Location: Workshop Room 3, The Autonomous Main Event
Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 14:15 – 16:15 CEST
EU funding plays an essential role in the innovation process in Europe.
It strengthens European enterprises’ competitiveness concerning innovation and commercial aspects by fostering cooperation between companies and academia and reducing the related risks (financial and technology content-wise) of research and development to extend their position at the forefront of innovation- & technology leadership.
The workshop will bridge the gap between the conference motto “Shaping the future of safe autonomous mobility” and the results of the following selected projects:
Special guests, like Dr. Max Lemke (Head of Unit for Internet of Things in DG CONNECT, EC), Dr. Stephane Dreher (Senior Expert Connected Automated Mobility, Ertico), Prof. Dr. George Dimitrakopoulos (Infineon Technologies) and Dr. Anna Ryabokon (TTTech Computertechnik AG) will present the latest insights and connect to EC-R&D funding programs tailored for the automotive domain. Renowned executives of large-scale EC projects will discuss future trends interacting with the audience in a podium discussion set-up.
Big names, bigger ideas Workshop Speakers
Special guests like Dr. Max Lemke, Dr. Stephane Dreher, Prof. Dr. George Dimitrakopoulos and Dr. Anna Ryabokon will present the latest insights of the EC-R&D funding programs tailored for the automotive domain.
Anna Ryabokon is an experienced researcher working as a Senior Manager Innovation Projects & Funding at TTTech. She received a doctorate degree in Computer Science from Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, in 2015. Her research activities primarily aimed at developing and applying logic-based methods for AI approaches to automated decision making. She has participated in several funded projects and is a Certified Project Manager IPMA Level C®. Since joining TTTech in 2017, she has coordinated TTTech’s large-scale R&D projects such as PRYSTINE.
Dr. Eng. George Dimitrakopoulos has been a coordinator at the department of research and development funding at Infineon Technologies AG since January 2018, where he coordinates the ECSEL project PRYSTINE. He is also an assistant professor at the Harokopio University of Athens. He has been acting as a senior R&D consultant for Intrasoft International S.A. and several startups in the areas of software development. He is the author of 3 books on autonomous driving and more than 160 publications in international journals and conferences.
Dr. Max Lemke is the Head of the Internet of Things (IoT) unit in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. He is responsible for Horizon 2020 programmes on the digital transformation of key industrial sectors, particularly in agri-food, smart energy and mobility. In the new Horizon Europe and DIGITAL programmes, he coordinates the developments on the next-generation IoT and Edge computing and on data spaces and digital industrial platforms for the above sectors.
Dr. Stephane Dreher is Senior Manager Innovation & Deployment at ERTICO – ITS Europe. He is coordinating the EC-funded ARCADE Support Action aimed at accelerating the harmonized deployment of automated road transport in Europe and contributing to the Trilateral EU-US-Japan ART cooperation. He is a member of the Executive Group of the CCAM Partnership. He is also in charge of the development of the expert network and international cooperation in the HEADSTART Project defining harmonised testing and validation procedures for CAD functions.
Irune Agirre is a researcher at IKERLAN since 2010. In 2018, she obtained her PhD degree in Computer Architecture by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She is member of the real-time systems group where she participates and leads different industrial and European projects related to the design, development and certification of safety-critical systems. She is a certified TÜV Functional Safety engineer for the design of hardware and software based on the IEC-61508 standard FS Eng. She is currently the coordinator of the H2020 UP2DATE project.
Reiner JOHN holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Fachhochschule des Saarlandes and the University of Metz/Perpignan. Starting his career at Siemens Semiconductor Group in Munich in 1984, he was responsible for R&D and various management assignments in the Siemens organization for 14 years. In 2000 he became department head and established the Infineon Silicon Foundry in Taiwan. Since 2007 he focused on coordinating national and EC funded R&D projects for ADAS and AD. Since 2021 Reiner manages the Corporate Strategy for AVL List GmbH in Graz
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