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FORM Forum


The FORM Forum will start with a Networking Reception, held on Tuesday 16th  October 2018 in the evening, followed by the conference program on Wednesday 17th  October 2018. Both events will take place in  The EGG Conference and Meeting Centre in Brussels.


The program on the 17th October combines a plenary keynote with oral sessions featuring invited presentations. In addition there will be a panel discussion and a technical exhibition where EARPA members will display recently developed tools, prototypes, materials and software of direct interest to the community. By strongly involving our Young Researchers within the program, we would like to develop awareness amongst our participants of the importance and potential also of lower TRL research. Furthermore, we hope to inspire our younger researchers for continuous engagement to the field.

Tentative program (update 3 October 2018)

Research with Impact
09.00 – 09.10 hours                          Welcome and introduction to the FORM Forum- Simon Edwards (Chairman EARPA)                                                 
09.10 – 09.35 hoursKeynote by Dr. Pim van der JagtManaging Director of the Ford Research Center Aachen, Executive Technical Leader Global Vehicle Dynamics
 “How connected cars will help to make road traffic safer and more efficient”.
09.35 – 09.55 hours

Paradigm shifts towards multimodal user oriented transport services and platforms by Ming Chen, Senior Consultant at TNO Strategy and Policy

09.55 – 10.15 hoursDevelopment of materials and process technologies for the lightweight vehicles of tomorrow by Sama Mbang, Head of Digitalization & Simulation of Manufacturing Load Cases at TecFactory of Mercedes-Benz Cars Operations (Daimler)
Marcos Ierides, Innovation consultant at Bax & Company
10.15 – 10.55 hoursCoffee break and exhibition
10.55 – 12.25 hoursPanel discussion  moderated by Margriet van Schijndel (Secretary General EARPA). Confirmed panelmembers are:
Clara de la Torre, Director Transport at European Commission
Erik Drop, Director Knowledge Programmes and Government Relations at TNO and representing EARTO
- Rafael Cuesta, Head of Development and Innovation at Transport for Greater Manchester
Carlos Navas, Strategy and Market Development Manager at 
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
12.25 – 14.05 hoursLunch and exhibition 
Impact driven Research
14.05 – 14.50 hoursYoung Researchers Elevator Pitches
14.50 – 15.10 hoursThe SUREAL-23 project: Understanding and Measuring Sub-23 nm Particle Emissions from Direct Injection Engines by Dimitrios Zarvalis, Chemical Engineering -Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
15.10 – 15.30 hoursCrowdsensing for large scale real-driving emissions monitoring: from citizen to regulators by Laurent Thibault, Research Project leader at IFP Energies nouvelles
15.30 – 15.50 hoursAttacks to the new connected Vehicle: Radiofrequency and vehicle Internal Network by Víctor JiménezEurecat, Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya, IT Security, Barcelona
15.50 – 16.00 hours Wrap up and closing

Please note the disclaimer: The program is still provisional until all presenters have registered. The organizers reserve the right to add changes. The final program will be made available shortly before the conference on the website and at the conference registration