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“The time is now for a European Innovation Area”

The inaugural European Innovation Area Summit will be held in Brussels this summer.

And organisers Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) want it to be a milestone moment for the continent in its journey towards creating a vibrant new European Innovation Area (EIA).

“If we want to overcome Europe’s innovation deficit and improve the impact from our wealth of knowledge and ideas, we need to improve our support on the way from knowledge to innovation and market creation,” says K4I.

At the June Summit K4I will present The European Innovation Area Manifesto, which is crafted around eight focus areas designed to accelerate ‘Europe’s transition toward a single European innovation ecosystem’. It has been developed with input from the K4I Forum Chair, MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho, other K4I Forum political members, EIT KICs, European Partnerships, universities, innovation support organisations, as well as European Commissioner, Mariya Gabriel.

“We can develop a European Innovation Area where startups and corporates work more closely together and where we have strong European associations bringing together all the actors of the European innovation ecosystems,” Gabriel said.

The first ever EIA Summit will take place from 27-30 June in Brussels and online. Be part of it.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and the Chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.


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