Innovation cohesion: A new approach to support industrial R&D

Date - 21/09/2021
10:00 - 12:30

A public conference of the CAROTS project to showcase the role of Scientific Service Companies in strengthening ties between industry, research infrastructures and scientific research: intermediary companies aim to support small and large companies through measurements and analysis of scientific data, to push emerging business ideas on the market faster.

The final conference will bring together influential voices from research, industry, governments and EU institutions to showcase the relevance of Scientific Service Companies. The conference is open to all interested parties.

Please register here.


Program  (Central European Time)

10:00 – Welcome and introduction by Maryline Fiaschi, CEO, Science|Business

10:05 – The journey of CAROTS: Achievements to date

A live interview with: Uwe Sassenberg, CAROTS Project Leader

10:15 – The economic impact of Scientific Service Companies

Presentation of the results of a market study presented by Ron Dekker, Project Leader EOSC Future, Technopolis

10:30 – The new European network of Scientific Service Companies: a value proposition

Presentation by CEOs of Scientific Services Companies:

  • Anna Stenstam, CEO, CR Competence
  • Gerd Datzmann, Founder and CEO, Datzmann interact & innovate GmbH

10:40 – The CAROTS Startup school: An innovation pipeline

Introduction by:

  • Elizabeth Harmstorf, Project Manager for market research, innovation & technology transfer, Deutsches Elektron-Synchrotron (DESY)

Followed by a discussion on case studies of CAROTS startup coaches and grantees with:

  • Simon Jacques, CEO, Finden
  • Solange Sanahuja, Crispy AI
  • Bernard Hesse, CEO, Xploraytion
  • Ahmet Bahadir Yildiz, CEO, Scatterin

11:10 – Connecting the dots: Rethinking the role of industrial R&D in innovation ecosystems

A panel discussion with:

  • Ulla Engelmann, Acting Director, Network & governance, DG Grow, European Commission
  • Anna Stenstam, CEO, CR Competence
  • Magnus Fredriksson, Program Manager, Alfa Laval
  • Sotiris Kokkinos, CEO, FEAC Engineering

11:55 – Conclusion: What’s next for CAROTS?

12:00 – 12:30 – Networking session (topic tables)


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