8th European Innovation Summit

  • Events
  • 14 November 2016 - 17 November 2016
  • European Parliament, Brussels

The 8th European Innovation Summit comes at a time of major challenges and opportunities requiring bold decisions. Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things; innovative business models for the sharing economy; disruptive technologies such as autonomous driving or genetic engineering – are some of the big game changers that have a profound impact on the way we live and work.


Innovation as the response to major societal challenges is not only about technological developments executed by researchers in their labs. It requires the involvement of the users from the beginning and equally important a better connection and communication between science and society.


This year’s debates are organised around five focus areas:

  1.  The mid-term review and post 2020 discussions: Next Framework Progamme, European Innovation Council, Structural Funds, etc.
  2.  People: STEM education, next generation innovators and entrepreneurs
  3.  Disruptive technologies and business models
  4.  Innovation ecosystems
  5.  INPACT – Pact for Innovation


The topics that form the framework for this year’s summit programme are available here. The final programme will take into consideration input from Summit Partners and is evolving over time. More information is available on the event website.

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