Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Prof. Terence A. Wilkins
Professor Terry Wilkins has 32 years industry and 7 years academic experience as an innovator in engineering products and processes exploiting emergent technologies in the medical device, biotechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials sectors. His first successful commercial product was a nanoparticle radioimmunoassay for metabolic diseases launched in 1982. The economic and societal success of his work is due to creativity and innovation in scientific instrument engineering and its wide applications. His innovations have been recognized by numerous prizes, awards and medal. He is a pioneer in 2 new engineering disciplines: process analytical technology (PAT) and nanomanufacturing. He has been an advisor to the EC and UK government on metrology and standards since 1995 and is the current chair of the EC’s NMP Expert Advisory Group for the FP7 Industrial Research and Innovation programme since 2007.
Forward Planning for Standards & Metrology Research & Innovation In Horizon 2020
From FP5 onwards, the NMP (nano-, materials- & production- technologies) programme has played a lead role across the EC’s Research and Innovation directorates and in collaboration with member states national metrology institutes (NMIs), in the development a European Infrastructure for delivering new EU-wide standards for emergent technology manufacturing. Metrology and standards are vital for European competitivity in world trade and have been increasingly recognized as an important factor in measures to address the “death valley” issue in bringing new technologies to market. The NMP Directorate’s Expert Advisory Group (EAG) has recently turned its attention to this important area. The findings of Metrology and Standards sub-group’s Horizon 2020 orientation paper are described in this presentation.Forward Planning for Standards & Metrology Research & Innovation In Horizon 2020