Final workshop

The Infrastar final workshop is scheduled for Thursday 6 February 2020 at the Clora's premises in Brussels, Belgium.

Clora is the Club of associated research organisations, which facilitates the actions of the French public research stakeholders towards the European institutions in the fields of research, technology, innovation and training.

The language of the event is English.
Download the flyer here.

The event is free. However, the number of places is limited and registration is strictly necessary.

Please register by January 27, 2020. Registrations are now closed.

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8 avenue des Arts
1210 Brussels, Belgium

Access map to Clora

Suggested hotels listed here.


09:00 - 09:30Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:40Welcome talk
Odile Arbeit de Chalendar, Special Adviser (University Gustave Eiffel @ Clora)

09:40 - 09:50

Infrastar at a glance
Dr Odile Abraham, Project Coordinator (University Gustave Eiffel - Ifsttar)
09:50 - 10:10Keynote: "Funding opportunities: The MSCA programme from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe and beyond”
Athina Zampara, Project Officer (Research Executive Agency)

10:10 - 11:25

Lowering the environmental impact of bridges and wind turbines by updating structural engineering practices
Panel discussion with experts:
Morten Søgaard Andersen (DNV GL)
Dr Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM)
Prof. John Dalsgaard Sørensen (AAU)
Dr Marc Thiele (BAM)
Prof. Ton Vrouwenvelder (TNO)
Moderator: Prof. Eugen Brühwiler (EPFL)

11:25 - 11:40Coffee
11:40 - 12:45Posters by the Infrastar ESRs and demonstrations
12:45 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:30

Keynote on entrepreneurship and funding of innovation
Olivier Chassagne, Policy Officer (DG GROWTH, European Commission)

14:30 - 15:30Panel discussion
Feedback from the 12 Infrastar ESRs
Questions and answers
Moderator: Dr Antoine Bassil (Quadric - Artelia group)
15:30 - 15:45Coffee
15:45 - 16:45

Panel discussion
Feedback from the Infrastar Consortium: beneficiaries, partner organisations, advisory board
Questions and answers
Moderator: Dr Odile Abraham (University Gustave Eiffel - Ifsttar)

16:45 - 16:55Conclusion