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SineQuaNet Workshop, 8 December 2006

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The 2nd SineQuaNet Workshop was held at the Institution of Technological Engineering in London, the UK, 8 December 2006.

Workshop Agenda

Chairman: Michel Courtois, ESA

The workshop was moderated by the European journalist Alex Taylor.

10.00-10.20 Introduction: SineQuaNet Objectives & relevance to the European space industry
M. Courtois, ESA Director of Technical and Quality Management and Head of the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
10.20-10.45 Keynote Presentation: Performance Enhancement Programmes & Space Industry
A. Hafeez, Global Director of Operations, Performance Review Institute (PRI).
10.45-11.00 Invited Presentation: Training and the Space Industry Skillnet in Ireland
D. Gleeson, Space Industry Skillnet, Ireland.
11.00-11.30 Examples of support being delivered via SineQuaNet:
11.45-12.10 Findings from the “SME Support Requirements” Survey
G. Duncan, ESA’s SME Unit
12.10-12.40 Debate and discussion: Perspectives on the “Requirements Survey” results
Chaired by M. Courtois, ESA
13.50-14.15 Findings from the “Availability of Experts & Services to Support SMEs” Survey
N. Bougharouat, head of ESA’s SME Unit
14.15-14.30 Debate and discussion: Perspectives on the “Service Support” survey results
Chaired by M. Courtois, ESA
14.30-15.00 SineQuaNet support priorities: ensuring a unique added value
S. Smid, ASSYSTEM/INBIS, Luxembourg
15.15-15.45 Debate and discussion: Validation of views and future directions for SINEQUANET
Chaired by M. Courtois, ESA
15.45-16.45 Presentations on business opportunities
16.45-16.55 Summary, and Close of Meeting
M. Courtois, ESA


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