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Speakers & Sessions

Exploring new perspectives

18 - 20 May 2021 / live from Graz, Austria

After a harsh year of doubt and uncertainty, let’s strive for higher goals. It’s a new year, it’s spring – let new beginnings take the lead and let us celebrate innovation globally with positivity and clarity, let’s rise. Engage with ideas, concepts, and notions you are interested in, create and evolve new ways of looking at them – ways you haven’t even dreamed of! 

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Portrait of Maxine Adam
Adam Maxine
Head of Business Growth
Innovate UK
Portrait of Roxane Adle
Adle Aiguier Roxane
Head of Digital Society Research Domain
Orange Group
Portrait of Joana Afonso
Afonso Joana
Chair of the Environment Sector Group
Enterprise Europe Network | CEC/CCIC – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Central Region, Portugal
Portrait of Martin Aggarwal
Aggarwal Martin
Researcher & Project manager
HyCentA Research GmbH
Portrait of Agiovlasitis Iraklis
Agiovlasitis Iraklis
Enterprise Europe Network Austria
Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Portrait of Aichholzer Martin
Aichholzer Martin
Architecture firm MAGK aichholzer|klein ZT-OG
Portrait of Sinem Altuncu
Altuncu Sinem
Head of Grants & Incentives
Portrait of Sonja Angloher-Reichelt
Angloher-Reichelt Sonja
Senior Project Manager
Bayern Innovativ GmbH, Germany
Portrait of Anita Antwiwaa
Antwiwaa Anita
Head of Department and Operations
All Nations University Space Systems Technology Laboratory
Portrait of Michael Barr
Barr Michael
Director of R&D
Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutriceutical Services
Portrait of Alexandre Barragat
Barragat Alexandre
Head of the International Cooperation Department
Portrait of Orla Baumgartner
Baumgartner Orla
SteadySense GmbH
Portrait of Marlis Baurecht
Baurecht Marlis
Head of Business Unit Entrepreneurship | IPR | Seed Financing
Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH (AWS)
Portrait of Klaus Beetz
Beetz Klaus
EIT Manufacturing
Portrait of Katharina Beitz
Beitz Katharina
Resilient Resident
Portrait of Miguel Bello
Belló Miguel
Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre)
Portrait of Berger Dominik
Berger Dominik
Portrait of Giuseppe Borghi
Borghi Giuseppe
Head of Φ-lab Division
European Space Agency
Portrait of Jan Bormans
Bormans Jan
European Startup Network (ESN)
Portrait of Bosun Tijani
Bosun Tijani
CEO & Co-founder
Co-Creation Hub
Portrait of Raffaela Bruzzone
Bruzzone Raffaella
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Thematic Group (TG) Access to finance
Camera di Commercio, Genova, Italy
Portrait of Ralf Büchele
Büchele Ralph
Roland Berger GmbH München
Portrait of Flavio Caiafa
Caiafa Flavio
President of the
National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) in Uruguay
Portrait of Flavio Clavino
Calvino Flavio
OECD (Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Portrait of Enrica Chiozza
Chiozza Enrica
Part of the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
European Commission
Portrait of Sangjin Choi
Choi Sangjin
Chief of Global Strategy Team
Korea Institute of Energy Research
Portrait of Edwin Chow
Chow Edwin
Assistant Chief Executive Officer
Enterprise Singapore
Portrait of Peter Connock
Connock Peter
Director at AENEAS Association for European NanoElectronics ActivitieS
Eureka Cluster PENTA
Portrait of Antonio Copete
Copete Villa Antonio Julio
Director of
STI Capabilities and Outreach at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Republic of Colombia
Portrait of Melanie Cullins
Cullins Melanie
Executive Director International Innovation Office
National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
Portrait of Stephan Danninger
Danninger Stephan
Director of the
IMF, Singapore Regional Training Institute
Portrait of Mitch Davies
Davies Mitch
National Research Council Canada (NRC)
Portrait of Ronald de Bruin
De Bruin Ronald
European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Association
Portrait of Camilla De Latte
Del Latte Camilla
Team Leader Eurostars 2
Eureka Network
Portrait of Davide Delaiti
Delaiti Davide
Process Management Leader
Eureka Network
Portrait of Despotovski Jovan
Despotovski Jovan
North Macedonia Free Zones Authority
Portrait of Attilio Di Battista
Di Battista Attilio
Member of the
Centre for the New Economy and Society of the World Economic Forum
Portrait of Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni
di Paola-Galloni Jean-Luc
Valeo Group Corporate Vice-President
Sustainable Development and External Affairs
Portrait of José Díaz
Díaz José
Technological Corporation of Andalucia (CTA)
Portrait of Charles Dietz
Dietz Charles
Lead Data Scientist
Sclable Business Solutions GmbH
Portrait of Daan Du Toit
Du Toit Daan
Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
Portrait of Chris Edlin
Edlin Chris
Senior Director R&D
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Philipp Efferl
Efferl Philipp
Medical Data Engineer
medaia GmbH
Portrait of Henrietta Egerth
Egerth Henrietta
Managing Director
Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Portrait of Barbara Eibinger-Miedl
Eibinger-Miedl Barbara
Regional Minister for Economy, Tourism, Regions, Science and Research
Portrait of Elbers Jörg-Peter
Elbers Jörg-Peter
Senior Vice President (SVP) Advanced Technology
Standards & IPR at ADVA
Portrait of Hermann Erlach
Erlach Hermann
General Manager
Microsoft Österreich GmbH
Portrait of Eul Hermann
Eul Hermann
Independent Board Member
Private Investments, Coaching
Portrait of Andreas Falk
Falk Andreas
BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (BNN)
Portrait of Mario Fallast
Fallast Mario
SME Cooperation and Entrepreneurship Expert
Graz University of Technology, Research and Technology House
Portrait of Gabriel Felbermayr
Felbermayr Gabriel
Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Portrait of Maria Fellner
Fellner Maria
Fellner Maria
digitAAL Life GmbH
Portrait of Oscar Fernandez Moyano
Fernandez Moyano Oscar
Eureka Spanish National Project Coordinator (NPC)
Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), Madrid
Portrait of Filzwieser Iris
Filzwieser Iris
General Manager
METTOP & UrbanGold GmbH
Portrait of Stefan Finkbeiner
Finkbeiner Stefan
CEO and General Manager
Bosch Sensortec GmbH
Portrait of Astrid Flandorfer
Flandorfer Astrid
Enterprise Europe Network
Portrait of Christian Frey
Frey Christian
Head of Business and Innovation, European and International Programmes
Portrait of Friedl Christian
Friedl Christian
Senior Lecturer at the Institute of International Management at FH JOANNEUM
University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria
Portrait of Helen Gammons
Gammons Helen
COO and co-founder
Portrait of Gan Kim Yong
Gan Kim Yong
Minister for Trade and Industry
Republic of Singapore
Portrait of Carlos Garcia Delgado
García Delgado Carlos
Head of Sector
CTA (Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía)
Portrait of Marco Garcia
Garcia Marco
Commercial Counsellor Advantage Austria, Buenos Aires
responsible for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay
Portrait of Natalia Garcia-Mozo
García Mozo Natalia
Head of Unit Business Support Services
Bavarian Research Alliance
Portrait of Juan Pablo Granica
Garnica Juan Pablo
Investment Promotion Officer
Portrait of Fabienne Gautier
Gautier Fabienne
Head of Unit of EU and place-based Innovation Ecosystems
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)
Portrait of Gerstenmayer Andreas
Gerstenmayer Andreas
AT&S Austria Technologie und Systemtechnik AG
Portrait of Thomas Gimpel
Gimpel Thomas
LEAN MC Gmbh, Graz-Austria
Portrait of Gunda Gittler
Gittler Gunda
Pharmacy and Central Procurement Manager Barmherzige Brüder Hospital Österreich
Hospital Pharmacy of the Barmherzige Brüder e.U., Linz
Portrait of David Golding
Golding David
Head of Global Innovation Partnerships
Innovate UK
Portrait of Martin Graf
Graf Martin
Managing Director
Energie Steiermark AG
Portrait of Schönbacher Jörg
Graham Irene
CEO and Board Director of the ScaleUp Institute
Portrait of Gerhard Greiner
Greiner Gerhard
Managing Director
ALP.Lab GmbH
Portrait of Gromala Przemyslaw
Gromala Przemyslaw
Simulation Senior Expert & Simulation Team Leader
Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany
Portrait of Michael Gruber
Gruber Michael
Chief Scientist Photogrammetry
Vexcel Imaging GmbH, Austria
Portrait of Haase Anja
Haase Anja
Portrait of Gerhard Hackl
Hackl Gerhard
Executive Member of the Managing Board
ASMET (Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials)
Portrait of Josef Hackl
Hackl Josef
Managing Director CEO
WILD Gruppe
Portrait of Johann Harer
Harer Johann
Human.technology Styria GmbH
Portrait of Marton Herczeg
Herczeg Márton
Head of Strategy and Impact Unit
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Portrait of Sabine Herlitschka
Herlitschka Sabine
Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Portrait of Christina Hirschl
Hirschl Christina
Head of Research Units Sensor Systems & System Integration
Silicon Austria Labs GmbH
Portrait of Andrea Höglinger
Höglinger Andrea
Head of Division European and International Programmes
Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Portrait of Hopfgartner Harald
Hopfgartner Harald
Managing Director
Portrait of Christian Horak
Horak Christian
Contrast Ernst & Young Management Consulting GmbH
Portrait of Daniel Huber
Huber Daniel
Managing Partner & Head of Strategic Design
moodley industrial design GmbH
Portrait of Hulan Heidi
Hulan Heidi Alberta
Canada’s Ambassador to Austria and Slovakia & Canada’s Permanent Representative
to the international organisations in Vienna
Portrait of Jeanette Jackson
Jackson Jeanette
Foresight – Canada’s cleantech ecosystem accelerator
Portrait of Sebastian Jägsch
Jägsch Sebastian
Global Head of Creators Expedition
Portrait of Jerne Michael
Jerne Michael
Director External Relations
NXP Semiconducters Austria GmbH
Portrait of Jiménez Adrián
Jiménez Loygorri Adrián
DARWIN Biomedical
Portrait of Krista Jones
Jones Krista
Founding Executive, Momentum
Vice President, Venture Services, MaRS Discovery District
Portrait of Ben Jorgensen
Jorgensen Ben
Head of Secretariat
of the International Cleantech Network (ICN)
Portrait of Johanna Kairi
Kairi Johanna
Business Development Manager Austria
Stora Enso Wood Products
Portrait of David Kennedy
Kennedy David
Portrait of Mohini Keunen
Keunen Mohini
Thematic Group Circular Economy, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
RVO – Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Netherlands
Portrait of Wolfgang Kienreich
Kienreich Wolfgang
Director Business & Markets
Know-Center GmbH
Portrait of Wolfgang Knöbl
Knöbl Wolfgang
Research and Innovation
Weitzer Group
Portrait of Koller Stefan
Koller Stefan
Managing Director
VARTA Micro Innovation GmbH
Portrait of Ralf König
König Ralf
Senior Expert International STI Cooperation
Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Portrait of Mladen Kostic
Kostić Mladen
Chief Technology Officer
INTERA Technology Park, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Portrait of Rudolf Krall
Krall Rudolf
Head of Research Division Power Electronics
Silicon Austria Labs GmbH
Portrait of Thomas Krenke
Krenke Thomas
Key Researcher
Weizer Energie- Innovations- Zentrum GmbH
Portrait of Andreas Krug
Krug Andreas
CEO & Co-Founder
decide Clinical Software GmbH
Portrait of Nak-Hyun Kwon
Kwon Nak-Hyun
General Director of Business Coordination Center, H2KOREA
Technical Specialist of R&D Division, Hyundai Motor Company
Portrait of Ulrike Lackner
Lackner Ulrike
Senior Business Developer and Business Mentor for Technology Spin-offs
Portrait of Jean-Francois Lavignon
Lavignon Jean-François
Information Technology for European Advancement (ITEA)
Portrait of Isabell Lebo
Lebo Isabelle
International Partnerships Manager
Portrait of Stefan Lenglinger
Lenglinger Stefan
Portrait of Werner Leodolter
Leodolter Werner
Steiermärkische Krankenanstaltengesellschaft m.b.H.
Portrait of Anne Lidgard
Lidgard Anne
Director of
Silicon Valley Office ,Vinnova (Sweden)
Portrait of Dijana Likar
Likar Dijana
Innovation Manager
Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy (IECE), North Macedonia
Portrait of Annie Lindmark
Lindmark Annie
Programme Director Vinnova
Sweden’s innovation agency
Portrait of David Lisk
Lisk David
VP Industrial Research Assistance Pprogram (IRAP)
National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
Portrait of Jorge Liz
Liz Jorge
Programme Leader Global Cooperation Instruments
Eureka Secretariat
Portrait of Löffler Kerstin
Löffler Kerstin
Research Associate
Geriatric Healthcare Centres of the City of Graz (GGZ)
Portrait of Christoph Ludwig
Ludwig Christoph
Steirische Wirtschaftsförderung SFG
Portrait of Thomas Lüftner
Lüftner Thomas
CTO & Head of Research Divisions RF Systems and Embedded Systems
Silicon Austria Labs GmbH
Portrait of Andrew Lynch
Lynch Andrew
Chief Innovation Officer
Irish Manufacturing Research
Portrait of Macias Aragonés Marta
Macias Aragonés Marta
Innovation Manager
CTA (Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía)
Portrait of Simeona Manova
Manova Simeona
Member of Cabinet of Elisa Ferreira
European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
Portrait of Sinisa Marcic
Marcic Sinisa
Expert on Human Capital Development
Regional Cooperation Council
Portrait of Maresch Michael
Maresch Michaela
CEO and co-founder
Austrian company COMMOD HOUSE GmbH
Portrait of Gunnar Matthiesen
Matthiesen Gunnar
European Commission, European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)
Brussels and Senior Project Advisor (Enterprise Europe Network EEN)
Portrait of Heinz Mayer
Mayer Heinz
Director DIGITAL
Portrait of Stefan Mehr
Mehr Stefan
CTO & Business Development
sanSirro GmbH /QUS Body Connected
Portrait of Mizuguchi Dai
Mizuguchi Dai
Deputy Director, International Affairs Department
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan
Portrait of Robert Modre
Modre-Osprian Robert
TELBIOMED Medizintechnik und IT Service GmbH
Portrait of Montvay András
Montvay András
Silicon Austria Labs
Portrait of Josef Moser
Moser Josef
Senior Director Innovation & Funding Management
Infineon Technologies Austria AG (IFAT)
Portrait of Martin Mössler
Mössler Martin
General Manager
ESA BIC Austria