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The "Importance of Physics for the Economies of Europe" Study
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On October 15th, the European Physical Society (EPS) will present its new report “The Importance of Physics to the Economies of Europe”.


The report will be presented by the President of the European Physical Society, Prof. Dr. Petra Rudolf. A press conference will be held, followed by a round table discussion and a networking cocktail. 


The report was commissioned by the EPS as an independent economic analysis from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) to answer two key questions: How important is physics to the economies of European countries and how worthwhile is it to maintain and increase the investment in physics research, innovation and development. The analysis uses statistics available in the public domain and it covers 31 European Countries - the 28 EU countries, plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, from 2011 to 2016.


This event is addressed to all the MEPs of the ITRE committee, relevant Policy Officers of the European Institutions and the members of the relevant Commissioners cabinet, members of R&D liaison offices, scientific societies and any person interested in science policy.


If you would like to attend, please register in the Registration.



Below, please find the detailed programme of the event


How important is Physics to the Economies of Europe?


Delegates arrival and registration


Welcome and Introductions

Emeritus RSM Prof. Dr. Christophe Rossel, IBM Research-Zurich


Presentation of the report:
“The importance of Physics to the Economies of Europe”
Prof. Dr. Petra Rudolf, European Physical Society president, University of Groningen, Netherlands


“How Physics contributes to the Economy of Italy?”
Dr. Angelo Volpi, Science and Technology Officer, National Research Council of Italy, Brussels office


 “Technology Transfer at large physics research organisations”
Dr. Anais Rassat, Knowledge Transfer Office at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland


“M Squared: changing the world, a photon at a time
Dr. Gabrielle Thomas, Innovation Ambassador, M Squared Lasers, Glasgow, United Kingdom


“How important is Physics to the Economies of Europe?”
Round table moderated by Emeritus RSM Prof. Dr. Christophe Rossel IBM Research-Zurich


Closing remarks


Networking cocktail


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