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Innovating Across Borders "Faster-Further-Together"

Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 17:00 to 20:00
Country: 
Belgium
Category: 
EUREKA
Event type: 
Policy

As the European Commission prepares to launch the largest ever framework programme for research and innovation (Horizon Europe), so too is EUREKA stepping up its level of ambition and rolling out a strengthened and simplified support system, including the successor of Eurostars.

Join us at this evening event where policymakers will present and debate:

  • How can the actors in the global innovation ecosystem work better together?
  • How can we ensure a future-proof global innovation ecosystem?
  • What is the best way to help SMEs to reach their potential throughout the innovation journey - before and after commercialization?
  • How can industry and public funders best work together through open innovation models towards the reindustrialization of Europe?

This event is strictly by invitation only.

 

Programme

17:00 – Doors open

17.30 - Opening and welcome address - Tim Bestwick, EUREKA UK Chairmanship

17:35 – EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas – the importance of global innovation collaboration and the example of Eurostars, as a winning combination of EU and national public funding for ground-breaking market-driven innovation

17.45 – How can all the actors in global innovation work better together? What measures need to be taken to enable a fit-for-purpose global innovation ecosystem for the future?

        A panel discussion with leading innovation policymakers:

  • Ian Campbell, Executive Chair, Innovate UK
  • Aleš Cantarutti, State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia
  • Henrietta Egerth, Head of the FFG, Austria
  • Francisco Marin, Director-General, CDTI, Spain
  • Pekka Soini, Director-General, Business Finland

18.20 – The secret of my success: A panel discussion between large and small companies for whom success has in part been due to support received from EUREKA

18.40 – Conclusions and a toast to the 10 years of Eurostars

        Drinks, finger food and the opportunity to network with other invitees

20:00 – Event closes

 

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.