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Workshop European Clusters and Regions 2015


Workshop European Clusters and Regions 2015

The role of European Clusters and Regions in Electronic Components and Systems

Date: 7 October 2015
Time: 09:00 - 16:45
Location: Room Palaiszimmer, Messe Dresden


Organized by:


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 Wednesday, 7 October 2015

 09:00 Registration and coffee

Welcome address

Barbara Meyer, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transportation


Workshop objectives

Willy Van Puymbroeck, European Commission


Electronic Components and Systems in Europe: the role of regions, clusters and
access to finance

Willy Van Puymbroeck, European Commission


European Semiconductor Cluster Forum (ESCF): Vision and programmes

Alain Astier, ST Microelectronics


SILICON Europe – Success stories, vision and joint action plan

Frank Bösenberg, Silicon Saxony


Smart Anything Everywhere

Rainer Guenzler, Hahn-Schickard

 12:00 Lunch break

The ELG Implementation Plan one year later: new opportunities, new challenges for the microelectronics sector in Europe



Introduction to the World Café style discussions

John Blake, MIDAS

 13:30 World Café style discussions covering the following topics:

1. Implementing the European Industrial Electronics Strategy 
Moderator: Jens Drews, GLOBALFOUNDRIES

2. Smart Regions in a Smart Europe
Moderator: Peter Simkens, DSP Valley

3. A competitive Europe in the World
Moderator: Veronique Pequignat, AEPI – MINALOGIC Cluster

 15:30 Coffee break

Summary of the World Cafe discussions

John Blake, MIDAS


Wrap-up and closure

Willy Van Puymbroeck, European Commission

 16:45 End


Frank Bösenberg

Tel: +49 351 8925 800

Email: info@silicon-europe.eu

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