PLENARY 4: Research Infrastructures Addressing Grand Societal Challenges (2nd part)
09:40 - 11:00
programme

Continuation of the 1st part from Wednesday. The second part of the Plenary aims to explore ways of convergence of RI policy-making with policy-making in another sectorial area.

Speakers
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The aim of the Plenary is to explore ways of convergence of RI policy-making with policy-making in other sectorial areas. The Plenary shall be political/policy-oriented with more detailed and practical discussions addressing the topic of Data and digitalisation of society.

9:40 - 11:00, III. Data and digitalisation of society

  • Karel Luyben, President of the EOSC Association, Europe
  • Tanja Niemann, Executive Director of Érudit, Canada
  • Piyawut Srichaikul, ASEAN HPC Task Force Co-Chair, NSTDA Supercomputer Center (ThaiSC), National Science and Technology Development Agency
  • Elanor Huntington (tbc), Executive Director of Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
  • Tommaso Calarco, Director, Institute for Quantum Control at Forschungszentrum Jülich

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Plenaries and Parallel Sessions (PS) will focus on how research infrastructures contribute to addressing Grand Societal Challenges:  
I. COVID-19 and pandemics of infectious diseases  
II. Environment, climate change and mitigation
III. Data and digitalisation of society
These sessions aim to explore ways of convergence of research infrastructure policy-making with policy-making in other sectoral areas, such as industry, energy, environment, agriculture, health, social affairs or security, where research infrastructures essentially contribute to knowledge-based solutions for significant societal and economic challenges.