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DAY 0: MONDAY 21.5.


13:00-13:10 Welcome

Melanie Cullins, Industrial Technology Advisor, Industrial Research Assistance Program National Research Council of Canada.

EUREKA instruments

13:10-13:35 International Cooperation: integral part of EUREKA’s new Strategic Roadmap

Jorge Liz, Project Monitoring, EUREKA Cluster and Umbrella representative.

13:35-14:00 Participating in Eurostars - Eligibility rules, application and evaluation process and criteria

Peter Chisnall, Eurostars Programme Manager.

14:00-14:20 Participating in Cluster projects, Cluster chairman

Zeynep Sarilar, Cluster spokesperson & ITEA Chairwoman.

14:20-14:40 Cluster project testimonial

Antonio Cuadra Sánchez, Telecom & Media, INDRA.

14:40-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-15:25 Participating in Network projects

Oscar Fernandez Moyano, National Project Coordinator, Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI).

Collaborative tools

15:25-15:40 Network support

Mike Timmermans, National Project Coordinator, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland

15:40-15:55 Associated organisation: “EEN support”

Mikael Virkki, Advisor, Business Finland, Enterprise Europe Network.

15:55-16:00 Closing the session

DAY 1: TUESDAY 22.5.



    • Heikki Uusi-Honko, EUREKA High-Level Group Chairman, Business Finland
    • Sanghoon Lee, Director General  from Ministry of  Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE)

09:15-09:30 KEYNOTE: Key messages of impact from the Finnish PPP in manufacturing industry

Harri Kulmala, DIMECC

09:30-10:30 PANEL DISCUSSION, moderated by Charlotte Geerdink


11:00-11:30 KEYNOTE: Disruptive Innovation: finding a meaningful direction in a digitalized world

Roberto Verganti, Politecnico di Milano

11:30-11:50 KEYNOTE and Signing of the Canada-EUREKA Association Renewal

  • Andrée Cooligan, Ambassador of Canada to Finland
  • Iain Stewart, President of the Canadian National Research Council (NRC)

11:50-12:00 Closing remarks

Petri Peltonen, Under-Secretary of State, Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.


Parallell events

13:00-16:00 EUREKA – A Unique Platform for International RDI Collaboration (Finlandia-hall)


  • EUREKA, a singular platform, uniquely positioned in the European innovation ecosystem.
    Philippe Vanrie, Head of the EUREKA Secretariat
    Matti Hiltunen, EUREKA High-level Representative for Finland, Business Finland
  • The Eurostars programme, 10 years of achievement and impact, effectiveness and perspectives for the future.
    Peter Chisnall, Eurostars Programme Manager, EUREKA Secretariat.
    Bertel Haarder, Danish politician, former minister, present at EUREKA’s foundation.
    Jean-David Malo, Director, European Commission Research & Innovation
  • Enabling business & investment readiness of EUREKA’s companies, the E!Innovest experience.
    Ana Tomašek, EUREKA Secretariat E!lab Manager
    Oscar Chabrera, Co-Founder & EU Manager, Barcelona
    Finnish Business Angel/Venture Capitalist (tbc)

14:30-15:00 Coffee break


  • Going Global, navigating across EUREKA’s unique worldwide network
    David Golding
    , Head of European and Global Engagement, Innovate UK
    Niki Naska, Public Affairs Manager, EUREKA Secretariat
    Mike Timmermans, Manager International Innovation Cooperation at Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
    Mariano Jordan, National Director, Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Argentina
  • A zoom in on the European and other Clusters experience
    Jorge Liz
    , EUREKA Secretariat Clusters Manager
    Zeynep Sarilar, EUREKA InterClusters Spokesperson

Closing remarks

13:00-16:00 Republic of Korea Collaboration Forum

Please check the detailed agenda here.

13:00-13:30 Session I: Opening Ceremony (Helsinki-hall)

  • Opening Address: Mr. Hak-do Kim, President / KIAT
  • Welcome Address: Mr. Petri Peltonen, Under – Secretary of State / MEAE
  • Congratulatory Remarks: Mr. Inho Lee, Vice Minister / MOTIE
  • Korea EUREKA Partnership Agreement Signing

13:30-14:00 Session II: Keynote Presentations (Helsinki-hall)

  • Smart Energy industry strategy of Korea: Mr. Chinho Park, Managing Director / OSP, MOTIE
  • New opportunities with 5G in the 4th Industrial Revolution: Mr. Jongho Park, Vice Minister / KT
  • The smart mobility in the perspective of Hyundai Motor company: Mr. Moo Sang Kim, President / Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center
  • Collaborative approaches in biosimilar industry: Mr. HoUng Kim, Head of Strategy and Operations / Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd.

14:30-15:00 COFFEE BREAK

15:00-16:00 Session III: Idea Pitches

  • Smart Energy (Room 22+23)
  • Smart Industry (Room 24)
  • Smart Mobility & Smart Health (Room 25+26)

16:00-18:45 B2B MATCH & EXHIBITION

There will be business-to-business matchmaking opportunities each day at certain times during the event.



09:00-09:30 KEYNOTE: 5G connectivity as an enabler for industries

Lauri Oksanen, Nokia

09:30-10:00 KEYNOTE: Future cities as fields of opportunity for Smart Services

Jarmo Eskelinen, Future Cities Catapult


10:30-12:15 Parallel debates on Smart Health & Smart Energy

Smart Health (Finlandia-hall)
  • Minna Hendolin, Business Finland – Moderator
  • Erno Muuranto, GE Health Finland
  • Marja Makarow, Biocenter Finland
  • Casper Garos, Philips
  • Sinikka Salo, Ministry of Social Affairs, Finland
  • Arndt A Schmitz, Bayer AG Pharmaceuticals Germany
  • Timo Siponen, Nokia
Smart Energy (Helsinki-hall)
  • Helena Saren, Business Finland – Moderator
  • Murat Pinar, ENERJISA
  • Laurent Midrier, Strategy and Innovation at Bureau Veritas
  • Richard Haagensen, Landis+Gyr
  • Carlos Härtel, GE European Technology Center
  • Sirkka Heinonen, Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC), University of Turku


13:30-15:15 Parallel Debates on Smart Industry and Smart Mobility

Smart Industry (Finlandia-hall)
Smart Mobility (Helsinki-hall)
  • Tom Warras, Business Finland – Moderator
  • Maria Rimini-Döring, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Andrew Till, Harman Connected Services, UK
  • Ioanna Fergadiotou, Inlecom Systems, UK and Greece
  • Pekka Möttö, Kyyti Group Oy
  • Maria Rautavirta, of Transport and Communications, Finland

15:15-15:50 COFFEE BREAK

15:50-17:00 A Keynote Lecture by the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize winner and announcement of the EUREKA Innovation Award Winners (Finlandia-hall)

17:00-18:40 B2B MATCH & EXHIBITION

There will be business-to-business matchmaking opportunities each day at certain times during the event.



Industry-led Collaboration – EUREKA Clusters

09:00-09:15 Introduction by Zeynep Sarilar, InterCluster Spokesperson & ITEA Chairwoman

09:15-10:00 Panel Session: Conclusions of Parallel Thematic Modules

  • Moderator – Zeynep Sarilar
  • Smart Energy – Gabriel Marquette, EUREKA EUROGIA2020
  • Smart Health – Philippe Letellier, EUREKA ITEA
  • Smart Industry – Joseba Bilbatua, EUREKA SMART
  • Smart Mobility – Rémy Renaudin, EUREKA EURIPIDES

10:00-10:45 EUREKA Clusters and SMEs: an Interactive Session

10:45-11:00 Closure of the Plenary Session by Tim Bestwick, UK EUREKA Chair

11:15-13:00 Parallel Cluster Community Sessions

ITEA Community session – Finlandia-hall

11:15 Interactive and audience-involving panel session with the four winners of the 2018 ITEA Awards of Excellence

Experts from Airbus, Barco, IDEMIA and Philips will share the projects’ inspiring solutions for the contemporary challenges of:

  • Collaborative city co-design (C3PO)
  • Safe and secure Building Management System (FUSE-IT)
  • Security of border management (IDEA4SWIFT)
  • Minimally-invasive interventional treatments (BENEFIT)

The session will be moderated by ITEA Vice-chairman Philippe Letellier.

12:00 ITEA Awards of Excellence 2018 ceremony

12:05 20 years of ITEA impact session

During this celebratory session, several representatives from Industry and Public Authorities will talk about the impact of ITEA, its projects and their personal experiences in ITEA. Join us and learn from their inspirational stories. Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order):

Adrien Bécue, Head of Research & Technology at Cassidian Cybersecurity
Jonas Bjarne, Senior Program Manager at Vinnova
Patrick Chombart, CATIA R&D collaborative projects manager at Dassault Systemes
Andy De Mets, Coordinator external R&D and Innovation Programs at Barco
Dirk Elias, Head of Division for Software Intensive Systems at Robert Bosch
Rudolf Haggenmüller, Managing Director of Accelerator ACU & former ITEA Chairman
Gjalt Loots, Principal Business Consultant at TNO
Carmen Polcaro, R&D Project Manager ICT unit at Innovalia
Joost Schut, Co-founder and Commercial Director at KE-works
Jan Segerstam, Development Director at Empower IM Oy
Mike Timmermans, Manager International Innovation at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency & EUREKA NPC

The session will be moderated by ITEA Chairwoman Zeynep Sarılar.

12:50 Closing words: ITEA beyond 2020 by Zeynep Sarılar, ITEA Chairwoman

Celtic-Plus Event – Helsinki-hall


11:15 – 11:30 Opening of the Celtic-Plus Event
Heikki Uusi-Honko, Finish EUREKA Presidency, Business Finland
Valerie Blavette, Orange, Vice Chair of Celtic-Plus

11:30 – 11:50 CELTIC-NEXT – Next Generation Telecommunications for the Digital Society
Peter Herrmann, Director, Celtic-Plus Office

11:50 – 12:10 Keynote: “Artificial Intelligence, a disruption to digitalization of industries“
Leo M. Kärkkäinen, Nokia
Moderator: Riza Durucasugil Celtic-Plus Vice Chair, from Netas

12:10 – 13:00 Panel: Business impacts of Celtic-Plus projects
Moderator: Mrs Juana Sanchez (CDTI, funding authority Spain)

  • GOLD: Break though in Broadband Connectivity (, Les Humphrey (BT)
  • NOTTS: Next generation over-the-top multimedia services, Antonio Cuadra Sanchez (INDRA)
  • ReICOvAir: Reliable Industrial Communication Over the Air, Dieter Kreuer (Qosmotec)
  • SENDATE: Secure Networking for a data center cloud in Europe, Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä, Vice President (Connectivity Business Area, VTT)SIGMONA: Break throughs in 5G, Jari Lehmusvuori (Nokia)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and exhibition

14:00 – 14:20 Keynote on IoT and Industry 4.0
Mesut Sen, Netaş, Product Operations Director
Moderator: Jari Lehmusvuori, Celtic-Plus Vice Chair from Nokia

14:20 – 15:00 Best of Celtic-Plus Projects
Moderators: Valerie Blavette (Orange) and Riza Durucasugil (Netas) (Celtic-Plus Vice Chairs)

Celtic-Plus Award Ceremony 2018: Innovation Award winner and the Excellence Award Winners.

The award will be handed over by representatives of the public authorities of coordinating countries.

EURIPIDES²/PENTA Communities session – A-hall
  • 11:15 Opening speeches by EURIPIDES2 Chairman, Jochen Langheim, and PENTA Director, Peter Connock
  • 11:35 Public Authority Round Table – Future of the electronic industry and opportunities for industry, SMEs and RTOs in EUREKA Cluster funding
  • 12:05 Industry Forum – Industrial experience from Cluster funding activities
  • 12:35 SME Engagement with Cluster funding programme – information & support
  • 12:50 Questions and Answers

Metallurgy Europe – B-hall

11:15 –  11.45 “Metallurgy Europe, a funding program to support Industry – update on the current situation”; Ole Köser, Hans Fecht

11:45 – 12:30  Presentations from partners and stakeholders of the program

12:30 – 13:00  Open discussion

EUROGIA2020 Info session – Room 25+26

11:15 – 11:45 Introduction to EUROGIA2020, Mr Gabriel Marquette, EUROGIA2020 General Manager

11:45 – 12:00 Industry Insight into EUROGIA2020, Mrs Sinem Altuncu, EUROGIA2020 Chairwoman and Grants and Incentives Manager of CARDTEK

12:00 – 12:45   Project Pitches

12:45 – 13:00   Wrap- Up and Closure

SMART Community Forum – Room 22+23

11:15-11:30 Opening by Eduardo Beltran de NanclaresSMART Chairman

11:30-12:40 Advanced Manufacturing Trends and interactive session

  • R&D Agenda on manufacturing processes and Production Equipment  by Juanan Arrieta (IK4-IDEKO)
  • LIGHTer – a multi-sectorial lightweight arena by Elisabeth Sagström (SWEREA)

12:40-13:00 Industrial Engagement with SMART Cluster Funding Programme – information & support


14:00-15:30 Newsflashes from the EUREKA Associated Countries (Finlandia-hall)

  • 14:00-14:30 Canada
  • 14:30-15:00 Chile
  • 15:00-15:30 South Africa

15:30-17:00 New project ideas – a chance to pitch your ideas to business experts and potential partners… in 3 minutes

There will be business-to-business matchmaking opportunities each day at certain times during the event.

DAY 4: FRIDAY 25.5

Tech Tours - a great opportunity to visit Finnish companies and research organisations

We will arrange a selection of inspiring Tech Tours. The tours will take place in the morning. Please, choose your favourite and register to the Tech Tour when registering to the event.

We have limited space for 50 attendees on each tour.


All TechTours have a bus transportation to the tour site. Busses leave at 08:30 from the parking lot behind Finlandia Hall (address: Karamzininranta). Be on time, the busses won’t wait! Busses will return to Finlandia Hall by 13:30 at the latest. In case of early return flights, you may bring your luggage with you into the bus and take a taxi from the tour sites directly to the airport.

For the tours, please bring with you your official ID card or passport, as some tour sites require this.

Basic level lunch is served on all tours free of charge.


TechTour #1, Innovations and entrepreneurship ecosystems (Fully booked)

9.00 Arrival at Micronova (Address: Tietotie 3, Espoo)

9.10 – 9.30 Welcome to Espoo Innovation Garden
Harri Paananen, Manager, Economic and Business Development, City of Espoo

9.30– 09.50 Welcome and Presentation of VTT
Julie Clavijo, Senior Specialist International Relations, VTT

09.50 – 10.00 Coffee Break

10.00 – 10.45 Presentation and tour to Micronova
Howard Rupprecht, Vice President, Micronova manufacturing services, VTT

10.45 – 11.00 Transfer to Aalto Design Factory (Address: Betonimiehenkuja 5C)

11.00 – 11.25 Tour of Aalto Design Factory
Martti Jerkku, Project Manager, Aalto Design Factory

11.25 – 11.35 Transfer to Startup Sauna (Address: Betonimiehenkuja 3D, Espoo)

11.35 – 12.00 Visit to Startup Sauna
Sini Liu, Director of Community, Startup Sauna (tbc)

12.00 – 12.10   Transfer to lunch venue

12.10 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 End of the program

Otaniemi Campus

The Otaniemi Campus is the heart of innovation in Finland. This visit is especially for those interested in innovation and startup companies.

We will see:

  • Espoo Innovation Garden – the largest innovation hub in Northern Europe. It unites the various partners operating in the area and encourages collaboration.
  • Aalto Design Factory – a multidisciplinary environment for research and education in the field of product development. Fostering entrepreneurship through problem-based learning, the concept has spread to five continents through the Design Factory Global Network.
  • Aaltoes – Europe’s largest and most active student-run entrepreneurship community. Aaltoes has started a significant movement by founding major concepts such as Slush, Startup Sauna and Junction.

VTT Research Centre of Finland Ltd

VTT is one of the leading research and technology organizations in Europe. Annual turnover is 269 M€ and personnel 2,400, it was established 1942.

Julie Clavijo says: “Our research and innovation services give our partners, both private and public, all over the world a competitive edge. We pave the way for the future by developing new smart technologies, profitable solutions and innovation services. Our multidisciplinary experts work together to help our customers and partners create new products, production processes, methods, and services. In doing so, we help to promote sustainable development, employment and well-being. Our broad network of co-operators means that our customers get access to the best knowledge worldwide. We can also offer top-of-the-line research facilities and a wide range of IPR and licensing services. VTT is part of Finland’s innovation system and operates under the mandate of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.”

TechTour #2, Smart Industry

ABB site

ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) is one of Europe’s biggest companies, a Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. ABB operates mainly in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment and automation technology areas. It has operations in around 100 countries, with approximately 134,800 employees. ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utilities, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers to write the future of industrial digitalization and realize value.

We are invited to the ABB Porvoo factory with special emphasis on industrial robotics and automation.  The site manufactures 25 million switches, socket outlets and wiring accessories every year. There are 47 robots in the production line with the first put in use in 1998.


TechTour #3, Smart Energy

HELEN Ltd (Helsinki Energy Company Ltd)

We are invited to Helen Ltd, which is one of the largest energy companies in Finland. The company, founded in 1909, produces and sells electricity throughout Finland, provides district heating in the capital region and district cooling in downtown Helsinki. The company is headquartered in the Sähkötalo building in central Helsinki. It operates three power plants in Helsinki and four hydropower plants in the Kymenlaakso region. Additionally, the company has 11 district heating plants and three district cooling plants. Helen Ltd’s energy production has been awarded as the most efficient in the world.

Henrietta Lahti from Helen says:  “We have over 400,000 customers throughout Finland, our district heating covers over 90% of Helsinki’s heating needs, and we are expanding energy-efficient district cooling in Helsinki. We develop increasingly eco-friendly and innovative solutions for the benefit of our customers. We aim to achieve 100% climate neutrality in our energy production. We want to offer our customers the best city energy in the world. Because of the hard winter, (temperatures sometimes colder than -20°C), it is extremely important that the energy systems are also reliable and cost effective.”

At the visit, we will hear about the company’s vision of future smart energy systems, visit Hanasaari power plants in the centre of Helsinki and see the Katri Vala heat pump plant below Katri Vala park. The heat pump is used to cool Helsinki’s downtown area in the summer. Katri Vala is the largest heat pump plant in the world to produce heat and cooling from purified waste water.

TechTour #4, Smart 5G


Nokia is a global technology leader at the heart of our connected world. The origin of Nokia is in Finland and it was founded in 1865. Nokia’s headquarters are in Espoo, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area. In 2017, Nokia employed approximately 102,000 people across over 100 countries, did business in more than 130 countries, and reported annual revenues of around €23 billion. Nokia is a public limited company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. It is the world’s 415th-largest company measured by 2016 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500 and is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.

Jari Lehmusvuori says: “Nokia welcomes you to visit our Espoo Campus, one of the main sites for Nokia globally and for the 5G mobile networks R&D. We will be pleased to introduce our role in creating the technology for 5G and innovations to create value to end-users and to digitalization of enterprises and the public sector.  Your tour of our 5G innovation laboratory will present 5G in the form of live demonstrations, including an experimental full 5G network and a 5G smart city deployment with applications for end-users. We will also introduce Nokia as a member in the open innovation eco-systems of Finland.”​​

TechTour #5, Smart Health


Planmeca Oy is a Finnish family-owned company. Its turnover in 2016 was 730 MEUR, and it employs 2,700 people worldwide.

The company is a global leader in many fields of healthcare technology, with products distributed in over 120 countries worldwide.

Veli Mäkelä says: “Our product range covers digital dental units, world-class 2D and 3D imaging devices, and comprehensive CAD/CAM and software solutions. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, we are the largest privately-held company in the field of dental equipment and the parent company of Planmeca Group.

Our dental care units, X-rays and software solutions are designed and manufactured in the Helsinki factory. Using the latest technology and the best materials, our products are hand-made and tailored to each customer’s specifications. We will first have a factory tour during which we can see how the products are made. We’ll show you the things which interest you. After the factory tour we can tell you about the current smart health situation in Finland in general. There is also a possibility for questions and to visit our show room.“


GE Healthcare is a $18 billion global business unit of General Electric with 46,000 employees worldwide and 700 in Finland. Helsinki is one of GE Healthcare’s Centers of Excellence for Monitoring Solutions. We have been developing patient monitors in Finland for over 45 years, and for 20 years, we have combined the monitors with anesthesia equipment and healthcare IT systems in our Carestations. Each year, over 150,000 shipments of high tech healthcare equipment, designed and manufactured in Finland, are exported by GE Healthcare Finland to 150+ countries across the globe.

The patient monitoring industry is facing the biggest technology disruption in decades; wireless and mobile technologies, electronics miniaturization and big data analytics are changing the whole patient monitoring architecture. Join us in GE Healthcare’s Finnish headquarters in Vallila, Helsinki to hear more about our how GE Healthcare is responding to the current challenges of the industry. We will tell you, for example, about the Mobile Digital Health programme where we create intelligent wireless and wearable monitoring solutions, combining GE’s deep knowledge of patient monitoring with Finnish expertise in communication technologies, to increase the quality of patient care at all stages of care.