february, 2020

03febAll Day0511th European Innovation SummitImplementing Horizon Europe: From Policy to Impact(All Day)


february 3 (Monday) - 5 (Wednesday)


European Parliament, Brussels

Event Details

Investing in research and innovation is investing in Europe’s future, in knowledge and new solutions to maintain and improve the European way of life. That is why the European Commission has set a new level of ambition to deepen Europe’s innovation capability, provide lasting prosperity and preserve our global competitiveness. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever and will keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation.

Horizon Europe will support European Partnerships to deliver on global challenges and industrial modernisation through concerted R&I effort with the Member States, private sector, foundations and other stakeholders. For the K4I community and in particular those that are part of the planned European Partnerships, in the short term the further negotiations until the adoption and in the long-term the implementation of Horizon Europe, are of major concern. For this reason the topics covered by the 11 EIS Programme are closely linked to the work of the European Partnerships and Missions under the headings of ‘Digital Transformation’, ‘Greening’ and ‘Innovation’.

Participants will discuss remaining issues related to the shaping of the final set of European Partnerships, internationalization, the future of the EIT KICs including their role in strengthening innovation ecosystems.

We invite all innovation stakeholders to contribute to the discussions about making Horizon Europe a success.


Note: The Program is under development and subject to change


Knowledge4Innovation Forum


    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • 3rd February 2020
    • 19:00 Summit Opening Ceremony and Cocktail Reception19:00 - 21:00Venue: Members' Restaurant, European Parliament

    • 20:00 High Level Dinner – Financing European Technology Leadership and Sovereignty 20:00 - 22:00Venue: Members' Salon, European Parliament

    • 4th February 2020
    • 10:00 Conference Session 'How the EIT KICs will shape the future of innovation in Europe'10:00 - 12:00in cooperation with EIT KICs
      Co-hosted by MEPs Maria da Graça Carvalho and Marisa Matias
      Venue: PHS 4B1, European Parliament

    • 12:30 Lunch Debate 'The EU’s energy transition: how research and innovation is helping Europe to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent'12:30 - 14:30in cooperation with Euramet
      Co-hosted by MEPs Franc Bogovič and Maria da Graça Carvalho
      Venue: Members` Salon, European Parliament

    • 12:30 Lunch Debate ‘Building synthetic cells in Europe – Understanding life and mimicking cell mechanisms for a revolution in green technology'12:30 - 14:30in cooperation with TU Delft
      Venue: Members’ Salon, European Parliament

    • 14:30 Conference Session ‘Shift2Rail, Shift2Green’14:30 - 16:30in cooperation with S2R / UNIFE
      Venue: A3E-2, European Parliament

    • 16:30 Conference Session 'Digital Transformation – Economy, Sovereignty, Security' 16:30 - 18:30in cooperation with Photonics21
      Co-hosted by MEPs Brando Benifei and Susana Solís Pérez
      Venue: A3E-2, European Parliament

    • 19:00 Dinner Debate 'Boost European bio-economy innovation deployment by smart interregional cooperation' 19:00 - 21:00in cooperation with SmartPilots
      Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and the Department for Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flanders Region (Belgium)
      Bioprocess Pilot Facility and The Province of South-Holland (The Netherlands)
      VTT Bioruukki (Finland)
      Innovhub, Lombardy Region (Italy)

      Hosted by MEP Victor Negrescu
      Venue: Members' Salon, European Parliament

    • 5th February 2020
    • 8:00 Breakfast Debate 'How to empower women via investment to increase innovation finance opportunities in Europe'8:00 - 09:30in cooperation with EUTOP50, Business Angels Europe and Knowco Collabwith
      Co-hosted by MEPs Susana Solís Pérez and Lina Galvez Muñoz
      Venue: Members` Salon, European Parliament

    • 10:30 Roundtable discussion 'Implementing Horizon Europe - how to achieve a maximum Impact?' 10:30 - 12:00Co-hosted by MEPs Marian-Jean Marinescu and Ivars Ījabs
      Venue: ASP 5G1, European Parliament

    • 12:30 Conference Session 'Creating policy instruments for the support of public procurement of innovation' 12:30 - 15:00in cooperation with Interreg MED project, Regional Energy Agency North Croatia and Be.Funded
      Venue: A5E3

    • 16:00 Conference Session ‘European Electronic Health Records - Digitalisation in the Healthcare sector’ 16:00 - 18:00in cooperation with the European Federation of Nurses (EFN) and Nursing Now Europe
      Hosted by MEP Nicolás González Casares
      Venue: JAN 4Q1, European Parliament

    • 19:00 Dinner Debate ‘Nursing Now! Digitalisation in the Healthcare sector: end-user co-design’19:00 - 22:00in cooperation with the European Federation of Nurses (EFN) and Nursing Now Europe
      Venue: Members' Salon, European Parliament