The seminar will present European Union policy in the area of science, technology and innovation. After a brief historical review, the speaker will discuss the efforts to create a unified European Research Area and the current policy for Open Innovation, Open Science and Openness to the World. In a second part of the presentation, the Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation will be briefly presented, including rules for participation and funding priorities for the years 2018-2020 in a context of increasing globalisation.
About the Speaker
Konstantinos Glinos is the EU Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, on secondment from his position in the European Commission in Brussels. In the Commission he leads a team responsible for EU international cooperation policy in STI and for relations with all of Asia, Russia, European Economic Area countries, Western Balkans, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand, including through Counsellors posted in EU embassies in several countries. He is representing the EU at the ASEAN-EU Dialogue on S&T that takes place in the margin of ASEAN COST. Kostas has been developing EU policy and managing programmes in the area of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for in Brussels since 1992. Policy areas he has dealt with include open science and innovation, collaboration in research, industry-academia relations, the governance of research commons, the role of public-private partnerships, and international cooperation policy at bilateral and bi-regional level. At various points in time he has been responsible for funding programmes in future and emerging technologies, cyber-physical systems, ICT research infrastructure and big research data. Current research interests include cooperation between the EU and ASEAN countries, the role of science in regional integration and in conflict prevention, and science diplomacy. Before joining the Commission Kostas worked in the chemical industry in the USA and Belgium, lectured at the University and carried out research in Greece. He holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts and an Advanced Professional Certificate in investment management from Drexel University in the USA.
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