Roundtable : Innovation: Turning ideas into value for business and society

23 May 2018

10:00-11:30

The session’s aim is to build a discussion between policy makers and business leaders on the innovative approach to making products better for customers. This debate with policy makers should be an opportunity to see what kind of support is needed and what can be done in the sphere of European innovations.

Policy leaders can benefit from the session by receiving direct feedback from business and better understand the needs of the private sector. Developments in the world of innovation are quickly moving forward so it is necessary to exchange views and suggest policies, which will support its implementations. It is also an opportunity to reflect on how we can better innovate to satisfy higher and higher consumers’ needs. The roundtable should conclude with concrete solutions addressing major challenges for innovations to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth after Horizon 2020. How can initiatives like the European Innovation Council support European innovators?