Campus Lecture: Nicolas Cudré-Mauroux


Event details

Date 22.02.2024
Hour 17:3019:45
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language French

5:15 pm  Doors open

5:30 pm  Welcome Address
Jan Hesthaven
Vice President for Academic Affairs

5:40 pm  Campus Lecture entitled "Innovation portfolio management"
Nicolas Cudré-Mauroux
Chief Technology Officer at SICPA
EPFL Alumni Awards 2019

6:30 pm  Q&A moderated by Véronique Michaud
Associate Professor, Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites

6:45 pm  Aperitif and networking

7:45 pm  End of the event

Summary of the conference:
The most critical operational role of anyone in charge of R&D in an innovation-driven company is to make decisions about what to focus on … and what to stop doing to free up resources.This presentation will describe tools and best practices designed to help making these tough choices required to build a portfolio of innovation projects which is well aligned with an organization’s strategic goals. These goals include financial ones but not only; Critical aspects like sustainability must be considered at the very beginning of projects to ensure the development of “sustainable by design” solutions. We will discuss practical methodologies used to develop and assess value propositions of potential projects even before they are initiated.

About the speaker: Nicolas Cudré-Mauroux joined SICPA SA in January 2024 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in charge of Research and Innovation activities for the group. Nicolas spent the first part of his career with DuPont de Nemours where, from 1988 to 2015, he had multiple roles in R&D, marketing, business development and M&A in several divisions dedicated to high performance materials and food ingredients. These roles were based in Switzerland, United States, Canada and Denmark. In 2015, Nicolas joined Solvay, a Belgian company active in chemistry, polymers and composite materials, as CTO. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, of the Board of Directors of CNRS (France) and of the Board of Governors of the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago (USA). In 2019, he received the “EPFL Alumni Award” and the “European CTO of the year – Large companies” prize from the EIRMA association. Nicolas is Swiss and was born in Luxembourg. He has a MS and a PhD in Materials Science from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The conference will be held in French with slides in English.


Practical information

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