RICH Symposium "Fostering the Innovation Potential of RIs"

RICH, the network of National Contact Points for H2020-Research Infrastructures programme, organized the symposium “Fostering the Innovation Potential of Research Infrastructures", on 8 May 2017, in Lisbon. The objectives of the symposium were to showcase approaches to innovation taken by Research Infrastructures and projects in all scientific domains, as well as to provide a floor for the discussion of policies and incentives for innovation. If the presentations made during the day are representative of the European Research Infrastructures, then all stakeholders should feel inspired and motivated by the creativity and resourcefulness of the research community.

 Symposium Conclusion

Presentations
Keynote speaker: Octavi QUINTANA, Principal Adviser, DG RTD, European Commission

Session: Innovation at the RI level and at the project level
Roberto TRASARTI - ISTI-CNR (IT), SoBigData project   
Gelsomina PAPPALARDO, CNR-IMAA (IT), ACTRIS2 project  
Roberto GOTTER CNR-IOM (IT), NFFA-Europe project   
Anton USSI, EATRIS-ERIC (NL), CORBEL project

Session: Policy tools and Instruments
Philippe FROISSARD, European Commission, DG RTD
Laura BUSATO, Innovation Finance Advisory, EIB     
Bob JONES, CERN (CH), HelixNebula Science Cloud project
Roman HVEZDA, ELI Beamlines (CZ)

Session: Innovation in Action – Clusters and spin-offs
Claes-Göran WAHLSTRÖM, Lund University (SE), LASERLAB project
Werner KUTSCH, ICOS-ERIC (FI)
Eric HARRISON, ESS-ERIC (UK)
Sergio BERTOLUCCI, CERN (CH), ATTRACT project

Round Table: Fostering the Innovation Potential of RI
Gabriele VON VOIGT, Leibniz Univ. Hannover (DE), e-IRG