2014-02-26 21:35:37 - Smart growth through research and innovation - towards Europe 2020’
Europe sees new technologies as the answer to economic growth, which cannot be achieved without a strong industrial base. New technologies have already transformed our ways of life on several levels - it is faster changing than ever. Who would have ever imagined fifteen years ago that school children are going to use tablet computers with touch screens, instead of the uncountable number of heavy school books.
Looking for solutions, Industrial Technologies 2014 event brings industry and innovations to the central importance for creating growth and wellbeing. Terms like “reindustrialisation”, “industry modernisation” and “smart growth” are to be explored in context of competitiveness across all policy areas within the agenda of the event. The process of re-establishing industries in Europe
is anticipated to bring back vitality to the suffering national economies of 21st century, at the same time, industrial modernisation must be pursued by investing in innovation, resource efficiency, new technologies and skills. The Industrial Technologies 2014 event serves as a unique platform for policy-makers, leading industry players and research community to discuss these European and global developments and trends, while showcasing innovations in the fields of nano and biotechnology, advanced materials and new production technologies within the key European industries, such as chemical, automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, energy and many more. Among the participants and contributors of the event discussing these matters are: Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner at the European Commission; Antonis Samaras, Prime minister of Greece; Clara de la Torre, heading “Key Enabling Technologies” in the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission; Heinrich Flegel, Head of R&D at Daimler; Sandro Bonomi, President of Orgalime; Stefan Rinck, CEO of Singulus Technologies; Christian Collette, Director at La Recherche d’Arkema; Juan Hernani, General Secretary for Innovation and Industry at the European Spallation Source and Dominique Foray, Proffessor at EPFL as well as Chair of Economics and Management Innovation.
Themed ‘, the three-day Industrial Technologies 2014 event features inspiring speeches, a networking day, and the IndustryTech 2014 exhibition, where the Greek Showcase and the FutureFlash! take place, promoting innovation and excellence in the fields of industrial technologies. The event provides excellent opportunities for networking and for finding potential research and technology partners, while also hearing the latest research and industry news. .
For more information on Industrial Technologies 2014, please visit www.industrialtechnologies2014.eu