EIT Conference on good practices and learning – conference report, presentation and videos published!

It is always a pleasure to see committed and bright innovators come together under the same roof and the EIT is proud to have brought together such participants in Copenhagen on 25 and 26 June.

What has the EIT achieved to date? Most importantly, how was this achieved?
These were the key questions addressed at the EIT Conference on ‘Good Practices and Learnings’, which took place at Copenhagen Business School under the auspices of the Danish Presidency.
Within the framework of a wider discussion on the future of innovation policies and the integration of the knowledge triangle (business, research, higher education), the EIT was able to showcase its first achievements and increase understanding on how it can help advance innovation in Europe.
Watch the conference highlights here:

The full conference report is available here.
You can find below the video streams and presentations from the sessions.
More information about agenda and speakers
Opening of conference
Video

  • Per Holten-Andersen, President, Copenhagen Business School - Presentation
  • José Manuel Leceta, Director, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Welcome messages by

  • Morten Østergaard, Danish Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education, EU Presidency
  • Marisa Matias, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur for the Strategic Innovation Agenda of the EIT, European Parliament
  • Alexander von Gabain, Chairman of the EIT Governing Board, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) - Presentation

 
Video message by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth


Roundtable: Next generation innovation policies
Video
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow Competition, Innovation & Sustainable Growth, Breugel - Presentation - Voting results

  • Alessandro Cenderello, Head of the EU Institutions Practice and Global & EMEIA Advisory Services Leader for Government and Public Sector, Ernst & Young, ‘Next Generation Innovation Policy’ report
  • Prof. Keld Laursen, Department of Innovation and Organisational Economics, Copenhagen Business School - Presentation
  • Karen Wilson, Structural Policy Division of the Science, Technology and Industry Directorate, OECD
  • Prof. Jonathan Wareham, Vice- Dean of Research, ESADE Business School
  • Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General, Research & Innovation (R&I), European Commission
  • Giovanni Colombo, Member of the Governing Board and Executive Committee, EIT

Setting the Scene: KICs’ State of Play & the Principle of Strategic Agenda Co-Creation
Video
Chair: Jose Manuel Leceta, Director, EIT - Presentation

 
Session 1: Education for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Creativity
Chair: Karen Maex, Member of the Governing Board, EIT - Presentation
Part 1: Presentations and testimonials 

  • Hannu Tenhunen, Education Director, EIT ICT Labs - Presentation
  • Student testimony: Alexander Yin  EIT ICT Labs - Presentation
  • Torsten Fransson, Education Director, KIC InnoEnergy - Presentation
  • Student testimonies: Frederik Geth and Shourov Akter KIC InnoEnergy
  • Richard Templer, Education Director, Climate-KIC - Presentation
  • Student testimonies: Kate Hofman and Moritz Meenen, Climate-KIC

Part 2: Roundtable with Education Directors

  • Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary General, League of European Research Universities (LERU)
  • John H. Smith, Deputy Secretary General, European University Association (EUA)
  • Nevena Vuksanovic, Member of the Executive Committee, European Students Union (ESU)

 
Session 2: Entrepreneurship & Business Creation
Chair: Daria Tataj, Member of the Governing Board and Executive Committee, EIT - Presentation
Part 1: Presentations and testimonials
Hero Prins, Director of Entrepreneurship, Climate-KIC - Presentation

  • Klaus Beetz, Business Director, EIT ICT Labs - Presentation
  • Elena Bou, Business Creation Director, KIC InnoEnergy - Presentation
  • EIT Award winners: Rosa Vilarasau, Partner and Co-Founder of Think CO2 / Noem and Christian Gehl, CEO of Trifense

Part 2: Roundtable with Entrepreneurship/Business Directors

  • Richard Pelly, Chief Executive, European Investment Fund (EIF)
  • Chiara de Caro, General Manager, European Association for Business Angels (EBAN)
  • David Caro, Vice- President, European Small Business Alliance (ESBA)

 
Session 3: World-Class Research & Innovation Culture
Chair: Linnar Viik, Member of the Governing Board, EIT - Presentation
Part 1: Presentations and testimonials

  • Daniel Zimmer, Director of Innovation, Climate KIC - Presentation
  • Frank Diedrich, CC Germany Manager, KIC InnoEnergy - Presentation
  • Olivier Festor, Research Director, EIT ICT Labs - Presentation

Part 2: Roundtable with Innovation/Research Directors

  • Michel Vanavermaete, IT and Projects Manager, Eurostars Programme Operations Manger, EUREKA
  • Celia Gavaud, Executive Secretary, European Network of Innovation Agencies (TAFTIE)

 
Locally driven world-class innovation - Alexander von Gabain, Chairman of the Governing Board, EIT
Video
Presentation
Initial Findings on Novel Practices in the Knowledge Triangle
Video

  • José Manuel Leceta, Director, EIT
  • Patries Boekholt, Managing Director, Technopolis Group - Presentation

 
Highlight on Climate-KIC
Video

  • Mary Ritter, CEO, Climate-KIC - Presentation
  • Christophe Williams, Managing Director of Naked Energy - Presentation
  • Sixto Santonja-Hernandez, Climate-KIC Pioneers in the Pioneers into Practice program - Presentation

Highlight on EIT ICT Labs
Video

  • Willem Jonker, CEO, EIT ICT Labs - Presentation
  • Hannu Tenhunen, Education Director, EIT ICT Labs
  • Klaus Beetz, Business Director, EIT ICT Labs
  • Olivier Festor, Research Director, EIT ICT Labs

Highlight on KIC InnoEnergy
Video

  • Diego Pavia, CEO, KIC InnoEnergy and KIC InnoEnergy senior staff - Presentation

Discussion and Q&A with KICs CEOs on preceding presentations
Video
Moderator: Patries Boekholt, Managing Director, Technopolis Group
 
Concluding Panel: Integrating the Knowledge Triangle
Video
Moderator: Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation - Presentation

  • Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso
  • Björn Asheim Director of Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University
  • Ajit Narayanan, Indian Innovator of the year (MIT Technology review)
  • Jasper Boessenkool, Head of Strategic R&D, Maritime Technology, A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S
  • Yrjö Neuvo, Member of the Governing Board and Executive Committee, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

 
An Outlook towards 2020

  • Xavier Prats Monné, Deputy Director-General, DG for Education, Culture, Training, and Youth (DG EAC), European Commission

Video

  • José Manuel Leceta, Director, EIT

Video
Presentation
 
“Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about establishing and operating a KIC” - Open Q&A session with KIC CEOs
Video