CAETS Annual Meeting 2017


La Real Academia de Ingeniería ha organizado, bajo el lema “Bioeconomía: retos para la ingeniería”, el Congreso Anual de CAETS que se ha celebrado en Madrid los días 13 a 17 de noviembre.


Los días 14 y 15 el congreso tuvo lugar en el Salón de Actos de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid (UPM) y se desarrolló según el siguiente programa:


Tuesday 14th November


Opening ceremony. Welcome authorities


Inaugural Speech:

Engineering and the Bioeconomy

Hüttl, R. F. Chairman of the Board and Scientific Executive Director, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany.


Session I. Bioeconomy: Food Security



Romagosa, I. Professor of the University of Lleida, Department of Plant Production and Forestry Science, Spain.


  • The future of food.

Fresco, L. O. President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands.

Fischer, R.A. Honorary Research Fellow, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - CSIRO, Australia

Guillou, M. President of the Board of Directors of Agreenium - French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute, France.


Session II. The New Genetic Engineering



Cerdá, E. Professor Emeritus of the University of Seville, Spain


Beyer, P. Research Professor, BIOSS Centre for Biological Signaling Studies - Freiburg University, Germany

Ortega, S. Head of the Transgenic Mice Unit, Spanish National Research Centre - CNIO, Spain.

Christou, P. Research Professor of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced - ICREA, Spain


Session III. The Blue Bioeconomy



Domínguez, Jaime Director of the Superior Technical School of Engineering of Seville, Spain.


Almås, K. A. Special Adviser of SINTEF Ocean / Vice President of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, Norway.

     Coll, M. Researcher of the Institute of Marine Sciences - ICM, Spain

     Kaushik, S. J. European Research Area Chair of Eco Aqua Institute, ULPGC, Spain.

      Fredheim, A. Research Director of SINTEF Ocean, the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research - SINTEF, Norway.


General Discussion


Intergenerational debate


Wednesdeay 15th November


Session I. Transition to a Renewable Energy World



Domínguez, José. Professor of the University of Seville, Spain


Díaz, A.R. Director C - Energy, Climate and Transport, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, CE.

  • The geopolitics of renewable energies: a strategic perspective

Escribano, G. Head of the Energy and Climate Change Program, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain.

Wagner, H.J. Chair for Energy Systems and Energy Management, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.


Broadening the vision I


Key Note Speech I

  • Sarma, S. Vice President for Open Learning, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, U.S.


Key Note Speech II

  • Wessner, C. Professor of Global Innovation Policy, Georgetown University, U.S.


Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC): new models to boost innovation


Zufiria, J.A. General Director of IBM Europe, Spain.


  • Muñoz, J.L. Managing Director of EIT Climate KIC Spain & EIT Cross-KIC Spain Lead, Spain.
  • Contreras, J. EIT Digital Spain Director, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain.
  • Pérez Villareal, B. Director of EIT Food CLC South, Spain.
  • Pugliese, M. EIT Health Spain Managing Director, Parc Científic de Barcelona, Spain.
  • Lasa, M. Iberia Managing Director InnoEnergy, Spain.


Closing ceremony


CAETS President speeches

  • Dowling, D.A. CAETS Past-president / RAEng, UK.
  • Cáceres, L. CAETS President-elect / ANI, Uruguay. 

Closing address by CAETS President

  • Fereres, E. CAETS President / RAI, Spain.


Thursday 16th November


CAETS Council meeting


Broadening the vision II. Ethics in Engineering


Brunet, P. Professor of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.


  • Bonfield, D. RAEng Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering, Aston University, Towards Vision, University of Bath, Stevenage, UK. (Speech)
  • Torras, C. Professor of Research of Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC, Spain.
  • Koizumi, H. Honorary Fellow of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan. (Speech)


Diversity in Engineering


End of the convocation





Martes, 14 Noviembre, 2017 - 09:00