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FET Flagship Pilots Final Conference
9 July 2012, Brussels
(by invitation only)

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The Pilots' Final Conference will present the results and visions of the six Flagship candidates . It will also provide an opportunity to hear about the European Commission's strategy for the future implementation of the FET Flagships, both in FP7 and Horizon 2020.

FET Flagship Initiatives are science-driven, large-scale, multidisciplinary research initiatives oriented towards a unifying goal and nucleated from ICT future and emerging technologies, with a transformational impact on science and technology and substantial benefits for European competitiveness and society. The goals of such initiatives should be visionary and highly ambitious in terms of scientific challenges, resources required and coordinated efforts. They should be based on cooperation among a range of scientific disciplines going beyond the ICT programme, extending over a long period (e.g. 10 years) and requiring a common European effort across Europe, or beyond where appropriate.

Potential flagship topics have been elaborated in a preparatory phase by six EU-funded projects .
In 2013 two out of these size topics with the most promising ideas will be selected as full FET Flagship Initiatives .



08:30 Registration
09:00 Opening session
Chair: Thierry Van der Pyl , Director, European Commission, DG CONNECT
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  - Neelie Kroes , Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda ( ,69KB)  - watch the video
- Francesco Profumo , Minister for Education, Universities and Research , Italy
- Maria Elżbieta Orłowska ,Vice-Minister for Science and Higher Education, Poland

- António Fernando Correia de Campos , Member of the European Parliament
9:45 The Flagship Pilots: vision and results (1)
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  - Guardian Angels: Adrian Ionescu , École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ( ,3250KB )
- RoboCom: Paolo Dario , Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna ( ,5200KB )
- FuturICT: Steven Bishop , University College London; Dirk Helbing , ETH; Paul Lukowicz , DFKI ( ,4100KB )
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 The Flagship Pilots: vision and results (2)
Watch the videos of these given presentations
Chair: Wolfgang Boch , Head of Unit, European Commission, DG CONNECT
  - Human Brain Project: Henry Markram, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ( ,3440KB )
- Graphene: Jari Kinaret, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola ( ,1670KB )
- IT Future of Medicine: Hans Lehrach, Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik ( ,2050KB )
12:45 Commission's strategy for the implementation of the FET Flagship Initiatives
- Wolfgang Boch ( ,747KB )
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Networking with the FET Flagship Pilots

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