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AirTN NextGen Final Network Meeting & Workshop

October 10, 2016 - October 11, 2016

What is AirTN NextGen?

AirTN NextGen (www.airtn.eu) is a network of national ministries and agencies of several EU Member States, which are involved in aviation research and innovation. It is co-funded as a support action under the 7th Research Framework Programme of the EU. AirTN NextGen aims to stimulate transnational cooperation in research and innovation, research infrastructure related activities, and education related activities in areas of aeronautics and air transport. AirTN NextGen contributes to strengthen and widen the aviation network established under previous AirTN activities to reach out towards transnational activities in aviation within Horizon 2020, the EU Research Framework Programme for Research & Innovation.

What are the Workshop Objectives?

The primary objective of the workshop is to present and share the knowledge, information, facts and figures gained during the AirTN NextGen runtime on best practices for transnational cooperation, research infrastructure and educational related activities and to discuss on future cooperation possibilities. Lessons learnt, best practise and future initiatives will be discussed.

Who are the target groups for this Workshop?

The target participants for this Workshop are representatives working in the field of aviation related research & innovation and its funding from Member States, associated countries, transport and education (or other relevant) ministries, funding agencies, ACARE*national mirror groups, regional governments and clusters in the field of aviation (e.g. aeronautics and air transport).


Monday, 10 October 2016 – AirTN Internal Final Review Meeting

14:00 Project Team & Review Meeting (Internal meeting for AirTN NextGen partners only)
18:00 End of Meeting
19:00 Informal Dinner at Bratislava Flag Ship Restaurant, Námestie SNP 8, 811 02 Bratislava

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 – AirTN NextGen Workshop

9:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
Welcome and Introduction
09:30 Welcome by the Host Tony Kazda, University of Zilina
09:40 Welcome by the European Commission Dietrich Knoerzer, DG RTD-H.3 Aviation
09:50 Welcome and Introduction by the Project Coordinator Marcello Amato, CIRA
Cooperation in Research and Innovation – Part I
10:10 – 10:30 AirTN NextGen actions towards transnational cooperation in aviation Juan Francisco Reyes, CDTI
10:30 – 10:40 AirTN NextGen survey on programmes, calls and strategies – status quo Sabine Kremnitzer, FFG
10:40 – 11:00 ERANET Cofund – Possible developments Gianmatteo Fornaro, APRE
11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 11:30 Synergies between Horizon 2020 and European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Juan Francisco Reyes, CDTI
11:30 – 11:50 Aviation research & Innovation in Horizon 2020 Marcel Rommerts, EC INEA
11:50 – 12:05 ACARE Member States Group view on transnational cooperation Ivica Smojver, ACARE MSG
12:05 – 12:45 Discussion on future cooperation possibilities moderated by: Juan Francisco Reyes & Marcello Amato
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
Education, Workforce & Research Infrastructure
13:30 – 13:45 AirTN Catalogue of the European Aeronautical Research Facilities – Facts & Figures Olivier Vasseur, ONERA
13:45 – 14:00 The RINGO proposal – a new, holistic approach for the identification of aviation research infrastructure needs in Europe Gerrit von Borries, DLR
14:00 – 14:15 Education & Workforce – Progresses within AirTN NextGen Benedikt Badanik, University of Zilina
14:15 – 14:30 New Challenges for Aviation Education Mario Nemeth, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Slovakia (TBC)
14:30 – 15:00 Discussion on potential future activities moderated by: Olivier Vasseur& Tony Kazda
Networking and Dissemination
15:00 – 15:15 AirTN Web site: status and possible future applications Johan Kos, NLR
15:15 – 15:40 Discussion on the potential AirTN Network and Web Platform developments moderated by: Johan Kos and Marcello Amato
Workshop Summary
15:40 – 15:50 Conclusions of the Workshop Marcello Amato, CIRA
15:50 – 16:00 Final considerations Dietrich Knoerzer, DG RTD-H.3 Aviation
16:00 End of the Workshop

Moderation of AirTN NextGen Final Network Meeting & Workshop: Marcello Amato

Do you want to join us for dinner?

All participants are invited to join an informal dinner on 10 October in Bratislava (Bratislava Flag Ship Restaurant, Námestie SNP 8, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia)). Please sign up for the dinner together when registering to the AirTN NextGen Finale Network Meeting & Workshop.

Where to register?

For registration to the AirTN NextGen Final Network Meeting & Workshop and/or the dinner please fill out the attached registration form.

For organisational reasons please sign up before 3 October 2016.


Download program agenda for more detailed information (accomodation, public transport, transfer)

Project number 604952

* ACARE = Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe


October 10, 2016
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