The 9th European Innovation Summit will take place during the last week of November (27/11-30/11/2017) in and around the European Parliament in Brussels in the context of the first ever European Innovation Week. The summit covers a series of events on various topics related to innovation, including breakfast debates, workshops, seminars and dinner receptions.

2017 is an important year for the future of innovation in Europe and preparations for the next Multiannual Financial Framework have started, part of which is the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. At the same time, it is an opportunity to reflect on how to innovate more intelligently by making better use of available knowledge and resources. The debates focus primarily on concrete solutions addressing major challenges for which we need more innovations than ever.

The EU Top 50 Start-up Competition will be part of the programme. Next generation researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs will present their ideas and inventions in areas such as health & life science, food and agriculture, bio-, nano-, neurotech, digital technologies and deep tech materials and new production technologies, as well as energy transition, environment and climate change, transport, space, security, creative sectors and education etc.