The Role of Biotechnology in Europe's Responsible Innovation - Programme


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Time Description Speaker
13.00 Registration and Welcome coffee  
14.00 Introduction Andrea Rappagliosi, Chairman of EuropaBio
14.15 Opening speech John Dalli, European Commissioner, Health and Consumer Policy
14.45 Benefits of Green Biotech Sandra E. Peterson, Chairman of the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer CropScience AG
14.55 A Green Biotech stakeholder perspective Maria Gabriela Cruz, Fourth generation farmer from Elvas, Portugal
15.10 Q&A  
15.25 Benefits of Red Biotech Elmar Schnee, President, Merck Serono
15.35 A Red Biotech stakeholder perspective Robert Johnstone, Patient
15.50 Q&A  
16.00 Coffee break  
16.30 Benefits of White Biotech Ian Hudson, President EMEA, DuPont
16.40 A White Biotech stakeholder perspective Lutz Walter, Head of R&D, Innovation and Projects Department and Head of EURATEX
16.55 Q&A bbb
17.10 Benefits of Biotech SMEs Tom Saylor, Chair of EuropaBio’s SME Platform and CEO of Arecor
17.20 A SME stakeholder perspective Reinhilde Veugelers, KULeuven and former BEPA member
17.35 Q&A  

Concluding video address (text of the speech)

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
17.50 Most Innovative EU Biotech SME prize (+ video) Introduction of the EuropaBio’s Most Innovative SME Award by Tom Saylor with presentation of by Paola Testori-Coggi, Director General  of Health and Consumer Policy
18.15 Closing remarks Nathalie Moll, EuropaBio Secretary General
18.30 Cocktail reception in the Cloister