13h30 - 17h30

Mondorf Domaine Thermal, Al Thermen, Salle des Fêtes côté parc
Mondorf-les-Bains (Luxembourg)


TAFTIE, the European network of innovation agencies, welcomes you for its annual policy forum on “Digital Europe – Role and opportunities for innovation agencies”. The conference will take place Thursday, November 28 in Mondorf-les-Bains.


13.30 Welcome words

  • Ian Cresswell, Luxinnovation & TAFTIE Chairman

13.40 Introduction to Digital Europe Programme and country cases

  • General introduction of Digital Europe: structure of the programme, objectives, instruments,
    state of play
    Vesa Terävä, Head of Unit, Research Strategy and Programme Coordination, DG CNECT
  • Digital innovation-strategy for a data-driven economy, presentation of the Luxembourg case
    Sasha Baillie, CEO Luxinnovation
  • The Digitalisation Agency in Austria
    Wolfgang Wisek, Project Manager Digitalisation, FFG Austria

14.20 Artificial Intelligence

  • Artificial intelligence in Digital Europe Programme
    Juha Heikkilä, Head of Unit, Robotics and AI, DG CNECT
  • How Bpifrance is boosting AI adoption in France?
    Raphaël Didier, Development Director, Innovation Department, BPI France
  • Q&A

15.00 Cybersecurity and trust

  • Cybersecurity and trust in Digital Europe Programme
    Jean-François Junger, Deputy Head of Unit, Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building, DG CNECT
  • Our Trust in Hardware
    Jan-Henrik Fischer-Wolfarth, Head of Electric Mobility, VDI/VDE Innovation +Technik GmbH
  • Q&A

15.40 Coffee break

16.00 Advanced digital skills and use of digital technologies across the economy

  • Advanced digital skills and use of digital technologies including DIHs
    Silvia Merisio, Policy Officer, Digital Economy and Skills, DG CNECT
  • How the Luxembourg Digital Innovation Hub contributes to the data-driven economy
    Marina Guérin-Jabbour, Head of Digital Innovation Hub, Luxinnovation
  • Q&A

16.40 Supercomputing

  • Supercomputing in Digital Europe Programme
    Dr. Gustav Kalbe, Head of Unit, High-Performance Computing & Quantum Technologies, DG CNECT
  • Example of how an innovation agency promotes supercomputing to foster innovation
    Eduardo Maldonado, President, ANI Portugal
  • Q&A

17.20 Conclusion

  • e-Estonia, building a digital society
    Anett Numa, e-Estonia

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TAFTIE - Policy Forum 2019 - non-members
Policy Forum 28 November 2019 | Mondorf les bains
Digital Europe Programme – Role and opportunities for innovation agencies
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