Keynote speaker: Paul Hughes, founder of The Circle of Growth
Moderator: Katrina Sichel
IT Champions, Human Centred Design experts and EASME colleagues welcome you to a participatory workshop around the future of the Network’s IT platform. Participants will get an update on developments since last year and play a part in shaping the future digital tools of the Network.
This high level session will provide insights into the vision and plans for business and innovation support for SMEs as of 2021 from three European Commission services as part of the wider debate on the future of Europe.
The session will provide an update on Single Market policy developments from the European Commission. Looking to the future, it will examine how the Network is evolving its services and showcase concrete ways in which the Network is providing real impact for SMEs by taking a client-centric approach.
As the Network prepares to embark on a period of change, the session will bring participants together in a knowledge-café session to explore scenarios and prepare for the future.
This interactive session will see Network partners exchanging their experiences from the scale-up pilot, defining their key learnings and exploring synergies with the Startup Europe initiative.
This interactive workshop offers practical help on how to manage the starting point of any successful export consultation: the client intake-assessment.
The session will explore the benefits of open innovation platforms and initiatives with examples from Italy, The Netherlands and Singapore. Participants will learn why building and nurturing regional innovation ecosystems is crucial for the future of the Network.
The session will identify lessons learned from Network partners who participated in the circular economy pilot project. It will also explore how the Network can help implement a circular economy in the EU, with a specific focus on the LIFE programme
Building on experiences and ideas from across the Network, this interactive workshop will offer tools and ideas to help you deepen your relations with your client and improve your communications.
This interactive session will introduce reliable and easy-to-use intellectual property (IP) tools for Network advisers, using real life examples. By the end of the session, participants will be able to use the tools to better support their clients on their journeys towards success.
The session will explain what the European Commission is doing to ensure FTAs are implemented properly and how Network advisers can help clients make the most of them. Participants will have the opportunity to share their needs and experiences and get involved.
This hands-on session will provide the tips and tricks you need to pitch the Network’s benefit to different types of stakeholders. Discover the words and body language that will help you to grab their interest and keep it!
This participatory session will explore how to implement the recommendations of the High Level Group on the European Innovation Council in the day-to-day business of the Network. It will highlight the role of National contact points and the Network’s vision for the future.
The session will explore how the access to finance thematic group is working to strengthen the Network’s services for the future. Participants will also learn about the latest developments from the European Investment Project Portal.
The Network’s vision foresees a closer Network collaboration with regional/national business support systems This session will showcase successful examples of how the Network has supported SMEs at regional level to modernise their business and internationalise.
This practical workshop will introduce a six-step process to implement idea management successfully. The system can help SMEs unlock their innovation potential in an efficient way. Participants will also have the opportunity to pitch their best practices for recruiting clients for Enhancing Innovation Management Capacity.
How can we learn from our failures as Network members?
This participatory workshop will take a fun and humble approach to sharing our experiences of what went wrong and what we learned from them.
This interactive workshop will explore how we can be more innovative and creative in the ways we work to find the right commercial or technology partners for our clients. This includes looking at new ways of working, to leverage the “Network effect” for the benefit of our clients.
Moderator: Katrina Sichel
Sight-seeing tours are limited to 70 persons and split into 6 timeslots
The ultimate power learning session!
The escape room experience enables participants to brush up their knowledge on the Network’s hottest topics in a fun and interactive way. During this process, participants will gain information and insights that will enhance their day-to-day work. .
The session will explore the hub and spoke role of the Network in the EU and local innovation ecosystems. Participants will discover and exchange new tools and methods to support collaborative innovation
This interactive workshop introduces Business Cooperation Centre colleagues from Latin America and India and provides an opportunity for participants to develop future action plans for new common projects
The session will build on the experiences of the Aeronautics, Space and Dual Use Technologies Sector Group and include an update on opportunities offered by the European Defence Fund and the European Defence Agency.
The workshop in world-café format will help the participants to understand how to figure out the needs of different clusters, how to identify the relevant KET Centres for the local clients and how to cooperate with them. Participants will also learn how they can support their local manufacturing SMEs to get Micro Grants for transnational KET expert collaboration.
This workshop session will introduce the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) programme. Building on best practices, participants will explore how to create synergies with the Network
This session will explore some of the initiatives that the Network can use to support businesses on the path to global growth and highlight why building relationships globally through R&D and innovation has an important role to play.
The workshop will provide Network advisers with more information about the sharing economy in Europe and explore how the Network can support this “new” economic sector with its existing assets, tools and expertise.
This lively, interactive session will see Sector Group members pitching partnership profiles to participants.
A fast and effective way to find potential partners for clients and learn more about the role of Sector Groups.
The session will provide an overview of the SME feedback activities, highlighting potential links to SOLVIT. Participants will explore how SME feedback tools and activities can better suit the needs of SMEs and Network partners.