This event will be held at Comet Hotel Meetings - Louise, Pl. Stéphanie 20, 1050 Brussels, Belgium, and will be webcast live from this page.
In-person attendance by invitation-only. Requests subject to approval.
In the fast-evolving semiconductor landscape, the United States and the European Union have embarked on substantial initiatives to bolster their semiconductor industries.
With planned investments of $52.7 billion in the U.S. through the CHIPS & Science Act and €43 billion in the EU with the Chips Act, there is great potential for groundbreaking research, innovative technologies, advanced fabrication, and transformative applications. There is also great potential in transatlantic collaboration. This high-level conference aims to clarify the goals and challenges of these programs while also exploring how these ambitious initiatives can complement one another.
Enhanced cooperation is not without its challenges, including differing program regulations, political objectives, and industry capabilities. Nevertheless, the dividends of transatlantic cooperation are potentially immense—greater technological progress, heightened efficiencies, reduced costs, more secure supply chains, and strengthened trade and diplomatic ties. Many companies and research institutions, spanning both sides of the Atlantic, recognize these potential benefits and are actively exploring collaborative opportunities.
This event, jointly organized by Brussels-based Science|Business news service and the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) offers a unique platform to discuss these opportunities publicly.
Our goal is to highlight the need and opportunities inherent in greater cooperation and begin an ongoing transatlantic dialogue that brings together Europeans and Americans from industry, academia, and policymaking in this crucial enabling technology.
This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.
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All times in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Welcome and Conference Opening
Maryline Fiaschi, Chief Executive Officer, Science|Business
Sujai Shivakumar, Senior Fellow and Director of Renewing American Innovation Project, CSIS
Erwin Gianchandani, Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation
Erwin Nijsse, Director-General for Business and Innovation, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
Overview of the EU Chips Act and the U.S. CHIPS & Science Act
Eric Lin, Deputy Research and Development Director, CHIPS Office, U.S. Department of Commerce
Jari Kinaret, Executive Director, Chips Joint Undertaking
Moderated by: Chris Fall, Senior Advisor, CSIS; Vice President for Applied Sciences, MITRE
The Opportunity for Transatlantic R&D Cooperation
Sébastien Dauvé, Chief Executive Officer, CEA-Leti
Luc van den Hove, President and Chief Executive Officer, IMEC
David Anderson, President, NYCREATES
Andreas Schumacher, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Infineon Technologies
Moderated by: Charles Wessner, Senior Advisor, CSIS; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
Current Initiatives to Grow the Semiconductor Ecosystem
Devanand Shenoy, Principal Director for Microelectronics, U.S. Department of Defense
Patrick Bressler, Executive Director, Fraunhofer Microelectronics Group
Naomie Verstraeten, Chief Innovation Officer, Brainport Development (TBC)
Moderated by: Sujai Shivakumar, Senior Fellow and Director of Renewing American Innovation Project, CSIS
Industry and Investment Perspectives
Alessandro Curioni, IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Africa and Director, IBM Research
Arco Krijgsman, Head of Public-Private Partnerships, ASML
Riccardo Masucci, Director of Security and Technology Policy, Intel
Catherine Simon, Advisor, French General Secretariat for Investment (TBC)
Moderated by: David Matthews, International Editor, Science|Business