EUREKA GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT


AGENDA 2019

The Eureka Global Innovation Summit 2019 runs from the 14 – 16 May 2019

08:30GENERALMATCHMAKING
08:30AM - 09:25AM
09:30THE ARENAWELCOME
Innovating across borders for business growth.
09:50THE ARENAINTRODUCTION TO EUREKA
Helping your innovative company grow.
An overview of the benefits of the EUREKA network and its instruments
10:20THE ARENASHARED FUTURES
For businesses and policy makers.
The challenges, future trends and ultimate successes of global collaboration.
Figures from big business and innovative start ups offer their experience and advice on profitable global collaboration alongside invaluable economic forecasting
11:15GENERALMATCHMAKING
11:15AM - 18:00PM
11:20INNOVATION LABSEUREKA ACADEMY
For businesses.
Tips and tricks for applying to all EUREKA instruments.
Companies can learn how to apply to different funding opportunities from our EUREKA experts.
11:20INSPIRATION STAGEREGIONAL INNOVATION
For policy makers.
Are we still trying to recreate Silicon Valley?
Join our panels for an exploration of smart specilisation.
11:30THE ARENAFUTURE PROOFING: FUTURE OF MOBILITY
For businesses and policy makers.
The race to autonomy - who are the winners?
Join our experts for insights into the technological advancements, regulatory developments, risks and rewards of autonomous travel and see how they might impact your business
12:00GENERALLUNCH AVAILABLE
12:00PM - 14:30PM
12:25INSPIRATION STAGEEVIDENCE BASED POLICY MAKING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
For policy makers.
How to do robust evaluation of innovation collaboration programmes.
What are the challenges in applying national methodologies to an international scheme?
12:25INNOVATION LABSYOUR IP ON THE WORLD'S STAGE
For businesses.
Commercialise and Exploit your Intellectual Property Globally
How to commercialise and exploit IP – the most valuable asset in many businesses - and how to use IP to identify new revenue streams and add value to the Balance Sheet.
12:40THE ARENAINVESTMENT READY
For businesses.
Get inside the minds of your future investors.
Investors offer advice and insights on targeting the right investors, finding additional value through connections and providing insight into the future of investment.
13:00GENERALKOREA EUREKA DAY 2019
Join Korea to celebrate a 10 year partnership with EUREKA in the Collaboration Space.
For the 10th consecutive year, we will offer innovators and various stakeholders from the vast EUREKA membership and Korea the platform to get together and discuss current innovation and technology trends, possible avenues to best utilize existing opportunities and tackle challenges in international industrial cooperation, and of course – the invaluable chance to meet likeminded entrepreneurs and explore the potential for engaging in joint R&D projects.
13:25INSPIRATION STAGEIF INDUSTRY DESIGNED THE GLOBAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
For businesses and policy makers.
What would an innovation ecosystem look like if it was designed by industry?
Would the innovation ecosystem look very different if it was designed by industry alone? Hear from companies about what they think needs to change and where they see opportunities...
13:55INNOVATION LABSINVESTING IN R&D
For policy makers.
How to get to 3% R&D spend and why it matters.
Many countries have percentage targets of their GDP to be spent on research and development. Come and join this hands on session to discuss the challenges and opportunities of R&D targets and how we can best encourage further investment.
14:00THE ARENATHE BIG PITCH
For businesses.
Pitch to Clean Growth and Future of Mobility sector panel and audience.
Opportunity for businesses to pitch their ideas to investors and audience for feedback, advice and connections
14:35INSPIRATION STAGECOLLABORATING WITH AFRICA
For businesses and policy makers.
Find out how you can collaborate with partners in Africa and how businesses can best access this market.
15:15INNOVATION LABSINVESTMENT READINESS WORKSHOP
For businesses.
Selling your product, your company and yourself.
Delegates will have the knowledge to improve their pitches and the confidence to take the next steps in securing investment.
15:20THE ARENAFUTUREPROOFING: CLEAN GROWTH
For businesses and policy makers.
Innovating our way towards a sustainable future.
From plastics to pollution - the technologies and trends which are going to determine future policies and how the pursuit of clean growth could effect and inspire your company
15:40INSPIRATION STAGETHE UK'S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY
For policy makers.
Could experimental methods be used to measure global collaborative research and innovation?
Come and find out more about the UK's Industrial Strategy and Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). ISCF is an integral part of the UK Government's Industrial Strategy, which aims to raise UK productivity and economic growth through innovation. ISCF will deliver a major portion of the UK Government's commitment to increase R&D funding by £4.7 billion over four years.
16:30THE ARENACHANGING THE GAME
For businesses and policy makers.
Who will be the next disruptor?
Hear where the next disruptors will come from and which sectors they will disrupt. Innovation industry leads and disruptors themselves explain what creative change and the resultant resistance mean for your business and for the global economy.
08:30GENERALMATCHMAKING
08:30AM - 09:25AM
09:00GENERALCANADA COLLABORATION
Canada: Your innovation partner
Hear how the latest developments in Canada’s innovation ecosystem are encouraging collaboration and then delve into some specific partnering opportunities as leading Canadian AI & Quantum companies pitch project ideas.
09:30THE ARENAWELCOME
Innovating across borders for business growth
09:45THE ARENASUPPORT TO SCALE UP
For businesses and policy makers.
Creating the most effective environments to expand.
Our experts address the challenges facing companies looking to scale up and the discuss the tools available to help businesses grow
10:40INNOVATION LABSEUREKA ACADEMY
For businesses.
Tips and tricks for applying to all EUREKA instruments
Companies can learn how to apply to different funding opportunities from our EUREKA experts
10:40INSPIRATION STAGEMANUFACTURING PREDICTIONS
For businesses and policy makers.
Which countries will lead manufacturing in 2050?
The future of manufacturing offers significant potential for growth and sustainability. What is the future of this sector and who should we be collaborating with globally?
10:45GENERALMATCHMAKING
10:45AM - 18:00PM
10:50THE ARENAINVESTMENT READY
For businesses.
Get inside the minds of your future investors.
Investors offer advice and insights on targeting the right investors, finding additional value through connections and shared goals using real world examples.
11:45INSPIRATION STAGECOLLABORATING WITH ASIA
For businesses and policy makers.
Find out how you can collaborate with partners in Asia and how businesses can best access this market
11:50INNOVATION LABSEUREKA CLUSTERS RD&I INDUSTRY DRIVEN RD&I NETWORK
The EUREKA clusters stimulate international collaborative projects to extend the State of the Art in key technological areas and form a basis for rapid economic exploitation. Join this session to learn more about Cluster advantages, Call calendars, SME engagement and advice from Public Authorities.
12:00GENERALLUNCH AVAILABLE
12:00PM - 14:30PM
12:05THE ARENAFUTUREPROOFING: AI & DATA
For businesses and policy makers.
'Alexa, how is AI going to effect my business?'
Internet of Things, 5G, AI vs the human - discover the impact our experts think this will have on your business - and when.
13:00INSPIRATION STAGECOLLABORATING WITH AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
For businesses and policy makers.
Find out how you can collaborate with partners in Australia and New Zealand and how businesses can best access this market
13:10INNOVATION LABSCALL TO ACTION
For businesses and policy makers.
Discover SME opportunities for markets outside Europe
Learn about opportunities with innowide
13:15THE ARENATHE BIG PITCH
For businesses.
Pitch to AI & Data and Ageing Society sector panel and audience.
Opportunity for businesses to pitch their ideas to investors and audience for feedback, advice and connections.
14:20INSPIRATION STAGEFEEDING A GLOBAL POPULATION
For businesses and policy makers.
International approaches and global partnerships supporting precision agriculture.
Food and bio-based industries need new knowledge and innovation to face future challenges and exploit the opportunities around the world. Discuss and debate the opportunities for businesses in this area.
14:30INNOVATION LABSINVESTMENT READINESS WORKSHOP
For businesses.
Selling your product, your company and yourself
Practical advice and guidance on pitches, presentations, contacts and strategy.
14:35THE ARENAACCELERATING TECHNOLOGY THROUGH SPORT
For businesses and policy makers.
The impressive developments in the health and fitness sector which could impact us all.
A round up of the innovations in this arena from key players in the sector. Includes a particular focus on the North West and the advancements in health and life sciences which have come out of the region.
15:00GENERALBELGIUM COLLABORATION CAFE
Join Belgium in the Collaboration Space
15:30INSPIRATION STAGEHOW CAN YOU ACCESS THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET?
For businesses and policy makers.
Find out how you can collaborate with partners in South America and how businesses can best access this market
15:45THE ARENAFUTUREPROOFING: HEALTHY AGEING
For businesses and policy makers.
Living to 100: what are the possibilities for innovation.
Join our panellists who will be discussing the impact of life's extended third act on our businesses, family and working life.
16:50THE ARENAINNOVATION CHANGING LIVES
Innovation is removing the physical barriers face by many people while raising profound questions of what it is to be human. From DIY prosthetics realised through 3D printing technology to customised AI-driven limbs, innovation is at the forefront of many life-enhancing innovations. Be inspired by game-changing stories.
17:30GENERALSOCIAL BAR OPEN
17:30PM - 18:30PM
08:30GENERALMATCHMAKING
08:30AM - 09:25AM
09:00GENERALCONSORTIA BUILDING FOR THE EUREKA AI & QT CALL
For businesses and policy makers.
10 EUREKA countries have agreed on having a common AI & QT call within the EUREKA networks programme. The total public budget from the participating countries exceeds €15 million. During the consortia building event project ideas will be pitched. The event is open for all participants. If your country is not participating directly in the AI & QT call, you may consider joining projects within Eurostars or other relevant programmes.
09:40THE ARENADRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH DIVERSITY
For businesses and policy makers.
Using diversity as the key to success on a global scale.
Incredible initiatives from around the world and suggestions as to how you can identify and nurture your greatest assets.
10:35INSPIRATION STAGEHOW INNOVATION AGENCIES WORK AND WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
For businesses and policy makers.
Supporting innovators beyond funding alone!
Discuss how innovation agencies can best support innovators in the future.
10:40INNOVATION LABSTAKING ACTION - USING DIVERSITY TO BOOST INNOVATION
For businesses and policy makers
Consider how you can use diversity to boost innovation
10:45GENERALMATCHMAKING
10:45AM - 13:00PM
10:50THE ARENABENEFITS OF SME AND LARGE INDUSTRY COLLABORATION
For businesses.
How can working with corporates create innovation opportunity?
Cross sector experts offer their advice on where the next opportunities for SME collaboration will come from and the best ways to approach corporate collaboration.
11:30GENERALLUNCH
11:30AM - 13:00PM
11:40INSPIRATION STAGEBUSINESS IMPACT OF EUREKA CLUSTERS
For businesses.
Large companies and SMEs share their insights on the substantial business benefits they gained from working in Cluster projects. Get practical advice from the presenters on how to generate innovation through international collaboration and how Clusters enable socio-economic impact.
11:45INNOVATION LABSPROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS ABROAD
For businesses.
Understanding the Intellectual Property Landscape of Latin America, China and South-East Asia
This training session aims to give an overview to European SMEs on how they can best protect their Intellectual Property on the Chinese, Latin-American and South-East Asian markets. The experts will provide practical information on how to register, protect and enforce Trademark rights in the regions and how to effectively protect the logo of the company or the product, as well as how to proceed as to the inventions, designs and copyright-protectable contents.
12:00THE ARENAINNOVATOR INSIGHT
For businesses and policy makers.
Talking innovation, entrepreneurship & risk taking.
We dive into the story behind what it tales to create a truly innovative and highly successful company - and the set backs that teach us how to succeed.
13:00THE ARENASUMMIT ROUND UP
Thank you for your collaboration!
Round up of event highlights, key learnings and results from the event

Some of the limited capacity sessions in the Innovation Lab and Inspiration Stage are currently fully booked.  We will have walk up places available on the day on a first come first served basis or you may choose to attend a session in the main arena.