INVITED SPEAKER: Dr Jean-Claude Burgelman: Head of Unit Science Policy and Foresight, DG RTD, European Commission, Belgium
Open Science: From Vision to Action
What did we learn from the consultation and stakeholder discussions? What kind of policy intervention is suggested? What priorities does this mean for the EC?
Jean-Claude Burgelman is presently Head of Unit Science Policy, Foresight and Data in DG RTD. He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies – IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005. In January 2008, he moved to the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (attached to the President of the EC) as adviser for innovation policy. On 1 October 2008, he joined DG RTD, as adviser and then Head of Unit in charge of top level advisory boards like the European Research and Innovation Area Board, the Innovation for Growth Group and the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities.
Until 2000 he was Professor of Communication Technology Policy at the Free University of Brussels, as well as Director of the Centre for Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunications, and involved in science and technology assessment. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp, the European College of Bruges and the University of South Africa and sits on several academic journals. He chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Innovation and was a member of its Science Advisory Committee.