Corporate Challenges Launch

Event info Date Thursday, 28 January, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CET Place YouTube Streaming

Corporate Challenges Launch


PITCCH Corporate Challenges Launch event is a great chance to find unique and ground-breaking opportunities for SMEs and startups that work with advanced technologies. The event is being held virtually on January 28.


In this 2 hour session, you will hear a talk by Henry Chesbrough named after his book “Open Innovation Results: Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business”, you will learn how to get involved in a PITCCH project and how PITCCH moderates and supports cooperations between partners.  Aptiv, EFACEC, Procter&Gamble, Repsol, Saint-Gobain, SPIE and Siemens Energy will take the stage and present their corporate technological challenges, talk about their open innovation corporate strategies, share expectations from collaborative projects and will answer questions from the audience. 



If you couldn’t make it to the event you can still access the event recording:




Prof. Lars Montelius, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Paula Galvao, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Michela Mattaloni, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Samuele Ambrosetti, RINA Consulting


Keynote speaker: Henry Chesbrough

Henry Chesbrough is best known as “the father of Open Innovation”.  He teaches at the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley.  He is also Maire Tecnimont Professor of Open Innovation at Luiss University in Rome. 


He has been recognized as one of the leading business thinkers by Thinkers50. He received an Innovation Luminary Award from the European Commission in 2014.  He received the Industrial Research Institute Medal of Achievement in 2017 and has two honorary doctorates.





Time (CET)


Welcome introduction 

Speaker: Prof. Lars Montelius, (INL DG)


Open Innovation Results: Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business

Speaker: Prof. Henry Chesbrough


Q&A session


The PITCCH project: what it is, how it works and how to get involved

Speaker: Michela Mattaloni (INL) 


Big Corporations panel: Challenges presentation

1. About the company (experience in Open Innovation)

2. About the Challenge

3. About goals and expectations in the OI project

Moderator: Samuele Ambrosetti (RINA-C)

1. Jose Carreiras, APTIV

2. Rui Rosas, EFACEC

3. Raffaele Scoccianti and Katy Santignan, P&G

4. Jesús Delgado Diestre, REPSOL

5. Hélder Gonçalves, SAINT GOBAIN

6. Henning Wiegandt, SIEMENS ENERGY



Q&A session and closing remarks


PITCCH event is organised within the EU INDUSTRY WEEK 2021.

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