10th SEMI Brussels Forum - Agenda

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The 10th SEMI Brussels Forum will discuss smart applications, or in other words, how Europe’s research and technology in semiconductor manufacturing can be used to address societal needs.

Join us in Brussels to understand how Europe is supporting smart cities, smart manufacturing, smart health… smart anything, what this means for semiconductor manufacturing in Europe and how your company can benefit.


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Infographic SEMI from sand to systems


Registration & Welcome Coffee
9.00Opening and Welcome 
 Laith Altimime, President, SEMI Europe 
 Introduction to the 10th SEMI Brussels Forum 
 Rania Georgoutsakou, Director Public Policy, SEMI Europe 
9:10Session 1 - Meeting demand in Active & Healthy Ageing  

The EU initiatives in Active and Healthy Ageing

Ilias Iakovidis, Acting Head of Unit, Digital Social Platforms – European Commission/DG Connect 


Cooperation through the value chain: getting cutting-edge technologies into products and onto the market

Industry view - Speaker to be confirmed


Understanding the end-user: the role of consumers and patients in large-scale deployment

European Patient Forum (tbc)


Discussion with the audience: from cutting-edge components and systems to smart products and services

> What opportunities and challenges in linking up smart technologies to smart products and services?
> The role of public authorities in stimulating demand and deployment of innovative products and services
> What opportunities for Europe’s global competitiveness? 

10:30 Coffee Break & Networking 
11:00Session 2  - Smart Manufacturing and Value Chain Cooperation 

Smart manufacturing and the EU’s ‘Digitising Industry’ initiative 

Khalil Rouhana, Director Components and Systems – European Commission/DG Connect


Value Chain Cooperation and public funding programs  – the ECSEL ‘Lighthouse Initiative’

Bert De Colvenaer, Director, ECSEL Joint Undertaking 


Discussion with the audience: opportunities for Europe’s manufacturing industry

> How can public initiatives reinforce industry cooperation across the value chain?

> What additional actions are needed to reinforce Europe’s global competitiveness (e.g. standards, interoperability?)

> What opportunities does the digitalization of industry and value chain cooperation present for Europe’s micro/nanoelectronics manufacturing supply chain?

12:30 A global perspective  
 Jonathan Davis, Global Vice-President in charge of Advocacy, SEMI  
12:45 Concluding Remarks 
 Laith Altimime, President, SEMI Europe  
13:00 Lunch & Networking 
Agenda 2015
link to agenda of 9th Brussels Forum 2015 

Picture Galley 2015

full screen slide show