2017 European Ceramic Days

21 November 2017 10:00 - 22 November 2017 13:00


Brussels, Belgium

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The European Ceramic Days, the preeminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, will take place from Tuesday 21 November until Wednesday 22 November. Although the Cerame-Unie General Assembly and sectoral meetings are reserved for members, the  public conference on 22 November will be open to the public.


This public conference will reflect the current trends in research & innovation in ceramics at European level, taking stock of the progress made over the last years under Horizon 2020 and discussing the key obstacles to increased cooperation in a sector with great potential for innovation but largely composed of SMEs.  The conference will be moderated by Peter Woodward  and will explore this topic with a focus on resource & CO2/energy efficiency and digitalization & advanced technologies.



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Conference details


Welcome and introduction

  • Alain Delcourt (Cerame-Unie President) and  Peter Woodward 

Keynote speech:

  • Mrs. Doris Schroecker, Head of Unit - Industrial Technologies Directorate, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

SPIRE PPP: Achievement and perspective under FP9

  • Daniel Gauthier, A.SPIRE President 

Trend in Research & Innovation in ceramics under Horizon 2020:

  • Richard Gaignon, President of EuTeCer and 3D Ceram

Research and innovation case studies

  • Energy Efficiency in the process: DREAM Project (SPIRE) - Christian Dannert, Forschungsgemeinschaft Feuerfest
  • Energy Efficiency in the use: LIFEHerotile  - Mario Cunial, ANDIL
  • High-tech: Cell3ditor - Dr Alex Morata, Catalonian Institute for Energy Research
  • Resource Efficiency: Mineral wool storage - Mara Caboara, Secretary General EXCA
  • Digitalisation: FEM Project - Gerhard Koch, Wienerberger

Moderated panel and audience discussion

  • Table groups share experience of R&I progress in their topic area (Digitalisation, energy efficiency or resource efficiency)



Time and place:

Wednesday 22 November from 10:00 - 13:00

Hotel Thon EU 



Mayssa Vande Vyvre, Communications & Events Officer