The EU Green Deal Beyond 2030: Pioneering the Transformational Technologies for 2050​

Location: Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19 Brussels, Belgium 1050

Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Time: 8:30 – 14:00 CET


Lunch will be provided.

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About the Event

The EU Green Deal represents not just an ambitious environmental plan but also a dynamic catalyst for technological innovation. Current strategies and technologies are propelling us toward the 2030 milestone — but what about 2050? The path to 2050 is steeped in greater challenges, and the answer lies in early stage, transformational technologies that will establish the EU as a global leader in technological innovation. The journey to 2050 demands not just evolution but also revolution in technological approach — investing in and nurturing these early stage technologies today is crucial for ensuring they are mature, scalable, and impactful by 2050. ​ 

In this event, Lux will spotlight transformational technologies across two key sectors targeted by the EU Green Deal — industry and transportation — and with regional innovation executives discuss maintaining a long-term vision in a macroeconomic landscape engrossed in short-term goals. Attendees of Lux Forum Brussels will:​ 

  • Gain insight on how the transformation of industry by the EU Green Deal alters the strategies and outlook of the manufacturing sector. 
  • Delve into the emerging technologies set to transform the EU’s approach to the EU Green Deal beyond 2030.​ 
  • Hear from innovation executives about their experiences in integrating transformative technologies into their existing operations and strategies.​ 

Event Details

  • Location: Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19 Brussels, Belgium 1050

  • Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2024

  • Time: 8:30 – 14:00 CET

Lunch will be provided.

Days until the Lux Forum Brussels!
Time (CET) Description Presenter(s)
8:30 – 9:00
Welcome & Coffee Networking
9:00 – 9:10

Morning Remarks

Yuan-Sheng Yu
Managing Director, Research at Lux Research

9:10 – 9:40

Retooling Industry: Manufacturing for the EU Green Deal

The ambitions of the EU Green Deal are poised to transform the technological makeup of European industry. Manufacturers that have supported the successful rise of the region must now evolve their organizations in an EU Green Deal world. Policies promoting decarbonization and material circularity will inevitably lead to stranded assets — or will they? Mastering strategies to future-proof operations and the workforce will become increasingly important. 

This presentation will draw on insights from leading manufacturers, highlighting their biggest challenges, and outline strategies necessary to thrive through the transformation of industry. 

Ian Rinehart
Associate Research Director at Lux Research

9:40 – 10:10

Decarbonization of Industry: Transformational Technologies Shaping the Future of Industry

The industrial sector, encompassing steel, cement, and chemicals, is currently undergoing a profound transformation driven by the urgent call for decarbonization. While the industry is actively pursuing near-term solutions, a fundamental reshaping of /industrial processes will be indispensable as industry journeys toward 2050.

This presentation will put Lux’s Industrial Decarbonization Framework to the test, highlighting the often-conflicting technological pathways and challenges of integrating solution solutions in the industrial sector.

Runeel Daliah
Principal Analyst at Lux Research

Mukunda Kaushik
Analyst at Lux Research

10:10 – 10:40
Networking Break
10:40 – 11:20

Client Panel: Future-Proofing Innovation Integrating Long-Term Technologies into Today’s Strategies

In a rapidly evolving landscape of disruptive technologies, staying ahead of the curve is more critical than ever. Join our panel of innovation executives as they share their experiences and strategies for incorporating cutting-edge, long-term technologies into their organization’s operations and strategies. Learn about the challenges and opportunities of their future-focused objectives and how they leverage the potential of these innovations to drive growth. 


Yuan-Sheng Yu
Managing Director, Research at Lux Research

Client Panelists:

Paolo Bavaj
Chief Innovation and Development Officer at Stahl

Laurent Lelait
Open Innovation Senior Catalyst at EDF

Josje van der Wielen
Global Business Innovation Director at Arcadis

11:20 – 11:50

Taking Flight: The Future of Aviation in Europe

European airlines account for nearly one-third of all airline passenger traffic in the world. However, the future of short-haul flights in the region faces intriguing challenges due to Europe’s extensive and efficient rail network. Amid this, the aviation industry is embracing the promise of low-carbon fuels, yet Europe is uniquely positioned for the next-generation of aviation with both electric and hydrogen-powered planes.

This presentation will delve into the cutting-edge aviation options, explore drivers and barriers, and offer a preview of the market outlook as developers look to shape the future of European aviation leading up to 2050.

Chris Robinson
Senior Director at Lux Research

Anirudh Bhoopalam
Analyst at Lux Research

11:50 – 12:00

Closing Remarks

Yuan-Sheng Yu
Managing Director, Research at Lux Research

12:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch

Relatori esperti

Global Business Innovation Director at Arcadis

Open Innovation Senior Catalyst at EDF

Chief Innovation & Development Officer at Stahl

Analista principale

Direttore generale, Consulenza

Analista senior

Direttore di ricerca associato

Direttore senior

About the Lux Forums

I Lux Forum sono un'occasione privilegiata per i responsabili delle decisioni in materia di innovazione per saperne di più sulla scienza e la tecnologia commercialmente valide, necessarie per realizzare tabelle di marcia per l'innovazione sostenibile. Questa serie di eventi riunisce gli analisti globali di Lux Research con i dirigenti e i leader di pensiero del settore per imparare gli uni dagli altri e affrontare le questioni più critiche che il loro settore deve affrontare oggi. 

Al Lux Forum, esperti del settore forniranno approfondimenti significativi per i leader dell'innovazione nei settori del petrolio e del gas, dei servizi pubblici, dell'industria, della chimica e dei prodotti di consumo. In questo ambiente esclusivo, i partecipanti potranno entrare in contatto con i dirigenti del settore grazie alle sessioni di networking e potranno seguire le ricerche all'avanguardia di Lux Research, il principale fornitore di servizi di ricerca e consulenza sull'innovazione sostenibile. Questi forum forniranno le idee necessarie per accelerare il ritmo dell'innovazione nella vostra azienda.

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