Robert Madelin (general director - European Commission Information Society and Media), Jacques Stern (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), Dr. Norbert Kroó (vice president - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, professor), Paul Verschure (University Pompeu Fabra), Paul ’t Hoen (Eindhoven Technical University), Jerzy Langer (foreign secretary - Academia Europaea), Clive Cookson (Financial Times)
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"Large vs. Small" will be the motto of the moderated high-level panel discussion. Panellists will discuss, from scientists and policy makers' perspectives, how grand scientific challenge driven research and open research agendas complement each other, and their future roles in the common framework on research and innovation.
The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011 is the second instalment of a new forum dedicated to frontier research in information and communication technologies. fet11 is a unique conference on visionary, high-risk and long-term research in information science and technology. Featuring an exceptionally broad range of scientific fields the event will seed new ideas across disciplines that will reshape the future.