- November 25-30, 2012
- Boston, Massachusetts
Chennupati Jagadish, Thomas Lippert, Amit Misra, Eric Stach, Ting Xu
Renzo Tomellini - European Commission
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Back Bay A
Speaker: Renzo Tomellini, Head of Unit
DG Research & Innovation, European Commission, Belgium (view bio)
Talk Presentation: Funding Research and Innovation in the European Union;
Dr. Tomellini discussed Horizon 2020, the recently proposed European funding scheme for research and innovation, part of the drive to create competitive, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe. It combines pertinent EU funding schemes into one. Horizon 2020 is expected to strengthen the EU's position in science and industrial leadership and address societal challenges.
Dr. Tomellini has devoted his scientific career to steel research in Italy, Germany, and France. His career within theEU started in 1991 when he was the Scientific/Technical Manager responsible for ECSC steel research projects. Since 1999, he has promoted initiatives in nanotechnology. He has been Head of the Unit on Nano- and Converging Sciences and Technologies and chaired the European Commission’s inter-service group on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, which he initiated in February 2000. Since 2008, he has been the Head of the Unit-Materials.
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