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“Future Skills for Europe’s Aerospace and Defence Industry”

Day 1 - Thursday


8.30 – Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 – Welcome by Jarosław Sęp - Vice-Rector for Development and Business Cooperation - Rzeszów University of Technology 

9.30 – EU policy on skills in aerospace and defence industry, Elektra Tsigaridas, European Commission

10.00 – Challenges for aerospace and defence industries in the post-Covid era, Marek Darecki, Aviation Valley Association

10.30 – Technical and soft skills in aerospace and defence industry, including new skills driven by emerging technologies, Renata Markowska, Marcin PietrzakMTU Aero Engines Polska

11.00 Coffee break 

11.30 – ASSETS+ project: Alliance for Strategic Skills addressing Emerging Technologies in Defence, Gualtiero Fantoni, Filippo Chiarello, University of Pisa

11.50 – The European Defence Student Challenge, Liga Baltina, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Mateo Burgos-Garcia, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

12.00 – Walking tour in Rzeszów University of Technology Laboratories – skills-building venues for the aerospace and defence industry

13.15 – Networking Lunch

14.15 – 15.30 

SESSION 1: Challenges for skills providers

Panel discussion

moderated by Andrzej Majka

Eric Grivel, IMS lab, Bordeaux INP - University of Bordeaux
Susana Nogueira, European Welding Federation
Lucyna Pasternak, WSK "PZL-Świdnik S.A." - Leonardo Helicopters
Wojciech Depczyński, Kielce University of Technology
Geert De Cubber,  Royal Military Academy of Belgium

15.30 –  16.30 Examples of activities building future skills at European level relevant for the Aerospace & Defence industry

15.30 –  15.45 Aerospace & Defence Pact for Skills - How regions and Member States can contribute to the Pact? Antoine Feral, Rolls-Royce

15.45 –  15.55 Upskilling and Reskilling policies in companies’ business and technological strategy, Carlos Maio, QSR - Talent Driven Culture

15.55 –  16.05 SAM: Sector Skills Strategy for Additive Manufacturing, Susana Nogueira, EWF European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting

16.05 –  16.15 PLANET4: Practical Learning of Artificial intelligence on the Edge for industry 4.0, Grzegorz Dec, Rzeszów University of Technology

16.15 –  16.25 EDURES: Technology education in the digital era supported by the significant use of research results, Roman Wdowik, Rzeszów University of Technology       

16.25 –  16.30 Questions & Answers

18.30 –  Dinner

Day 2 - Friday


8.30 – Welcome coffee

9.00 – Programme Erasmus+ and its offer for enhancing students and staff competencies and for teaching innovations, Beata Skibińska, National Agency for the Erasmus+and ESC programmes

9.20 – Other programmes supporting trainings and skills improvement, Maciej Szalacha, Rzeszów University of Technology 

9.45 - 11.00

SESSION 2: Technical skills development and improvement 

Panel discussion

moderated by Tomasz Rogalski

Mateusz Roszkiewicz, PGZ - Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. (a capital group of Polish defence industry)
Peter Nielsen, Aalborg University
Przemysław Kupidura, Military University of Technology, Warsaw
Sophie Pawletko, Benoit Consolini, Aerocampus Aquitaine
Jan Sawicki, Safran Transmission Systems Poland


11.00 – Coffee break

11.30 - 12.45

SESSION 3: Soft and digital skills required by aerospace and defence industry

Panel discussion

moderated by Dorota Stadnicka

Mirosław Basiak, Aero Gearbox International Poland
Mirosław Surowaniec, Huta Stalowa Wola
Tomasz Gałaczyński, Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze Sp. z o.o.
Jose Maria de Fuentes, Charles III University of Madrid
Jacek Czarnigowski, Lublin University of Technology

12.45 – Sky 4.0: Soft Skills 4.0 for the new challenges in European Aerospace Industry, Andrzej Rybka, The Aviation Valley Association

12.55 – Wrap up

13.00 – Networking Lunch and b2b meetings

14.30 – Industrial Visit (The number of places is limited, the order of applications decides)