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DLR – Humanitarian Technology Days 2019

6./7. February 2019

Day 1 February 6th, 2019 @ Earth Observation Center (EOC, Building # 122)
09:30 Arrival and Registration
10:00 Welcome at DLR and Earth Observation Centre
Opening remarks by Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of  the DLR Executive Board,
Stefan Dech  - Director German Remote Sensing Data Center of DLR
10:15 DLR Research and Technology Perspective in Development Cooperation and Humanitarian challenges
Pascale Ehrenfreund
- Chair of the DLR Executive Board
10:35 DLR Examples for support of Humanitarian Tasks:
-  Wings4Aid
-  Humanitarian Risk Mapping
Johann Dauer - Scientist Institute of Flight Systems, DLR
Michaela Bettinger - Scientist German Remote Sensing Data Center, DLR
11:00 Humanitarian insights – technology innovation, quo vadis?
Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of WFP Innovation Accelerator United Nations World Food Programme, Munich Germany
11:20 Moderated Panel “Humanitarian Technology : a 2030 vision on technologies and needs in the Humanitarian Sector” - panellists:
-    Andreas Papp, NGO perspective
-    Robert Opp, World Food Programme Director change and Innovation
-    Mark Azzam, DLR, Executive Board Representative Digitalisation and Head of Think Tank
12:00 Group Photo / Lunch Break
13:00 Market and Match making: interactive speed-dating session between humanitarian partners and DLR technology/scientists
•    I am, I offer, I am looking for
•    Getting to know the expertise and fields of interest of the other participants
14:45 Break
15:15 Interactive Session (World Café) on key technology challenges in the humanitarian sector (introduction, plus 3x20min intervals, topics to be further refined/defined/ adapted):
- Satellite/Airborne sensing
- Robotics/Autonomous Systems
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
- ad hoc topic, defined during prev. session
- ad hoc topic, defined during prev. session
 16:45 Break
17:00 Plenary: 5x5: Sharing and discussion of findings from Group Work
17:30  Closure of day one/ Bus transfer to hotel and dinner
19:00 Networking dinner @ “Il Plonner” Oberpfaffenhofen



Day 2 February 7th, 2019 @ Robotics and Mechatronics Center (EOC, Building # 135)
08:45 Arrival @ Robotic and Mechatronic Center, Building #135
09:00 Welcome and Briefing at RMC
Recap of day 1 /Briefing on day 2 – Rudolph Triebel RMC (tbd, Host of second Day)
09:15 Demos/Lab tours:  Hands-on Technology Experience in the DLR-OP Labs:  
Guided tour and interactive presentations at
•    Earth Observation Centre
•    Robotic and Mechatronic Centre
•    Institute for Communication and Navigation
•    German Space Operation Centre
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Presentations on priorities and activities of donors and implementers of humanitarian relief: Funding agency or implementation organisation perspective on technology for Humanity (AA, GIZ, DLR Technology Marketing) 
- Thorsten Klose-Zuber - Auswärtiges Amt, Humanitarian Assistance
- Oliver Milosch / Nihar Jangle - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Interna-tionale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
- Robert Klarner – DLR Technology Marketing

11:30 Towards actual R&D/Demonstration/ Cooperation projects:
Planning in parallel workshops (five+ groups)
- Building on outcomes of World Cafés and other side meetings.
- Formulation of projects and roadmap
- Prepare summary and road map based on findings in working group
13:00 Walking/ Sanwich Lunch
13:30 Presentation and wrapping up:
•    Presentation of results of parallel workshops - Discussion and Considerations in plenary
•    Presentation of further ideas, thoughts and teams that have developed over the past two days
•    Call for Commitments
•    Summery, conclusion and way ahead
•    Feedback
15:00 End of Workshop
•    side meetings
•    personal / group discussions