Innovating Across Borders "Faster-Further-Together"

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 17:00 to 20:00
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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.



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.