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3rd European Innovation Summit | 10-13 October 2011 | European Parliament, Brussels & Novotel Warsaw Centre


23 Sep 2011


Innovation & Enterprise

Brussels (23 September 2011) - Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) and its partners are organizing for the third time the European Innovation Summit (EIS). This year’s summit is taking place from 10 to 13 October in two parts: in Brussels, for which President Jerzy Buzek has granted the patronage of the European Parliament, and as a Ministerial Conference and one of four flagship Polish Presidency events, in Warsaw.

Under the motto “Towards a European Innovation Ecosystem” the 3rd EIS will be organised in two major events. In Warsaw the focus will be on adapting EU research and innovation policies to national and regional contexts, and on increasing synergies between different policy areas. In the European Parliament in Brussels, participants will discuss the role of people and talent as well as the role and contribution of business and have a “fresh debate” on the future of innovation in Europe. A particular focus will be on “Transatlantic Innovation Cooperation in a Globalised World”.

Following the success story of the last two years, when more than 200 speakers, including the Presidents of the European Parliament and the European Commission, and some 2000 innovation stakeholders from Europe and beyond engaged in the debate, we expect more than 500 stakeholders, policy makers, practitioners and academics to join and discuss on how we can successfully build a ‘European Innovation Ecosystem.’​

The President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, Innovation and Research Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education Barbara Kudrycka, the Czech Deputy Minister for Research and Higher Education Ivan Wilhelm and the Deputy Chief of the US Mission to the European Union Thomas J. White, are only a few of the high profile speakers in this year’s European Innovation Summit.

The findings of the 3rd EIS will be presented and discussed at the Commission landmark event ‘European Innovation Convention‘ which is scheduled to take place on 5 and 6 December in Brussels.

This is the right moment to discuss the future of innovation in Europe and we look forward to your participation in the 3rd European Innovation Summit.

Website Brussels-part

Website Warsaw-part

General Information

Emilie Ono, K4I Secretariat

Tel: +32 2 23 354 51


Information for Media

Sven Saekert, Communications Advisor

Tel: +32 2 23 354 55 Mobile: +32 473 13 0118



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