EIT Summit

Join us for the EIT Summit on 11 October 2022 hosted in the EGG Brussels (Rue Bara 175, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium). As the culminating event of INNOVEIT WEEKS, the EIT Summit will bring together the entire EIT ecosystem – Europe’s largest innovation network! Meet EIT-supported entrepreneurs and innovators, and join us for round table discussions with Members of the European Parliament, European Commissioners, and leading industry players. Stay tuned as the EIT announces a new flagship programme set to rock the innovation landscape, and find out which finalists will be crowned Europe's most promising innovator during the EIT Awards.

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Registration & networking lunch
Welcome by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Introduction by Nektarios Tavernarakis, EIT Governing Board Chair
Setting the scene: presentation of the INNOVEIT 2022 Weeks by the Master of Ceremony, Jennifer Baker
From innovation to impact: Harnessing the Potential of the Pan-European innovation ecosystem

Moderator:  Nora Khaldi, EIT Governing Board Member 

  • Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, Digital Education and International Cooperation, European Commission, DG EAC 

  • Christian Ehler, Member of the European Parliament 

  • Antoine Hubert, CEO Ÿnsect 

  • Radka Wildová, Czech Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Science, and Research

Commentary by:

  • Prof. Daniela Popescu, Vice-Rector – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Representative Hub of University Alliances for the Start-Up Village initiative
Coffee break and Matchmaking sessions
Inspirational speech by Salvatore Nigro, CEO JA Europe
A New European Innovation Agenda: Building Europe’s Deep Tech Talent

Moderator: Martin Kern, EIT Director 

  • Bert De Colvenaer, Executive Director of Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking, KTD JU 

  • Salvatore Nigro, CEO JA Europe

  • Kinga Stanisławska, Founder of Experior VC

  • Anna Valtonen, Professor in Strategic Design at Aalto University, Finland

Video message by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
Powering Europe’s energy sector: innovation for Europe’s strategic autonomy

Moderator: Diego Pavia, CEO EIT InnoEnergy 

  • Maria da Graça CARVALHO, Member of the European Parliament 

  • Taavi Madiberk, CEO Skeleton Technologies   

  • Maria Tsavachidis, CEO EIT Urban Mobility 

Coffee break and Matchmaking sessions
Cultural interlude

Moderator: Martina Larkin, EIT Governing Board Member 

Distribution of Awards by: 

Eva Kaili, Vice-President of the European Parliament 

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth 

  • CHANGE Award
  • Innovators Award
  • Venture Award
  • Women Leadership Award
  • Public Award 
Closing remarks by Nektarios Tavernarakis, EIT Governing Board Chair
Networking cocktail