Bringing together policymakers, educators, students, entrepreneurs and institutional representatives, the 2nd Education and Innovation Summit aims to strengthen cooperation within Europe’s education, research and innovation community. Deepening transnational cooperation in higher education is crucial in developing the talent needed to help Europe lead the new wave of deep tech innovation. Within the context of the European Year of Skills, the Summit aims to promote a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, and equip learners with future-proof skills (particularly green, digital and entrepreneurial).

The main objectives of the event are:

  • To share best practices and strengthen cooperation within the education and innovation community
  • To discuss the challenges being faced and the objectives outlines in the new European Innovation Agenda
  • To inspire education and innovation stakeholders


  • Welcome Keynote speech
    • Margaritis Schinas (Vice-President, European Commission)
  • Plenary session “Education and Innovation: the driving forces for Skills Development”
    • Prof Tiziana Lippiello (Rector of Ca’Foscari University of Venice)
    • Joris Koch (President of Asif Ventures)
    • Catherine Schreiber (Advisory Board Member of munevo GmbH)
  • Panel discussion on the new European Innovation Agenda and the European Strategy for Universities
    • Evelyn Reinmuth (Coordinator of the Hub of European University Alliance for the Startup Village)
    • Simon Roy (Head of Higher Education Policy at OECD)
    • Buster Franken (CEO and founder of Fruit Punch AI)
  • Targeted breakout sessions
  • Wrap-up from breakout sessions in plenary format
    • François Jourde (Project Manager European Schools)
    • Sanda Anca (Executive Manager Media Partners SRL)
    • Paula Calabuig (Research Manager, Ecorys)
  • Panel discussion on the Deep Tech Talent Initiative: “Deep Tech Skills for Europe”
    • Professor Johan Stahre (Head of Division, Chalmers University of Technology)
    • Prof Silvia Lenaerts (Rector of TU Eindhoven and Member of the EIT Governing Board)
    • Vanessa Tierney (CEO of Abodoo)
  • Networking cocktail


The Summit is a hybrid event, and registrations for the Summit in person or online are open to everyone. Guests who join online will be able to actively participate in targeted breakout sessions. The registration deadline for on-site attendance is June 16.


© European Union, 2023


Source : European Digital Skills & Jobs Platform

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Digital technology / specialisation

  • Digital skills

Digital skill level

  • Advanced
  • Digital Expert

Geographic Scope - Country

  • Belgium

Type of initiative

EU institutional initiative

Target audience

  • Digital skills for the labour force.
  • Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
  • Digital skills for all

Target language

  • English


Event setting

  • Blended