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 → here ← by January 27, 2020.


Avenue des Arts 8
1210 Brussels, Belgium

Access map to Clora

Suggested hotels listed here.


09:00 - 09:30Registration and coffee

09:30 - 10:00

Welcome and introduction
Dr Odile Abraham, project coordinator (Ifsttar)
10:00 - 10:20Keynote on the European research and the next programme “Horizon Europe”
European Commission representative (to be confirmed)

10:20 - 11:45

How to improve the asset management of civil infrastructures - Part 1?
Poster session and demonstrations by the Infrastar ESRs & refreshments

11:45 - 12:45

How to improve the asset management of civil infrastructures - Part 2?
Panel discussion with experts:
Morten Søgaard Andersen (DNV GL)
Prof. Jan Bien (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology)
Pascal Collet (Total)
Dr Peter Lippert (Deutsche Bahn)
Dr Ernst Niederleithinger (BAM)
Prof. John Dalsgaard Sørensen (AAU)
Dr Marc Thiele (BAM)
Prof. Ton Vrouwenvelder (TNO)
Moderator: Prof. Eugen Brühwiler (EPFL)

12:45 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:30

Keynote on entrepreneurship and funding of innovation
Olivier Chassagne (European Commission)

14:30 - 15:30Panel discussion
Feedback from the 12 Infrastar ESRs
Questions and answers
15:30 - 15:45Coffee
15:45 - 16:45

Panel discussion
Feedback from the Infrastar Consortium: beneficiaries, partner organisations, advisory board
Questions and answers

16:45 - 16:55Conclusion