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The annual  European Innovation Summit (EIS) will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. 

Organised by Knowledge4Innovation (K4I), and held at the European Parliament in Brussels, it has firmly established itself as the continent’s premier cross-sectoral industry and policy event. 

 In 2017, lively debate sessions at EIS focused on the impact and opportunities being created by global innovation megatrends, including artificial intelligence, big data, the bioeconomy, megacities, regenerative medicine and cybersecurity. 

The summit also included the launch of the new EU Top 50 initiative for young innovators. Serial pioneer, Bertrand Piccard, co-founder and CEO of the Solar Impulse Foundation was the keynote speaker. He told the young innovators to dream big and to take on the toughest challenges – even if they seem impossible. And the EU50 platform will strive to help them achieve the impossible. 

EIS 10 takes place at the European Parliament between 26 and 30 November, 2018.

Read the full article – and watch the EU Top 50 preview video – in the spring launch edition of Impact Innovators below.