Helsinki Challenge Global Impact Camp – Creating impact with science

Location:
Bibliothèque Solvay, Leopoldpark, Rue Belliard
Event Type:
External Event
Working Group:
Innovation & Investment
Event Date:
27/09/2017
Audience:
Public

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Meet the researchers behind the next big innovations and discuss the impact of science!
 
Helsinki Challenge Global Impact Camp opening seminar will take palce on Tuesday 26th of September in Brussels.
 
Hear how science creates innovations for sustainable future.
 
The Global Impact Camp will be a two-day intensive co-creation session, focusing on societal impact of research. After the seminar, you are also warmly welcomed to join us at the Global Impact Evening reception, and at the lunch on Wednesday 27th of September.
 

Helsinki Challenge Global Impact Camp – Creating change with science
High-level seminar on Tuesday, 26th of September at 9.00-12.00
Bibliothèque Solvay, Leopoldpark, Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 137, 1040 Brussels

Programme

9.00 Registration and coffee
9.30 Opening words by Thomas Wilhelmsson, Chancellor of University of Helsinki and Member of the European Parliament Sirpa Pietikäinen
9.40 Keynote speech by Barbara Pesce-Monteiro, Director of UNDP Representation Office in Brussels, UN Secretary-General's representative to the EU TBC
10.00 Keynote speech by Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission
10.20 Helsinki Challenge view on impact, pitches by the finalist teams
11.00 Panel discussion:  Grand Societal Challenges & Science Impact, moderated by Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council
Markus Nordberg, Head of Resources Development
of the Development and Innovation Unit, CERN
Wiljan van den Akker, Vice-rector for Research, Utrecht University
Tuuli Kaskinen, Executive Director, Demos Helsinki
12.00 Lunch & networking with the Helsinki Challenge finalist teams
 

Helsinki Challenge Global Impact Evening
Evening reception on Tuesday, 26th of September at 18.30-20.00
Bibliothèque Solvay, Leopoldpark, Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 137, 1040 Brussels

Programme

18.30 Experience Helsinki Challenge in 2 minutes by the Helsinki Challenge universities
18.45 Keynote speech by Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland and member of EU High Level Group on Horizon 2020 Impact
19.00 Pitches by the finalist teams
19.20 Networking
 

Helsinki Challenge Global Impact Camp – Towards global impact
Lunch on Wednesday, 27th of September at 12.15-13.30
Bibliothèque Solvay, Leopoldpark, Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 137, 1040 Brussels

Programme

12.15 Opening words by Anneli Pauli, member of the Helsinki Challenge Grand Jury and Advisor hors classe (Innovation and Competitiveness), Directorate-General Climate Action, European Commission
12.30 Pitches by the seven finalist teams
13.15 Mentor perspective on Global Impact Camp
13.30 Impact prize ceremony by Members of the European Parliament
13.45 Closing the Global Impact Camp