EU-DK Support Conference
On the first conference day, we will dive into six of the programmes that are part of the EU-DK Support Network and we will zoom in on the upcoming programme periods. Each programme has a separate session. The first conference day will furthermore include debates on some of the cross-cutting themes that ties the programmes together.
10.00-10.05 Introduction by moderator and journalist, Anja Bo
10.05-10.10 Welcome by Deputy Director General of The Danish Agency of Higher Education and Science, Stine Jørgensen
10.10-10.20 Speech by Chairman of the board of the National Association and Interest Organisation of the 98 Danish Municipalities and Mayor in Aarhus Municipality, Jacob Bundsgaard
10.20-11.15 Debate: How can the EU-programs contribute to the Green Deal Goals?
- Patrick Child, Deputy Director General,The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
- Signe Nepper Larsen, Deputy Director General, the Danish Nature Agency
- Jacob Bundsgaard, Chairman of the board of the National Association and Interest Organisation of the 98 Danish Municipalities and Mayor in Aarhus Municipality
- Mikkel Kongsfelt, CEO and Co-founder, RadiSurf
11.15-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.15 First block of break-out sessions
12.15-13.15 Lunch break
13.15-14.00 Second block of break-out sessions
14.00-14.15 Coffee break
14.15-14.25 Speech by Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Simon Kollerup
14.25-14.50 Debate: How do Danish and EU funding support each other in supporting Danish companies?
- Mette Fjord Sørensen, Director of Compentences and Knowledge, Confederation of Danish Industry
- Annemarie Munk Riis, Deputy Director General, Innovation Fund Denmark
- Marie Just Mikkelsen, CTO and Co-founder, Samplix (recipient of Horizon 2020 grant)
- Torsten A. Andersen, Deputy Director, the Danish Business Authority
14.50-14.55 Sum up by moderator and journalist, Anja Bo
14.55-15.00 End of the first day by Deputy Director General of The Danish Agency of Higher Education and Science, Stine Jørgensen
Speakers at the EU-DK Support Conference
Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs
Minister of Business, Industry and Financial Affairs from June 27 2019. Member of the Danish Parliament for the Social Democrats, elected in North Jutland's constituency from 15 September 2011. Master's degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen from 2009-2011.
Mette Fjord Sørensen
Director of Competences and Knowledge, Confederation of Danish Industry
Mette Fjord Sørensen is the Director of Competences and Knowledge at Confederation of Danish Industry. She is educated in political science from Aarhus University and has formerly worked as the head of science and education at The Danish Chamber of Commerce.
Deputy Director of Ministry of Research and Education
Stine Jørgensen has been the Deputy Director General at the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science since 2018. She is PhD in social security law.
Head of Unit, The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Patrick Child has worked for the European Commission for many years and is now Deputy Director-General of DG Research and Innovation with responsibility for Climate, Environment and Energy. He is the Commission's representative in Mission Innovation, an international forum committed to research into renewable energy.
Annemarie Munk Riis
Deputy Director General, Innovation Fund Denmark
Annemarie Munk Riis is the Deputy Director General at Innovation Fund Denmark. She has a master in economics from University of Copenhagen. Annemarie is co-founder at the IRIS Group Aps and former Head of Division for at The City of Copenhagen.
Signe Nepper Larsen
Deputy Director General at the Danish Nature Agency
Master's degree in biology from the University of Copenhagen in 1994. Deputy Director of the Danish Nature Agency since August 1 2016. From 1995-2016 employed in the Water and Environment Division in the consultancy firm COWI with tasks within water and nature management and environmental assessment. External associate professor and external examiner in biology at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.
Mayor of Aarhus Municipality and Chairman of the National Association and Interest Organisation of the 98 Danish Municipalities.
Member of the Danish Social Democratic party since 1998. Elected member of Aarhus City Council since 2002. Mayor of Aarhus since 2011. In 2016 he was elected as the Vice-chairman of The National Association and Interest Organisation of the 98 Danish Municipalities, before being elected Chairman in march 2018.
Marie Just Mikkelsen
CTO and Co-founder of Samplix
Marie Just Mikkelsen is CTO and co-founder at Samplix. Marie has formerly been the CTO in Estibio and associate professor at University of Southern Denmark.
CEO and Co-founder, RadiSurf
Mikkel Kongsfelt is CEO and co-founder at the company RadiSurf. RadiSurf was founded in 2015 as a spin-off company based on a technology developed at Aarhus University. Mikkel has a PhD in nanoscience and chemistry from Aarhus University.
Torsten A. Andersen
Deputy Director, the Danish Business Authority
Torsten Andersen is Deputy Director General for business development at the Danish Business Authority. He has previously worked for the EU-Commission and the Confederation of Danish Industry. He holds a degree in political science from Aarhus University and a M.A. in European politics and administration from the College of Europe in Brugge.