ILA Berlin Conference

Event details

01/06/2016, 14:00 - 18:00
ILA Berlin Air Show
Berlin ExpoCentre Airport
Berlin 10117



Clean Sky featured at ILA Berlin today with a conference titled ‘The Science powering Clean Sky’. Around 100 people attended the event, which also included the inaugural ‘Clean Sky Best PhD Awards’.

The conference opened with a welcome address from Clara de la Torre, Director of DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission. The focus was on science and research as essential parts of Clean Sky’s activities and highlighted how universities and research organisations help develop technologies from ideas to reality.  Other speakers were Ric Parker, Chair of the Clean Sky Governing Board; Peter Hecker, Chair of Clean Sky Scientific Committee; Hannes Krieg, Project Manager, University of Stuttgart; Ron van Manen, Clean Sky 2 Programme Manager; Rolf Henke, ACARE Chairman, Member of the Executive Board for aeronautics research, DLR; and Jean-Francois Brouckaert, Clean Sky Project Officer.

The conference finished with a celebration of outstanding young researchers in the Best Clean Sky PhD Award ceremony. First prize was awarded to Tao Yang (University of Nottingham) for his thesis ‘Development of Dynamic Phasors for the Modelling of Aircraft Electrical Power Systems’. Silver and bronze went respectively to Beniamino Guida (Second University of Naples) and Simon Colliss (University of Cambridge). Francesco Grasso, Chair of Aero Technical Institute, CNAM, then rounded up the awards with a presentation highlighting the importance of young researchers to the future of Clean Sky and aeronautics in general.

Science and research have always been essential parts of Clean Sky’s activities. Universities and research centres accounted for more than 40% of the participants in Clean Sky 1’s Calls for Proposals. They have made significant contributions to the programme and their journey will continue in Clean Sky 2. To find out how the industry links with academic research and how universities help develop technologies from ideas to reality, join us at our dedicated conference ‘The Science powering Clean Sky’at ILA Berlin on 1 June 2016.

We will have many universities and young researchers on board to tell us about their projects and Clean Sky experiences. Our new venture, the Clean Sky Academy, is enhancing their participation and giving them further possibilities to get involved in the Clean Sky programme.

For the first time we will hold an award ceremony to celebrate the Best PhD Thesis in a Clean Sky project.