Discover the speakers of the conference
General Manager Guerzoni SRL
Pay on time: a win-win solution for resilient supply chains
Delaying payments to suppliers disrupts the cash flow of businesses and, ultimately, jeopardizes the resilience of the whole supply chain. Payment delays impact SMEs negatively, much more than larger business. The session will explore the causes and effects of late payments and will showcase how supply chain resilience relies on responsible practices and prompt payment.
Guerzoni Daniele AlbertoDaniele Guerzoni is a member of the Executive Council of the entrepreneurs of A.P.I. After graduating in Political Science at UNIMI, Daniele begins directing Guerzoni IM. At the helm of the company for more than 10 years now, he follows the philosophy of the typical small Italian company: a great idea that sees the commitment of people to achieve the objectives.
Head of Unit DG GROW European Commission (Moderator)
Towards a resilient, innovative, sustainable and digital energy-intensive industries ecosystem
The session aims to give impulse to the co-creation process of the Energy Intensive Industries Transition Pathway; showcasing the commitments and pledges made by stakeholders of the energy intensive industries ecosystem and thereby illustrating the good practices and the way forward for other industrial actors.
Handley PeterHead of Unit responsible for energy-intensive industries, raw materials and hydrogen in DG GROW
Director Combient Group
Data-driven green transition
Description of the session including topics/questions to be discussed: Disrupting current ways of doing business is necessary to cut emissions substantially and to increase the GHG handprint of European industries. Data sharing and collaboration within value chains and cross-ecosystems open new business opportunities, enhance circular economy and resilience. The session shares concrete examples and practices of how industries and businesses of varying size co-create low carbon and circular business models and solutions by deploying data and going digital. After the introductory notes by the Moderator the panel discussion will focus on three key topics/questions: · Case examples of how data is being used and shared within value chains and ecosystems? Lessons learnt? · Reinventing collaboration – What are the key things that make an ecosystem successful? How to create winning concepts of next decades business models and solutions? · What are the most important actions needed to speed up scaling up data- driven business solutions for the green transition and cross-border collaboration in the Single Market? The role of businesses, citizen, the Members States, and the EU?
Organiser: Technology Industries of Finland TIF
Harvard JohanMr Harvard is a Director at Combient, leading strategic transformation initiatives within and between the companies that are part of the Combient Network, in particular in digital strategy, applied AI, manufacturing and cyber security. Previously he was a Deputy Director at the Swedish Government, in charge of the Swedish AI Strategy and the Government’s work to support Digitalization of Industry.
Director of International Affairs Danish Business Authority (Moderator)
Addressing EU strategic dependencies in a co-creative way
Addressing the EU’s strategic dependencies is one of the key pillars of the updated Industrial Strategy (May 2021). A first comprehensive analysis of the EU’s strategic dependencies and capacities accompanied the updated Strategy, which highlighted that “the Commission will engage with Member States, industry and social partners, including with the support from the Industrial Forum… to deepen this analysis and further address the identified strategic dependencies.”
In order to further deepen the preliminary findings of the analytical work identifying EU strategic dependencies, the involvement of relevant European stakeholders is of critical importance. In that context, a dedicated Task Force on Strategic Dependencies (TF3) has been established by the Industrial Forum in June 2021 to collect input from relevant stakeholders and feed into the work of the European Commission in this area. The work of the Task Force covers both (1) identifying and better understanding EU strategic dependencies across different industrial ecosystems as well as (2) reflecting on relevant policy tools to address them.
The TF3 panel session will bring together experts from the French Presidency of the Council of the EU, Member States, key stakeholders and the Commission. It will a) report on the work conducted so far by the Task Force; b) provide a snapshot of relevant policy and other work in relation to strategic dependencies; and c) share views of invited experts on strategic dependencies (e.g. in relation to supply chain shortages, the twin transition) as well as possible approaches to address them.
Hauptmann Andreas RahlfAndreas Rahlf Hauptmann, Director of International Affairs, Danish Business Authority
Member European Parliament
Net environmental impact of digital innovations in different ecosystems
Speakers from leading European ICT companies will present cases, where the use of ICT already had a measurable impact on the environment and the carbon footprint. Additionally they will discuss their vision of the role of ICT for sustainability. As to date there is a lack of agreed methodologies to measure net environmental impact of digital solutions, the necessity and work of the European Green Digital Coalition will be outlined as well.
Hayer ValérieValérie Hayer is a French Member of the European Parliament. She is the co-President of the French Renew Europe delegation and sits both in the BUDG Committee as coordinator and the ITRE Committee as substitute. She negotiated the current MFF and initiated, together with the European Commission, the European Green Digital Coalition.
Head European Industrial Policy Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Unlocking cross-border and cross-ecosystem investments: a European ambition
Unlocking cross-border and cross-ecosystem investments: a European ambition
Heemskerk PaulHead European Industrial Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Moderator & Pitch Trainer Pitches & Presentations
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: final pitching session and awards ceremony
We are organising an EU Industry Days Pitching contest for new business ideas supporting the transition to a sustainable, digital and resilient economy. Four finalists will pitch their business ideas live and get feedback from business experts and investors, as well as the audience. Two winners, by jury and audience vote, will be invited to participate at the next SME assembly in Prague, Czech Republic. During this session there will be also a short presentation of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, given by Mr Jakub Boratynski, Director of Networks and Governance Directorate in DG GROW of the European Commission.
- Anna Heijker, Moderator & Pitch Trainer, Pitches & Presentations
- Alex Glod
- Ulla Engelmann, Head of Unit, DG GROW, European Commission
- Ruxandra Creosteanu, Co-Founder, Babele Create Together
- Jeremy de France, Founder @ Graphee & VP French Tech Bucharest
- David Pereira de Castro, Founder, Blueveg
- Iulia Dorobantu, Co-founder, Charger.ro
- Dimitri Ionescu, Founder, LightMirror
- Martin Branný, COUNTER SOMETHING s. r. o. Kristina
- Jakub Boratynski, DG GROW Director of Network and Governance, European Commission
Heijker AnnaAnna Heijker is a moderator and pitch coach with international experience. Since 2013 she has trained over 1250 startups and 15.000 professionals in pitching. Anna’s clients say they like her structured way of working, creativity and enthusiasm. Next to her work as a pitch coach, Anna leads (online) meetings, strategic sessions and brainstorms for business and government.
Head of Research and Development Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH, Animationsinstitut, FMX
Fostering breakthrough technologies for the CCIs ecosystem’s growth
- Jacki Davis
- Natasja Paulssen
- Volker Helzle
- Spiros Nikolopoulos
- Michela Magas
- Luca Morena
- Lisa Lang
- Anna Athanasopoulou
- Rehana Schwinninger-Ladak
Helzle VolkerVolker Helzle is in charge of R&D at Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. After graduating from Stuttgart Media University in 2000 he moved to California and worked at Eyematic Interfaces. In 2003 he joined Filmakademie to supervise R&D, senior lecturer for the Technical Directing course and FMX program consultant. In 2013 Volker received the honorary professorship of Filmakademie
Reshoring the Solar PV Industry in Europe with the European Solar Initiative
Solar energy is a central component of Europe’s transition to a climate-neutral economy. The Commission estimates that the deployment of new solar generation capacity will reach 18 GW per year from now to 2030 and as high as 34 GW per year 2030 onwards. It is therefore critical to ensure that the solar panels that will meet Europe’s energy demand are "Made in Europe" and trigger growth and job creation locally. The European Solar Initiative, firmly anchored in the new Industrial Strategy for Europe presented by the Commission, aims at scaling up the European solar PV industrial ecosystem at the 2025 horizon and at providing a for industry and policy-makers to come together and deliver this objective. This session will take stock of the initiative one year on, present three large-scale PV manufacturing projects across the value-chain, and discuss what can be done to help projects reach the scale and speed needed to reshore the PV industry.
Organiser: EIT InnoEnergy
Hemetsberger WalburgaWalburga Hemetsberger is the CEO of SolarPower Europe since 2019. She has been working in Brussels for more than 20 years in different positions, most of the time in the energy sector. Before, Walburga headed the VERBUND EU Representation Office and was a Board Member of Hydrogen Europe. Walburga holds a degree in Law and Business Administration. She speaks German, English, Dutch and French.
Board of Director CaixaBank Payments and Consumers
Bridging gaps between European “Davids and Goliaths”
How the European Innovation Council can support the cooperation between big companies and start-ups.
During the last 4 years, the European Innovation Council (EIC) has focused on creating business impact, learnings and know-how: among its objectives, this programme aims to fill the gaps between big companies and start-ups and to create a fruitful cooperation. This panel discussion will gather around the same virtual table two young, small companies and two bigger corporate companies. All of them have benefited from the cooperation with smaller or bigger entities. What can we get from their experience and what are the gaps to watch out? The audience will get to know the companies’ experience on this subject and will listen to their inputs and vision. A special focus will be given to the EIC programme and its benefits for the companies’ business.