Program

14.00 Welcome

Alberto Petruzzella, SUPSI President

14.15 Panel 1 - Research and Innovation

Innovation cases

Round table

Science and research are often principal activator for innovation. But innovation is a goal or a result of research?

Guest speakers

  • Europe: Stefano Fontana, Head of Unit at European Institute of Technology.
  • Switzerland: Gerd Folkers, President of the Swiss Scientific and Innovation Council.
  • Ticino: Giambattista Ravano, SUPSI Deputy Director of research and innovation.

15:15 Panel 2 - Economy and Innovation

Innovation cases

Round table

Economy today is innovation driven. What does innovation mean for the economy and how is this concept pratically translated.

Guest speakers

  • Europe: Benedikt Bitzi, Head of Google Marketing Solutions for Switzerland and Austria.
  • Switzerland: Monika Rühl, Chairwoman of the Executive Board of economiesuisse.
  • Ticino: Glauco Martinetti, President of the Camera di Commercio; Fabio Regazzi, President of the Associazione Industrie Ticinesi.

16:30 Panel 3 - Policy and Innovation

Innovation cases

Round table

Does an innovation policy exist? How will it act and interact with Science, Economy and Society?

Guest speakers

  • Europe: Robert Jan-Smits, Director General DG RTD European Commission.
  • Switzerland: Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor, Department of Economy, Education and Research.
  • Ticino: Christian Vitta, State Councillor, Director of the Department of Finance and Economics; Marco Borradori, Major of Lugano.

17:45 Disability on stage

Students' performance of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri, part of a research project supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

18:00 Questions and conclusions

18:30 Closure

Claudio Böer, SUPSI Vice President

18:40 Apéro and SUPSI research project exhibition

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