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Vandenhove Hildegarde

Director of the Institute Environment, Health & Safety / President

Belgian Nuclear Research Center / European Radioecology ALLIANCE

Co-design Session "Nuclear technologies for a healthier world?"

23 Sep 2020 | 10:30 - 11:30 | Hub 4 : Horizon Europe
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Vandenhove Hildegarde

Prof. Dr. Ir. Hildegarde Vandenhove is director of the Institute Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre. EHS deals with radiation protection, waste and disposal and decommissioning. She is president of the European Radioecology ALLIANCE, member of the EURATOM Art. 31 Group of Experts and (co)-author to 200+ international publications. Ms. Hildegarde is professor at UHasselt.

Varnai Peter

Partner

Technopolis

FORESIGHT for a resilient Europe in the post-COVID world

24 Sep 2020 | 09:45 - 10:30 | Hub 4 : Horizon Europe
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Varnai Peter

Mr. Peter Varnai is Partner at Technopolis with experience in consulting, research and education in health & life sciences. Peter has interest in linking R&I to policy and system-level applications. He evaluates complex research programmes and conducts strategic work for national and international clients. Mr. Varnai holds a PhD from the University of Oxford and MBA from Imperial College Business School.

Veerman Cees

Chairman

European Mission Board Soil Health and Food

Ceremony : Handover of the EU Missions final reports

22 Sep 2020 | 09:30 - 10:30 | Hub 17 : Plenary
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Veerman Cees

Mr. Cees Veerman studied Economics at the Erasmus University. He became a member of the Dutch Government as Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (2002-2007). At the present Mr. Veerman is a member of several supervisory boards. He was chair of the Agricultural Task Force (2016/2017) and became Chairman of the European Mission Board Soil Health and Food in 2019.

Velilla Cesar

Project Manager – Quality Management and Material Science group

Nestle Product Technology Center

Corporate engagement in EIC: Planet Tech Demo Day

24 Sep 2020 | 13:30 - 14:15 | Hub 8 : European Innovation Council
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Velilla Cesar

Ms. Cesar Velilla hold’s Degree in analytical chemistry from Zaragoza University (Spain). Background from PET manufacturing and converting industry. Since 2016, she is project manager at Quality Management and Material Science group in Nestle Product Technology Center for waters category (Vittel, France). Nowadays taking care of innovation renovation projects as well as technical assistance to Nestle markets.

Venin Eléonore

Crisis Coach

European Innovation Council

EIC as a tool in times of crisis (panel discussion with COVID beneficiaries/Hackthon/Matchathon)

22 Sep 2020 | 11:00 - 11:40 | Hub 8 : European Innovation Council
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Venin Eléonore

Ms. Eléonore Venin is a Business Coach specialised in strategic partnerships and team performance for EU companies, currently acting as a Crisis coach for the EIC. Ms. Venin is managing I&S Partners, a firm specialised in collaborative innovation and the coaching of innovative SMEs growing international. She is also a lecturer at Centrale Supelec and top-ranked business schools in France.

Versini Corinne

Founder & CEO

GenesInk

EIC as a tool in times of crisis (panel discussion with COVID beneficiaries/Hackthon/Matchathon)

22 Sep 2020 | 11:00 - 11:40 | Hub 8 : European Innovation Council
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Versini Corinne

Madame Corinne Versini est la fondatrice et DG de GenesInk, spécialisée dans les encres conductrices et semi-conductrices. Membre des conseillers en commerce extérieur et du conseil d’administration de l’OE-A, principale association industrielle internationale pour l’électronique du futur. En 2019 elle a reçu l'insigne du chevalier de l'ordre national du mérite des mains de M. le Président Emmanuel Macron. 

Vestager EVP Margrethe

Executive Vice President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age

European Commission

Closing remarks: learning from the past, thinking about the future

24 Sep 2020 | 16:45 - 18:00 | Hub 17 : Plenary
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Vestager EVP Margrethe

Margrethe Vestager, age 52, is EU Executive Vice President-designate for the digital area and Commissioner for Competition. She previously served as Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior (2011-14) and Minister for Education (1998-2001) of Denmark, and as President of the ECOFIN Council (2012). She was Political leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party (2007-14), and has worked for the Danish Ministry of Finance (1993-95). Ms. Vestager holds an MSc in Economics (University of Copenhagen).

Viebig Nicola

Chief Scientific Officer

European Vaccine Initiative

Lump sum projects – A solution for simplification – Experience from H2020 pilots

24 Sep 2020 | 09:30 - 10:30 | Hub 6 : Smart implementation & Synergies
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Viebig Nicola

Ms. Nicola Viebig is Chief Scientific Officer at the European Vaccine Initiative, leading vaccine development projects. She has more than 20 years’ research experience in academia and industry and has co-authored more than 25 articles. Ms. Viebig graduated in Biosciences from Heidelberg University, followed by post-doctoral studies at Institut Pasteur. In 2017, she was awarded with PMI’s PMP certification.

Vigier Pierre

Adviser for DG Research and Innovation

European Commission

Towards a Champions League for Transition to SUSTAINABILITY

24 Sep 2020 | 11:30 - 12:15 | Hub 3 : Digitalisation
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Vigier Pierre

Mr. Pierre Vigier is Economist. French Ministerial Cabinets & PM Office. Dealt in EU Commission with Industrial strategy, Automotive policy, Enterprise policy, European Semester, Trade, Industrial cooperation, R&I policy. Member of Cabinet (Education, R&I and Youth). Designed studies and Indexes for EU. Currently advising DG RTD Prosperity Directorate. Master’s degree in Law, Master’s degree in Economic and Master’s in Political Sciences.

Viitanen Mikko

Nurse at the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescence Medicine

Turku University Hospital

Mission area: CANCER

24 Sep 2020 | 09:30 - 10:15 | Hub 5 : Horizon Europe Missions
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Viitanen Mikko

Mr. Mikko Viitanen is Nurse at the Department of Pediatrics And Adolescence Medicine of the Turku University Hospital, Finland. He is a Master's degree student from the Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland. Mr. Viitanen is a simulator instructor and pediatrics resuscitation trainer, while also being a freelancer musician and DJ artist.

Vittadini Grazia

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Airbus

CLEAN TRANSPORT: Acting now for a green recovery!

23 Sep 2020 | 12:00 - 12:45 | Hub 2 : European Green Deal
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Vittadini Grazia

Ms. Grazia Vittadini is the Airbus Chief Technology Officer leading Airbus’ ambition to build the future of flight through a transnational team. She is a member of the Airbus Executive Committee, the first woman to be so appointed. Before this she was EVP Head of Engineering for Airbus Defence and Space and previously HO Corporate Audit & Forensic, responsible for all audit activities worldwide.

Volasko Peter

National Coordinator for H2020

Ministry of Education, Science and Sport – Republic of Slovenia

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Volasko Peter

Mr. Peter Volasko works at the Directorate for Science (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport - SI) as the National Coordinator for H2020 and is a member of many committees at the EU level: ERAC, Strategic PCs for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, BG JRC, MB JPI JPND etc. Currently he is actively involved in the preparations for the Slovenian Presidency of the CoEU in 2021  in the area of R&I.

Von Messling Veronika

Director-General of the Life Sciences Division

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Mission area: CANCER

24 Sep 2020 | 09:30 - 10:15 | Hub 5 : Horizon Europe Missions
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Von Messling Veronika

Prof. Dr. Veronika von Messling is Director-General of the Life Sciences Division at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). She is a veterinarian by training and was Director of the Veterinary Division at the German Federal Institute of Vaccines and Biomedicines until 2018. In 2019, the BMBF Life Sciences Division launched the National Decade against Cancer.

Walcyk-Matuszyk Katarzyna

Deputy Director / Advisory Board Member

National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU / ERA-LEARN 2020 project

Co-design Session “Widening: learning from the past and creating the future"

22 Sep 2020 | 16:00 - 17:00 | Hub 4 : Horizon Europe
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Walcyk-Matuszyk Katarzyna

Ms. Katarzyna Walcyk-Matuszyk is Deputy Director in the National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU. She holds a post of the Coordinator of the NCP_WIDE.NET project. One of the co-author of Polish Teaming 2 successful projects. She is member of the Advisory Board in the ERA-LEARN 2020 project, member of several committees related to structural funds and complementary funding.

Weiers Stefan

Deputy Head of Unit 'Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation'

European Commission

A European Excellence Initiative, support for universities – what’s next?

22 Sep 2020 | 14:00 - 15:00 | Hub 4 : Horizon Europe
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Weiers Stefan

Mr. Stefan Weiers is leading the sector ‘Widening’ with the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation that is dealing with the programme and policy development for the widening package in Horizon 2020 and the future Horizon Europe. He has more than 20 years of experience in European research co-operation including the SME programme, environmental and space research.