Thursday, 12 December 2019

The EU XR Forum will gather the members of the European XR4ALL Community, at the Square Convention Center of Brussels (Belgium).

 

Program

THURSDAY, 12 DECEMBER 2019

AM

09:00 - 10:30  Introduction (at SQUARE, Room 314-316)

Chairs:  Ralf Schäfer (Fraunhofer Institute, HHI & XR4ALL, Germany) & Jacques G. Verly (University of Liège & XR4ALL, Belgium)

  • Opening words, Youssef Sabbah (Europe Unlimited & XR4ALL, Belgium)
  • European Commission’s perspective about the future of XR technologies, Thomas Carlu (European Commission, Luxembourg),
  • Current state of XR technologies & applications, and ethical aspects, Oliver Schreer (Fraunhofer Institute, HHI & XR4ALL, Germany)
  • Current funding landscape in XR technologies in Europe, Leen Segers (Lucidweb & XR4ALL, Belgium)

Panel discussion: State of XR tech in Europe,

Moderators:  Oliver Schreer (Fraunhofer Institute, HHI & XR4ALL, Germany) & Leen Segers (Lucidweb & XR4ALL, Belgium),
Panelists:
Philippe Bornstein (netineo, France) – Ambassador
Richard Broadbridge (4DViews, France) - Ambassador
François Klein (Digital Rise, France)
Ana Revilla Hernando (The Modern C.P., Spain)

  • Introduction to the 4 ideations sessions, and presentation of their 2 coaches, Jacques G. Verly (University of Liège & XR4ALL, Belgium)
  • Ideation teams… please, get ready to create the next big things in European XR!, Benoît Degrange (MINKE, Belgium) & Barbara Larcin (MINKE, Belgium)

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee break (at SQUARE, Exhibition area)

11:00 - 11:30  Background for ideation sessions 1 & 2 (at SQUARE, Room 314-316)

Chair: Oliver Schreer (Fraunhofer Institute, HHI & XR4ALL, Germany)

  • State & outlook of XR technologies for “Manufacturing & assembly”, Fabian Schmid (Seele, Germany) - Ambassador
  • State & outlook of XR technologies for “Health & medicine”,  Jerôme Royan (B<>COM & XR4ALL, France)

Event breaks into 2 parallel ideation sessions, until lunch break.

11:30 - 13:00  Ideation session 1: Manufacturing & assembly (at SQUARE, Room 314-316)

This session is exclusively reserved for participants who are registered and received a written confirmation of participation in it.

Coaching team 1

Coach:  Benoît Degrange (MINKE, Belgium)
Theme expert: Fabian Schmid (Seele, Germany) - Ambassador
XR4ALL observer & rapporteur: Violeta Vasileva (Tech Tour & XR4ALL, Bulgaria)          

Ideation team 1

Introductions, dreams, and projects
Votes for favorite projects
Work by subgroups of 2-3 persons on selected projects
Preparation of pitch according to given canvas (for later presentation)

11:30 - 13:00  Ideation session 2: Health & medicine (at SQUARE, Room 314-316)

This session is exclusively reserved for participants who are registered and received a written confirmation of participation in it.

Coaching team 2

Coach:  Barbara Larcin (MINKE, Belgium)
Theme expert: Arnaud Bosteels (Saint-Jean Hospital, Belgium)
XR4ALL observer & rapporteur: Jérôme Royan (B<>COM & XR4ALL, France)

Ideation team 2

Introductions, dreams, and projects
Votes for favorite projects
Work by subgroups of 2-3 persons on selected projects
Preparation of pitch according to given canvas (for later presentation)

NOON

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break (at SQUARE, Exhibition area)

PM

14:00 - 14:30  Background for ideation sessions 3 & 4 (at SQUARE, Room 314-316)

Chair: Leen Segers (Lucidweb & XR4ALL, Belgium)

  • State & outlook of XR technologies for “Education & training”, Géraldine Fauville (Stanford University, USA) - Ambassador & Selma Rizvić (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Ambassador
  • State & outlook of XR technologies for “Social & interaction”, Pablo Cesar (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), The Netherlands) - Ambassador

Event breaks into 2 parallel ideation sessions, until coffee break.

14:30 - 16:00  Ideation session 3: Education & training (at SQUARE, Room 314-316

This session is exclusively reserved for participants who are registered and received a written confirmation of participation in it.

Coaching team 3

Coach:  Benoît Degrange (MINKE, Belgium)
Theme expert 1: Dimitri Pirnay (One Bonsai, Belgium)
Theme expert 2: Géraldine Fauville (Stanford University, USA) - Ambassador
Theme expert 3: Selma Rizvić (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Ambassador
XR4ALL observer & rapporteur: Ivanka Pelivan (Fraunhofer Institute, HHI & XR4ALL, Germany)                  

Ideation team 3

Introductions, dreams, and projects
Votes for favorite projects
Work by subgroups of 2-3 persons on selected projects
Preparation of pitch according to given canvas (for later presentation)

14:30 - 16:00  Ideation session 4: Interaction & social (at SQUARE, Room 314-316)

This session is exclusively reserved for participants who are registered and received a written confirmation of participation in it.

Coaching team 4

Coach:  Barbara Larcin (MINKE, Belgium)
Theme expert: Pablo Cesar (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), The Netherlands) - Ambassador
XR4ALL observer & rapporteur: Diana del Olmo (Luciweb & XR4ALL, Belgium)                      

Ideation team 4

Introductions, dreams, and projects
Votes for favorite projects
Work by subgroups of 2-3 persons on selected projects
Preparation of pitch according to given canvas (for later presentation)

16:00 - 16:30  Coffee break (at SQUARE, Exhibition area)

16:30 - 17:45  Reports & conclusions (at SQUARE)

Chairs: Oliver Schreer (Fraunhofer Institute, HHI & XR4ALL, Germany), Leen Segers (Lucidweb & XR4ALL, Belgium) & Jacques G. Verly (University of Liège & XR4ALL, Belgium)

Part A: Reports from each of the 4 ideation teams

  • Report by ideation Team 1: Manufacturing & assembly,  XR4ALL observer & rapporteur: Violeta Vasileva (Tech Tour & XR4ALL, Bulgaria)
  • Report by ideation Team 2: Health & medicine, XR4ALL observer & rapporteur: Jérôme Royan (B<>COM & XR4ALL, France)
  • Report by ideation Team 3: Education & training, XR4ALL observer & rapporteur: Ivanka Pelivan (Fraunhofer Institute, HHI & XR4ALL, Germany)
  • Report by ideation Team 4: Interaction & social, XR4ALL observer & rapporteur: Diana del Olmo (Luciweb & XR4ALL, Belgium)          

Part B: Panel discussion on 4 reports above, with Q&As from audience

Chairs: Oliver Schreer (Fraunhofer Institute, HHI & XR4ALL, Germany) & Leen Segers (Lucidweb & XR4ALL, Belgium)
Panelists:
Coach 1 :  Benoît Degrange (MINKE, Belgium)
Coach 2 :  Barbara Larcin (MINKE, Belgium)
XR4ALL observers & rapporteur,s Team 1: Violeta Vasileva (Tech Tour & XR4ALL, Bulgaria)                     
XR4ALL observers & rapporteurs, Team 2: Jérôme Royan (B<>COM & XR4ALL, France)
XR4ALL observers & rapporteurs, Team 3: Ivanka Pelivan (Fraunhofer Institute, HHI & XR4ALL, Germany)
XR4ALL observers & rapporteurs, Team 4: Diana del Olmo (Luciweb & XR4ALL,, Belgium       

Part C: Conclusions

Oliver Schreer (Fraunhofer Institute, HHI & XR4ALL, Germany)
Leen Segers (Lucidweb & XR4ALL, Belgium)
Jacques G. Verly (University of Liège & XR4ALL, Belgium)

17:45               End of “EU XR Forum”

EVENING

07:00 – Stereopsia’s Networking reception (at Cinéma Palace, with prior registration)

  • Networking with drinks & light food
  • XR4ALL awards ceremony: XR Star, Best solution provider, Best user, and Best investor

*Ideation is the process where you generate ideas and solutions through sessions. XR4ALL organise it here as a main step in the definition of the future EU research agenda for XR.

Special thanks to our sponsors and partners