- EBS2017 will return to the prestigious Egmont Palace, Brussels
- ENISA to sponsor Cocktail reception 1st day, invite only
- European Research Council aspiring grantees to present top research
- Handelsblatt Global joins EBS as a Media Partner
- Isabelle Kumar from Euronews to moderate opening Plenary Session
- HUAWEI Main Partner for 3rd consecutive year!
- Euronews confirmed as a Media Partner 2017
- 2 POLITICO experts to moderate panels

150 speakers attending

EBS PROGRAMME

2 DAYS IN BRUSSELS - 2.200 PARTICIPANTS - 150 SPEAKERS - 50 SESSIONS - 200 REPORTERS

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  • Monday 22 May - Citizens’ day


  • Tuesday 23 May - Business day


  • How can the EU monitor, prevent and correct problematic economic trends that could weaken national economies and negatively affect other EU countries? Where is EU governance going and what if Member States do not want to touch the issue? Does the Euro area need a safe asset or would many safe assets be enough? What about the creation of a European Monetary Fund and role for the European Commission?



  • Over the past few years, the health industry has changed profoundly and need to become future-proof. With the rise of digitalisation and an aging population and associated chronic diseases, the health industry has been disrupted by several changes. The challenges are well recognised, but the question is what the EU can collectively advance to address it together with its Member States. One significant part of being future-proof is about health prevention and promotion throughout the Member States. Is this at risk of becoming increasingly neglected in today’s healthcare systems? 
   Can E-Health and integrated care be a game-changer in healthcare systems to benefit of patients? Under what circumstances are systems integrating digital technology intelligently? With the arrival of e-Health being one significant example. Many other changes and inventions will be arising in the next 20 years. How will our healthcare system develop over this time? There is a clear recognition of the benefits of integrated care in terms of connectedness, impact on prevention and promotion, but there is a clear need of a new structure. How can the EU be adapted to this new system without downsizing the European welfare system? 


  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out global targets to address the most pressing current societal and environmental issues. They pose a unique opportunity for Europe to generate real sustainable impact towards an innovative, prosperous and inclusive society. To do this, we will need to change and re-imagine the way we do business because we cannot solve today’s challenges with the same mind-set that created them. We will need business transformation from the inside out and extensive collaboration at local, national, European and global level. The SDGs provide a framework for action and a common language to set a direction, communicate and measure impact that is understood by business, policy makers, citizens, NGOs etc. Furthermore there is a clear expectation for all stakeholders to do their part. Purpose of the conference: Demonstrate how to unlock the value of sustainable business and grasp business growth opportunities of the Sustainable Development Goals Showcase through good practices that enterprises can contribute decisively to achieve the SDGs through new business models, technologies, innovation and education Share insights into key policy and business trends & developments on the SDGs Provide a platform for networking with practitioners, policy makers and experts from across Europe TIME AGENDA ITEM SPEAKERS 11.00 – 12.30 SDGs: A core business for Europe - plenary opening The Sustainable Development Goals Welcome Hans Daems, Group Public Affairs Officer Hitachi, Chair of CSR Europe’s Board of Directors State of play – SDGs and their market value in Europe Presenting research on SDGs in Europe John Raspin, Partner, Frost & Sullivan Christophe Guibeleguiet, Co-CEO Globescan Sami Andoura, Leader of the Sustainable Development, Team European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) Business in transition – SDGs at the core Keynote Speeches Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Francesco Starace, CEO Enel (TBC) Sustainability 4.0 Digitalization as an opportunity for the SDGs?  Livestream to Econsense event in Berlin, Dr. Große Entrup, Chairman of the Board, Econsense (12.00) Leveraging the power of innovation Panel Discussion Florian Guillaume,  Co-Founder, Europe Tomorrow   David Leyssens,  Co-Executive Officer, the Shift + Sevan Holemans, Generation-T Leida Reijnhout, SDG Watch Europe Company speaker 12.30 – 13.15   Collaborative solutions to achieve the SDGs Panel discussion Xiaowen Sun, HNA Group Christian Scharff, President IMS Luxembourg +  Camille Gira, Secretary of State Sustainable development (Luxembourg) Eveline Jonkhoff, head of circular economy task force, Eurocities Company speaker Signing of the MoU with UNGC and Group photo 13.15 – 14.15 Networking Lunch 14.15 – 15.30 How can we accelerate business transformation? – Conversation tables Round 1 (45’) Roundtable discussions on business transformation Round 2 (45’) Roundtable discussions on business transformation 15.30 – 16.00 Next Steps for a Sustainable European Future - Closing remarks CSR Europe’s action plan for the SDGs Viscount Etienne Davignon, President, CSR Europe The SDGs, a driver for future change in Europe Jyrki Katainen, VP of the European Commission on Jobs Growth Investment and Competitiveness

  • The basic income debate is coming to a head in Europe, but is it really feasible?

  • As Minister in charge of Economy, Industry and the Digital agenda, Mr Jean-Claude MARCOURT, has initiated a strategy of development of smart cities in Wallonia. The French city of Bordeaux is one of the inspirations of this strategy to be concreted in the next years. Digital is the backbone of the industrial transformation. It is also a part of the space industry at the heart of Wallonia’s competitiveness. Wallonia will present its most successful achievements.  The contribution of Wallonia to EBS is supported by the Minister MARCOURT, the agency for the exports, AWEX, and the agency in charge of the international relations. 


  • ‘The Future of the Single Market’ Programme launch panel with AmCham EU and ITN Productions. The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) in partnership with ITN Productions have produced a current affairs-style programme called ‘The Future of the Single Market’. A premier of the programme will be launched with a panel discussion to come together and consider the opportunities that lie ahead for businesses keen to engage with Europe in a productive manner, not just economically but socially as well. During this panel, representatives from business, academia and public policy will review the key trends that have defined the Single Market’s history, as well as those that are set to define its future. As we look ahead, the implications of current affairs for the European Single market remain uncertain – not just politically, but from the perspective of business and industry as well. The panel will explore the context of an uncertain future for Europe and business, legal and academic leaders will consider the following questions: Why and how have businesses from around the globe prioritised Europe as such a key marketplace? What challenges have such businesses faced in establishing and developing a foothold in the European marketplace? Is Brexit really an obstacle for forward-thinking businesses, or could it be considered an opportunity? What role can higher education play in ensuring appropriate synergy between business ambition and social/policy awareness for their new graduates and executive teams alike?

  • What is a European Economic Diplomacy and how can a EU diplomatic network worldwide be an asset? This session will provide insights on the ongoing reflection on economic diplomacy within EU institutions as well as from the space sector perspective. Space technology is sensitive technology and space systems provide to governments worldwide the tools to support public policies in key areas such as: meteorology/climate change monitoring, tactical/military observation, reconnaissance/intelligence, global positioning, global communications, science and planetary exploration. As a consequence, space markets are still very much under government control, and space activity is mostly driven by government demand, both civil and military. Thus space markets are usually captive markets, whereas the local government demand is mostly satisfied by local supply, whenever possible. The export of space systems is thus very limited, and highly regulated: space markets are a tool for effective economic diplomacy. Today, the industry welcomes a structured EU economic diplomacy effort that would support its market share increase, including easing access to new markets.

  • Most Universities see themselves as contributing to economic development. What are some of the best practices today and what more can be done to have really significant regional, national and pan-European impact?

  • Protectionism seems to be on the rise throughout the world. In a by now famous editorial published in July last year, The Economist spoke of ‘a new political divide’. The editorial began with the poignant words: “Farewell, left versus right. The contest that matters now is open against closed.” Should the barriers to trade be raised? Is protectionism the answer to our problems? Or, on the contrary, should the EU strive for an ambitious free trade agenda? Moreover, as the U.S. is retreating: is it now time to fill a vacuum on the international stage? Should the EU use its trade agenda to spread high norms, rules & standards? 

  • In recent years physicists, chemists, biologists and engineers have been getting ever more excited about graphene. The first truly 2-dimensional material, graphene, was discovered in 2004 as sheets of carbon, one atom in thickness but many, many thousands of atoms across. Because of its 2D nature, graphene displays a host of exciting properties: it is the thinnest, strongest, most impermeable and most conductive material known to man. This can result in dramatically enhanced surface activity, leading to important applications in microelectronics, energy storage and harvesting, composites, etc. Interestingly, graphene can be obtained by simple exfoliation of graphite, one of the most plentiful raw materials on the planet. If this wasn’t exciting enough, the discovery of graphene was quickly followed by reports of a host of other 2D materials, all important because occurring in >100 different types with a wide range of electronic properties, varying from metallic to semiconducting. The availability of this new set of materials is revolutionizing technology in many different fields. This talk will first discuss the galaxy of existent layered materials, with emphasis on synthesis, up-scaled liquid-phase exfoliation, and to finish off with some key applications recently developed in our laboratories, ranging from energy storage to sensing and composites.

  • Deniz Kirik MD, PhD is a Professor of Neuroscience at Lund University, Sweden. He is one of the leading investigators in his generation. Within a short timeframe, he created a signature of a substantial research effort with high impact and international recognition in the field of experimental and translational neuroscience with special focus in gene therapy for basal ganglia disorders. His work is seen by leading authorities to be of top quality and wide impact. His research team has the capability to convert experimental findings to programs that lead to exploratory trials in humans and in this way profile him with distinction among its competitors internationally. He is widely cited for his translational work in the gene therapy field. He has been at the forefront of the development of clinically relevant animal models for neurodegenerative diseases, as well as implementation of behavioral and translational imaging end-points with improved predictive validity. He has published over 145 scientific articles, received more than 9000 citations to date and has an h-index of 48. He is the author of two published patents and two other patent priority filings in process. His vision formed the first building blocks of the Lund University Bioimaging Center (LBIC), which has become one of the major achievements at Lund University. He has acted as the co-director of the Centre and led the development of translational imaging programs for applications in neurology and psychiatry. Prof Kirik received prestigious awards from the European Research Council in 2009 and 2012, named as the Maria and Allan Myers Fellow in 2010. This year, at the 10th year anniversary of the ERC, his research has been profiled as one of the 10 highlighted achievements of the ERC. He is an associate editor of European Journal of Neuroscience, and editorial board member of a new Nature Journal Parkinson’s disease. With support from the European Research Council, in 2012 Dr Kirik founded Braingene AB as a spin-off startup company and later in 2014 GeneTunes AB and most recently in 2016 Genovation Care AB, which is a public-private partnership between Braingene AB and Region Skåne aimed to establish beyond-the state-of-the-art clinical trials and hospital infrastructure in gene therapy.

  • Across Europe there are a thousands of small and medium businesses (SMEs). Amongst these many businesses  there is type that has been given the name of « Hidden Champion ». A study conducted in 2015 by the ZEW found that there are about 1,500 Hidden Champions in Germany alone. Hidden Champions form the backbone of the economy in Europe and might explain their countries’ exporting power and their resistence to crises. The scope of this session is to undestand the keys to the success of these companies (eg. Innovation, value chain, HR management) and what lessons can be drawn  to further enhance the role of SMEs in Europe. 

  • Startups are « born global » business by default - What does that mean for country border, tax & fiscal regimes and how can we move towards a true Digital Single Market ? Startups are capital intensive – How can we secure sufficient access to funding in Europe so they don’t have to chase money elsewhere and flee the continent ? How can we promote cross-border funding and move beyond the « provincial » and competitive strategy still very much in place today ? Startups need customers most and foremost – How can we nurture stratup-corporate relations & partnerships ? How could public institutions act more as (first) buyers of innovative solutions ? Tom Flanagan will add the Irish experience and the perspective from running an incubator/accelerator and tech transfer in a University. 

  • How is the convergence of new technologies and socioeconomic and demographic shifts transforming labor markets and presenting both challenges and opportunities for businesses and the workforce? To drive innovation and growth, businesses are pursuing greater levels of diverse workforce participation — in which women play a critical part.  The Mercer global research "When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive" will be presented, with specific actions organizations should consider to minimize displacement and advance opportunities for women.

  • With new foreign policy agendas such as “America First” and “Global Britain”, it is clear the future EU-27 is in need of a new geopolitical and trade strategy. While European leaders tend to playing safe on its future, European businesses seek the support to bolster the economy. With the US moving closer towards protectionism and Asia taking centre-stage in the international trade market, Europe needs to position itself in this new world order. The question is now on how policy makers can strategically coordinate to establish a European economic diplomacy to generate new market opportunities for businesses. 


  • Why do academic scientists often misjudge the commercial potential of their inventions? Why the risks and costs involved in a technology transfer process are usually perceived as more painful than the foregone gain missed if no action is taken? What can institutions and decision makers do to stimulate a more entrepreneurial attitude in the academic environment? Looking back at my experience of scientist and entrepreneur, I will offer my own perspective on why and how academic researchers could and should be better trained to recognize the commercial added value of their inventions and to take action upon the business opportunities that they may encounter in their laboratories.

  • Hypatia is a Horizon2020 European funded project that reaches out to industries with the aim to challenge gender stereotypes. Half way through the project, Hypatia has created guidelines for industries on how to approach gender inclusion in educational activities and has produced 17 ready to use activities based on existing best practices to promote gender inclusion to teenagers. Hubs hosted in 14 countries provide the opportunity for businesses to participate in promoting dialogue on the issue of gender inclusion. Attend this session to find out why, if more female students pursued a STEM-career, the concerns about how Europe will compete in the global STEM knowledge-economy in the future would be alleviated. In cooperation with DG Research.


  • Together with ENISA, this session will showcase that security is a central component of business continuity and citizen’s trust. The ever-evolving cyber landscape comes with challenges that businesses have to be very flexible in order to deal with them. The EU is investing in this field to become a strong player and is stimulating the cooperation between different sectors such as energy, health, transport, and finance. What needs to be done with the collection and protection of data for both businesses and customers? Does encryption provide enough security for them? What is the EU’s overall view on cross-border access to electronic evidence? 


  • New research suggests that willingness to fight and die for a group is motivated by ‘identity fusion’ - a visceral sense of ‘oneness’ with the group. Identity fusion has been documented in a wide range of groups including revolutionary insurgents, football hooligans, ritual traditions, and conventional armies. Individuals fused to a group are willing to take great risks to defend it, even to lay down their lives if necessary. This research provides important insights into the causes of suicide terrorism and novel strategies for de-radicalization.

  • What is fake news? What is happening in the media landscape? Who is spreading it and for what purpose? Where has this happened before in history? How does it affect society and what can be done to protect society against fake news?

  • The HEIRRI project and its most recent development will be presentend: the training programmes for introducing RRI (Responsible Research Innovation) into higher education institutions. Special emphasis will be made on the gender and inclusion aspects of the programmes.

  • High-level plenary session. Confirmed panellists from McKinsey Global Institute, TATA Consultancy Services and BUSINESSEUROPE. With the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the European Business Summit will set-out to envision the future of the European Project with business leaders. By highlighting their perspective on how Europe should evolve to achieve the best possible future and with the presentation of a business leaders study, the summit can begin to answer the question What’s Next for Europe?


  • By invitation only.

  • To be held at the NH Hotel.

  • Together with DG Home, a European dialogue will be held on skills and migration for the EU. The year 2017 has brought Europe ongoing challenges with mass immigration. This roundtable will focus on how to mobilise employers for the integration of recently arrived migrants, and in particular refugees. The main objectives are to foster the engagement of employers and social partners, recognise and disseminate what is being already done and to deliver concrete outputs to support and promote further engagement for integration. The integration charter will be presented at EBS to be implemented by employers and social partners, in order to foster labour market integration of newly arrived migrants and refugees. 9h15-10h45: High level panel discussion/s: Working together for the labour market integration of refugees: how to build a multi-stakeholder approach Dimitris Avramopoulos - Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Marianne Thyssen - Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility High-level representative of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (tbc) High-level Representatives of EU social and economic partners: ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) Business Europe (European Business Association) CEEP (Confederation of Public European Employers) UEAPME (European Association of Small and Medium Size Companies) Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry) High-level representatives of employers: Jo Deblaere – CEO Europe - Accenture Petra Hesser - Global Head of Human Resources - IKEA Group Mr. Wågström – CEO NCC Mrs Birgit Klesper - vice president, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Communications Deutsche Telekom Kim Nøhr Skibsted - Group Vice President (CCO) – Grundfoss SA 10.45 – 11.45: Parallel thematic discussions Thematic discussion 1: Identifying obstacles to the integration on the labour market and finding solutions together Thematic discussion 2: How to reach out to refugees: matching skills with employers needs Thematic discussion 3: Concrete initiatives by employers for integration in the workplace 11.45 – 12.30: High level panel discussion: Making integration of refugees in the labour market a reality Matthias Oel – Director Mobility and Migration – DG HOME European Commission Mr Michel Vermaerke – CEO FEBELFIN – Head of the FEB-VBO Refugees Task Force (Belgian Federation of Entreprises) Mr Henrik Dider – Human resources Director - Scandic Hotels Sweden Mr Mark Michiels – Chief Human Resources – Bpost Fons Leroy – Chair of the European Network of Public Employment Services Torben Schreiber – CEO Schreibers 12.30: lunch

  • High-level plenary session. Big on big things, small on small things. The EU is developing new tools to achieve their promise and support the evolution of a better, and trustworthy, governance of its citizens. In this session, the high-level panellists will discuss the ways on which European business and governance can support the 2020 SDGs.

  • By invitation only.

  • The June 2016 referendum on British membership of the EU shook Britain, Europe, and the world. Since then, a lot of effort has been put into trying to understand how Brexit will affect law, trade, and institutions, but one ingredient of change is remarkable by its absence: what about the people? In most models, analysis assume that their behaviour will be constant, yet we know nothing is further from the truth and that politically, socially, and economically, the human and behavioural factor can matter as much as macro-level fundamentals and ultimately shapes them. This presentation looks at the way in which British citizens believe that their own behaviour will change in terms of consumption, personal choice, economic, and political behaviour as  a result of Brexit using two large scale panel studies, one that preceded the referendum and looked at changes in beliefs and attitudes throughout the Eurocrisis, and one which specifically started before and continued after the June referendum and asks British people about expected changes from banking, insurance, and consumption to work, housing and family plans as well as visions of what they expect British identity and society to become after Brexit.


  • Is Europe in the driving seat of the clean energy transition? With Knowledge Partner European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) this session will look at how within a newly established global environment, the EU Energy Union Governance is facing the challenge to find a resilient and secure energy system. This type of system comes along by finding and creating green energy solutions. Now, the goal is to attain a net zero emission economy throughout Europe with the Clean Energy Package. At the same time, the EU's global leadership on Climate Change will hinge on its ability to deliver on the cost-effective deployment of renewable energy and to meet its ambitious target on energy efficiency. With a remaining dependency on exhaustible and nuclear energy, the EU still has a long way to go. One of the particular challences at hand is to raise the ambition of the ETS in line with the COP21 outcome while ensuring an inclusive energy transition that protects the EU's competitiveness.  Should the EU rethink their approach in energy diplomacy? And what are the next steps after the promises made in Paris and Marrakech?  

  • Over the next decade labour market forecasts predict an increasing polarisation in the demand for skills across Europe. Job growth will continue to be concentrated in high skilled professional and managerial roles at the top end, and in caring, leisure and services at the lower end of the occupational hierarchy. While graduates find work more easily and often benefit from a wage premium, those with fewer qualifications face increasing difficulties accessing stable careers.   Significant numbers of young people are disproportionally employed in a few key sectors: Accommodation and Food, Wholesale and Retail. These, sectors tend to require soft skills that are difficult to demonstrate without work experience. They are also sectors that have seen a contraction in the share of youth employment since the economic crisis.  As young people have found it increasingly difficult to find stable employment, is this because employers have put a break on hiring them? What have employers being doing to attract and retain young talent in Europe? And what needs to be done to recruit more young people effectively?

  • There are many perceptions and interpretations of culture. This session will look at how culture and art can be one of the most powerful tools of communication. How can cultural strategic relations help you, in a meaningful way, to reach your target audience? ifa laboratory is a consultancy in Brussels working with art as a method. At ifa laboratory art and culture are means for unleashing soft power,  making teams working better together and creating better internal and external communication. Branding, image and international relations benefit from cultural strategy. This session will offer some examples and benefits of cultural strategic relations.  Professor Hans De Wolf from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel Brussels Centre for Urban Studies is invited as guest and will tell about his experiences of cultural diplomacy. The Brussels Centre for Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary research centre that brings together researchers from various disciplines.

  • By invitation only.

  • The Trump administration brings with it a lot of uncertainties. Yet, there are also opportunities to be seized...

  • While new, agile businesses building on latest technology breakthroughs and innovative business models make the headlines, an important share of the European industry is still based on high investment, low volume or long service-life products such as machinery and transportation equipment and other manufactured goods. Securing the future of these important sectors is important in order to secure jobs and build a solid foundation for the European economy. This requires a continuous adaptation to changing markets and customer needs. The Use-it-Wisely project investigated a range of tools and technologies paving the way for a more agile adaptation process helping to achieve sustainable solutions based on collaborative approach. The presentation highlights some of the key results of the project through examples from different industry sectors including machinery, space, automotive, shipbuilding and office furniture. The presentation also discusses opportunities and barriers relating to a wider exploitation of project results to enhance the impact of EU funded research. In cooperation with DG Research.

  • After decisive votes in France, Germany and the Netherlands, will the face of Europe be changed?

  • If there is one thing most economists would agree upon, it is that digital technologies are performing many jobs once done by humans. In manufacturing enterprises, employment has declined rapidly over the past few years because of automation. With the foresight of having more and more robotics and artificial intelligence, policy makers and stakeholders in business and society should have a common vision on the future of EU’s industry. This vision should not only entail on the digitalisation of the industry, but has to have also a wider perspective on the sustainability of the industry. How can we align the digitalisation of successful enterprises without losing sight of sustainability and making humans indispensable? 


  • The session will present how a collaborative environment for eco-design of product-services and production processes are integrating highly personalised innovative functions. It will explore how the design and development of product extended by services solutions can be supported and if servitization in industry 4.0. can serve as a strategy to answer the pressure of the global markets in order to move the competition from costs to sophistication and innovation ? Ana Arroyo Muñoz will finally show how the proliferation of new emerging technologies and paradigms together with a wider dissemination of information technology (IT) can significantly improve the capability of manufacturing companies to infuse services in their own products.

  • The main objective of the EnerGAware project is to decrease energy consumption and emissions in an affordable housing pilot and increase the tenants’ understanding and engagement in energy efficiency. The EnerGAware project is developed and tested, in 88 homes, a serious game that links to the actual energy consumption (smart meter data) of the game user’s home The EnerGAware serious game “Energy Cat: The House of Tomorrow” provides an innovative IT ecosystem in which users can play to learn about the potential energy savings from installing energy-efficiency measures and changing behaviour. The users must learn to balance the energy consumption, comfort and financial cost of their actions. Energy savings achieved both virtually in the game, calculated by building performance simulation, and in reality, in the users’ actual homes, enables progression in the serious game. The social media features provide users a platform to share data of their achievements, compete with each other, give energy advice, as well as, join together to form virtual energy communities. The EnerGAware solution is developed and deployed with the ‘cleanweb’ philosophy in mind: “Capital light, Quick to market and Quick to scale”, therefore the EnerGAware project aims to go beyond just testing in an affordable housing pilot, but seeks commercial exploitation of the solution, through our industrial partners, in particular EDF Energy, a global energy provider, with 38 million European energy customers.


  • The digitalisation of industries comes with a necessity for continuous development and adaptation to this strategy. As there is the belief that the unification of the European single market could restore growth and the global competitiveness of the EU, there is a need to invest time and finances in these innovative, digital projects. With a strong focus on the rise of E-Commerce and the online purchase market, European citizens and companies need to take into account its sustainability factor, but also the supply chain challenges, which can limit the growth factor of the E-Commerce industry. 
 The rise in E-Commerce and digitalisation also changes the behaviour of consumers on the online market. Online retailers should make full use of this new European framework. How does this market gain the trust of new consumers? In light of these developments, this roundtable will also focus on the protection of customers and the regulation of alternative and online dispute settlement. How to gain the trust of consumers while tapping the potential of retail and E-Commerce? 


  • In the following activity, and under the HORIZON2020 STIMEY project, the technological approaches used to improve and stimulate the relationship of society with STEM materials are presented. The STIMEY project, rated 15 out of 15 in the SWAFS call for HORIZON2020, aims to improve the competitiveness of the European Community by increasing and refining the vision that young people have of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics. It will show aspects of development and use of web platforms, radio, and robotic elements, presenting the concept of social robot. The robot STIMEY, as a pedagogical element, innovative, and involved with the European society of the future.

  • High-level plenary session.  Confirmed speakers from the FEB and TATA Consultancy Services After 2017 the world around Europe, and Europe itself, has drastically changed. In reaction to the pressure of globalisation from many sides, the EU must develop a new strategy to remain competitive and thrive in accordance with its surroundings.


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"It's a good coincidence that at this difficult - perhaps even dramatic - time in the history of the European Union, I have the opportunity to address business people, entrepreneurs and managers.”

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