14 May 2019 - 16 May 2019 | Manchester, United Kingdom

Agenda

Some of the limited capacity sessions in the Innovation Lab and Inspiration Stage are currently fully booked. We will have walk up places available on the day on a first come first served basis or you may choose to attend a session in the main arena.

Tuesday
14 May 2019
09:30 – 09:50
Arena
WELCOME TO THE EUREKA GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019

Welcome to the event.

For businesses and policy makers
09:50 – 10:05
Arena
INTRODUCING EUREKA
An overview of the benefits of the EUREKA network and its instruments.
For businesses and policy makers
10:20 – 11:10
Arena
SHARED FUTURES

For businesses and policy makers

Figures from big business and innovative start ups offer their experience and advice on profitable global collaboration alongside invaluable economic forecasting 

For businesses and policy makers
11:20 – 12:10
Innovation Lab
EUREKA ACADEMY

For businesses.

Companies can learn how to apply to different funding opportunities from our EUREKA experts.

For businesses
11:20 – 12:10
Inspiration Stage
REGIONAL INNOVATION

For policy makers.

Join our panels for an exploration of smart specilisation.

For policy makers
11:30 – 12:20
Arena
FUTUREPROOFING: THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

For businesses and policy makers.

Join our experts for insights into the technological advancements, regulatory developments, risks and rewards of autonomous travel and see how they might impact your business.

For businesses
12:25 – 13:15
Inspiration Stage
EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY MAKING IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

For policy makers.

What are the challenges in applying national methodologies to an international scheme?

For policy makers
12:35 – 13:35
Innovation Lab
YOUR IP ON THE WORLD'S STAGE

For businesses.

How to commercialise and exploit IP – the most valuable asset in many businesses - and how to use IP to identify new revenue streams and add value to the Balance Sheet.

For businesses
12:40 – 13:40
Arena
INVESTMENT READY

For businesses.

Investors offer advice and insights on targeting the right investors, finding additional value through connections and providing insight into the future of investment. 

For businesses
13:00 – 17:30
Collaboration Spaces
Korea EUREKA Open Day 2019

For the 10th consecutive year, we will offer innovators and various stakeholders from the vast EUREKA membership and Korea the platform to get together and discuss current innovation and technology trends, possible avenues to best utilize existing opportunities and tackle challenges in international industrial cooperation, and of course – the invaluable chance to meet likeminded entrepreneurs and explore the potential for engaging in joint R&D projects.  

13:30 – 14:15
Inspiration Stage
IF INDUSTRY DESIGNED THE GLOBAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM…

For businesses and policy makers.

Would the innovation ecosystem look very different if it was designed by industry alone? Hear from companies about what they think needs to change and where they see opportunities...

For businesses and policy makers
13:55 – 14:55
Innovation Lab
INVESTING IN R&D

For policy makers.

Many countries have percentage targets of their GDP to be spent on research and development. Come and join this hands on session to discuss the challenges and opportunities of R&D targets and how we can best encourage further investment.

For policy makers
14:00 – 15:00
Arena
THE BIG PITCH

Opportunity for businesses to pitch their ideas to investors and audience for feedback, advice and connections 

For businesses and policy makers
14:35 – 15:20
Inspiration Stage
COLLABORATING WITH AFRICA

For businesses and policy makers.

Find out how you can collaborate with partners in Africa and how businesses can best access this market

For businesses and policy makers
15:15 – 16:15
Innovation Lab
INVESTMENT READINESS WORKSHOP

For businesses.

Delegates will have the knowledge to improve their pitches and the confidence to take the next steps in securing investment

For businesses
15:20 – 16:10
Arena
FUTUREPROOFING: CLEAN GROWTH

For businesses and policy makers.

From plastics to pollution - the technologies and trends which are going to determine future policies and how the pursuit of clean growth could effect and inspire your company 

For businesses and policy makers
15:40 – 16:25
Inspiration Stage
THE UK'S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

For policy makers.

Come and find out more about the UK's Industrial Strategy and Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). ISCF is an integral part of the UK Government's Industrial Strategy, which aims to raise UK productivity and economic growth through innovation. ISCF will deliver a major portion of the UK Government's commitment to increase R&D funding by £4.7 billion over four years. 

For policy makers
16:30 – 17:20
Arena
CHANGING THE GAME

For businesses and policy makers.

Hear where the next disruptors will come from and which sectors they will disrupt. Innovation industry leads and disruptors themselves explain what creative change and the resultant resistance mean for your business and for the global economy.

For businesses and policy makers
Wednesday
15 May 2019
08:00 – 09:00
Collaboration Spaces
Vinnova Breakfast
  • Welcome
  • Industry driven R&I project - EUREKA Celtic Plus FRONT-VL
  • EUREKA Instruments and funding
  • Breakfast and networking session
For businesses and policy makers
09:00 – 11:00
Collaboration Spaces
Canada: Your innovation partner

Hear how the latest developments in Canada’s innovation ecosystem are encouraging collaboration and then delve into some specific partnering opportunities as leading Canadian AI & Quantum companies pitch project ideas.

09:30 – 09:45
Arena
WELCOME TO THE EUREKA GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019

Welcome to day two of the event.

For businesses and policy makers
09:45 – 10:35
Arena
SUPPORT TO SCALE UP

Our experts address the challenges facing companies looking to scale up and the discuss the tools available to help businesses grow.

For businesses and policy makers
10:40 – 11:30
Innovation Lab
EUREKA Academy

For businesses.

Companies can learn how to apply to different funding opportunities from our EUREKA experts

For businesses
10:40 – 11:30
Inspiration Stage
MANUFACTURING PREDICTIONS

For businesses and policy makers.

The future of manufacturing offers significant potential for growth and sustainability. What is the future of this sector and who should we be collaborating with globally?

For businesses and policy makers
10:50 – 11:45
Arena
INVESTMENT READY

For businesses.

Investors offer advice and insights on targeting the right investors, finding additional value through connections and shared goals using real world examples.

For businesses
11:45 – 12:35
Inspiration Stage
COLLABORATING WITH ASIA

For businesses and policy makers. 

Find out how you can collaborate with partners in Asia and how businesses can best access this market.

For businesses and policy makers
11:50 – 12:50
Innovation Lab
EUREKA CLUSTERS RD&I INDUSTRY DRIVEN NETWORK

The EUREKA clusters stimulate international collaborative projects to extend the State of the Art in key technological areas and form a basis for rapid economic exploitation. Join this session to learn more about Cluster advantages, Call calendars, SME engagement and advice from Public Authorities.

For businesses
12:05 – 12:55
Arena
FUTUREPROOFING: AI & DATA

For businesses and policy makers.

Internet of Things, 5G, AI vs the human - discover the impact our experts think this will have on your business - and when.

For businesses and policy makers
13:00 – 13:50
Inspiration Stage
COLLABORATING WITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

For businesses and policy makers.

Find out how you can collaborate with partners in Australia and New Zealand and how businesses can best access this market

For businesses and policy makers
13:10 – 14:10
Innovation Lab
CALL TO ACTION FOR GLOBAL MARKETS

For businesses and policy makers.

Learn about opportunities with innowide

For businesses and policy makers
13:15 – 14:15
Arena
THE BIG PITCH

For businesses.

Opportunity for businesses to pitch their ideas to investors and audience for feedback, advice and connections

For businesses
14:20 – 15:10
Inspiration Stage
FEEDING A GLOBAL POPULATION

For businesses and policy makers.

Food and bio-based industries need new knowledge and innovation to face future challenges and exploit the opportunities around the world. Discuss and debate the opportunities for businesses in this area.

For businesses and policy makers
14:30 – 15:30
Innovation Lab
INVESTMENT READINESS WORKSHOP

For businesses.

Practical advice and guidance on pitches, presentations, contacts and strategy.

For businesses
14:35 – 15:25
Arena
ACCELERATING TECHNOLOGY THROUGH SPORT

For businesses and policy makers.

A round up of the innovations in this arena from key players in the sector. Includes a particular focus on the North West and the advancements in health and life sciences which have come out of the region.

For businesses and policy makers
15:30 – 16:20
Inspiration Stage
COLLABORATING WITH SOUTH AMERICA

For businesses and policy makers.

Find out how you can collaborate with partners in South America and how businesses can best access this market

For businesses and policy makers
15:45 – 16:35
Arena
FUTUREPROOFING: HEALTHLY AGEING

For businesses and policy makers.

Join our panellists who will be discussing the impact of life's extended third act on our businesses, family and working life.

For businesses and policy makers
16:50 – 17:30
Arena
INNOVATION CHANGING LIVES 

Innovation is removing the physical barriers face by many people while raising profound questions of what it is to be human. From DIY prosthetics realised through 3D printing technology to customised AI-driven limbs, innovation is at the forefront of many life-enhancing innovations. Be inspired by game-changing stories. 

For businesses and policy makers
Thursday
16 May 2019
09:00 – 11:45
Collaboration Spaces
CONSORTIA BUILDING FOR THE EUREKA AI & QT CALL

10 EUREKA countries have agreed on having a common AI & QT call within the EUREKA networks programme. The total public budget from the participating countries exceeds €15 million. During the consortia building event project ideas will be pitched. The event is open for all participants. If your country is not participating directly in the AI & QT call, you may consider joining projects within Eurostars or other relevant programmes.

For businesses and policy makers
09:30 – 09:40
Arena
WELCOME TO THE EUREKA GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019

Welcome to day three of the event.

For businesses and policy makers
09:40 – 10:30
Arena
DRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH DIVERSITY

For businesses and policy makers.

Incredible initiatives from around the world and suggestions as to how you can identify and nurture your greatest assets.

For businesses and policy makers
10:35 – 11:25
Inspiration Stage
HOW INNOVATION AGENCIES WORK AND WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

For businesses and policy makers.

Discuss how innovation agencies can best support innovators in the future.

For businesses and policy makers
10:40 – 11:30
Innovation Lab
TAKING ACTION - USING DIVERSITY TO BOOST INNOVATION

For businesses and policy makers.

Consider how you can use diversity to boost innovation.

For businesses and policy makers
10:50 – 11:35
Arena
BENEFITS OF SME AND LARGE INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

For businesses.

Cross sector experts offer their advice on where the next opportunities for SME collaboration will come from and the best ways to approach corporate collaboration.

For businesses
11:40 – 12:40
Inspiration Stage
BUSINESS IMPACT OF EUREKA CLUSTERS

For businesses.

Large companies and SMEs share their insights on the substantial business benefits they gained from working in Cluster projects. Get practical advice from the presenters on how to generate innovation through international collaboration and how Clusters enable socio-economic impact.

For businesses
11:45 – 12:35
Innovation Lab
PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS ABROAD

This training session aims to give an overview to European SMEs on how they can best protect their Intellectual Property on the Chinese, Latin-American and South-East Asian markets. The experts will provide practical information on how to register, protect and enforce Trademark rights in the regions and how to effectively protect the logo of the company or the product, as well as how to proceed as to the inventions, designs and copyright-protectable contents.

For businesses
12:00 – 12:40
Arena
INNOVATOR INSIGHT

For businesses and policy makers.

We dive into the story behind what it tales to create a truly innovative and highly successful company - and the set backs that teach us how to succeed

For businesses and policy makers
13:00 – 13:30
Arena
EUREKA GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT ROUND UP

Round up of event highlights, key learnings and results from the event

For businesses and policy makers
The event agenda's time zone is BST.