On 7 February 2007, ALTRAN, the European leader in high technology and innovation consulting, will hold an event in Brussels to present its research and innovation capacities in key industry sectors including energy, transport, space, security and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), as well as exploring the possibility of R&D collaborations under the current Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7) of the European Union.
The ALTRAN Innovation Conference will bring together industry representatives, researchers, scientists, policy and decision makers and ALTRAN experts to discuss innovative solutions and ideas in Europe, with a special focus on the identification of potential research partnerships.
The conference will involve four parallel workshops in each of the aforementioned sectors. The Energy Workshop will focus primarily on energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear energy and power generation. The Transport Workshop will involve aeronautics, air transport and clean and sustainable surface transport. The joint Space and Security Workshop will consist mostly of space science and technology, communications and technology watch. Lastly, the Innovation Workshop will cover innovation in ICT, intellectual property rights and innovation management.
Parallel meetings with potential research collaborators to participate in FP7 will be held during the conference.
ALTRAN (altran.net) is the European leader in high technology and innovation consulting. The group’s 16,000 consultants worldwide bring together the entire range of engineering and consulting fields: electronics, information technology, quality and organization. They assist corporations throughout the innovation process, ranging from technological monitoring, applied fundamental research, preparation for production, right through to manufacturing processes, serving most business sectors: automotive, aeronautics, space, telecommunications and energy. Founded in 1982, ALTRAN operates in 20 countries. ALTRAN had a turnover of €1,430 million in 2005.
Pascale Lardin, ALTRAN, European Affairs Manager
T: +32(0)2 737 68 11 / Mob: +33(0)6 72 14 33 27 - E: plardin[.]altran.net.
Declan Kirrane, ISC Intelligence in Science
T: +32(02) 401 61 44 - E: declan.kirrane[.]iscintelligence.com.