Prof. José-Lorenzo Vallés
Organisation: European Commission, DG for Research & Innovation
Position in the organisation: Head of Unit
Biography note: Graduated in Physics and Chemistry. Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Barcelona (E). Postdoctoral research in Computational Physics during four years at Courant Institute of New york University and the University of Minnesota (USA). Associate Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Barcelona (at present under special leave).
Since joining the European Commission in 1991, he first worked at the Institute for Advanced Materials (NL), then as S&T Counsellor at the EC Delegation in China, and finally he moved in 1999 to DG Research and Innovation in Brussels, where he has been Head of the Materials Unit and is now Head of the Production Unit.
Plenary Session P3 – “Horizon 2020: FoF Call of 2014”
A number of successful FoF projects have very interesting results to show. We are aiming to share and promote the results and enable industry to identify business opportunities thus facilitating the routes to commercialisation. Manufacturing is vital for Europe ́s economy. With Horizon 2020 we are promoting Research & Innovation for Sustainable Industrial Competitiveness. Funding opportunities in the first FoF call of 2014-15 will be presented.
Chair of Parallel Workshop Session P3 – “FP7 Results and Outlook for HORIZON 2020: Research and Innovation for Sustainable Industrial Competitiveness”
This plenary session summarizes key results and findings of the previous parallel workshops and gives an overview of the first NMP and ICT FoF calls in Horizon 2020.