From 5 to 7 May – in Budapest, Hungary – Innoveit 2015 is bringing together 600 innovation seekers. These include entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, promising start-ups, national and regional policy makers and higher education and research institutes, as well as over 100 entrepreneurial students from across Europe.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) Innovation Forum combines the Stakeholder Forum, EIT Awards, EIT Roundtables and EIT Alumni Connect events. Over three days, this forum celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship, showcasing selected achievements from the EIT community and sharing learning and good practices from across the innovation community.
Day one is dedicated to the theme ‘The Case & the Practice’. ‘Innovation in Europe’ will be the first subject addressed, followed by ‘Innovating with EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)’.
On day two, the theme of ‘Show & Involve’ includes sessions discussing ‘the role cities play in tackling the societal challenges of our time and what innovations are needed for tackling these’. Innoveit will also reveal the winners of the EIT Awards 2015, after the 17 ‘most promising innovations and change leaders’ have talked about their innovative achievements.
‘Successful innovation: what the EU and the US can learn from each other’ is one of the main focuses of the last day, under the theme of ‘Reflect & Conclude’. Tibor Navracsics – the European Commission member in charge of education, culture, youth and sport – and Corinne Vigreux – co-founder and consumer business managing director of TomTom – are among those confirmed to be joining the event.
Check out the full agenda here.