EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020


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EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020

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EYE is all about Networking


EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020

The EYE-Networker Prize

How to win the EYE-Networker Prize?

1. Register for the conference

2. Tell your friends about the conference

3. They need to enter your full name during the registration process in the referal-field.

4. The top three networkers of this conference will win a prize which is announced during the conference.


Day 1 – Saturday, 9th May 2020


9:00am – 9:30am CEST

Welcome & Icebreaker

By Frederik Schulze Spüntrup, President of EYE


09:30am – 10:30am CEST

Workshops & Lectures

Workshops regarding innovation, entrepreneurship, soft skills and much more. The workshops run in parallel and you are able to pick your individual program as soon as all workshops are confirmed.


10:30AM – 10:45AM CEST

Coffee Break

Grab a coffee and network with the other conference participants.


10:45AM – 11:45AM CEST

Workshops & Lectures

Workshops regarding innovation, entrepreneurship, soft skills and much more. The workshops run in parallel and you are able to pick your individual program as soon as all workshops are confirmed.


11:50AM – 12:30PM CEST

Plenary Session – Explanation of Group Assignment

Identify several topics for groups to work on e.g. how can industry react quicker next time to medical equipment needs? How does the engineering sector need to adapt in order to survive a future crisis?


12:30PM – 2:00PM CEST

Lunch Break

Lunch with groups and and discussion of initial ideas


2:00PM – 4:30PM CEST

Group Assignment – Hackathon

Submitting group assignment including coffee break

      • how can industry react quicker next time to medical equipment needs? 
      • how does the engineering sector need to adapt in order to survive a future crisis? 
      • how could working from home look different in the future?
      • how can engineers upskill themselves in future years?
      • how can we as engineers help ensure the world is better prepared for a future crisis?

4:30PM – 5:30PM CEST

Plenary Session

Closing ceremony with keynote speaker

Title: Is “green aviation” really possible?

In this talk we will consider whether the decarbonization of aviation to meet the Paris Agreement objective of keeping global warming to 1.5℃ is really feasible, and what would be needed to make it happen. In short, the aviation industry, with its present incentives, leadership, and culture, will not even come close to meeting the necessary carbon reduction goals. If we are serious about them, some drastic changes are needed—and quickly.


5:30PM – 6:30PM CEST



6:30PM CEST – open end

Dinner & Drinks

Including presentation of best ideas

Day 2 – Sunday, 10th May 2020


10:00am - 4:00PM CEST

Council Meeting of the European Young Engineers

The final agenda is communicated to the Council Members of EYE prior to the meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Voting right is solely permitted to the designated Council Members and speaking time is granted to guests just by invitation.

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EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020
EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020

Steven Price

Title: Part of the Solution ? or Part of the Problem ?
What questions to ask in a Job Interview to help you decide if you will be doing really meaningful work.

Steve Price is Executive Director of the European Institute for Industrial Leadership (or EIIL), a non-profit, non-advocacy, association of industrial companies from the chemical, plastics, engineering and construction sectors. EIIL helps its members research issues which their future leaders will face, and helps their future leaders to develop the skills needed to tackle these issues.
Steve is passionate about attracting top technical talent into a career in industry, convinced that young engineers have a crucial role in influencing its future direction.
Steve and the EIIL have been friends and partners of EYE since 2018, and work closely with several other leading associations of young professionals JADE and JEEurope (Advisory Board since 2007), JE Global (Advisory Board since 2018), BEST (BarcelonaWEC partner since 2016) and ESN (partners since 2017).

Serena Leka

Title: Innovate for Sustainability: Why and how to work with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2019, on behalf of CELLUGY, Serena was the winner of the Global Innovation Summit in China. She is the Engagement manager of the startup at the time, a young company thriving to tackle the plastic problem of the world, by developing bio-cellulose from 100% renewable resources. Serena also works as a Project Manager in the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, where she supports academics to commercialize their research. Apart from the background in entrepreneurship, Serena has a passion for social issues, where a lot of her energy goes to educating younger generations. Serena is a generalized specialist with a desire to make an impact as a global citizen while applying shared leadership. She likes to drive cars and travel, dance, and make people laugh.

EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020
EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020

Paul Eremenko

Title: Is “green aviation” really possible?

Paul Eremenko was the Chief Technology Officer at Airbus and at United Technologies. Earlier in his career, Paul was an engineering executive at Google and Motorola. He also headed DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, responsible for the agency’s X-planes, space, and robotics efforts. He also started and led DARPA’s advanced design and manufacturing initiative aimed at flattening the cost curve for the development of complex aerospace and defense systems. Paul holds undergraduate and Master’s degrees in aeronautics from MIT and Caltech, respectively, and a JD from Georgetown University. He is currently working on a book about the future of aviation.

Rhys Phillips

Title: Systematic Inventive Thinking
Rhys Phillips is a Change and Adoption Leader within Airbus’ Digital Workplace in Toulouse where he recently started working following more than ten years working on electromagnetics research topics within the company’s R&T organisation in both France and the UK. He is an award winning science presenter, presenting science stage shows to schools and the general public around the world. Rhys is also an experienced broadcaster presenting his own weekly jazz and science radio shows as well as being a regular guest on BBC national and regional radio. Rhys is an honorary lecturer at Cardiff University, volunteers in numerous roles for the Institution of Engineering & Technology, is Vice President of Public Relations for EYE and is a council member of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Ambassadors. Before moving to France, Rhys co-founded both Cardiff Science Festival and Cardiff Jazz Festival and when not behind a microphone or in the lab, he can be found performing on stage with various musical groups around Toulouse.
EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020
EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020

Shubham Singh

Title: Hands on Session on starting your social enterprise

Shubham is the cofounder and CEO of Futuristic Materials Labs (A Techstars Company) wherein they are contributing towards a sustainable future through innovative materials and a circular economy structure. Shubham has been a SIIP Fellow (Social Innovation Immersion Programme) under Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and Entrepreneur in Residence Fellow under Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. He received numerous awards through his startup such as BIRAC SoCH Innovation Challenge Award and Rural Innovation Award at National Conference on Social Innovation. He is also an alumni of Pitch at Palace, an initiative by Duke of York. Shubham has been associated with social issues from a young age. He founded a non-profit Gramiksha in 2011, at the age of 19. Since then he has been able to make a constructive change in the lives of less privileged kids and expanded the organization in 6 cities within 2 years of its inception. He holds a Masters in Advanced Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London

Constantin Lindenmeyer

Title: How to reach 90% and more reduction of greenhouse gases – consistent scenario building for achieving climate targets with Germany serving as a case-study

Constantin is responsible for Business Development and Strategy at Goldbeck Solar, an internationally operating solar company building solar parks and electricity seller. There, Constantin works to broaden the core business by integrating storage technologies and offering further energy services.
Constantin holds a Bachelor’s in environmental engineering and Master’s degree in energy engineering from the RWTH Aachen and a MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs. During his master’s Constantin also worked as a Visiting Research Scholar at Stanford’s Energy Resource Engineering Department researching on effects of extreme events for energy optimization problems using aggregated data. He is an active advocate for sustainability and energy transition in particular – speaking at multiple conferences, leading workshops and organizing seminars on these topics.
EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020
EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020

Milda Pladaite

Aim of the Public Policy Energy and Environment is to support European Young Engineers in contributing to 2030 Climate & Energy Framework from the European Commission.
Our objectives and actions associated:
DEVELOP our understanding of EYE network (diversity, interest in the organization, focus on energy and environment related topics) and BUILD stronger relationships with our stakeholders.
INFORM and develop awareness about climate change and energy transition.
BUILD an active collaborative network about energy & environment in Europe.
To do so we are developing the EYE Map (photo). During this workshop we will introduce our work and have round table discussions where every EYE member organisation will share they best practices and challenges.

Petros Kkolas

Title: LinkedIn for Engineers – Tweak it and get the best out of it

Join this interactive workshop to learn what-to-Do and what-Not-to-Do on your Linkedin profile and how to apply some useful strategies for best results.
It may be possible, that until now you may have correlated Linkedin with job searching.
The truth is that the capabilities are much more than you believe.
Use the knowledge you will gain from the workshop and develop your profile in order to “Win friends and influence people” as Dale Carnegie predictably wrote in 1936.
EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020
EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020

Sofie Craps

Faculty of Engineering Technology, Leuven Engineering & Science Education Centre, KU Leuven, Belgium

Sofie Craps is a doctoral researcher at the KU Leuven Faculty of Engineering Technology and a member of the Study Guidance Research Group of the Leuven Engineering & Science Education Centre (LESEC). In 2006, she started to work as a recruitment officer at KU Leuven, focusing on study guidance and science communication and became the communications officer of the KU Leuven Faculty of Engineering Technology. Since then she has provided career guidance to Masters’ students and has been teaching communication skills to engineers. Since 2017, she is actively involved in the European PREFER project (Professional Roles and Employability of Future Engineers, www.preferproject.eu). 

Gillian Saunders-Smits

Title: What type of Engineer are you?

Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft, the Netherlands

Gillian Saunders-Smits is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft in the Netherlands. She holds an MSc. and PhD in Aerospace Engineering. She currently teaches Research Methodologies to all Aerospace Master students, runs a MOOC on the Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials on edX and has previously taught Mechanics, and Design Projects. She has served as Project Education Coordinator in the Bachelor and Master Track Coordinator for Aerospace Structures and Materials. She was also  the initiator of the successful online education program at Aerospace Engineering. She has overseen many curriculum innovation projects, most recently the overhaul of the MScTrack in Aerospace Structures and Materials. She is currently the principal investigator for TU Delft in the European Erasmus+ PREFER (, www.preferproject.eu) project on the Professional Roles and Employability of Future Engineers and serves on the Board of Directors of the European Association of Engineering Education (SEFI).

EYE @ Online Conference 9th May 2020