Speakers

Anne Ritschkoff

Vice President at VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND Ltd

Dr. Ritschkoff has over 30 years´ working experience in various research and management positions. She haseen at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, a globally networked, multi technological not-for-profit research organization, since 1987 and holds currently a position of Senior Advisor, circular economy and ...
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Beat Karrer

Managing Director at FLUIDSOLIDS® Biocomposites

Designer For over 25 years Beat Karrer has been developing and designing new solutions for products, applications and spaces. Inventor Innovation justifies itself on the strength of added value: it makes products and applications more flexible, stable, ecological, and cost efficient. FluidSolids® Biocomposites meet all ...
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Christian Patermann

Former Director EU Commission and Advisor to the German Government for Bioeconomy

Christian Patermann has spend 11 years as Director at the European Commission, including Director for Environment and Sustainability, and in recent years responsible for Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food. He is considered the "father" of the European bioeconomy, because under his leadership this concept was introduced at ...
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Costas Bekas

AI Research Coordinator / Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research

Costas Bekas, Distinguished Research Staff Member and Mgr. Foundations of Cognitive Systems IBM Research - Zurich, is responsible for foundational research in the fields of Scalable AI systems and new computing paradigms. Costas focuses on the use of AI for the advancement of Technical R&D, ...
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Karine Vandoorsselaer

Professor at Universiteit Antwerpen

Karine Van Doorsselaer is industrial ingeneer chemistry with speciality plastics. She has got a PhD Ecology in 1999 at the university of Brussels. For 4 yeras, she worked in the polymerlab of Exxon Chemical Antwerp. She teaches "Materials Science" at the Product Development department of ...
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Ludwik Leibler

Professor at ESPCI

Ludwik Leibler is Distinguished Professor at École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) in Paris. Ludwik’s research is devoted to soft matter physics and chemistry. During the last decade, Ludwik and his team discovered a self-healing supramolecular rubber that self-repairs by simple contact after ...
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Malcolm Mackley

Professor at University of Cambridge

Malcolm Mackley is a Cambridge University Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering and he has worked within the area of polymer and plastics processing for over forty years specialising in the fields of polymer rheology, innovation and new processes. During this time he has belatedly realised ...
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Maurizio Crippa

CEO at gr3n SAGL

Maurizio Crippa, PhD in Materials Science, CEO, founder and inventor of the gr3n technology. I worked many years in academia where I have had the chance to accumulate a wide-ranging academic and research experience in solid state physics, organic and inorganic chemistry with special regard ...
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Rudolf Koopmans

Director at Plastics Innovation Competence Center

Rudolf J Koopmans currently works at Koopmans Consulting GmbH. He is also Former member of the Dow Chemical Company, he has 35 years of industrial experience in R&D. Director of the Plastics Innovation Competence Center in Fribourg, Switzerland. Rudolf does research in Physical Chemistry, Plastics ...
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Tom McLeish

Professor of Natural Philosophy at University of York

Tom McLeish, FRS, is Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics and also in the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York, UK. His research in ‘soft matter and biological physics,’ is highly interdisciplinary, including industrial collaboration. He has published at ...
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Tonny Bosman

CEO at SupraPolix BV

Tonny Bosman holds a PhD degree in chemistry from the Eindhoven University of Technology (Prof. Dr. E.W. Meijer, 1999). After a short stay at the IBM Almaden Research Center in the US, he co-founded SupraPolix BV (Eindhoven, the Netherlands). Currently, he is involved in the ...
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