• 08:30 - 09:00

    Welcome Coffee Break

  • 09:00 - 09:30


    Welcome address:

    • Antti Vasara, President, EARTO

    • Xavier Torra Balcells, President, EURECAT

    Keynotes & introduction:

    • Roger Torrent, Ministry of Business and Labour, Generalitat de Catalunya

    • Teresa Riesgo, General Secretary of Innovation, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Government of Spain

    • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age and Competition, European Commission (Video address)


    Antti Vasara

    Margrethe Vestager

    Xavier Torra Balcells

  • 09:30 - 10:30

    Part 1 - Role of RTOs in supporting Economic Resilience and Sustainable Transitions


    • Philippe Larrué, Policy Analyst, OECD


    • Albert Castellanos, Secretary of Business and Competitiveness, Generalitat de Catalunya and Vice President for Interregional cooperation and Mediterranean affairs, Assembly of Eureopan Regions

    • Martín Santos, Senior Scientist, Circular Economic Tech, Repsol Technology Lab

    • Aureo Diaz-Carrasco, Executive Manager, FEDIT

    • François Jacq, CEO, CEA

    • Monica Ringvik, CTO, RISE


    Muriel Attané, Secretary General, EARTO


    Albert Castellanos

    Aureo Diaz-Carrasco

    François Jacq

    Martín Santos Martínez

    Monica Ringvik

    Muriel Attané

    Philippe Larrue

  • 10:30 - 11:00


  • 11:00 - 12:30

    Part 2 – Realising the Twin Transitions – Role of RTOs & Instruments


    • Miquel Rovira, Director of Sustainability, EURECAT

    • Christa Hooijer, Science Director, TNO

    • Harry Heinzelmann, CTO, CSEM

    • Jerome Samson, Investment Manager, European Investment Fund


    • Sergi Ametller, Offshore Wind Director, SENER

    • Piotr Dardzinski, CEO, Lukasiewicz Research Network

    • Boštjan Zalar, CEO, Josef Stefan Institute


    Joan Guasch, Director International Development and Public Programmes, EURECAT


    Boštjan Zalar

    Christa Hooijer

    Dr Piotr Dardziński

    Harry Heinzelmann

    Jerome Samson

    Joan Guasch

    Miquel Rovira

  • 12:30 - 14:00

    Lunch Break

  • 14:00 - 15:30

    Part 3 - EU Policies Framing RTOs’ Efforts


    • Thomas Skordas, Acting Deputy Director, Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure, DG CONNECT, European Commission (Video address)

    • Anna Panagopoulou, Director, ERA & Innovation, DG R&I, European Commission

    • Merete Clausen, Director for Investment, DG GROW, European Commission

    • Nicola De Michelis, Director, Smart and Sustainable Growth and Programme Implementation, DG REGIO, European Commission


    • Mathias Rauch, Director and Section Head of Think Tank and European Research Area, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

    • Jesús Valero, CEO, TECNALIA

    • Dirk Saseta, Director of Promotional and International Affairs, Leitat


    Muriel Attané, Secretary General, EARTO


    Anna Panagopoulou

    Aureo Diaz-Carrasco

    Jesus Valero

    Mathias Rauch

    Merete Clausen

    Muriel Attané

    Nicola De Michelis

    Thomas Skordas

  • 15:30 - 15:35

    Closing by Antti Vasara, President, EARTO


    Antti Vasara