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MONDAY, NOV 13

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Real Academia de Ingeniería Calle Don Pedro, 10, 28005 Madrid, España

Real Academia de Ingeniería

Calle Don Pedro, 10, 28005 Madrid, España

10:00 - 12:00 CAETS Executive Committee meeting
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 CAETS Board of Directors meeting
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 CAETS Board of Directors meeting
20:00 Dinner

TUESDAY, NOV 14

General assistance

CONFERENCE DAY 1

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales Calle de José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid, España

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales

Calle de José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid, España

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:00 Opening Ceremony
Authorities (TBC)
Isabel García Tejerina, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (TBC)
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner. Research, Science and Innovation, EU (TBC)
Elías Fereres CAETS President / RAI, Spain
Inaugural Speech
Reinhard F. Hüttl Chairman of the Board and Scientific Executive Director, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany Engineering and the Bio economy
10:00 - 11:30 Bioeconomy: Food Security
Louise O. Fresco President of the Executive Board, Wageningen University, Netherlands. The future of food
R. Anthony Fischer Honorary Research Fellow, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - CSIRO, Australia. Will there be enough food?
Marion Guillou President of the Board of Directors, Agreenium - French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute, France. From field to fork – The French model
11:30 - 12:00 Morning break
12:00 - 13:30 The New Genetic Engineering
Sagrario Ortega Head of the Transgenic Mice Unit, Spanish National Research Centre - CNIO, Spain. Of mice and men and in-between
Paul Christou Research Professor, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced - ICREA, Spain. Re-wiring plant genetic circuits - a paradigm shift from metabolic engineering to synthetic biology in plants.
Peter Beyer Research Professor, BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies - Freiburg University, Germany.
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 The Blue Bioeconomy
Karl Andreas Almås Special Adviser, SINTEF Ocean. Vice President, Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.
Marta Coll Researcher, Institute of Marine Sciences - ICM, Spain.
Arne Fredheim Research Director of SINTEF Ocean, The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research - SINTEF, Norway.
Dr. Sadasivam J. Kaushik European Research Area Chair, EcoAqua Institute, ULPGC (Honorary Director of Research, INRA, France)
16:00 - 16:30 Afternoon break
16:30 - 17:30 Intergenerational debate
17:30 Closure

CAETS 2017 dinner

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando Calle de Alcalá, 13, 28014 Madrid, España

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

Calle de Alcalá, 13, 28014 Madrid, España

20:30 CAETS 2017 dinner

WEDNESDAY, NOV 15

General assistance

Conference Day 2

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales Calle de José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid, España

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales

Calle de José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid, España

08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Energy: Transition to a Renewable Energy World
Ana Raquel Díaz Director C - Energy, Climate and Transport, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, CE. Presentation of the European Comission Global Energy and Climate Outlook, GECO 2017. How climate policies improve air quality
Gonzalo Escribano Head of the Energy and Climate Change Program, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain. The geopolitics of renewable energies: a strategic perspective
Hermann-Josef Wagner Chair for Energy Systems and Energy Management, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
10:30 - 11:00 Morning break
11:00 - 13:00 Keynote
Sanjay Sarma Vice President for Open Learning, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, U.S.
Broadening the vision I
Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC): new models to boost innovation
Diego Pavía Chief Executive Officer of KIC InnoEnergy, The European Institute of Innovation & Technology – EIT, Netherlands.
Mikel Lasa Managing Director of KIC InnoEnergy Iberia, The European Institute of Innovation & Technology – EIT, Netherlands.
Manuel Hermenegildo Director, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain.
Jesús Contreras Project Strategy Mgr. & CLC Manager - EIT Digital, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain.
13:00 - 14:00 Closing ceremony
Dame Ann Dowling CAETS Past-president / RAEng, UK
Lucio Cáceres CAETS President-elect / ANI, Uruguay
Elías Fereres CAETS President / RAI, Spain
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch

THURSDAY, NOV 16

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Real Academia de Ingeniería Calle Don Pedro, 10, 28005 Madrid, España

Real Academia de Ingeniería

Calle Don Pedro, 10, 28005 Madrid, España

08:30 - 10:30 CAETS Council meeting
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 13:30 Broadening the vision II
Ethics in Engineering
Diversity in Engineering
13:30 End of the convocation

FRIDAY, NOV 17

General assistance

09:00 - 19:00 Technical/Tourist visit to Airbus’ Advanced Composites Centre and the city of Toledo.

Departure from hotels
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Inaugural Speech
Reinhard F. Hüttl

Reinhard F. Hüttl

Chairman of the Board and Scientific Executive Director, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany

BIO: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Hüttl is Scientific Executive Director and Chairman of the Board at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and President of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (ACATECH). Reinhard Hüttl studied Forest and Soil Sciences at the Albert-Ludwigs-University (ALU), Freiburg, Germany and at the Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA and holds the Chair of Soil Protection and Recultivation at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus-Senftenberg since 1993. Before joining the BTU, Reinhard Hüttl was Assistant Professor in Geobotany at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, USA and, prior to that, Head of the International Research Department at the mining company “Kali und Salz AG” in the BASF Group in Kassel (1986 to 1992).

Reinhard Hüttl also held several advisory positions. From 1995 to 2000 he was member of the German Government’s Council of Experts for Environmental Questions, and from 2000 to 2006 both member and chairman of the German Government’s Scientific Commission of the Science Council. He was also member of the German Government’s Ethics Commission on the Safe and Secure Provision of Energy which was established in March 2011 and presented its final conclusions in July 2011. He is currently member of the Scientific Advisory Board on Forest Policy of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the German Science Academies’ project “Energy Systems of the Future”. Reinhard F. Hüttl is also Chairman of Euro-CASE since May 2013, following his previous position as Vice-Chairman.

ABSTRACT: Engineering and the Bio economy

FOOD SECURITY
FOOD SECURITY
Marion Guillou

Marion Guillou

President of the Board of Directors, Agreenium - French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute, France.

BIO: Marion Guillou has chaired the Agreenium Board of Directors since her election on 25 November 2015. 

She also has a variety of national and international responsibilities within public bodies, especially in relation to food security, research and skills training in the agricultural and food sectors: member of the Boards of Directors of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) and BIOVERSITY, member of the Strategic Research Council, the Board of the Legion of Honour, the Consultative Board of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and member of the Academy of Technologies.

She is also an administrator in private companies (BNP Paribas, Véolia, Imerys, Apave) and NGO (CARE-France). Previously, her career as an engineer and researcher led her to the post of Chairperson and Director General of Inra between 2004 and 2012, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Ecole polytechnique between 2008 and 2013, Director General of Inra between 2000 and 2004 and Director General of Food between 1996 and 2000. Her most recent publications have covered: technologies and climate change (Academy of Technologies, 2016, with A. Pavé); proposals for the food safety policy (2014, with C. Babusiaux); the agro-ecology project, towards double efficient agricultures (2013); feeding 9 billion people (Ed. Quae, 2012, with G. Matheron).

Marion Guillou is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (X73) and of the National and the Ecole nationale du génie rural, des eaux et forêts (78). She also holds a PhD in food sciences.

ABSTRACT: From field to fork – The French model

Louise O. Fresco

Louise O. Fresco

President of the Executive Board, Wageningen University, Netherlands.

BIO: July 2014 Professor Louise O. Fresco is President  of Wageningen University & Research, in The Netherlands. She combines a long academic career as professor in Wageningen and Amsterdam, with various visiting professorships, with an extensive involvement in policy and development. She is a member of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences and of four foreign Academies, as well as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Academy of Sciences of South Africa. She served for nearly ten years as Assistant-Director General at the a Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, spent extensive periods in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is also a member of the Trilateral Commission. In 2014 the EU Commission asked her to chair the Evaluation of the Seventh Framework Program for Research. She received two national prizes – Comenius and Groeneveld – for her work.

Professor Fresco serves as a non-executive director of Unilever, was a member of the supervisory Board of Rabobank and of the Socio-Economic Council, the highest advisory body in the Netherlands. She is a member of the Council of Advisors of the World Food Prize. She is also involved in many philanthropic and cultural foundations, serves as a board member of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, previously a member of the Erasmus Prize Foundation and member of the editorial board of the Dutch literary magazine De Gids.

She has twelve non-scientific books published in Dutch. In 2013, the six-part documentary Frescos Paradise was broadcasted on Dutch TV. The series is based on her book Hamburgers in Paradise. Food in Times of Scarcity and Abundance. In 2013, Louise O. Fresco published a thought provoking op-Ed in Science magazine The GMO Stalemate in Europe. In 2009 she gave a TED talk in Palm Springs and participated in the Nobel Prize Dialogues in Stockholm and Tokyo.

ABSTRACT: The future of food

R. Anthony Fischer

R. Anthony Fischer

Honorary Research Fellow, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - CSIRO, Australia.

BIO: Dr Tony Fischer has both a Bachelor and Masters degrees in Agricultural Science from Melbourne University with a PhD from the University of California Davis. He has spent two stints working for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in Mexico, as a wheat physiologist/agronomist in the 1970s and from 1988-1995 as Director of the Centre’s Wheat Program. Between these two appointments Dr Fischer has worked as a Principal and Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Plant Industry. He was a Director of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and is a member of a variety of organisations and institutes. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Dr Fischer received an Australia Day achievement Medallion in 2003. Currently Dr Fischer is an Honorary Research Fellow with CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra. Dr Fischer was a member of the Board of Trustees of ICARDA (1981-87) and is currently a member of the Board of IRRI (International Rice Research Institute). Dr Fischer was recently honoured as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia and Farrer Memorial Medal for service to agricultural science in Australia and developing countries.

ABSTRACT: Will there be enough food?

NEW GENETIC ENGINEERING
NEW GENETIC ENGINEERING
Peter Beyer

Peter Beyer

Research Professor, BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies - Freiburg University, Germany.

BIO: Peter Beyer is a (now retired) Professor in Cell Biology at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany, and a foreign member of the Real Academia de Ingeniería. He heads a research team doing research on the biochemistry, molecular biology and regulation of plant prenyllipid metabolism with an emphasis on the biosynthesis of carotenoids. Besides basic-science oriented work, there is a strong focus on the application of the findings in plant pathway engineering to improve the nutritional value of crop plants. P. B. is, jointly with Prof. I. Potrykus, co-inventor of Golden Rice and shares the mission to make the technology freely available to resource-poor farmers world-wide.

ABSTRACT: The planet needs the new biological engineering
The unprecedented velocity of socio-economic and ecological change threatens our food security. Classical plant and animal breeding is insufficient to cope appropriately and timely with this challenge. Targeted genome engineering offers new improvements in environmental adaptation, higher yields, increased nutritional value and resistance to diseases. However, new products meet severe regulatory hurdles, ethical concerns, particular interests and political refusal of new technologies, despite their evident safety. The question whether science can save us again in the way it did during the “green revolution” remains to be answered on social and political, rather than on scientific grounds.

Paul Christou

Paul Christou

Research Professor, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced - ICREA, Spain.

BIO: 1980, PhD University of London (Organic Chemistry); 1980-1982, Postdoc University College London (Plant Biochemistry); 1982-1994, Agracetus Inc. USA, Senior Scientist Molecular and Cellular Plant Biology. Led a team that developed the first transgenic staple crop, soybean, currently being sold by Monsanto Inc; 1994-2001, John Innes Centre, UK, Head, Molecular Biotechnology Unit and Director Tropical Maize and Rice Biotechnology Training laboratory funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, USA; 2001-2004, Fraunhofer Institute of Molecular Biotechnology and Applied Ecology Schmallenberg-Aachen, Germany, Full Professor; 2004-present, ICREA Professor Universidad de Lleida, Spain; 2012-2015, Director Agrotecnio Center, Lleida, Spain.

ABSTRACT: Re-wiring plant genetic circuits – a paradigm shift from metabolic engineering to synthetic biology in plants
Agriculture has always been driven by technology. Its efficiency reflects game-changing discoveries in biology and new developments in chemistry and engineering. In the future, we seek to increase food, feed and fiber production while minimizing agriculture’s environmental footprint, and also to develop new products that branch into the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, including the production of valuable small molecules and recombinant proteins. A key driver in this transition will be our ability to control plant metabolism, development, biochemistry and physiology holistically, with more precision and predictability, by applying the principles of engineering to plant cells. One strategy is to reduce plant cells to engineering components through abstraction, decoupling and standardization in the context of synthetic biology. We will discuss the latest genome editing technologies in the context of plant synthetic biology focusing on the potential of such advances to deliver the vision of technology-driven agriculture over the next century.

Sagrario Ortega

Sagrario Ortega

Head of the Transgenic Mice Unit, Spanish National Research Centre - CNIO, Spain.

BIO: Sagrario Ortega was born in Toledo (Spain). She obtained her PhD in 1987 at the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CSIC, Madrid) under the supervision of Ramón Díaz Orejas. From 1987 to 1990 she was a Fulbright scholar at Merck Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories (Rahway, NJ, USA) working in the therapeutical applications of Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGF). In 1992 she joined the NYU Medical Center (New York, NY, USA) as a research associate in the laboratory of Claudio Basilico where she studied the in vivo function of members of the FGF family through the generation of knockout mice. Soon after she established the Gene Targeting and Embryonic Stem Cell Culture Facility at NYU Medical Center.  In 1998 she returned to Spain and joined the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO) in Madrid as a staff scientist and head of the Transgenic Mice Unit.

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT: Of mice and men and in-between
The experimental genetic manipulation of the animal germ line, transgenesis, has been regarded as one of the most significant milestones in the history of science. First established in mice, genetic engineering of the animal germ line has been crucial to elucidate how genes work to control every process in our body and how altered gene function leads to disease. The recent development of new genome editing tools based on the bacterial-adaptive-immunity system, CRISPR/Cas, has revolutionized genome editing in every species, opening new venues for animal research, biotechnology and also for human therapy. We are entering the “génome à la carte” era and the possibilities ahead of us are somehow still unpredictable. New regulations on animal experimentation and clinical applications of these new tools will need to be issued as this field progresses in the coming years.

BLUE ECONOMY
BLUE ECONOMY
Dr. Sadasivam J. Kaushik

Dr. Sadasivam J. Kaushik

European Research Area Chair, EcoAqua Institute, ULPGC (Honorary Director of Research, INRA, France)

BIO:

ABSTRACT: Dr Sadasivam (Sachi) Kaushik, was Director of Research in INRA, France. Has been involved in Fish Nutrition research since more than three decades and is the founder-director of Fish Nutrition Laboratory of INRA, joint-research units and also the Hydrobiology station of INRA. He is currently coordinating an EU FP7 project ARRAINA, dedicated towards the development of sustainable alternative aquaculture feeds tailored to the nutritional requirements of European farmed fish species, over their respective full life cycles, with reduced levels of fish meal (FM) and fish oil (FO) and to assess the long term physiological consequences by applying targeted predictive tools applicable to multiple species of European farmed fish. Deeply committed to aquaculture nutrition and involved in a large number of research projects, has a very strong publication record and extensive knowledge of aquaculture issues around the world. He has also been closely involved with the aquaculture industry and is the current President of the European Aquaculture Society. Sachi Kaushik holds the ERA Chair position within the Ecoaqua project hosted by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Arne Fredheim

Arne Fredheim

Research Director of SINTEF Ocean, The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research - SINTEF, Norway.

BIO: Arne Fredheim is employed at SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, Trondheim, Norway, as Research Director for Department of Aquaculture Technology and Director for “CREATE – center for aquaculture technology”. CREATE is a multi-disciplinary center for research-based innovation established among twelve partners, research and industry, with the aim to develop technology, products and solutions for the marine fish farming of tomorrow. Arne Fredheim holds a PhD in marine hydrodynamics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and present research is on topics related to technology for marine aquaculture, offshore aquaculture, structural and hydrodynamic analysis and assessment of floating fish farms and design criteria to prevent escape of fish from floating aquaculture installations. He is conveyor for the work group on aquaculture technology under the ISO/TC 234 Fisheries and Aquaculture Standards, past board member of the European Aquaculture Society (2010 – 2014), Board member of the French Norwegian Foundation (Research), lead expert for the Future Prospects of Marine Aquaculture under the OECD project The Future of the OCEAN Economy and was member of the Norwegian Aquaculture Escape Commission.

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Marta Coll

Marta Coll

Researcher, Institute of Marine Sciences - ICM, Spain.

BIO: I am a researcher at the Institute of Marine Science (ICM–CSIC) (Barcelona, Spain). I am interested at advancing our knowledge about marine ecosystems, mainly tring to understand patterns and processes that characterize marine ecosystems and, in particular, changes of, and threats to, marine biodiversity and ecosystem services. I study community and food-web dynamics linked with human activities (such as fisheries, climate change, eutrophication, and invasive species), and how these translate into changes in ecosystem structure and functioning, and services that humans obtain from the ocean. I develop and apply a variety of ecological analyses based on ecosystem modelling techniques and statistical tools, and I use historical data, fisheries statistics, experimental results and field data sets.

ABSTRACT: Potentials and limitations of marine exploited resources for seafood security
The ocean represents 70% of the Earth’s surface and is fundamental to life through the regulation of atmospheric gases, stabilization of planetary heat and the supply of food and resources to more than 3 billion people. However, just like the terrestrial domain, the marine environment is affected by global change phenomena, as human activities have high impacts on marine ecosystems. Impacts include among others disproportionate fishing exploitation, intensive aquaculture, pollution, rising water temperature and acidification, invasion of non-indigenous species, eutrophication and anoxia of coastal waters, and the loss of habitats. The degradation of the marine environment causes significant changes in the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems, with ultimate consequences for the ecosystem services that humans can obtain from the ocean such as food supply. Marine species establish complex interactions through dynamic nonlinear ecological networks, which are directly and indirectly disrupted by human activities and changing environmental conditions. For example, trophic cascades (the effect of eliminating a predator that creates a cascade of ecological consequences that change ecosystem functioning) have been documented in all types of marine ecosystems, both coastal and offshore. Global change can also modify the production, abundance and distribution of the foundation of marine food chains – primary producers and planktonic organisms. In order to advance our capacity to understand, predict and if necessary avoid ecological changes, we need an integrated vision to consider not only the dynamics of change of some commercial or sensitive species, but also the structure of networks of ecological interactions and their functioning. Only through understanding the status and future trends of marine resources within an ecosystem context can we properly design sustainable marine activities to fulfill future human seafood demands.

Karl Andreas Almås

Karl Andreas Almås

Special Adviser, SINTEF Ocean. Vice President, Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.

BIO: Karl A. Almås is a special advisor to SINTEF Ocean, a new research institute in the SINTEF Group in Trondheim, Norway. Karl has 35 years of experience in fisheries and aquaculture technology research, and industrial experience in “startup” and development of companies in the blue biotech sector in Norway and abroad. He has unique experience in developing a contract research institute in the fisheries and aquaculture sector, SINTEF Fisheries and aquaculture from 25 to 125 employees and has a very strong network within governmental and private organisations and industries in Norway and in Europe.

Karl A. Almås holds a PhD in marine biochemical engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has been involved in blue biotech industry in Tromsø, Norway and University of Wisconsin Madison, and has been the CEO of SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture for 16 years. He has published approx. 35 scientific papers and 5 textbooks.

At the present time, Karl A. Almås holds trusted positions as Board Chairman of The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises, Trøndelag, the SINTEF strategic program Biobased products and the SINTEF subsidiaries SINTEF Nord and SINTEF Ålesund. He is also the Board Chairman of The Norwegian Center of Expertise in Aquaculture Technology. He is the Vice President of The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) , Board member of the Arctic Biodiscovery Center, Tromsø , the Steering committee of OECD project, “Future of the Ocean Economy” and the The European Aquaculture and Technology and Innovation Platform(EATIP). He is also board member of various start up companies in the biomarine sector.

ABSTRACT: Introduction to the Blue Bioeconomy Session
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), food from marine resources has to contribute more to the total food demand in the future, when the global population is increasing above 10 billion.

The terrestrial and the marine biological production in the sea counts for approximately 50 % each. However, our food consumption based on calories, is 97 % from land based sources and just 3 % from the sea which indicates that there is a potential for a large increase in food production from the sea. Compared to terrestrial production, sea based food production has advantages like surplus of water, a positive buoyancy effect on the organisms living there and the cold-blooded metabolism of marine organisms.

To keep the consumption of fish on the level we have today, the World Resource Institute has estimated that aquaculture production has to contribute with the double amount of the production to day to cover the global demand. At the same time, a slight decrease in the catch of wild fish is expected. However, what we know that for every step we go down in the ocean food web, the amount of biomass is increasing ten times. The question is whether an increase in aquaculture production in combination with a wild harvest on lower levels in the marine food web can bring enough seafood to our tables in 2050?

Starting out with our vision, “Engineering a better world” the session will look into the potentials and the challenges that we will face to obtain these goals. What are the limits for taking more food out of our oceans, and what are the biological and engineering limits for aquaculture growth?

TRANSITION TO A NEW ENERGY MODEL
TRANSITION TO A NEW ENERGY MODEL
Hermann-Josef Wagner

Hermann-Josef Wagner

Chair for Energy Systems and Energy Management, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

BIO: H.-J. Wagner is Professor for Energy Systems and Energy Economics at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany. He holds a Diploma degree and a Doctorate in Energy Engineering from Technical University in Aachen, Germany. He works as a scientist for the Research Centre Juelich, for the German Parliament and as Professor for the Technical University Berlin and the Universities Duisburg and Essen. His relevant experiences are on the fields on energy systems analysis, renewable energies like solar and wind energy and life cycle analysis. He published about 260 articles in international and national journals and books. He is editor of the book series “Energy and Sustainability”.He  is  member  in  the International  Association for  Energy  Economics (IAEE)  and  in  the German  Association of Engineers (VDI) where he held the chairmanship of the division of Energy and Environment (GEU) with about 23.000 members until last summer. He was also admitted as member by the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and worked as an academy consulter for energy politics.The German President decorated him for his engagement with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in the year 2010.

ABSTRACT: Renewable energy use – Experience in Germany
One worldwide objective is to reduce CO2-emissions. Connected to that, many investments were taken to primarily build plants for renewable energy generation, especially for wind and photovoltaic applications.
The German government started the renewable energy act which released targets for CO2-reduction of 80 % until 2050 related to the values of 1990. Additionally, the goals for implementing renewables into electricity generation were defined: 50 % until 2030 and 80 % until 2050.At the beginning of the year 2017 a rated capacity of 50 GW wind (46 onshore and 4 offshore) and 42 GW photovoltaic has been into operation in Germany. Wind energy plays a decisive role beside photovoltaic and biomass. All renewable energy sources together accounted for 32 % in total for the electricity generation. The high fluctuating in storages and power generation by wind energy and photovoltaic cell result in essential additional installations in the electricity grid especially in north to south direction. The presentation is presenting facts, problems and expectations of the enforcement of renewable energies and the results of ecobalance of the offshore wind park alpha ventus in the North Sea.

Gonzalo Escribano

Gonzalo Escribano

Head of the Energy and Climate Change Program, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain.

BIO: Gonzalo Escribano is the Director of the Energy Programme at the Elcano Royal Institute for International Studies, and professor of applied economics at the Spanish Open University (UNED). He holds a degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has been visiting fellow at Florida State University and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and researcher for the Centro Español de Relaciones Internacionales at the Fundación Ortega y Gasset, having participated in the EU’s VIIth Framework and H2020 Programmes and awarded the 2007 Spanish Economic and Social Council research prize. Among his most recent publications are Energy Security for the EU in the 21st Century: Markets, Geopolitics and Corridors (Routledge, New York/Oxon, 2012), and several book chapters and articles in journals like Energy PolicyRenewable and Sustainable Energy ReviewsEuropean Journal of Political Economy, Environmental Science & Policy, Global Governance, Geopolitics, Global PolicyTurkish Studies or Mediterranean Politics.

ABSTRACT: The geopolitics of renewable energies: a strategic perpective
The presentation will analyse the geopolitics of renewable energies, trying to derive their geo-strategic implications. The objective is to provide elements to enrich future strategic exercises on the subject and offer a broader strategic reflection than that provided by current energy security strategies, very reductionist in their conceptualisation of energy security as the mere reduction of energy dependence. To this end, the presentation will review the academic literature on the geopolitics of renewables, identifying the most relevant contributions and illustrating some of their applications to the European Union. The article concludes that the simplification of presenting renewables as clean energies also in geopolitical terms can be counterproductive. It also warns of the need to avoid the securitisation of renewables, to maintain an objective and weighted criterion to elaborate a consistent and attractive narrative, as well as a more proactive and less defensive external action that allows a better management of renewables’ risks and capitalising on its strategic advantages

Ana Raquel Díaz

Ana Raquel Díaz

Director C - Energy, Climate and Transport, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, CE.

BIO: Dr. Ana Díaz Vázquez holds an industrial engineering degree from the University of Dresden, Germany and a PhD in energy engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy. Her thesis research was undertaken in collaboration with ENEL (Italian Energy Agency). She has also completed a Management Development Program (PDD) from IESE Business School. She has conducted research activities at the University of Madison (Wisconsin, USA) and at the Institute for Energetic Economy Studies and Rational Use of Energies (IER, Stuttgart, Germany).Dr. Diaz has co-authored the book “Opportunities and perspectives on innovation for the energy production systems”, for the Ministry of Industry in Germany and is the author of several technical papers in international journal about energy production systems. She has been the technology director at Abengoa and a member of the OMI –Polo Español-Portugal board. In august 2016, she began working at JRC Seville, carrying out research on Energy Policies and Technologies at the Economics of Climate Change Unit.

ABSTRACT: Presentation of the European Comission Global Energy and Climate Outlook, GECO 2017. How climate policies improve air quality
Presentation of the Global Energy and Climate Outlook, GECO 2017. This report produced by the European Commission examines the effects on greenhouse gases emissions and international energy markets of a Reference scenario where current trends continue beyond 2020, of two scenarios where the UNFCCC Intended Nationally Determined Contributions have been included, and of a scenario in line with keeping global warming below a temperature increase of 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The analysis uses the JRC-POLES and JRC-GEM- E3 models in a framework where economic welfare is maximised while tackling climate change.

Broadening the vision I
Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, U.S.

BIO: Sanjay Sarma is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and Vice President for Open Learning at the Institute. He overseas OpenCourseWare, MITx, MicroMasters, the new MIT Integrated Learning Initiative and the Jameel World Education Lab at MIT. As a researcher, he co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was also the the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008. He several on the boards of GS1, EPCglobal and several startup companies including Top Flight Technologies. Dr. Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarma also worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Aberdeen, UK, and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California. His current research interests are Internet of Things, street scanning, sensing, RFID, Internet of Things, logistics and manufacturing.

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Diego Pavía

Diego Pavía

Chief Executive Officer of KIC InnoEnergy, The European Institute of Innovation & Technology – EIT, Netherlands.

BIO: Diego Pavía graduated as electrical engineer, specialising in electronics and automation from the Polytechnical University of Madrid. His first professional experience, in 1988, was as co-founder and CEO of a start-up, Knowledge Engineering, dealing with industrial controls systems using artificial intelligence and neural networks. Three years later he joined Sema Group, and started a long career with private companies.

In SchlumbergerSema, Diego headed multicultural working groups all over the world in the field of energy, with revenues of 650M$. Between 2002 and 2010, Diego was the CEO of Atos Origin, a leading international IT service provider, where he was responsible for Spain and South America, about 9.000 employees, and an annual turnover of EUR 450 million.

Since 2010, Diego has been CEO of InnoEnergy. Diego, as a serial entrepreneur, has created 7 companies in his lifetime.

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Mikel Lasa

Mikel Lasa

Managing Director of KIC InnoEnergy Iberia, The European Institute of Innovation & Technology – EIT, Netherlands.

BIO: Mikel has an extensive experience in bridging research, business and education within the renewable energy sector.

Before joining InnoEnergy, Mikel was head of the wind turbine technology division of the Spanish engineering company Apia XXI, and head of analysis and design of wind turbines at the Spanish National Centre for Renewable Energy. Prior to that, he worked in Germany and France as research engineer at Robert Bosch and as quality engineer at Valeo.

Between 2007 and 2009, Mikel was also a part-time Associate Professor at Public University of Navarra´s Mechanical Engineering Department where he lectured on Wind Turbine Dynamics and Machine Elements and Vibrations. Mikel was also involved in different wind turbine technology innovations that led to the filing of six patents.

Since 2010, Mikel has been CEO of InnoEnergy Iberia and a member of the executive Board.

Mikel holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Navarra, Spain, a PhD from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Otto-von-Guericke University in Germany and an MBA from University of Deusto.

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Jesús Contreras

Jesús Contreras

Project Strategy Mgr. & CLC Manager - EIT Digital, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain.

BIO: Jesus Contreras, PhD Computer Science (2004) at the Technical University of Madrid and MBA degree (2008) at CEREM. He works as Business Developer Accelerator for the EIT ICT Labs (www.eitdigital.eu) at IMDEA Software Institute (software.imdea.org). He has experience of more than 15 years as Director of Operations, R&D and Business Development in several technology companies: playence, Denodo Technologies, Intelligent Software Components and Software A.G.. In 1996 he started as an assistant researcher in the Intelligence Systems Research Group. During his career he published articles and books about innovation, semantic web, natural language processing and human-computer interaction.

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Manuel Hermenegildo

Manuel Hermenegildo

Director, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain.

BIO: Manuel Hermenegildo received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, in 1986. From January 1, 2007 to May 31, 2017 he was the founding Director of the IMDEA Software Institute, where he now continues as Distinguished Professor. He is also a full Prof. of Computer Science at the Tech. U. of Madrid, UPM. Previously to joining the IMDEA Software Institute he held the P. of Asturias Endowed Chair in Information Science and Technology at the U. of New Mexico, USA. He was also project leader at the MCC research center and Adjunct Assoc. Prof. at the CS Department of the U. of Texas, both in Austin, Texas, USA. He has received the Julio Rey Pastor Spanish National Prize in Mathematics and Information Science and Technology and the Aritmel National prize in Computer Science, and is one of the most cited Spanish authors in Computer Science. He is also an elected member of the Academia Europaea.

 

He is a member of the scientific boards of Dagstuhl and INRIA and vice-President of Informatics Europe. He has been elected President of the International Association for Logic Programming, as well as member of the executive committee of the European Association for Programming Languages and Systems, and several other international committees. Previously he served as General Director of the Spanish scientific research funding agency (2000-2002) and as a member of the EU IST Advisory Group (ISTAG), the board of directors of the Foundation for Science and Technology, the Scientific Research Council, the Center for Industrial and Technological Development, and as the Spanish representative in the EU Advisory Committee for Research (CREST), among other appointments.

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Real Academia de Ingeniería
Real Academia de Ingeniería Calle Don Pedro, 10, 28005 Madrid, España

Real Academia de Ingeniería

Calle Don Pedro, 10, 28005 Madrid, España

CAETS Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Council Meetings

The Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain, RAI, aims at promoting the quality and the development of Engineering worldwide. It was created on 1994 as an independent corporation under public law. In June, 2005, the Spanish Government granted the Royal Academy of Engineering the Palace of Marqués de Villafranca (XVIII century, part of Spain’s Historic Patrimony) as its headquarters, where the corporation initiated its services and the performance of its activities.

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Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales Calle de José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid, España

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales

Calle de José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid, España

CAETS 2017 Conference

The Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers hosts CAETS 2017 Conference. This public institution is considered as a national and international reference in the education of engineering in Spain. It is part of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, one of the leading technological universities in the world and declared “Campus of International Excellence”.

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Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando Calle de Alcalá, 13, 28014 Madrid, España

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

Calle de Alcalá, 13, 28014 Madrid, España

CAETS 2017 dinner

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando is the art institution with greater experience and cultural validity in Spain that “promotes artistic creativity, as well as the study, dissemination and protection of the arts and cultural heritage, in particular painting, sculpture, architecture, music and the “new image Arts”. Since 1773 the Royal Academy of fine arts of San Fernando is headquartered in the Palace of Goyeneche in Madrid.

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