Solving societal challenges will require new models of research and innovation, which will be increasingly cross-border, interdisciplinary and data-driven.

Members of the European Parliament, EU policy makers, EU R&D stakeholders and industry representatives will discuss this statement over lunch in Brussels this month, during a debate titled: Data driven innovation in a connected world, being held at the 10th anniversary European Innovation Summit. Summit organisers, Knowledge4Innovation, are running this important session in cooperation with the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST).



“This event will showcase various data-driven, multidisciplinary projects by COST, demonstrating the benefits of pan-European research and innovation networks. Building on these examples, the panel will discuss future pathways for data-driven research and innovation, challenges on the road ahead and as well as their implications for future EU policies and funding programmes,” the EIS programme states.


Innovators Magazine is a media partner with the Summit, and we will have a team in Brussels throughout, posting on social media, producing articles, videos and podcast coverage of this landmark event. And we will bring you all the key takeaways from the data debate on 27 November. Read the latest Impact Innovators, produced in collaboration with K4I, for more on the anniversary Summit, taking place from 26 to 30 November in and around the European Parliament. The next edition of Impact Innovators will be available at the Summit and EUtop50 Founders & Tech Festival running alongside it. Sign up to our newsletter – and follow our channels – for comprehensive coverage from Brussels.