IOF-TTO event: Data & Software - How open is the future? - Oct 17, 2017
Joint IOF and TTO event – personal invitation only
What are the features of the data-driven economy of the future? What about the tension fields and opportunities this involves? How do policymakers support and accelerate the transition towards it?
Human activities, industrial processes and research all lead to data collection and processing on an unprecedented scale, resulting in new products and services as well as new business models and scientific methodologies. This new digital-driven industrial revolution offers enormous potential in all fields of society, ranging from health and food to energy and transport. How do we cope with these challenges and how open is the future with regards to data and software is a pertinent question becoming more urgent each day.
Each year the 5 Flemish universities organise 2 internal interuniversity events to discuss and tackle actual topics. One is destined to business developers and researchers linked to the ‘Industrieel OnderzoeksFonds (IOF)’. The other one is organised specifically for tech transfer staff. In 2017 both events take place in Brussels and are combined in a full-day program that is open to everyone.
The morning session focusses on challenges and opportunities in business development. Toon Vanagt will address the issue of open data and software, zooming in on tension fields and innovation opportunities. His keynote presentation is followed by 3 parallel workshops by and for IOF mandatories, researchers and business developers.
In the afternoon intellectual property, legislative and contractual issues are discussed. Celina Ramjoué covers European data policies for government, industrial and research data. Sari Depreeuw will focus on the translation of the current and upcoming legislative framework in a contractual setting with companies.
Tuesday October 17, 2017
From 9.30 till 16.30 followed by networking drink
Registration - invitation only
You can register for the full day or only for morning or afternoon session combined with lunch and/or reception. Registration is obligatory.
Please register here.
For any questions please contact Alena Aga, VUB TechTransfer Communication & Events.
Data & Software – How open is the future?
Joint IOF and TTO event 2017
Morning: Challenges and opportunities in business development
09:30 - Welcome ‘breakfast’
10:00 - Welcome address by Sonja Haesen, Head of VUB TechTransfer
10:10 - Toon Vanagt, Tech entrepreneur, lean startup coach & angel investor
Open versus closed: tension fields and opportunities. Get inspired about the data revolution! Q&A
11:00 - Break
11:30 - Parallel workshops by and for IOF mandatories, business developers and researchers:
- Workshop 1: The influence of the regulatory framework in clinical trials and medical device development.
- Workshop 2: Open Source software and related business models
- Workshop 3: The value of data
13:00 - Lunch and networking activity
Afternoon: Data sharing – legislative, intellectual property and contractual issues in research and innovation
14:00 - Celina Ramjoué, Deputy Head of Unit, European Comimission
Building a European Data Economy: EC policies and possible ways on access to and re-use of data
Celina Ramjoué’s presentation covers European data policies for government, industrial and research data (including H2020), and suggests ways forward on bringing these together. She will share the EC’s policies towards potential new legislative initiatives. Q&A
14:50 - Break
15:10 - Sari Depreeuw, Partner IP/IT, DALDEWOLF, Professor at Université Saint Louis Bruxelles
Navigating the legal minefield: how to make contractual sense of regulation in the digital economy?
Sari Depreeuw will examine how current and upcoming legislation (on copyright, trade secrets, personal data and other data) can be translated in manageable contracts with companies. Q&A
16:00 - Closing speech by Hugo Thienpont, Vice-Rector Innovation and Industrial Policy
Followed by networking drink with a Brussels' touch
Tech entrepreneur, lean startup coach & angel investor
betacowork.com - data.be - lex.be
Toon Vanagt has been a startup entrepreneur since 1999. His latest ventures are data.be (structuring Belgian business information from official sources) and lex.be (full text search in millions of legal publications). Both these freemium businesses are built on unstructured data and heavily relying on open data. Toon is a strong believer of all things open, which he supports via the non-profit Open Knowledge Belgium. He enjoys being the "master of ceremony" during FinTech events, which has grown into a grass root non-profit federating the Belgian FinTech community. He recently also became in charge of betacowork.com, a coworking space and community at Business & Technology Incubator ICAB.
Toon holds a Commercial Engineering degree from Solvay Business School at the VUB and was awarded "ICT manager SME of the year 2002" by Datanews. He followed the Virtualization industry for over a decade as the publisher of Virtualization.com. His failures include being too early with Virtualization.com in 1999 and launching a hardware device "infamously" named IPhone in 2005... Toon has a broad experience in all aspects of setting up, managing and scaling internet ventures. His career is filled with hands-on experience in delivering e-business, consulting, big data and ICT projects in general. Toon splits his professional time between entrepreneurial and innovation coaching roles, while trying to keep focus on the development of his ventures. Interested in early-stage startups as well as companies “on the bubble”.
Deputy Head of Unit - Data Policy and Innovation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Celina Ramjoué is Deputy Head of Unit for the Data Innovation and Policy Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT). She was previously Head of Sector for “Data policy for science” and for “Open Access to Scientific Publications and Data” for the same Directorate General. Before joining DG CONNECT in 2012, Celina worked on open access, open science and science and society issues for the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD). Prior to joining the European Commission in 2005, Celina was a researcher in the field of comparative public policy and science and technology studies at the University of Zurich. Celina holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in political science and foreign affairs (Universities of Virginia, Munich and Zurich) and has been a visiting researcher at Harvard University and the European University Institute.
Partner IP/IT, DALDEWOLF
Professor at Université Saint Louis Bruxelles
Sari Depreeuw graduated from the law faculties
at Université de Namur (1999) and KULeuven (2002). She holds a Master degree in
Intellectual Property from HUBrussel (2006) and a PhD degree from Vrije
Universiteit Brussel (2011). She is a member of the Brussels bar since 2002. Sari works mainly in the field of
intellectual property law (with a focus on copyright) and IT law.
In addition she is affiliated to the law faculty at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (research group LSTS) and she teaches at Université Saint Louis.
Sari Depreeuw has published several articles on Belgian, European and international copyright and contributes to conferences and seminars on a regular basis.