Day 1:

"Physics Meets Industry"

Bringing together industry and academia

Day 1 « Physics meets Industry » * is a meeting that addresses PhD students and PostDocs throughout Europe with the aim to:
- introduce students to exciting research opportunities available in big industries, SMEs and start-ups;
- enhance the physics doctoral degree to the industrial sector, offering a pool of talented young graduates in physics;

- encourage a dialogue between young graduates, enterprise and academic research institutions to close the gap between industry and academia.
- A Trade Fair for meeting enterprises, R&D experts, PhDs and postdocs

The programme of “ Physics Meets Industry”  will cover a broad spectrum of scientific themes in various formats:
- From conferences and round tables (Energy and sustainability, accelerators, high-energy particle physics, nuclear physics, quantum technologies and photonics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, biophysics, technological sequencing of proteins, pandemic, cancer treatments),
- Interactive workshops on accelerators, particle and nuclear physics, hands-on sessions to test a quantum computer or measurements at the nano-scale,
- A poster session especially prepared for young researchers working in industry or academia,
- A privileged « meeting place » for young researchers to exchange with representatives from European companies and other participants,


Auditorium - From 08:30 - 09:00

L. BERGÉ, EPS President
& Sorbonne University and CNRS Representatives.

Auditorium - From 09:00 - 09:45


Dr. Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research,Culture, Education and Youth, Brussels, Belgium
"Filling the gap between science and innovation"

“Energy and sustainability"


G. MEDIN, University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro.

Auditorium - From 09:45 - 10:30

Prof. Alberto Loarte, Head of Science Division at the ITER Organization – ITER
"Physics basis and status of the ITER project, the first fusion reactor under construction"

Auditorium - From 10:30 - 11:00
Conference talk
Dr. Mark Plesko – CEO and founder of Cosylab, Slovenia
"Should Physicists Make Science Or Money - Or Both?"

Auditorium - From 15:00 - 16:00

Round Table “Energy and Sustainability”
Moderator:  Dr. Christophe Rossel – IBM & EPS, Switzerland
Dr. Daniel Chartouni - Corporate Research Fellow on Energy Storage, ABB, Switzerland
Prof. Sonja Berlijn - Head of Division, KTH Royal Inst. of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. Gabriele Bedon - Head of Modelling Solutions, Ørsted, Denmark
Dr. Pierre Serre Combe - Deputy Managing Director of Energy Programs, CEA, France  

Dr. Nathalie Schmitt - R&D Scientific Director Europe, Air Liquide, France

“Accelerators, high energy particle physics and nuclear physics”

Room 108 - 11:30 - 12:30

E.NAPPI, INFN, Unit of Bari, Italy

Workshop - “Co-innovation between industry and academia in the field of particle accelerators.” - Part I

Talks :

Dr. Maurizio Vretenar, CERN, Switzerland
“The EU support to accelerator co-innovation: the IFAST programme”

David Newbold  – Director of the Particle Physics Department at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK Research & Innovation, UK
"Outcome and conclusions of the ECFA Accelerator R&D Roadmap"

Room 108 - 14:00 - 15:00

Workshop - “Co-innovation between industry and academia in the field of particle accelerators.” - Part II

Round Table “Societal applications of accelerator technologies”
Moderator: Dr. Mauro Morandin, ILO-INFN & CERN, Italy
Mark Plesko – CEO and founder of Cosylab, Slovenia
Antonio Pellecchia – Director of ASG Superconductors SpA, Italy
Jerome Mandrillon – Accelerator Physicst at IBA, Belgium
Svend Dahl-Petersen – General Sales Manager at Danfysik, Denmark

Santo Gammino – Director of Laboratori Nazionali del Sud - INFN, Italy

Auditorium - 16:30 - 18:00

Round Table “Cooperation between research institutions and industry for exploring the Universe and study dark matter and energy”
Moderator: René Laureijs - Euclid Project Scientist, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands
Laurent Brouard – Euclid Telescope project manager, Airbus Defense and Space, France
Paolo Musi – Director DESI Science Programs, Thales Alenia Space, Italy
Michel Berthé - Euclid Consortium, CEA Saclay, France

Ian Swindells – Infrared Product Development Manager, Teledyne e2v, UK

Ivo Yves Vieira – Chief Technical Officer, LusoSpace, Lisbon, Portugal

“Quantum Technologies and Photonics”

Auditorium - 11:30 - 12:00

Conference talk

Dr. Michael Förtsch – CEO, Q.ANT, Germany
"Photonic Quantum Technology"

Room 109 - 15:00 - 16:00
Round Table “Quantum computing: where are we heading?”
Moderator: Dr. Enrique Sanchez Bautista - EPS Policy Officer, Brussels, Belgium
Prof. Heike E. Riel – Head Science & Technology, IBM Research, Switzerland
Dr. Jan Goetz – CEO & cofounder of IQM, Finland
Dr. Arnaud Landragin – iXBlue, cofounder of MUQUANS, France
Dr. Loïc Henriet – Chief Technology Officer, PASQAL, France
Dr. Pascale Senellart-Mardon – Cofounder Quandela, Palaiseau, France

Room 116
10:30 - 12:30

(up to 30 participants – on special registration only)
Stefan Kubsky, Synchrotron Soleil, France – “Quantum Demonstrator”

14:00 - 16:00

Pauline Ollitrault & Sieglinde Pfaendler, IBM Research, Switzerland – “Qiskit Workshop: Get trained in the Qiskit open-source environment”

“Machine learning and artificial intelligence”

Auditorium - From 12:00 to 12:30
Conference talk

Dr Inga Strumke, SIMULA, Norway
"Explaining AI: why and why not"

ROOM 105 - From 15:00 to 16:00

Round Table “From Physicist to Data Scientist”

Joana Leiria – Coimbra University, Portugal
Dr. Nuno Rosa – Data scientist at Closer Consulting, Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Jérôme Bobin – Researcher at CEA Saclay Signal processing/Astrophysics, Saclay, France
Dr. Thomas Brunschwiler – Smart System Applications at IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
Dr Kim Nilsson, PeripherAi, Germany
Dr. Inga Strümke – Adjunct Research Scientist at Simula, Oslo, Norway

 “Biophysics, technological sequencing of biomolecules and human health”

Auditorium - 14:00 - 14:30


Conference talk

Dr. Andrea Candelli – Chief Scientific Officer & Founder of LUMICKS, The Netherlands
"Investigating force-dependent biological mechanisms in cancer therapies"

F. GONZALES-ZALBA, Quantum Motion, United Kingdom.
"Using silicon to develop useful quantum computers"

Room 107 - 15:00 - 16:00

Round Table “Physics for life: the single molecule revolution”

Prof. Felix Ritort – Small Biosystems Lab, University of Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Philipp Baaske – Cofounder & CEO of NanoTemper, Germany
Dr Marco  Ribezzi-Crivellari, ESPCI Paris-Tech and Group Leader, Directed Evolution at Quantum-Si , France
Dr. Willem Peutz – Head of Sales & Customer Success at LUMICKS, The Netherlands
Dr. Lakmal Jayasinghe – Vice-President, R&D - Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Oxford, UK
Prof. Lene Oddershede – Senior Vice President, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark
Jean-Philippe Sobczak – CEO of Tilibit nanosystems GmbH, Munich, Germany

 “Condensed Matter Physics: Basic science, quantum materials, additive manufacturing”

Auditorium - 14:30 - 15:00

Conference talk

Dr. Fernando González-Zalba. - Lead Quantum Engineer Quantum Motion Technologies, UK
“Silicon-based quantum computing at Quantum Motion Technologies”

Room 107 - 11:00 - 12:30

Round Table “Materials and emerging technologies for a digital world”
Moderator: Prof. Maria José Calderon – ICMM-CSIC, Spain
Dr. Valerian Giesz – Cofounder & CEO at Quandela, France
Dr. Fabrice Schmitt – Head of Research Microscopy at ZEISS, France
Dr Dafiné Ravelosona - INTEGNANO, CTO/CSO, Co-Founder, France
Dr. Théau Peronnin – CEO and cofounder at Alice & Bob, France
Dr. Gregor Hlawacek – Group leader on Induced Nanostructures at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

Young Minds Leadership Meeting

Room 106 - 08:45 - 09:45

Richard Zeltner, Chair EPS Young Minds Programme

Room 106 - 09:45 - 11:00

YM Networking

Room 106 - 17:00 - 18:00

Young Minds Leadership Meeting – Workshop session on “From PhD to CEO”
Dr. Jean-François Morizur- CAILabs (CEO)

Sessions opened from 8h45 to 18h – Reception desk opened from 8h15

Lunch offered

* The "Physics meets industry" Day is inspired by the "Rencontres Physique Entreprise Recherche" organised in 2017 by the French Physical Society (SFP - and in 2021 by the SFP in partnership with the EPS (