Loading Events

« All Events

Date: Monday, 13th March 2017.

Time: 8.30am to 9.30am.

Venue: European Union Delegation to Singapore

250 North Bridge Road,

# 37-01 Raffles City Tower, Singapore 179101.


On the 13th March, EuroCham invites its members to a session at 8.30am with special guest Mr. Kostas Glinos, Head of Unit for Strategy on International Cooperation, DG Innovation & Research (RTD), at the European Commission.

Industry representatives will have the opportunity to exchange on challenges and opportunities related to Innovation and Research. In particular, Mr. Glinos will be engaging with members on a discussion related to:

▸   The Horizon 2020 programme and Researcher mobility (COM to lead).

▸   EU-ASEAN Dialogue on Research & Innovation – sectors with high potential such water and IP & Innovation.

▸   Cooperation between European Union and Singapore in the R&I sector (challenges and opportunities).

▸    Priorities of the industry with Singapore and the ASEAN.




Mr. Kostas Glinos

Kostas Glinos has been with the European Commission since 1992. He leads the “Strategy, EFTA and enlargement countries, Russia, Asia and Pacific” unit within the directorate in charge of International Cooperation of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation.


Before that he was in charge of the e-Infrastructures unit of the Directorate General for Information Society and Media from January 2009 to December 2013. From 2003 to 2008 he was Head of the Embedded Systems and Control unit and interim Executive Director of the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking.


Previously he was deputy head of Future and Emerging Technologies. Before joining the Commission Kostas worked with multinational companies and research institutes in the U.S., Greece and Belgium. He holds a diploma in Chemical Engineering from the University of Thessaloniki, a PhD from the University of Massachusetts and a MBA in investment management from Drexel University.


Mr. Glinos’s work is heavily related to ASEAN and regularly attends the EU- ASEAN dialogues on R&D. His Unit has recently presented the Roadmap for the EU-ASEAN S&T Cooperation.