The red line of this event is the identification of synergies between ETPIS and other Technology Platform or European initiatives,  to address the Grand Challenges as identified by the European Commission and dealt with in the EU2020 Strategy (see

The events were:

. 18 May afternoon: 5th meeting of the National Technology Platform on Industrial Safety (link)
This event was the occasion to undertake activities to enhance the cooperation between the NTPIS.

. 19 May: 5th General Assembly of ETPIS Members with a focus on the collaboration with other ETPs and initiatives to address the EU Grand Challenges as identified in the Stategy 2020 adopted on March 3, 2010.
In the morning, you have learnt about the activities of ETPIS partner organisations in the field of industrial safety and seen where you could support or collaborate.
Then, after the presentation of the HLG priorities summarising the vision of the industry regarding industrial safety, 2 representatives of other ETPs introduced their vision to address the European Grand Challenges and describe where industrial safety plays an important role.
Later in the afternoon, EU projects initiated or linked to ETPIS presented by their leadership.
Finally, the Executive Board reported about the activities in 2009 and present the plans for 2010.

. 20 May: Brokerage event to identify projects and initiatives among ETPIS members (link)
This event was the occasion to present a project idea and collect interest, or to join initiatives and consortia in development.

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                                                                     5th General Assembly

on May 19th, 2010
in Prague

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08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:50

Opening Session & Welcome addresses

Chair: Christian JOCHUM, EPSC & ETPIS Chairman


Welcome on behalf of ETPIS

Prof. Christian JOCHUM, Director of EPSC & ETPIS Chairman


Welcome on behalf of Czech TPIS

Dr. Ales BERNATIK, Chairman of Czech TPIS


Key note address on behalf of the European Commission – DG Research

Antonio CIPOLLARO, Industrial Technologies, European Commission DG Research


Key note: Industrial Safety Aspects & Innovation

Achim BOENKE, European Commission DG Enterprise & Industry


09:50 – 10:45

Session 1: Activities of ETPIS partner organizations

Chair: Olivier SALVI, INERIS & ETPIS Secretary General


Help SMEs to better manage their risks (strategic overview) – 20 min

Richard BIAGIONI, Director Cluster “Risques” (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Région – FR)


The Healthy Workplaces Campaign on Safe Maintenance – 15 min

Katalin SAS, Project Manager EU-OSHA


Responsible Care programme for the SMEs : prismes² project – 20 min

Ladislav SPACEK, Association of Chemical Industry in CZ Rep. on behalf of CEFIC


10:45 – 11:15

Break – Poster exhibition

11:15 – 12:30

Session 2: Food for thought to address European Grand Challenges

Chair: Philippe KLEIN, EDF & Member of the ETPIS HLG


The Priorities of the High Level Group and future plans – 20 min

Christian JOCHUM, Chairman of ETPIS and Olivier SALVI, Secretary General of ETPIS


Intelligent Manufacturing System (IMS) and sustainable production – 20 min

Erastos FILOS,  European Commission – General Secretariat IMS


Safety issues in the Factory of the Future initiative (FoF) – 20 min

Arun JUNAI (TNO) and Rikardo Bueno (Fatronik) representing Manufuture and FoF


Discussion / Q & A


12:30 – 14:00

Lunch – Poster exhibition

14:00 – 15:30

Session 3: Presentation of projects initiated in ETPIS or linked with ETPIS activities (30 min per speaker)

Chair: Antonio CIPOLLARO, Industrial Technologies, EC DG RTD Dir. G


Preliminary information on the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks – ESENER project

Katalin SAS, Project Manager at EU-OSHA (15 min)


IRIS project

Prof. Helmut WENZEL, VCE [see]


iNTeg-Risk project: First results and their applications

Prof. Aleksandar JOVANOVIC, EU-VRi [see]


Discussion / Q & A

15:30 – 16:00

Break – Poster exhibition

16:00 – 17:00

Session 3 (cnt’d): Presentation of projects initiated in ETPIS or linked with ETPIS activities (20 min per speaker)

Chair: Achim BOENKE, EC DG Enterprise & Industry


SAFE@SEA - Protective clothing for improved safety & performance in the fisheries

Jesús Mª LÓPEZ DE IPIÑA PEÑA, Fundación Leia, C.D.T. [see]


I-Protect - Intelligent PPE system for personnel in high-risk & complex environments



Discussion / Q & A

17:00 – 18:00

Session 4: ETPIS activity report (max. 5-10 min per speaker)

Chair: Christian JOCHUM, EPSC & ETPIS Chairman


Overview of ETPIS activities – Olivier SALVI, INERIS & ETPIS Secretary General


The ERA-Net Industrial Safety initiative (the topics) – Dr. Juergen LEXOW, Chair of the ETPIS Mirror Group


Towards the new ETPIS flagship projects for 2012 – Prof. Aleksandar JOVANOVIC, Steinbeis R-Tech


Initiatives on education and training & work with SMEs – Prof. Rosa NOMEN, URL-IQS


Improving ETPIS operability and sustainability – Jan MEULENBRUGGE, TNO


NTPIS activities past-present-and future – Dr. Eusebio GAINZA, Coordinator of NTPIS



18:00 – 18:15



19:00 – 21:30

Free Networking Dinner

The pdf version of the agenda is available here.