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Zinchenko Roman

Zinchenko Roman

Chairman of the Board, Greencubator, Ukraine

Session - Value chain integration: EU and the Neighbourhood countries

Session - Value chain integration: EU and the Neighbourhood countries

"As a response to the Covid crisis, some EU businesses are reconsidering their value chains, where some strategic products would be manufactured on the European continent and its proximity. How can we leverage our geographical and cultural proximity with the Eastern and Southern Neighbours to bring manufacturing closer, diversify and ultimately achieve greater open strategic autonomy? What would it take in terms of regulatory alignment, business environment and EU policy engagement? Improving the business environment, rule of law, and regulatory aspects on goods production has been for several years an area where the EU is encouraging the neighbourhood partners to progress – and many of which do. What more can and needs to be done? The Commission has also been working on how to strengthen the support of European foreign direct investment for SMEs in the region via European equity. Particularly on regulatory aspects, benefits from better regulatory alignment could influence the choice of investors to integrate parts of their production line from neighbouring countries. What role could alignment processes (e.g. Agreements on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products) play in this regard? While some countries are quite advanced in this process, others see more challenges for their economic and regulatory environment. What options could be leveraged to mutually benefit the relevant ecosystems?"

26 Feb 2021 | 10:50 - 12:20

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Zinchenko Roman

Zinchenko Roman

Chairman of the Board, Greencubator, Ukraine

Session - Value chain integration: EU and the Neighbourhood countries

Session - Value chain integration: EU and the Neighbourhood countries

"As a response to the Covid crisis, some EU businesses are reconsidering their value chains, where some strategic products would be manufactured on the European continent and its proximity. How can we leverage our geographical and cultural proximity with the Eastern and Southern Neighbours to bring manufacturing closer, diversify and ultimately achieve greater open strategic autonomy? What would it take in terms of regulatory alignment, business environment and EU policy engagement? Improving the business environment, rule of law, and regulatory aspects on goods production has been for several years an area where the EU is encouraging the neighbourhood partners to progress – and many of which do. What more can and needs to be done? The Commission has also been working on how to strengthen the support of European foreign direct investment for SMEs in the region via European equity. Particularly on regulatory aspects, benefits from better regulatory alignment could influence the choice of investors to integrate parts of their production line from neighbouring countries. What role could alignment processes (e.g. Agreements on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products) play in this regard? While some countries are quite advanced in this process, others see more challenges for their economic and regulatory environment. What options could be leveraged to mutually benefit the relevant ecosystems?"

26 Feb 2021 | 10:50 - 12:20

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Zinchenko Roman

Ukrainian cleantech and smart energy evangelist, co-founder of Greencubator, head of energy committee at Ukrainian Venture Capital Association, entrepreneurship and communication trainer, visiting lectures at Lviv Business School of UCU.


Since January 2017 Roman is the team leader for EBRD’s Climate Innovation Vouchers project managed by Greencubator. 

 

Roman advises green startups as well as corporates, and develops ecosystems for low-carbon entrepreneurship in Ukraine since 2009. He co-created TeslaCamp & Hack4Energy contests and brought to Ukraine international cleantech competitions, including ClimateLaunchpad and PowerUp.

As a mentor, Roman contributed to numerous entrepreneurship initiatives including UCU Center for Entrepreneurship, Garage48 Circular Economy Hackathon, re:think Circular Hackathon, Startupbootcamp Berlin, Pioneers Kyiv, Hub:raum Krakow and others.

In addition to being a national trainer for ClimateLaunchpad, Roman has also contributed for national selection phase of international innovation programs like Startup Energy Transition, EDF Pulse innovation contest, Rockstart Smart Energy program, 1776 / Challenge Cup, CODE_n @ CeBIT and others
 
In 2014 Lviv Business School introduced his course "Green Business Models" for MBA and MSc in innovations programs.

Holds MA in international information from Institute of International Relations (Kyiv, 1998), Aspen Institute alumnus (Executive Leadership Program, 2006). Lives in Kyiv and loves bridges.

Awards:
- Stanford Bright Award https://goo.gl/jVSUj2
- New Europe 100 https://goo.gl/ERLFvw
- Ukraine's Top-20 Innovators by Focus https://goo.gl/oL9ukH

Zubia Guruceta Javier

Zubia Guruceta Javier

Director Chamber of Commerce and Industry Gipuzkoa

Fostering resilient regional ecosystems to decarbonise industry

Fostering resilient regional ecosystems to decarbonise industry

For Europe‘s industry to reach climate neutrality, we need to tackle several main challenges.  This session aims to identify these barriers and give a way forward for the industry to successfully lead this transition. One of these challenges is to diminish the innovation gaps from Research and Development investments to the deployment of new technologies in Industrial eco-systems. 
Leveraging and exploiting the synergies between manufacturing companies and sectors in order to optimise resource and energy management on a regional level and beyond will be one of the most important drivers for decarbonisation. Increased cost efficiency and resource productivity as well as technological and process-related innovation resulting from industrial sector coupling are also particularly critical in the context of the current economic crisis. Stimulating a circular and materials efficient economy is also one of the main challenges.

24 Feb 2021 | 14:00 - 15:30
Activity 2 : Circular economy

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Zubimendi Mathias

Zubimendi Mathias

China 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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Zubimendi Mathias

Mr. Matias Zubimendi is the IP Business Advisor at China IP SME Helpdesk, where he advises European SMEs on intellectual property rights matters. Mr. Zubimendi holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Civil and Commercial Law from Peking University as well as a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property Law from Austral University in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation. Mr. Zubimendi has a strong background in both business development and intellectual property rights protection, having previously worked as a China Business and Legal Consultant at Terragene, where he focused on business development and as a Director of Legal Affairs at Conquer Europe. Previously, he has also worked as a Patent and Trademark Attorney at Phoebus Abogados and Mazzeo & Canet, where he represented SMEs as well as Fortune 500 companies. 
Mr. Zubimendi has given lectures at various conferences including the Ibero-American Conference on Chinese Studies and published several articles including The legal protection of intangibles in the video games industry. As a Professor Assistant, he has also given lectures on Commercial Law and Procedural law, while focusing on Copyright and AI in his research. Mr. Zubimendi is a native Spanish speaker fluent in English.

de Streel Alexandre

de Streel Alexandre

Professor of European law, University of Namur

What kind of a digital future we want

What kind of a digital future we want

As we stand at the start of a new decade, and look ahead to that digital future, the one thing we can say for sure is that none of us knows exactly how technology is about to change our lives. That’s partly because the digital world is so innovative – and innovation is uncertain by its very nature. However, as shown by recent Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Acts, the digital future will be powerfully shaped by our own choices and actions. That includes issues such as use of data while respecting democratic access to business opportunities, research and development for digital technologies driven by a human-centric approach and social innovation.

25 Feb 2021 | 14:05 - 15:35
Activity 1 : Advanced Technologies

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de Streel Alexandre

Alexandre de Streel is professor of European law at the University of Namur and the Research Centre for Information, Law and Society (CRIDS/NADI). He is also a Hauser Global Fellow at New York University (NYU) Law School and visiting professor at the European University Institute, SciencesPo Paris and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Alexandre is also academic co-director at the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) and assessor at the Belgian Competition Authority. His main areas of research are regulation and competition policy in the digital economy as well as the legal issues raised by the developments of artificial intelligence. 

Previously, Alexandre worked for the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, the Belgian Permanent Representation to the European Union and the European Commission (DG CONNECT). He holds a Ph.D. in Law from the European University Institute and a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Louvain.

ter Veen Mariane

ter Veen Mariane

Lead Data Sharing and iSHARE at INNOPAY

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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ter Veen Mariane

Mariane ter Veen is director, lead data sharing at consulting firm INNOPAY. She helps organisations to fully embrace the opportunities of the digital transactions era. She believes in a world where trusted data exchange is the key to unlocking new business models and reducing costs. As an enabler of this, she is a strong advocate of data sovereignty, which gives people and organisations control over their data. Mariane has a wealth of experience in the domain of data sharing, both in public/private ecosystems as well as helping individual organisations, and recently spearheaded the development of the logistics data-sharing scheme iSHARE.
van Hees Joost

van Hees Joost

Head of Global Government Affairs of ASML

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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van Hees Joost

Head of Global Government Affairs 
Company : ASML 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joost-van-hees-7906773/

ASML is a European innovation leader in the worldwide semiconductor industry. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML provides chipmakers with hardware, software and services to mass produce patterns on silicon through lithography. 
Joost van Hees joined ASML’s Legal Department in 2013. Joost is currently responsible for the company’s global government affairs department. 
Before joining ASML, Joost has held various legal and managerial positions at  Royal Philips, Van Gansewinkel (a private equity owned waste management company), and law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV. 

Joost studied law at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) and the University of Pennsylvania (USA).

van Hijum Eddy

van Hijum Eddy

Province Overijssel, Economy, Member of the Commitee of the Regions, rapporteur on EU SME Strategy. Chair (2021) of Vanguard Initiative

Regions in industrial transition: making digital work for SMEs in regional innovation ecosystems

Regions in industrial transition: making digital work for SMEs in regional innovation ecosystems

Organiser: Vanguard Initiative Discuss the opportunities for digital solutions for industrial SMEs with us during this workshop and online. Regions all over Europe are key drivers in the twin transitions of greening and digitalisation to shape the future strong European industrial value Chains. We discuss the opportunities of the European Digital Strategy and the Industrial Strategy with the EC. We learn from regional examples connected in the Vanguard Initiative and Eurada.

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

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van Renssen Sonja

van Renssen Sonja

Journalist, Managing Editor of Energy Monitor

Decarbonising Industry Value Chains: Hydrogen over Ammonia to Green Agriculture Products

Decarbonising Industry Value Chains: Hydrogen over Ammonia to Green Agriculture Products

Organiser: Fertilizers Europe The session is expected to showcase innovative, breakthrough projects with industrial symbiosis at their core, illustrating value added for actors across the value chain as well as flagging the challenges faced by front runners and their needs to scale up. Representatives from the fertilizer and energy industries, end-customers, as well as EU and national policymakers will come together to discuss how to build a business case for a net zero world.

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

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van Renssen Sonja

Sonja van Renssen is the managing editor of a new digital publication, Energy Monitor (energymonitor.ai), launched by the New Statesman Group in September 2020. Our goal is to tell data-driven stories about the global energy transition. Based in Brussels, Sonja is an experienced journalist and conference moderator who has previously written for leading energy and climate titles including S&P Global Platts and Nature Climate Change. Sonja has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London and a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford.
von der Leyen Ursula

von der Leyen Ursula

President of the European Commission

Opening

Opening

23 Feb 2021 | 10:10 - 10:25

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