24th of October, 2016
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Welcome Speeches
  • Prof. Costas Fotakis, Alternate Minister for Research and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs
  • Mr. Xu Jianpei, Secretary General, Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of Chinα
09:30-10:30 Introduction of the Secretariat of ASEM-CCSTI: Current work and future plan

The ASEM Cooperation Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation

Mr. Zhu Shilong, Deputy Director General of Beijing Municipal Commission for S&T

The European ASEM Sub-Centre

Mr. Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, PRAXI Network / FORTH

10:30-11:00 Inauguration ceremony of ASEM-CCSTI Europe Coordination Office
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:50 Roundtable discussion:  Identification of potential key cooperation areas | Unlocking sustainable growth in the ASEM countries
  • Mr. Ma Lin, China Electronics Technology Group (Microsystem Area)
  • Ms Sara Medina, Member of the Board at SPI and SPI Ventures
  • Mr. Dou Zhiping, China Academy of Mechinary Science & Technology  (Intelligent Manufacturing Area)
  • Dr. Nikos Sarris, Head of Operations, Athens Technology Center
12:50-13:00 Group photo session
13:00-14:30 Buffet – Lunch: Courtesy of the Chinese Delegation
14:30-16:00 Knowledge Sharing: Key science & technology collaboration initiatives from organisations / ministries from Europe and Asia
  • Mr. Costantinos Glinos, Head of Unit, ‘Strategy, EFTA and enlargement countries, Russia Asia and Pacific’, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Ms Maria Douka, Advisor, Research Infrastructures – EU & International Cooperation, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs
  • Mr. Nikolaos Emirzas, Executive Manager, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)- Permanent International Secretariat
  • Mr Stavros Mantzanakis, Co-Founder, Hellenic Business Angel Network
16:00-16:30 Closing remarks
25th of October, 2016
Cultural visit
  • Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
  • Visit to the Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL–FORTH) unit at the Acropolis Museum