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Hello and welcome to The Insider, a podcast Made in Brussels about research and innovation in Europe, the people and the institutions that make it happen. Join us in a journey to discover more about the human beings that dedicate their lives to research, science and technology management and science communication. Find out what drives them, their infinite and diverse career paths. Discover the institutions that they call home, their research and management struggles. Explore their perspectives and views: you will hear directly from guests from the European institutions, national governments or your regional funding body, among others. You will have the opportunity to know more about the leading European universities and research institutes, as well as research-based start-ups and industry leaders. Join us in these personal, one to one conversations, with the brightest minds of science and technology in Europe. The podcast "The Insider" logo and banner have been created by Pedro Regadas, designer at INESC TEC.

Hello and welcome to The Insider, a podcast Made in Brussels about research and innovation in Europe, the people and the institutions that make it happen. Join us in a journey to discover more about the human beings that dedicate their lives to research, science and technology management and science communication. Find out what drives them, their infinite and diverse career paths. Discover the institutions that they call home, their research and management struggles. Explore their perspectives and views: you will hear directly from guests from the European institutions, national governments or your regional funding body, among others. You will have the opportunity to know more about the leading European universities and research institutes, as well as research-based start-ups and industry leaders. Join us in these personal, one to one conversations, with the brightest minds of science and technology in Europe. The podcast "The Insider" logo and banner have been created by Pedro Regadas, designer at INESC TEC.

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Hello and welcome to The Insider, a podcast Made in Brussels about research and innovation in Europe, the people and the institutions that make it happen. Join us in a journey to discover more about the human beings that dedicate their lives to research, science and technology management and science communication. Find out what drives them, their infinite and diverse career paths. Discover the institutions that they call home, their research and management struggles. Explore their perspectives and views: you will hear directly from guests from the European institutions, national governments or your regional funding body, among others. You will have the opportunity to know more about the leading European universities and research institutes, as well as research-based start-ups and industry leaders. Join us in these personal, one to one conversations, with the brightest minds of science and technology in Europe. The podcast "The Insider" logo and banner have been created by Pedro Regadas, designer at INESC TEC.

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English


Episodes

ESFRI and the future of Research Infrastructures, with Jana Kolar

5/6/2022
Welcome back to The Insider, your weekly podcast about Research and Innovation in Europe. Jana Kolar is the current Chair of ESFRI – the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures. ESFRI has just celebrated 20 years and has had a crucial role in promoting a strategic approach across Europe towards selection and funding of research infrastructures. The importance of the contribution of ESFRI for strategic thinking, not just in research infrastructures, but in Research and...

Duration:00:41:14

20 years in the Brussels bubble, with Charlotte Andersdotter

5/2/2022
In today’s podcast I bring you my conversation with Charlotte Andersdotter. Charlotte is currently the Head of Office of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprises in Brussels and allowed us to dive into her 20 years of experience as an expat in the Brussels R&I arena. I can assure you there would be much more I would love to discuss about this issue with Charlotte, as she not only has an extremely interesting and rich professional experience that takes us back to her role as founder of ERRIN,...

Duration:00:39:55

The extra mile? We do it for societal impact! 20 years of INESC Coimbra – with Carlos Henggeler

4/8/2022
Welcome back to The Insider! This is a special episode, commemorative of the 20 years of our INESC institutes in Coimbra. It is a very relaxed and informal conversation where I explore with Carlos Henggeler what defines INESC Coimbra, its inherent interdisciplinarity and what distinguishes it, its relation with University of Coimbra and other higher educations institutions in the Central region of Portugal (namely the Polytechnic Institutes of Leiria and Coimbra), it light structure and...

Duration:00:28:08

On Technology Infrastructures: the critical questions - with Sophie Viscido

3/31/2022
Welcome back to The Insider! In this week’s episode, we are going to address head on the critical questions being asked about Technology Infrastructures. How distinct and specific are TIs in relation to other research and innovation support infrastructures? What specific challenges do they face over their lifecycle and how can their capacity be further leveraged? What is their role in a regional, national or transnational R&I ecosystem? Are TIs mostly local or is there a pan-european...

Duration:00:45:13

Gender Equality Plans: united in diversity? - with Catarina Valente

3/25/2022
Welcome back to The Insider! "United in diversity", the motto of the European Union, first came into use in 2000 but never made so much sense in the research and innovation domain as it does now that the EU not only made explicit its objectives for gender equality in research but is actively pursuing institutional change in research performing organisations, higher education institutions and research funding organisations. Today we will be exploring not the numbers and the principles, as...

Duration:00:31:22

What kind of innovation do we want for our future?

3/20/2022
Welcome back to The Insider. This week our approach will leave the traditional R&I policies and ask a question that has been growing in importance before us all but not much real attention has been dedicated to it so far: what kind of innovation do we want for the future? No, it is not simple question and we could address it from many different perspectives, of course. Inspired by the 8th Cohesion Forum, which took place earlier this week and counted with the participation of the nobel...

Duration:00:11:04

The research assessment reform - with Marta Agostinho

3/11/2022
Welcome back to The Insider. Today we’re focusing on the research assessment reform process that is underway in Europe, driven by the European Commission. This is an issue with major impact in the lives of researchers and research performing organizations alike. The Commission wants to reach an agreement before the summer but there are a lot of open issues still to work on. So, to help us identifying the main issues at stake and go deeper in the discussion, we welcome Marta Agostinho,...

Duration:00:33:18

The 100 top global innovators

3/4/2022
Welcome to The Insider, a podcast about the key issues on Research & Innovation made by the INESC Brussels HUB team. Today we’re discussing the Top 100 Global Innovators 2022 list published by CLARIVATE and the organization itself. Since 2012, CLARIVATE publishes the list of the top 100 global innovators. This year there are only 3 research entities in the list. The remaining 97 are all private companies. It is interesting to note that the list spans across the world but all the 100...

Duration:00:10:49

Deep Tech: Driving the Digital Transition - Microsystems and Nanotech with Susana Cardoso Freitas (INESC MN)

2/22/2022
The 9th and last episode in the Deep Tech series features Susana Cardoso Freitas, Director at INESC MN. The series is divided in 3 parts (3 podcasts in each part): In Part 1 we explored how can Deep tech reshape the future of R&I. Part 2 was dedicated to the Green Transition Part 3 is dedicated to Digital Transformation. The three parts of this deep tech podcasts series are widely disseminated in all the major podcast platforms (Google podcasts, Apple podcasts, Spotify and others) as...

Duration:00:29:08

Deep Tech: Driving the Digital Transition - Quantum Technology with Inês de Vega (IQM)

2/10/2022
The 8th episode in the Deep Tech series features Inês de Vega, Head of Quantum Innovations at IQM Quantum Computers. This is also the 2nd episode of the third part of the Deep Tech series of podcasts produced by the INESC Brussels HUB in partnership with Science Business. The series is divided in 3 parts (3 podcasts in each part): In Part 1 we explored how can Deep tech reshape the future of R&I. Part 2 is dedicated to the Green Transition Part 3 is dedicated to Digital...

Duration:00:28:38

Deep Tech: Driving the Digital Transition - Medical Technologies with Ben Glocker (Imperial College)

2/10/2022
The seventh episode in the Deep Tech series features Ben Glocker, reader in machine learning at Imperial College and working in fascinating areas related to medical technologies, leading the HeartFlow-Imperial Research Team and work as scientific adviser for Kheiron Medical Technologies. This is also the first episode of the third part of the Deep Tech series of podcasts produced by the INESC Brussels HUB in partnership with Science Business. The series is divided in 3 parts (3 podcasts in...

Duration:00:24:10

Freedom and independence in international R&I collaboration, with Andreia Passos (INESC TEC)

2/1/2022
In this week’s podcast we are talking about freedom, academic and research freedom more precisely. This is obviously a key issue for R&I since freedom to define our research and innovation pathways is at the heart of the scientific method. But we all know that freedom is relative… freedom is not absolute and is constrained by value systems, meaning sets of cultural dominant and powerful values that define a society or an organization. For example, when set in a capitalist, liberal and...

Duration:00:28:18

Deep Tech: Driving the Green Transition - Smart Agriculture with Armando Fernandes (INOV)

2/1/2022
The fifth episode in the Deep Tech series features Armando Fernandes, a Senior Data Scientist/Researcher at INOV, specialised in plant variety and clone discrimination using hyperspectral data. Armando will showcase a specific deep tech solution that illustrates how deep tech can be applied to solve concrete problems in the agricultural sector. This is the sixth episode of the Deep tech series of podcasts produced by the INESC Brussels HUB in partnership with Science Business. The series...

Duration:00:16:03

Deep Tech: Driving the Green Transition - Wave energy, with Inna Braverman (Eco Wave Power)

1/28/2022
The fifth episode in the Deep Tech series features Inna Braverman, co-founder and CEO at Eco Wave Power, an innovative and fast-growing Swedish company, founded in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2011, that has developed a patented, smart and cost-efficient technology for turning ocean and sea waves into green electricity.. This is the fifth episode of the second part of this podcast series on Deep tech (3 podcasts in each part). In Part 1 we explored how can Deep tech reshape the future of R&I. In...

Duration:00:17:00

Deep Tech: Driving the Green Transition - Carbon Capture with Christophe Beuttler (Climeworks)

1/25/2022
The fourth episode in the Deep Tech series features Christophe Beuttler, head of climate policy at Climeworks, a fast-growing Swiss company, to explore how deep tech is helping them to remove historic CO2 emissions from the atmosphere, in a bold play to reverse the course of climate change itself. This is the fourth episode of the second part of this podcast series on Deep tech. In Part 1 we explored how can Deep tech reshape the future of R&I, featuring João Claro, CEO of INESC TEC, on the...

Duration:00:23:09

Is hydrogen the rockstar of alternative energies?

1/25/2022
In this episode of The Insider we go deeper on why is hydrogen considered by many as the rock star of alternative energies and how are research organisations, such as INESC TEC, looking at the future in this promising area. This follows from the participation of INESC TEC in a closed Science Business event entitled: H-factor: Will European R&D catalyse the clean hydrogen era?

Duration:00:06:53

Deep Tech and Horizon Europe, with Stephane Ouaki (European Innovation Council, EC)

1/19/2022
The third episode in Deep Tech series features Stéphane Ouaki, from the newly established agency that aims to boost EU's competitiveness through more efficient transition of knowledge from academia and RTOs to SMEs and industry, the European Innovation Council (EIC). In this conversation we discuss the reasons for the EC to support Deep Tech through Horizon Europe and how it can support the attainment of the EC's three main priorities: the digital and green transitions and a better health...

Duration:00:22:36

Deep Tech: What is it, and why does it matter? With Jonathan Wareham (ESADE)

1/12/2022
The second episode in Deep Tech series features Jonathan Wareham, from ESADE Business and Law Schools. In this conversation we delve into the concept of Deep Tech itself, what it is and why it matters, how is it possible path towards becoming a mainstream concept and more. This is the second episode of a 3 part serie. Part 1 is dedicated to explore how can Deep tech reshape the future of R&I, featuring: João Claro, CEO of INESC TEC, on the role of RTOs in managing deep tech...

Duration:00:20:18

Deep Tech from a Research and Technology Perspective, with João Claro (INESC TEC)

1/6/2022
Deep Tech is one of the hottest topics in R&D today, with many believing it has a critical role to play in solving a range of global problems. In this new Science|Business & INESC podcast, we sit down with João Claro, CEO of INESC TEC in Portugal, to learn how his organisation approaches the challenge of managing deep tech innovation. This is the first episode of a 3 part serie. Part 1 will be dedicated to explore how can Deep tech reshape the future of R&I, featuring: João Claro, CEO of...

Duration:00:31:53

Green Deal call puts a symbolic end to Horizon 2020 – What lessons have we learnt?

10/31/2021
Horizon 2020 came to an end. What lessons have we learnt from it? How did it influence the shape and implementation of Horizon Europe? This episode is a first exploration of this topic which we will get back at as it raises immense questions about the way Horizon Europe is being implemented today, the research and innovation policies at all levels (from European to national and regional), how research performing institutions have prepared and are designing strategies for success, and our...

Duration:00:09:27