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K4I New Year Reception

AI & Big Data for Innovation Summit 2023

AI for Sustainability

6-7 March, European Parliament, Brussels

About the Summit

The event theme, AI for Sustainability, marks the first event under the new focus of the K4I Forum on Innovation for Purpose – Innovations for Good announced during the New Year Reception in the European Parliament on 24 January.

This year’s AI Summit is taking place at a decisive moment when Europe is drafting the AI Act with tremendous effects for all areas of life. No doubt AI can play a key role in reaching European Green Deal objectives and UN SD Goals. How AI can be used to address climate challenges will be presented and discussed throughout the event.

More generally AI has the potential to accelerate innovation and is nowadays used not only by AI startups but by almost any startup. Small and young businesses have limited administrative capacity and financial resources. They need a framework allowing them to test without too many burdens as this can be done when applying so-called Regulatory Sandboxes for example.

AI will also play a major role in science and research and as such become an indispensable tool for European programs in research and innovation such as Horizon Europe.

A lunch debate organized in cooperation with TU Delft will discuss how we can adapt to global warming which will become ever more important as we struggle to keep the earth’s average temperature rise below 1.5 Celsius.

Finally, the participants will have ample opportunity to network from breakfast to dinner and during a Cocktail Reception.


  • 6 March – 16:30 – 18:00 – AI Act/Innovation/Startups
  • 6 March – 18:00 – 20:00 – Networking Reception
  • 7 March – 08:00 – 09:30 – AI Working Breakfast
  • 7 March – 09:30 – 12:30 – AI for Purpose
  • 7 March – 12:30 – 14:30 – Lunch session on Climate Action/Geo-engineering

K4I New Year Reception

Let’s make 2023 a year seasoned with peaceful and climate-friendly initiatives

24 January, European Parliament, Brussels


“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas,” the double Nobel prize winning scientist Linus Pauling once said.
In line with this advice we collected lot’s of ideas from the signatories of the European Innovation Area Manifesto. The ideas have been compiled in a special Innovators Magazine handed over to Commissioner Mariya Gabriel by Maria da Graça Carvalho during the K4I Forum New Year Reception.


Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

K4I Forum New Year Reception

That’s the atmosphere that Knowledge4Innovation Forum is always creating, it’s really to feel like we are a family. During the past one and a half years, you accompanied me, you inspired us to make decisions. And finally, we have the new European Innovation Agenda and you were in the driving seat from the very beginning of this journey. Thank you very much, we count on you to continue with us.

Maria da Graça Carvalho

K4I Forum Chair, EPP, Portugal

A great contribution to the new European Innovation Agenda, I am proud to say, comes from the European Innovation Area (EIA) Manifesto, which I had the pleasure of helping develop with other K4I Forum political members, EIT KICs, European Partnerships, universities, and innovation support organisations.

Marceline du Prie

K4I President, Director EU TU Delft

We thank all signatories of the EIA Manifesto and hope that the actions and ideas compiled in this special Innovators Magazine will inspire others to join us in our mission to create a more inclusive, sustainable, and collaborative innovation ecosystem. Together, we can create a future that is better for all.

Bernd Schäfer

CEO EIT RawMaterials

It goes without saying that the European Green Deal has put tremendous spotlight and pressure on the raw material sector. Raw and advanced materials are the nucleus for European industrial ecosystems, and also for a successful green transition.

Innovators Magazine Special Edition

Europe’s guide to a better future

Innovators Magazine Special Edition Cover Page

“Great minds discuss ideas,” Eleanor Roosevelt said.

And in this Innovators Magazine special, produced in partnership with Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) Forum in the European Parliament, we bring you some of the great ideas European innovators are dicussing on an open access platform that has been created by K4I Forum.

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