SPEAKERS

Joao SANTOS

Deputy Head of Unit at European Commission -DG EMPL - Unit E.3, Apprenticeships and Adult Learning
 

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) is responsible for EU policy on employment, social affairs, skills, labour mobility and the related EU funding programmes.

 

Luigi CAMPITELLI

 

Operations Director at Open Innovation Hubs - LAZIO INNOVA



LazioInnova performs functions of specialized technical assistance to the Lazio Region, with specific reference to the implementation of European programs. LazioInnova is an intermediary body acting under the responsibility of the Managing Authority (Regione Lazio) and interacting directly with final beneficiaries in the implementation of the Operational Programmes co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Gregorio CAÑAVATE CRUZADO

International R&D Project Manager at CETEM
 


CETEM is a Technology and Innovation Centre and Technology transfer office operating in a series of strategic research areas (e.g. industrial technology, product engineering materials, adhesion and polymers, robotics and electronics and home automation) to support regional companies in the wood and furniture industry to develop new products, services or processes of high added value.

Martin HUEMER

Senior Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) Unit F.5, Industry 5.0
 

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) is responsible for EU policy on research, science and innovation, with a view to help create growth and jobs and tackle our biggest societal challenges.

Döndu Ünal HAKTAR

Head of HUGO BOSS Solutions, Izmir Operation HUGO BOSS 



Izmir, Turkey is home to HUGO BOSS's largest production location. Since 1999, the company has primarily produced high-quality business wear products here. However, the factory is not only the largest HUGO BOSS production facility, it is also the most high-tech, as the company demonstrates what Industry 4.0 looks like in practice here, with networked machines, extensive data analysis and flexible processes.

Esteban PELAYO VILLAREJO

Director of EURADA
 

 


Founded in 1992, the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) gathers people working on economic development through a large network of 77 members throughout 23 countries in the European Union and beyond. We connect our members with other regional development agencies, business partners and European authorities.

Christoph Matthias REISS-SCHMIDT

 

Head of International Projects, Business Upper Austria


Businnes Upper Austria ensures an attractive framework conditions for companies and people ensure that Upper Austria remains the most dynamic economic region in Austria. As a leading export, technology and industry province at the heart of Europe, Upper Austria offers everything companies need to be competitive: first class infrastructure, qualified specialists, innovative environment and the highest quality of life.

Siv JACOBSEN

Policy Officer,  DG RTD, Unit A.3, Horizon Strategic Planning & Programming


The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) is responsible for EU policy on research, science and innovation, with a view to help create growth and jobs and tackle our biggest societal challenges.

Andrea DI ANSELMO

 

Vice-President, META Group

META drives knowledge from lab to market by coaching entrepreneurs, advising authorities on innovation-boosting strategies and investing in promising ideas.

David LORENZO
 

Production Manager at Fama

 

 

Founded in 1970, Fama has become one of the most technologically advanced sofa manufacturers. With a production plant of more than 20,000 m2, it performs the entire production process, merging design, technology and crafts. With an eminently exporting vocation, it is present in more than 60 countries around the world.

Irene BURRONI

 

Director, Centro Sperimentale del Mobile e dell’Arredamento

For years, CSM has encouraged the birth and development of groups working in the sectors which operate prior and subsequent to the various stages of the furniture production process, with the aim of creating a competitive, fully-integrated system for the furniture and furnishing sector in Tuscany.

Uwe KIES

Secretary General of Innovawood

InnovaWood is an umbrella organisation that integrates four European networks in the Forest, Wood-based and Furniture industries into a more effective mechanism to support innovation in these sectors.

María Victoria GÓMEZ GÓMEZ

Researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

 

In the Virtual Engineering Laboratory of the KIT, the potential and impact of the latest innovations in production, interaction and visualization on architectural planning and construction processes are examined and evaluated. The aim is to develop and evaluate integrated IT-based planning and production methods and procedures.

Jonathan LEDGER

Global TVET Specialist, Occupational Awards Ltd

 

Global Skills Ledger aims to transform the lives of individual workers and drive the improvement of demanding business performance through the development of technical soft and practical work based skills. They are renowned experts in TVET, apprenticeship, entrepreneurship, employability and other forms of workplace skills training both in the UK and globally.

Noelia CANTERO

 

Business Manager at EARLALL - European Association of Regions and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning
 

EARLALL is a Brussels-based network of regions aiming to contribute to EU policy-making and cooperate in projects in the field of lifelong learning. Based on the unique strengths of every region and local authority, EARLALL facilitates regional collaborations and partnerships, as well as an open and rapid exchange of knowledge in a context of trust and confidence.

Steve SLOAN

Information Communication Technology Consultant, Ionology
 

Ionology provides executive leadership courses in digital transformation and artificial intelligence. Building The Digital Mindset, Planning and Delivery Capabilities In Executive Leaders.

Giulia DENTICE

CEO at Dall'Albero Srl



Dall’Albero means “from the tree”, this is an highly innovative Italian company producing artisanal plant based alternatives to cheese handcrafted in a speacialised lab in Rome.

Francisco José MELERO MUÑOZ

R&D International Projects at CETEM

 


CETEM is a Technology and Innovation Centre and Technology transfer office operating in a series of strategic research areas (e.g. industrial technology, product engineering materials, adhesion and polymers, robotics and electronics and home automation) to support regional companies in the wood and furniture industry to develop new products, services or processes of high added value.

Peter VAN HOECKE

 

CEO at Van Hoecke NV

 

Van Hoecke is a distributor of hinges and a producer of drawer systems. As an enthusiastic and inspiring CEO, Peter Van Hoecke is the driving force behind continuous innovation at Van Hoecke. The company sets extreme customer centricity as the highest goal of the organization, and it continuously strives towards that goal. The production lines only deliver customised work, in countless variants of dimensions, sizes and finishes. Short delivery times and maximum unburdening of customers is their mantra.

Maria Victoria BUENO DELGADO

Associate Professor at Universidad Politècnica de Cartagena

The Department of Information Technology and Communications of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) includes the Knowledge Areas of Telematic Engineering, Signal Theory, and Computer Languages ​​and Systems. This is a strong institution promoting research and innovation well-beyond Murcia region.

Ramón PÉREZ SILVA

 

Web developer at Pristálica


Pristálica has experts in international research and innovation projects under the protection of Europa LIFE and Erasmus +.