the ObservatoryNano consortium should cover in the last year of its operation

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