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    Technology in the 21st century – has Europe lost the battle ? 

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    Date/Time


    Date(s) - 21/09/2018
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Venue


    Delegation of the European Union
    欧洲联盟驻华代表团

    Address


    Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie, No. 15, Beijing, China
    北京市朝阳区东直门外大街15号

    Phone


    (8610)84548000

    Website


    www.eu-in-china.com or http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/index_en.htm

    Entrance Fee


    FCCC Members free, non-members 100 RMB


    Technologies will dominate future superpower competition in the economic, diplomatic and military areas. Europe is falling behind in creating and, more critical, implementing and scaling disruptive technologie. Nationally isolated programs fail to produce the traction necessary to secure a take, and is a major risk for its existing industries. The Joint European Disruptive Initiative proposed a European Agency for Disruptive Innovation with an entrepreneurial organization, closely modelled after the successful American DARPA.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    André Loesekrug-Pietri, French-German, held leadership positions in private equity, government, industry and as an entrepreneur. Starting as assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus, he then spent 15 years in private equity and venture capital, including 10 years with China, investing in European companies with global ambitions (including the landmark Club Med and Bang & Olufsen deals). In 2017, he paused from the private sector to become Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, responsible in particular for European Defence policy as well as technology and innovation.  He is currently speaker of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), aiming to accelerate Europe’s leadership in disruptive innovations. Graduate from HEC and from Harvard Kennedy School, he attended Sup-Aero aerospace engineering school. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (Davos) and is member of the International Advisory Board of Beijing Jiaotong University. Twitter @andrepietri

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