Bringing the citizens to the heart of the debate, our guest speakers addressed how to strengthen public engagement and acceptance in the race to innovation? This roundtable was held on the 6th May from 9h15 - 10h45 in the Arenberg room in the Egmont Palace, Brussels.

 

Robert Schröder, Member of Cabinet, Commissioner Moedas for Research, Science and Innovation; Philip Boucher, Policy Analyst for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) at the European Parliament; Adam Bowen, Founder of JUUL Labs; Martin Villig, Founder and CEO Bolt (former Taxify) and Jacques Pelkmans, Senior Research Fellow at CEPS all contributed in bringing their perspective to the debate.

Key questions included: 

 - What are the incentives for citizens and employees dreaming of entrepreneurship?

 - How can EU regulation stimulate rather than hinder innovation?