North Rhine-Westphalia and the Russian Federation: sharing experience in digitalization and information technology, natural sciences and engineering

Science Conference between North Rhine-Westphalia and the Russian Federation will take place on November 16, 2018 in Muelheim an der Ruhr.

Date: Friday, 16 November 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Venue: ZENIT GmbH, Bismarckstr. 28, D-45470 Muelheim an der Ruhr

The exchange of experience on research projects in the fields of digitalization and information technology, natural sciences and engineering will be discussed at the conference. The event will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine. The Organizing Committee are the Center for Innovation and Technology "ZENIT" and the contact office of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia in Moscow. The media partners are Accreditation in Education Company and Higher Education Discovery.

The conference addresses experts from Russian and North Rhine-Westphalian universities and research institutes. The objective is to enhance and expand bilateral cooperation in research and innovation as well as initiate joint projects in the areas of digitalisation and information technologies, natural sciences and engineering.

The conference will present examples of successful bilateral research collaborations with partners in North Rhine-Westphalia. Experience reports on ongoing projects between North Rhine-Westphalia and the Russian Federation will highlight how such collaboration takes place in practice.

The Organizing Committee invites representatives of the professional community to contribute experience and ideas to the discussion within the framework of thematic workshops.

The plenary session will be held with simultaneous translation. The panel discussions will be held in English, participation is free of charge.

Please register before 31.10.2018

Commercial enterprises interested in research partnerships are also welcome.

 

Preliminary program:

9.30 Registration and welcome

10.00 Opening of the Science Conference and welcome addresses

Dr. Bernd Janson, ZENIT GmbH
Annette Storsberg, State Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Duesseldorf
Vladimir V. Sedykh, Consul General, Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Bonn

10.30 Keynote speeches

“German-Russian 10-year Roadmap for Education, Science and Innovation”
Alexander Rusinov, Embassy Advisor and Head of Section for Educational, Scientific and Technical Affairs, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin

“The Added Value of Research Collaboration between North Rhine-Westphalia and the Russian Federation – Review and Outlook”
Dr. Jörn Achterberg, Director of International Affairs, German Research Foundation (DFG), Bonn

“Challenges and Opportunities for the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in the Russian Federation”
Michael Rusakov, DWIH, Moscow

11.10 Coffee break

11.30 Examples of successful bilateral research collaboration between North Rhine-Westphalia and the Russian Federation

Professor Thomas Gries, Institute of Textile Technology, RWTH Aachen University

Professor Victor Tsetlin, Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Discussion, Q&A

12.30 Lunch (on the first floor)

13.30 Session I - Introduction to the topics and exchange of experience

Research for Digitalisation and Information Technologies:

Robotics / Artificial Intelligence / Industry 4.0 / Machine Learning
Facilitator: Professor Joachim Friedhoff, Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences, Muelheim an der Ruhr
Room: Conservatory
IT / Software Engineering
Facilitator: N.N.
Room: Main Conference Room

Current Research Fields in Natural Sciences and Engineering:

Nanotechnology / Materials Science / New Materials
Facilitator: Professor Amir Fahmi, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve
Room: Foyer
Life Sciences / Medical Research / Medical Technology / Biotechnology
Facilitator: Professor Miriam Pein-Hackelbusch, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Lemgo
Room: Library

14.30 Coffee break

15.00 Session II - Exchange of experience (continued)

Research for Digitalisation and Information Technologies:

Robotics / Artificial Intelligence / Industry 4.0 / Machine Learning
Facilitator: Professor Joachim Friedhoff, Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences, Muelheim an der Ruhr
Room: Conservatory
Research for Digitalisation and Information Technologies: IT / Software Engineering
Facilitator: N.N.
Room: Main Conference Room

Current Research Fields in Natural Sciences and Engineering:

Nanotechnology / Materials Science / New Materials
Facilitator: Professor Amir Fahmi, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve
Room: Foyer
Life Sciences / Medical Research / Medical Technology / Biotechnology
Facilitator: Professor Miriam Pein-Hackelbusch, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Lemgo
Room: Library

16.00 Closing presentations

The workshop facilitators will summarise the most important statements and results.

16.30 Closing addresses

Ekaterina Karpushenkova, Contact Office, Moscow, Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Michael Nolden, ZENIT GmbH

 

For the detailed information please contact:

Ekaterina Karpushenkova (Tel.:+7(495)7301345, karpushenkova@deinternational.ru)

Contact Office Moscow

Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia

ZENIT GmbH:

Susanne Jakobs (Tel.: +49(0)208-30004-41, sj@zenit.de)

Sergej Paveliev (Tel.: +49(0)208-30004-62. sp@zenit.de)

Michael Nolden (Tel.: +49(0)208-30004-67, no@zenit.de)

 

About ZENIT GmbH

ZENIT GmbH, founded in 1984, is a Public Private Partnership owned by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, a consortium of banks and an association comprising some 180 enterprises. On behalf of EU, national and regional bodies, we provide services for the benefit of companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as universities and research institutions. Our clients come from NRW, throughout Germany and abroad.

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