Prof. Edward Chlebus
Organisation: Wroclaw University of Technology
Position in the organisation: Dean of Mechanical Engineering Faculty
Biography note: Prof. D.Sc. Eng. Edward Chlebus – Dean of Mechanical Engineering Faculty at Wroclaw University of Technology – Poland, Head of Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies CAMT and Fraunhofer Project Center, President of Lower Silesia Park for Science and Innovation – DPIN, Representative of Poland in the FP7’s NMP (Nanotechnologies, new Materials and Production technologies).
Main Research areas: design methodology and CAx and PDM/PLM systems, rapid prototyping- rapid tooling- reverse engineering, modeling, optimization and simulation of production processes. Author of: 6 Books, 280 papers, Promotor of 23 finished Ph.D and 14 current dissertations.; Contractor of 6 International Projects in FP6, Leonardo da Vinci, ERA Net and many internal projects and industrial applications, Member many Scientific Committees in Journals and Conferences, member of Implementation Support Group of EPT ManuFuture; Coordinator of Polish ManuFuture Technological Platform and Polish ProNet Excellence Network.
Chair of Plenary Session P4: HORIZON 2020 and Regional Dimension.
Although research is global, excellent research activity cannot be sustained it is isolated from the local environment and economy for long. On the contrary - it relies on being properly embedded with regional and national structures and networks, and its economic and social value to the country and region will only be realised if it can become part of the region’s innovation system. The new strategy of smart specialisation is the EC’s proposal to increase public funding for research and innovation projects and activities developed at a regional level, and to promote better alignment and coordination between European and national/ regional policies and funding programmes. Its goal is to boost regional innovation by enabling regions to focus on their strengths, and thereby induce economic growth and prosperity.