12th European Innovation Summit

07 december 2020 - 11 december 2020
European Parliament, Brussels
European Commission, European Parliament and Knowledge4Innovation Forum

From 7 – 11 December 2020, the Knowledge for Innovation Forum will take the pulse of Europe’s innovation ecosystem as policy makers, scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and startups will engage in the 12th edition of the European Innovation Summit.


For over a decade, K4l has stressed the importance of innovation to solve major problems.

Now more than ever, we not only need a robust innovation policy, but a set of policies that rely on innovation in all domains. The Summit in December entitled “Towards a European Innovation Area” will discuss how research and innovation stakeholders will support the green and digital transition in joining forces from across Europe.

The programme of the 12 EIS is covering a broad range of topics that relate to major recently launched policy initiatives and the imminent launch of Horizon Europe:

  • Innovation Policy
  • Horizon Europe / European Partnerships
  • AI & Big Data for Innovation
  • Greening Europe
  • Digital Transition
  • Women Investors and Women-Led Startups

In addition to Plenary sessions, there will be panel discussions organised by European Partnerships, and more specific topics will be addressed on the initiative of K4I members and summit partners.


Ms Mariya GabrielCommissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, confirmed her participation for the Opening Ceremony on 7 December, 18:00.


If you are an innovation stakeholder interested to organise a meetings and/or participate in one or the other panel session, please send us a email at k4i@knowledge4innovation.eu  and let’s discuss how your organisation could best actively engage in the 12 EIS programme.