EIA Manifesto Handover to Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

Innovation is key in accelerating the green and digital economy of tomorrow. Now is the time to bolster Europe’s innovation landscape to foster this transition. In order to tap into the full potential of Europe’s knowledge and talent, there must be a cohesive network linking together all innovation actors. To achieve this, it is imperative to establish a robust framework for innovation policy in the EU. The time is now for a European Innovation Area that empowers all innovators and entrepreneurs across the continent to realise their full potential.

Making the European Innovation Area a reality will require the input of all relevant stakeholders, from both the public and private sectors. The Manifesto outlines 8 key focus areas for accelerating Europe’s transition toward a single European innovation ecosystem. Together with the K4I Forum Chair, MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho and other K4I Forum political members, EIT KICs, European Partnerships, universities and innovation support organisations, we are keen to work with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel to make the European Innovation Area a success story for the benefit of Europe, its citizens, and its enterprises.

Opening and Introduction
Welcome and presentation of EIA Manifesto
Focus Areas and Actionable Ideas presented by K4I Political Members
Focus Areas and Actionable Ideas presented by Stakeholders
Feedback by Mariya Gabriel
Manifesto Handover
Final Remarks
Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Event Moderation
Victor Negrescu
MEP, Vice-Chair of the CULT, S&D, Romania, Member of the K4I Forum
Brando Benifei
MEP, IMCO Committee, S&D, Italy, Member of the K4I Forum
Gianpiero Lotito - EIA Events Speakers
Co-founder and CEO of FacilityLive
Lina Gálvez Muñoz
MEP, Vice-Chair of the ITRE, S&D, Spain, Member of the K4I Forum
Martins Valters
Co-Founder and CFO/COO at Mintos
Susana Solís Pérez
MEP, REGI Committee, Renew Europe, Spain, Member of the K4I Forum
Tsvetelina Marinova Penkova
MEP, ITRE Committee, S&D, Bulgaria
Mariya Gabriel Profile Picture
EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth
Maria Da Graça Carvalho Profile Picture
MEP, ITRE Committee, EPP, Portugal, Chair of the K4I Forum
Bernd Schäfer
CEO, EIT RawMaterials
Photo of Tim Van Der Hagen - EIA Events Speakers
Rector Magnificus, President of the Executive Board, TU Delft

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