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Conference Program

Sunday 2nd December


18.00 – 20.00 Registration
20.00 – 22.00 Welcome cocktail


Monday 3rd December


08.30 - 09.00 REGISTRATION
09.00 - 09.30 OPENING PLENARY (chairman: Belmiro de Azevedo, President of MANUFUTURE Industrial Advisory Group, SONAE SGPS)



  • Carlos Zorrinho, National Coordinator of the Lisbon Strategy and the Technological Plan
09.30 - 10.45 MORNING SESSION 1 – OUTCOME FROM PREVIOUS STEPS



Keynote speech, "Global manufacturing – the Eastern perspective",
Mitchell Tseng, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
10.45 - 11.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.15 - 12.30 MORNING SESSION 2 – FUNDING R&D IN MANUFACTURING



12.30 - 13.00 Closing Speech – António Castro Guerra, Secretary of State for Industry and Innovation
13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH

14.00


Parallel workshops and company visits focusing on specific themes to be agreed. The objective is showing concrete examples of transformation of individual companies, sectors and of the infrastructure in-line with the Manufuture SRA and the Conference.

Selected themes are:
  • The challenges for European High Tech sectors
  • The transformation of mature manufacturing sectors
  • The promotion of new companies/sectors in emerging scientific and technological areas
  • Sustainability in manufacturing
  • Key issues in ICT for Manufacturing
  • Research and Training for Innovation
  • Raising the RTD intensity of European industry
  • East / West sinergies
19.00 Arrival to the hotel
20.00 Departure from hotel
20.30 CONFERENCE DINNER

  • Signature of a MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between the MANUFUTURE Technology Platform and FOOTWEAR P&P ETP – Footwear Products and Processes European Technology Platform

  • Signature of a COLLABORATION AGREEMENT establishing the Portuguese Alliance for Science-based Innovation in Manufacturing Industry (PAM)
23.00 Return to the hotel


Tuesday 4th December


09.00 - 11.00 PRESENTATION OF WORKSHOPS RESULTS (Workshop Rapporteurs)

11.00 - 11.30 COFFEE BREAK
11.30 - 12.00 MAIN CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS


12.00 - 12.30 Keynote speech, “R&D Valorisation and Economic ImpactR&D Valorisation and Economic Impact”,
James D. Thompson
, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
12.30 - 13.30 CLOSING SESSION (chairman: Heinrich Flegel, Chairman of the MANUFUTURE High Level Group, Daimler AG)


  • Herbert von Bose, Director, Directorate G, DG Research, European Commission

  • José Mariano Gago, Port. Minister for Science, Technology & Higher Education
13.30 FAREWEL LUNCH



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