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Published on 27 March 2018


The European Innovation Hub Day (EIH-Day), organised by CEA Tech in Grenoble, is a full day event dedicated to EIH and the use of associated European research and innovation programmes.

This event will bring together key-players from the European Commission, Regions, Regional Clusters, Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and SMEs to exchange views on existing and future innovation hubs.

Session topics will include:

  • An overview and future perspectives on European innovation hubs
  • The role of Regions, Regional Clusters and Private Funding
  • The role of RTOs as infrastructure, knowledge and service providers.
  • Constructing EIH and building bridges between European regions


8:15 - 9:00
Registration and welcome coffee
​9:00 - 9:30 
Introduction by Stéphane Siebert, CEO - CEA Tech,

Yannick Neuder - Vice-President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, in charge of Higher education, Research, Innovation and European funds

9:30 - 11:00

Session 1: European Innovation Hubs : views of different European Commission Directorates-General initiatives and perspectives

Session Chair: Muriel Attané, Secretary General - EARTO

Keynote speakers:

  • Max Lemke, Head of Unit, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Gabriel Rissola, Senior Scientist, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Katja Reppel, Deputy Head of Unit, Smart and Sustainable Growth, DG REGIO, European Commission
  • Hélène-Diane Dage, Deputy Head of Unit, Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Soren Bowadt, Deputy Head of Unit, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, DG RTD, European Commission
11:00 - 11:30Break - networking
11:30 - 13:00

Session 2: Regional ecosystem of EIHs : the role of Regions and Regional Clusters

Session Chair: Isabelle Guillaume, CEO – Minalogic

Panel session:

  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: Isabelle Guillaume, CEO Minalogic and Hortense Lutz, Delegate of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in Brussels
  • Piedmont: Alfredo Tafuri, MESAP Cluster Coordinator and Vincenzo Zezza, Innovation and Regional Competitiveness Director, Regione Piemonte
  • Basque Country: Cristina Murillo Gómez, GAIA cluster, Service Department and Susana Larrea Cano, Strategic Initiatives Department of SPRI
  • Saxony: Christoph Kögler, Head of Innovation, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions 
13:00 - 14:00Lunch


14:00 - 15:30

Session 3: Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) at the core of EIH projects, offering SMEs access to technological infrastructures of research and innovation, knowledge and services.

Session Chair: Rainer Günzler, Head Business Development - Hahn-Schickard

Panel session:

  • EuroCPS/FED4SAE: Pierre-Damien Berger, Project Coordinator, CEA Tech, Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, VP Engineering, Spark Works, Hegedüs János, Expert, BME&Hungarolux and Quentin Mourcou, CTO, WeGoTo
  • GateOne: Régis Hamelin, CTO BluMorpho and Matthieu Le Prado, CEO Physiomag
  • SmartEEs : Jérôme Gavillet, Project Coordinator, CEA Tech and Jurryt Vellinga, CEO ItoM Medical
  • ECHORD++: Christophe Leroux, Manager European Affairs in Robotics, CEA Tech and Yvan Méasson, CEO, ISYBOT
  • I4MS: Maurits Butter, Senior scientist, TNO

15:30 - 16:00Break - networking
16:00 - 17:20

Session 4: Constructing EIHs and building bridges between European regions

Session Chair: Karen Amram, Director for Europe, CEA Tech

Panel session:

  • DIH MINASMART: Laurent Hérault, VP Europe LETI, CEA Tech
  • DIH Robotics in Healthcare: Iddo Bante, Business director, University of Twente
  • BIORUUKKI pilot centre: Lula Rosso, EU Affairs Manager, VTT
  • DIGIHALL: Gregorio Ameyugo, VP Europe LIST, CEA Tech
  • EIH IMEC - Romano Hoofman, Strategic Development Director, IMEC

17:20 - 17:30Closing 
 Social event
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