Series Overview

The Tech Policy Talks, organised by Forum Europe in collaboration with Qualcomm, gather global experts and policy-makers to offer dialogue on the most topical and pertinent issues in technology and 5G. 

To find out more about the series or to register your interest in the upcoming session, please contact Anna Harrison, Event Manager at Forum Europe: Anna.Harrison@forum-europe.com.

Upcoming Session: Investing in Europe’s Future: Innovation, R&D and Talents

12th November 2020 | 15:00- 16:30 CET 

As Europe strives to boost its global competitiveness and fight the economic impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, innovation will be key. This edition of the Tech Policy Talks series, a cooperation between Forum Europe and Qualcomm, will analyse the innovation policy challenges and opportunities: How can the EU and Member States develop a more coherent approach to innovation, and how can we foster strong public-private partnerships? Will the development of a European Innovation Area create a more distinct European approach to innovation? What are the main tools available to tackle regional innovation disparities, whether because of human or economic capital flows? How can infrastructure improvements, such as wireless connectivity and 5G networks, ensure a true European Innovation Area that serves the startups and innovators, and the attractiveness of Europe as an innovation destination?

Outline Agenda

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

14:00 – 14:05

Welcome 

Paul Adamson

Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe

14:05 – 14:15

Introductory Talks

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Max Welling
VP Technologies at Qualcomm and Research Chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

​Liesje Schreinemacher
Member, European Parliament

 

14:15 – 14:25

Keynote Address

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

​Liesje Schreinemacher
Member, European Parliament

 

14:25 – 15:15

Discussion

Paul Adamson

Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe

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Max Welling
VP Technologies at Qualcomm and Research Chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

​Liesje Schreinemacher
Member, European Parliament

 

15:15 – 15:30

Audience Q&A

Outline Agenda

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Time (CET)

Investing in Europe’s Future: Innovation, R&D and Talent
2020-11-12
15:00 - 15:00
Welcome
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Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
15:01 - 15:10
Keynote Speech
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Mariya Gabriel
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission
15:10 - 15:20
Paul Adamson and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, in conversation
15:20 - 16:10
High-Level Discussion
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Moderator: Paul Adamson
Chairman, Forum Europe
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Mariya Gabriel
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission
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Cristian-Silviu Busoi
Member and Chair of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament
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Miapetra Kumpula-Natri
Member, European Parliament
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Luísa Henriques
Coordinator for Research and Space, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union
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Donald J. Rosenberg
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
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Bruno Liebhaberg
Director General, CERRE
16:10 - 16:30
Audience Q&A
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Speakers Include:

Mariya Gabriel

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

European Commission

Cristian-Silviu Busoi

Member and Chair of the ITRE Committee

European Parliament

 

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri

Member

European Parliament

 

Luísa Henriques

Coordinator for Research and Space

Portuguese Permanent Representation 
to the European Union

 

Donald J. Rosenberg

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Qualcomm

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General

CERRE

Moderator: Paul Adamson

Chairman

Forum Europe

Previous Tech Policy Talk Series Speakers

May 7, 2020

Replays

Catch up on past sessions below:

Past Event Photos

For more information on the first Tech Policy Talk click here.

To find out more about the second Tech Policy Talk click here.

Participant Comments

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Lively discussion on the conditions needed to advance the digital transition in Europe. We have what it takes in order to become a digital leader, but it is high time to step up our game.

Liesje Schreinemacher, Member, European Parliament

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

When we speak about AI we should not only focus on the ethical requirements but also on the disruptive effects it has on any industry. We need agile policymaking, which enables innovation, data access & cooperation across sectors, so we reap the benefits of technology.

Eva Maydell, Member, European Parliament

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member, European Parliament

Skills and high level software engineering, connectivity (5G and Fibre) and Data flow across European Union for artificial intelligence, here are my main suggestions for innovations! EU must invest into R&D and European Research Area and happy to do so in line with European Commission.

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member, European Parliament

Alexander-Kühn

I liked the divergent speaker positions which provided a good overview of the challenges and possible solutions.

Alexander Kühn, Deputy Head of Section International Spectrum Affairs, BNetzA

Event Partners

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Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

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