Graphene in Europe: From Nobel Prize to technology, innovation and industrial competitiveness

STOA, the official body of the European Parliament for Science and Technology Options Assessment, organises a workshop about “Graphene in Europe: From Nobel Prize to technology, innovation and industrial competitiveness” on 2 June 2015 at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The programme 

Chair: Paul RÜBIG – MEP, STOA Chair
Moderator: Jacki DAVIS

15.30 Welcome
Paul RÜBIG, MEP and STOA Chair
Zoran STANČIČ, DG Connect, European Commission

15.40 Introductory statement
Jerzy BUZEK, MEP and ITRE Chair

15.45 Setting the stage: the graphene flagship from academic excellence to societal impacts
Jari KINARET, graphene flagship coordinator

16.00 Keynote speech – Materials in the flatland: beyond graphene
Konstantin NOVOSELOV, University of Manchester, UK, 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics

16.20 Panel session – Graphene’s innovation potential and impact on European economy and society
Zoran STANČIČ, DG Connect, European Commission
Andrea FERRARI, University of Cambridge, UK
Annick LOISEAU, CNRS, France
Silvia LAZCANO, Airbus, Spain
Maurizio PRATO, University of Trieste, Italy
Ulla VOGEL, Danish Nanosafety Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wolfgang TEMPL, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany
Amaia ZURUTUZA, Graphenea, Spain

17:30 Q&A Session
Questions from the audience and social media

17.50 Conclusions
Konstantin NOVOSELOV, University of Manchester, UK
17.55 Closing remarks
Eva KAILI, MEP and STOA Vice-Chair

18:00 Drinks reception and exhibition
An exhibition on graphene will be organised at the European Parliament on the day of the workshop, as well as a drink reception after the meeting, on the first floor of the G area.

One of STOA’s main objectives is to bridge the gap between the scientific community and policy-makers within the European Parliament. It seeks to provide MEPs with information on topical scientific and technological issues relating to Parliament’s role as legislator. To this end STOA organises several public events throughout the year.

STOA aims at initiating and facilitating debates on scientific and technological developments of political relevance. For this purpose, it organises public discussions, including workshops, in which politicians and representatives of the scientific community and society at large can discuss and compare different technological options.

Instructions for egistration and more information can be found at the STOA web portal:


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