The European Union’s premier innovation event takes place in Brussels in March 2014.
The second EU Innovation Convention will feature inspirational speakers from a range of backgrounds, including CEOs from some of Europe’s top companies, young innovators, and net-entrepreneurs such as the founders of Prezi and Storify.
It will explore innovation in all its facets and cover a variety of themes, from innovation in the creative industries and public and frugal innovation to the latest in robotics and 3D printing.
Highlights include the announcement of the winners of the EU Prize for Women Innovators and the Capital of Innovation (iCapital) award.
A full programme is available on the Convention website.
A decrease in private sector innovation activities means that levels of innovation in the EU did not increase in 2014, according to the EU’s Innovation Union Scoreboard which was published on 7 May.
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