EIT participation at #Switch! 2017

Switch group

This September, the EIT participated in #SWITCH! 2017 - the largest, open and free ICT and entrepreneurship event in the Baltic region.

This was the third edition of #SWITCH! - a meeting place for both talented youth and technology giants. At this event in Kaunas on 19 September, Lithuanian and foreign business and society leaders, politicians, start-up creators, visionaries shared their ideas and gave inspiring speeches. The collection of professionals and youth in attendance heard a number of inspirational success stories, told by a range of ICT and business experts. 

Over 15 000 people took part this year, to discuss the key topics of e-skills, digitalisation of creative industries, cybersecurity, fin-tech, med-tech and more. For more information on the full event programme click here.

Laurent Roux, the EIT's Entrepreneurship Officer and Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership lead, took part in the high-level panel discussion, 'Mission (Im)possible', which looked at Women in Tech on a European scale. The panel consisted of European business, industry, education and NGO representatives, such as DELL, the European Centre for Women and Technology, JA Europe and the European Institute for Gender Equality.

The event was a resounding success and the EIT will be invited back in 2018, where the goal is to attract more than 25,000 participants!

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