Head of Unit for Open Science, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Jean-Claude Burgelman is responsible for open science and data policies of DG Research and Innovation. He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies - IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005. In January 2008, he moved to the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (attached to the president of the EC) as adviser for innovation policy. Since 1-10-2008, he joined DG RTD, as advisor and then Head of Unit in charge of top-level advisory boards like the European Research and Innovation Area Board, the Innovation for Growth Group and the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities. Until 2000 he was full professor of communication technology policy at the Free University of Brussels, as well as director of the Centre for Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication and was involved in science and technology assessment. He has been visiting professor at the University of Antwerp, the European College of Bruges and the University of South Africa and sits on several academic journals.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:00 - Plenary Session 1: A community-empowered EOSC - Keynote 1: You never walk alone. Implementing the EOSC roadmap - Keynote