Jan van den Biesen

Educated as a physicist, Jan van den Biesen joined Philips in 1983 to work on semiconductor research. After his return in 1987 from an exchange program with Hitachi Research in Tokyo, he held a series of staff positions in various parts of the company. For the past 20 years he has been promoting Philips' R&D interests with public authorities and other external stakeholders, mainly at a European and Dutch level. Driven to make Europe a better place for research and innovation, he actively contributed to shaping successive EU Framework Programs, including Horizon 2020, played an instrumental role in initiating new programs for collaborative R&D, and addressed a wide range of European and Dutch policy issues to improve general framework conditions for research and innovation.

Vice President Public R&D Programs, Philips Research

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Annual Conference

The EARTO Annual Conference 2017 will explore new ways and ideas on how RTOs can further contribute to increasing Europe's innovation capabilities and will look at what are the challenges hindering EU's innovation potential and how RTOs, industry, National and EU policy makers can work together towards more growth and jobs in Europe.

About the event

A 2-day Conference
March 29-30, 2017

Conference venue: 

Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
Arabellastrasse 5
81925 Munich




For general information about the conference, please contact us at:

Luisa Knabe International Business Development Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

luisa.knabe[at]zv.fraunhofer.de +49 (0)89 1205-7327 Hansastrasse 27c 80686 Munich Germany