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The 7th European Innovation Summit: Launching the "Pact for Innovation"


26 Nov 2015


Agriculture & Food
Development Policy
Innovation & Enterprise

Launching the “Pact for Innovation”, the 7th European Innovation Summit calls for a closer cooperation between key innovation stakeholders and the EU institutions to overcome the challenges innovation is facing in Europe. Organized by Knowledge4Innovation, the 4-day event will take place from 7-10 December 2015 in the European Parliament in Brussels.

The signatories of the “Pact for Innovation” (PAFIN) share the common vision, that a globally competitive and successful Europe needs a closer cooperation to ensure that innovation contributes effectively to our continents long-term economic success and citizens’ well-being. 

To achieve this goal, the Pact focuses on the implementation of actions in identified priority areas, where concrete and timely changes can be best achieved at EU-level. The Pact’s signatories are committed to implement PAFIN projects until the year 2020 across EU borders, individual regions, sectors and institutions. Furthermore, the Pact aims to increase consumer and investor confidence in the EU, thereby securing Europe’s position as a global innovation leader. 

Background on the 7th European Innovation Summit:

The 7th European Innovation Summit will provide key-innovation stakeholders with a unique platform to discuss the policies and instrument required to promote innovation in Europe. The session and events at the 7th EIS address numerous key-challenges and opportunities in the field of innovation, covering areas such as energy, industry, environment, agriculture, bio-economy, health, transport, safety and security, quantum computing, and the role of regions and cities.

A special focus of the Summit will be on youth involvement in order to spark a debate that provides constructive, sustainable and precise contributions to future EU-policy making. Young innovators from all over Europe will actively engage with policy-makers and innovation leaders. The Summit will serve these young innovators as a unique platform to enhance cross-border networking. 

The Summit will be covered extensively via social media, thus providing everyone with the possibility to participate in the debates. Please follow us on Facebook (Knowledge4Innovation) and Twitter (@k4innovation), and join the conversation by using the hashtags #7EIS or #Pact4innovation.

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