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FORM Forum


Theme for 2021: ‘European sustainable mobility culture of tomorrow’

The FORM Forum will take plaze ONLINE on Tuesday 9th November 2021, followed by the conference program on Wednesday 10th November 2021.

9th of November:

The EARPA internal part of the conference will start for EARPA members with the Foresight Group Meetings in the morning and a workshop in the afternoon. The social networking activities in the platform will be open giving you the opportunity to connect again with your colleagues in the field. Detailed information is available on the intranet.

10th of November:

The organizing committee has prepared a exciting program with presentations from high-level speakers giving the latest insights and experiences, as well as young researchers presenting their novel research ideas!
This day is open to the EARPA community including industry and representatives from the European Commission.

09:00 – 09:15

Opening  of FORM Forum 2021
Christof Schernus, EARPA Chairman

09:15 – 10:00




Keynote presentation:
Stefaan Vergote, Adviser for Emission Reduction Strategies, Research & Innovation, European Commission

Presentation: New perspective of lithium ion batteries for automotive applications
Carlos Marchante Fernández, winner of the Young Researchers Competition 2020 

10:00 – 10:30


Exhibition & Coffee break
Visit the Partner booths in the virtual exhibition or interact with your peers via (video) chat.

10:30 – 11:00 

Keynote presentation: A Climate Neutral Moon-Shot for Mobility
Martin Russ, Managing Director at AustriaTech 

11:00 – 12:00

Parallel session: Presentation of the Scientific papers

Session 1: Impacts of mobility

Numerical study of a family safety in a fully autonomous vehicle  

Abbas Talimian, New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

The impact of cooperation on ecological and energy-optimaldriving strategies

Giovanni De Nunzio/ Antonio Sciarretta, IFP Energies nouvelles, France

Session 2: Modelling in mobility

Simulation-based Lightweight and NVH Optimization in the Automotive Industry

Georg Stoll, Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, Germany

Modelling of the Human Body as Part of Bio-Hybrid-Powertrains

Mohamad Ali Daher, Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge - RWTH Aachen University

Session 3: Towards new mobility for people and goods

Towards automated urban delivery

Wolfgang Ponweiser, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Transition guidance of mobility of people and goods

Ming Chen, TNO, the Netherlands

12:00 – 13:30 

Exhibition & lunch break
Visit the Partner booths in the virtual exhibition or interact with your peers via (video) chat.

13:30 – 14:00

Keynote presentation
Janez Poto─Źnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel, Partner at SYSTEMIQ and advisor to thought-leading institutions such as the European Forest Institute. Before, he was European Commissioner for the Environment.


14:00 – 14:45 

Young Researchers Presentations

14:45 – 15:30 

Exhibition & Coffee break
Visit the Partner booths in the virtual exhibition or interact with your peers via (video) chat.

15:30 – 16:15

Panel discussion:
‘European sustainable mobility culture of tomorrow’  and the impact of disruptions

Moderator: Margriet van Schijndel, member of the FORM Forum Organizing Committee

  • Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director of DG Research & Innovation, Clean Planet, European Commission
  • Armin Graeter, Leader Division Strategy Autonomous Driving, Driver Assistance, BMW Group
  • Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, Polis
  • Ahmad Omari, Head of Product Development & Industrialisation Micro-Mobility, Mubea
  • Laurianne Krid, Director General, FIA Region
  • Magnus Granström, Chair EARPA Foresight Group Future Mobility for People and Goods

16:15 – 16:30

Closing of the FORM Forum 2021
Christof Schernus, EARPA Chairman

16:30 – 17:00 

Networking -  Final time to interact with your peers via (video) chat

Please note the disclaimer: The program is still provisional until all presenters have registered. The organizers reserve the right to add changes.