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Milani Federico

Milani Federico

Deputy Head of Unit, Data Policy and Innovation, DG CNECT, European Commission

Session - How to strengthen EU leadership on industrial data

Session - How to strengthen EU leadership on industrial data

"Europe has a wealth of industrial data. What are the right framework conditions so that these can be used to ensure that its economy remains at the forefront of industrial value creation, while respecting European values and driving sustainable development? Digitalisation is shifting value chains and business models, it is reshaping the borders of traditional industry sectors (e.g. automotive, energy). New industry coalitions that combine verticals with tech sectors emerge, but regulations and standards are hard to develop when economic relations change so fast. On the other hand, digitalisation enables the effective implementation of political agendas such as resilience and sustainability. Machine-oriented data processing enables users not only to run various diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analysis applications, it also can simulate energy flows and trace material flows. For a data-driven economy, digitization of product information throughout the entire product lifecycle is key to agility and efficiency of product-related processes. This session wants to discuss where we stand, what good practices for data sharing are, and what steps should be taken."

25 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15

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Milani Federico

Federico Milani is the Deputy Head of the Data Policy and Innovation Unit of CNECT Directorate General. The Data Policy and Innovation Unit is responsible for defining data policies to support access to data and support the further development of the European data economy including European Strategy for Data. Previously he has worked as a deputy head of unity in the Creativity unit to support the competitiveness of the creative industry sector. Mr. Milani studies comprise a PhD in neural networks and intelligent systems, and a degree in electronic engineering.
Moller Patrik

Moller Patrik

CEO, Corpower

Unlocking the full potential of renewables through EU industrial policy - from emerging to commercial technologies

Unlocking the full potential of renewables through EU industrial policy - from emerging to commercial technologies

Organiser: Ocean Energy Europe The European Green Deal is a unique opportunity to strengthen European global leadership in renewable energy technologies. A coherent industrial policy can guide the investments needed to roll out renewable energy technologies at scale and deliver a socially and economically just transition. This session will explore how forward-looking European policies focusing on R&I, trade policy, skills, infrastructure, and market scale can enable the EU to remain a global leader in renewable energy technologies.

24 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15
Activity 2 : Circular economy

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Moller Patrik

Patrik is CEO of CorPower Ocean, a wave energy developer bringing a step-change improvement on the efficiency of harvesting wave energy. He is a board member of Ocean Energy Europe and on ETIP Ocean steering committee. Patrik is a passionate entrepreneur with experience of building deep tech start-ups.  He has a chemical engineering degree from Lund Institute of Technology and UC Berkeley.

Montalti Francesca

Montalti Francesca

Head of Industrial Sector at Legacoop Produzione e Servizi, Member of the European Commission's Industrial Forum

Accelerating industrial transformation and workers’ skills development through worker cooperatives

Accelerating industrial transformation and workers’ skills development through worker cooperatives

Organiser: Mondragon Corporation The COVID-19 crisis showed the importance to maintain industrial capacity in the EU when global supply chains are disrupted. Worker coops invested in skills development, like Mondragon, have a role to play in the preservation of European industrial capacities. According to CECOP, the European Confederation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives, more than 8000 cooperatives are active in the field of industry and construction in Europe in 2019Reskilling and upskilling of workers and opportunities for lifelong learning ecosystems are key to worker cooperatives such as Mondragon and others. Policy makers and social economy enterprises should find solutions that align companies and educational centres in the development of more effective learning.

24 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15

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Montalti Francesca

Francesca Montalti, Head of the Industrial Sector at Legacoop Produzione e Servizi, Italy’s largest federation of industrial and service cooperatives, is also Member of the European Commission’s Industrial Forum. With more than 20 years of expertise in innovation practice and policy under her belt, she is also an expert in accompanying industrial cooperatives through innovative production shifts.  

Montesse Léo

Montesse Léo

EU IP Business Advisor

Intellectual Property SME Helpdesks

Intellectual Property SME Helpdesks

"Good management of Intellectual Property (IP) can be at the heart of commercial success for SMEs operating at the EU level as well as internationally. The International IP SME Helpdesks, as well as the European IP Helpdesk, provide expert advice to EU SMEs, SMEs from COSME associated countries, EU multipliers, participants and candidates to EU-funded projects and EU innovation stakeholders. This session will explain how the IP Helpdesks can help manage, disseminate and valorise technologies and other IP rights and assets at the EU level. Using successful examples of Helpdesk users, we will also showcase how IP Helpdesks contribute to the internationalization of EU SMEs by ensuring they protect and enforce their IP in countries such as China, South-East Asia, India or Latin America. "

25 Feb 2021 | 12:30 - 13:45

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Montesse Léo

Léa is the holder of a French Masters and Magistère in European and International Business law, and of a UK LL.M in International Business Law. She has studied in France, Hungary and the UK and worked in law practices based in Morocco and Luxembourg before becoming an intellectual property expert for the European IP Helpdesk. For now close to eight years, she has been providing regular IP training sessions across the EU and advising European SMEs and researchers about intellectual property in Europe, with a focus on IP in transnational negotiations and EU-funded collaborative research projects.
Léa is currently based at the University of Alicante, Spain, where she supervises the European IP Helpdesk’s Helpline service.

Müller Nadine

Müller Nadine

IPCEIs policy update

IPCEIs policy update

"In January 2021, the European Commission approved a second Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) in the battery value chain. This highlights once again the importance of pan-European cooperation and public financing to tackle the massive innovation challenges that come with the green and digital transition. This session will explain IPCEIs as a State aid instrument. It will show that IPCEIs make it possible to bring together knowledge, expertise, financial resources and economic actors throughout the Union to overcome important market or systemic failures and societal challenges."

25 Feb 2021 | 12:30 - 13:45

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Nehme Samia

Nehme Samia

Vice President Chemicals Europe and Africa, Global Excellence and Product Stewardship, Shell Chemicals Europe

Lesson learnt from COVID crisis? Resilience through increasing Europe’s strategic capacity

Lesson learnt from COVID crisis? Resilience through increasing Europe’s strategic capacity

European industry benefits from the integration in global value chains. We need to ensure open and undistorted access to international markets and the free flow of exports and imports that our industry and citizens benefit from, but the COVID19 crisis has shown certain vulnerabilities of global value chains. Increasing resilience and ensuring the provision of goods and services can mean diversification of sourcing, stronger alliances with like-minded partners, and, in some cases, reinforcing production capacities in Europe. Investing in strategically important future technologies and infrastructures is essential to improve the resilience of our industrial ecosystems. This panel will discuss how to implement this approach in practice.

24 Feb 2021 | 10:35 - 12:00
Activity 3 : Climate neutrality

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Nehme Samia

Samia Nehme, Vice President Chemicals Europe and Africa, Global Excellence and Product Stewardship, Shell Chemicals. Samia currently leads Shell’s chemicals business in Europe, Africa and MENA with additional responsibility for product stewardship and Global Chemicals Processes and Digital Innovation Samia has extensive experience across the Oil and Gas industry, from exploration & production to downstream oil products and chemicals. Samia has held a range of senior positions across a wide variety of Shell’s businesses. These have included technology, commercial, marketing, strategy, M&A and New Business Development. She also served on the Board of Norske Shell for seven years and is currently a Director and Chair of the Board of Shell Chemicals Europe. Samia has worked in the UK, The Netherlands and US and has extensive experience in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. She holds a D.Phil. in Chemistry from Oxford University, UK, with further research at Cambridge University, UK and the University of Massachusetts, US. Samia is married with two children and enjoys travel, mountains and reading.
Neil McMillan

Neil McMillan

Between competitiveness and protectionism – what does the future of European trade look like?

Between competitiveness and protectionism – what does the future of European trade look like?

Organiser: EuroCommerce " The main goal of this session is to create a common understanding of the importance of free global trade and the dangers that nationalism and protectionism pose to our businesses and our society. Protectionism has grown over recent years, causing tensions with many key EU trading partners. Trade policy is increasingly used as a vehicle to export non-trade related issues such as human rights or environmental goals. At the same time, the use of EU trade defense measures has increased, and there are calls to further strengthen and expand their use. The new trade reality has a significant impact on the competitiveness of the EU, and the EU should avoid pressures to follow suit. Instead, the focus should lie on intensifying the efforts in reaching free trade agreements with like-minded countries around the world. The debate on the future of European trade will be approached from different angles by speakers representing the academic, political and economic perspectives. In a discussion between the speakers and the participants of the EU Industry Days it will be debated, if the future of European trade lies in protectionism or free trade."

26 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15
Activity 3 : Climate neutrality

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Neil McMillan

DIRECTOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND TRADE, EUROCOMMERCE Since 2015, Director, Political Affairs and Trade at EuroCommerce, representing retail and wholesale in Europe. He has long experience as a senior government official and diplomat, as well as in political lobbying and communications. He is responsible at EuroCommerce for relations with political stakeholders in Brussels, setting the organisation’s overall political and lobbying strategy. He also oversees communications and work on international trade and taxation. Previously he was a Partner at Brunswick LLP, a public affairs agency in Brussels; Head of political affairs at the energy company RWE in Brussels; Director, Prime Minister’s European and Global Issues Secretariat, Cabinet Office, London; Director (Europe), Department of Trade and Industry, London; UK Permanent Representative to WTO, Geneva; Director; EU Internal Market, Dept. of Trade and Industry (DTI), London; Director, International Communications Policy, DTI. He was Chairman, WTO Negotiations on Basic Telecoms Services (1994-97). Created Companion of Order of St Michael and St George 1997. Studied Modern Languages University of Exeter, UK; Universität Kiel, Germany; Universität Regensburg, Germany. Languages: English, German, French, Danish. 

Nejdlova Katerina

Nejdlova Katerina

Policy officer, European Commission

Single Market programme

Single Market programme

" Endorsed by the Council in December 2020, the Single Market Programme represents a key achievement to improve the functioning of our Single Market. Bringing together activities currently financed under six different programmes, it will strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs as well as enhance the protection of consumers with a total budget of €4.2 billion. This session will present the main features and actions of the Single Market Programme, in particular its SME pillar (COSME successor). It will also provide an overview of the upcoming calls."

26 Feb 2021 | 12:30 - 13:45
Activity 3 : Climate neutrality

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Nejdlova Katerina

Kateřina Nejdlová joined the European Commission in 2004. Since then she has had positions in two Directorate Generals, inter alia team leader for Human Resources and programme implementation giving policy advice. Since 2014 she is project manager and team leader for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme.

O Cathain Lorcan

O Cathain Lorcan

CEO & Co-Founder of Money254

We are the Next Generation EU

We are the Next Generation EU

Young Europeans are keen to take control of their lives and engage with and support others. Yet in the current context many face uncertainties about their future, as a result of technological change, demographic trends, discrimination, social exclusion, fake news and populism with yet unknown effects on jobs, skills or the way our democracies work. With the current COVID contest, more than ever, they need to be resilient and able to adapt to these challenges. In today's interconnected world, many young people are concerned about global issues such as climate change or peace and security. Still many are able to turn these challenges into opportunities, for them and for others. They represent new, fresh thinking, and new way to do things: create business, bring added value to the society and to the planet.

23 Feb 2021 | 15:05 - 16:35

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Onderková Hana

Onderková Hana

India IP Business Advisor

Intellectual Property SME Helpdesks

Intellectual Property SME Helpdesks

"Good management of Intellectual Property (IP) can be at the heart of commercial success for SMEs operating at the EU level as well as internationally. The International IP SME Helpdesks, as well as the European IP Helpdesk, provide expert advice to EU SMEs, SMEs from COSME associated countries, EU multipliers, participants and candidates to EU-funded projects and EU innovation stakeholders. This session will explain how the IP Helpdesks can help manage, disseminate and valorise technologies and other IP rights and assets at the EU level. Using successful examples of Helpdesk users, we will also showcase how IP Helpdesks contribute to the internationalization of EU SMEs by ensuring they protect and enforce their IP in countries such as China, South-East Asia, India or Latin America. "

25 Feb 2021 | 12:30 - 13:45

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