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European Innovation Council - how the largest direct EU investor stimulates the demand for innovation?


  • Bertrand Wert
    European Commission, Innovation Maker & Innovation procurement, at the European Innovation Council, EISMEA Agency

Where and when

07:20 pm - 07:40 pm
Deutsche Telekom's Representative Office, Main Stage

The European Innovation Council €10bn budget tackles high risk, high reward startups funding gap. But in order for the European innovation ecosystem to thrive we need to better use the potential offered by more diverse tools of actions to support innovation makers and deep tech companies in Europe. 


After a general presentation of what is the EIC, Bertrand will focus on the potential of what can offer public and private buyers to SMEs and start up in Europe.


Indeed, accounting for over 14% of GDP, EU public procurement could create a huge market for innovative products and services, but its potential in this area remains underutilised. The European Commission aims to improve public and private procurement practices, promote the demand of innovative goods, services and works in Europe, and foster the uptake of innovation in the EU. Come and discover what we tried, what worked and where we could still get better.