6th European Innovation Summit



Horizontal aspects of Innovation

The 6th European Innovation Summit program will feature conference sessions on important “horizontal” aspects of innovation, such as:

  • Framework conditions for innovation: mechanisms for balancing risk and benefits of science and technology
  • TTIP: How does it affect innovation in Europe
  • Horizon 2020: First impressions and experience
  • Regions – powerhouses of innovation
  • From research and innovation to economic value
  • The younger generations innovation summit
  • New EP Committee Chairs: a mandate for innovation

Sector-specific topics

Several parallel sessions are planned in sectors for which Innovation is the major resource to overcome the big challenges ahead:

  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and the bio economy
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy
  • Innovation in transport ( EIP in transport)
  • Innovation in the Health sector
  • Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • Big Data

The EIS partners have the opportunity to organize their own event on a topic of their choice, speak at conference sessions, present concrete cases from their day-to-day experience and demonstrate their RDI achievements at the EIS Exhibition Space.

Please have a look at some impressive facts and figures of past K4I activities.

Multiple venues in the European Parliament in Brussels:

  • Conference rooms
  • Members Restaurant and members Salons
  • Exhibition Spaces

6 reasons to become a partner at the 6th EIS

  • A unique chance to meet the newly elected MEPs and learn about their plans for the future of Innovation in Europe
  • Organise your own event as part of the Summit agenda
  • Speak alongside Commissioners and MEPs
  • Demonstrate your innovative and technological achievements and solutions at the EIS Exhibition Space
  • Unique Audience – EU’s political, business, academic and scientific elite under one roof
  • Network and share experience with other innovative organisations and high level EU policy makers

Become a partner to the 6th European Innovation Summit (deadline for the registration: 30 June 2014)

Knowledge4Innovation* gives innovation stakeholders the unique opportunity to become EIS partners and engage actively in the program.

EIS Partners can:

  • organize their own event on a topic of their choice
  • speak at conference sessions
  • present concrete cases and demonstrate RDI achievements and solutions at the EIS Exhibition Space

More information available here

Programme of the Summit here

*Knowledge4Innovation is an open, independent, nonprofit platform with a wide variety of stakeholders including small and large companies, universities and research centers, regions and cities, trade organisations and think tanks. As such, it is the leading Brussels based innovation platform operating within the environment of the EU Institutions. K4I members are from the private, academic and public sectors and include large networks such as EUREKA, COST, Cefic, ECPA and EFPIA as well as universities, regional development organisations, cities, think tanks and small enterprises. Knowledge4Innovation forms a large network which brings together actors, with different backgrounds and expertise, with the common objective of making topics relevant to Europe’s innovation performance a top priority in EU policy making. At a time of major societal challenges and increasing global competition, Europe’s competitiveness increasingly depends on its ability to become the world’s leading innovation hub.


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