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Open EASN Workshop on "Academic aviation research in the light of the new realities; are we actually performing the research we need?"

The main objective of this workshop is to identify the needs, highlight the importance of academic research in Aviation and identify measures in order to maintain it at acceptable levels. Different viewpoints will be presented and open discussions will be fostered, aiming at reaching some common understanding for needed measures for maintaining innovation on the European Aviation development chain.

16 February 2016 - 16 February 2016


What is the importance of fundamental research to aerospace Industry in the 21st Century?
Prof. Dieter Schmitt, Aeronautical Consultant, EASN honorary member

Academic research: industrial subcontractor or independent innovation driver.
Dr. Helge Pfeiffer, General Secretary EASN, KU Leuven (University of Leuven)

Do the European Universities have the right tools to promote innovative research?
Prof. Dr.-Ing Joachim Szodruch, Board Member German Aerospace Centre (ret.)

What about basic research opportunities within the industry?
Mr. Eric Dautriat, Executive Director of Clean Sky Joint Undertaking

Does the European education system have the appropriate mechanisms to foster and promote innovative thinking?

Open Consultation moderated by Prof. Spiros Pantelakis, Chairman of EASN, University of Patras

Due to the limited capacity of the open workshop, pre-registration and confirmation is required. Confirmations will be sent on a first-come-first-served basis.More information and registration here: