IT as a tool for driving Innovation

EIF-K4I Dinner debate at the EU Innovation Summit


Within the 5th European Innovation Summit, this joint K4I-EIF dinner event aims at giving some answers to the 'Wake Up Europe' call for action: what are the main problems for the future of innovation in Europe? What immediate actions EU legislators should be looking at? Which instruments are most effective in creating the necessary eco-system for fostering innovation?

IT is already a major enabler of innovation, and will continue to play a prominent role in bringing new solutions across industry sectors. From fostering entrepreneurship and sustain R&D investments, to framing the conditions for IT innovative business to be globally competitive: is Europe approaching the IT innovation potential the right way?

Programme - 01/10/2013

Welcome and introduction:

Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, K4I Chair and EIF Governor
Pilar del Castillo, MEP and EIF Chair


Dr. Burton Lee, PhD MBA - Lecturer, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Stanford School of Engineering

Harry van Dorenmalen, IBM Europe Chairman

Thibaut Kleiner, Advisor, Cabinet of European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes

Exchange of views with participants
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