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Session 3: Science and Business! Part 2

Scientific advances and technological change are important drivers to the economic performance. The ability to create, distribute and exploit knowledge has become a major source of competitive advantage, wealth creation and improvements in the quality of life.

And at the INL SUMMIT 2018, we will discuss science is playing a key role in innovation and economic growth.

Chair: Björn Segerblom, Chairman of the INL Industry Advisory Board

  • Johan S. Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK

  • Elizabete Pinho, R&D Manager, TMG Automotive, Portugal

  • José Ignacio Latorre, Barcelona Supercomputing Center & Barcelona University, Spain


Johan S. Roos, responsible for all academic activities across HULT's campuses in Boston, San Francisco, Shanghai, Dubai, London, and Ashridge. Lead team effort that enabled HULT (with Ashridge) to gain AACSB accreditation in 2017 and EQUIS in 2018, becoming the first "tripple crown" accredited business school in the US by developing and implementing a new research strategy as well as global support structure and incentive model…

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Elizabete Pinho is the R&D Manager at TMG Automotive since 2009.

Holds a Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of Oporto in Portugal and Advanced studies at MIT on biopolymers in 2009. She Joined TMG Automotive in 1998 as Project manager working with Volvo; Opel; Daimler; BMW; Toyota amongst others and also launched first the IMG TPO foil used in Astra 2001 model in Europe with Opel, JCI and Frimo.

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José Ignacio LATORRE is a full professor on Theoretical Physics at the Universitat de Barcelona and a long term visiting professor at the Center for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. He is the head of the Quantic research group at the Barcelona Supercomuting Center.

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Earlier Event: October 16
Coffee Break
Later Event: October 16