LET`S 2014 Conference takeaways in the light of new European Industrial Renaissance

CONTINUE TO GROW participated at the LET`S Key Enabling Industrial Technologies Conference (29 SEPT to 1 OCT 2014) held in Bologna, Italy.

LET’S 2014 was an international conference organised in the context of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the Patronage of the Ministry of Education, University and Research, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and supported by European Union Funding for Research and Innovation.

Conference aimed to discuss the role of the Key Enabling Technologies, pinpointed by Horizon 2020, the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, with an objective of bridging the gap between excellence in scientific and technological research, innovation in industry and access to the European and global markets.

This conference brought together 130 high profile speakers and 1000+ delegates representing many different categories of stakeholders in the European and global arenas. Such as researchers from both private and public organisations, investors, enterprises, SMEs and national and European policy makers who all merged industrial leadership and societal challenges in a new vision for a European Renaissance.

“Europe needs to strengthen its competitiveness and stimulate investment for the purpose of job creation. By mastering and deploying Key Enabling and Industrial Technologies, Europe can achieve its industrial goals and, at the same time, address key societal challenges towards a socially inclusive and sustainable growth. Excellent research, industrial leadership and disruptive innovation are the basis for both.”

“Innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including start-ups, will also play a key role in fostering technological development and job creation in Europe. Such strategic drivers will be able to create a more innovation-friendly business environment, to increase social mobility as well as to attract investments and talented people from outside the EU. For these reasons there is the need to integrate and strengthen support for SMEs in research and innovation.”

“The European industrial and social renaissance needs an innovative cultural approach, based on interdisciplinary knowledge, to create minds of the future through investments in human capital and skills at all technical levels, ensuring better coordination of initiatives in the area of industrial research.”

At the conference CONTINUE TO GROW was represented by Rui Patrício who is the Innovative CEO of the company and Maie Peetri who executes the functions of the Innovation Consultant and lead Treasure Hunter. Find us on the image together with the "Innovation Sticker Card Collection” winners.

In Bologna CONTINUE TO GROW had an exhibition booth and conducted an Innovation Journey workshop that allowed to raise awareness about the importance of an innovation roadmap. This interactive and hands on session provided participants the opportunity to become aware of their organisation's innovation capabilities and firmly boost innovation by creating their own roadmap for innovation.

Conference fostered an excellent environment for serendipitous encounters and previously agreed consistent B2B meetings during the LET`S Match.

Besides, during the LET`S Conference CONTINUE TO GROW run the game "Innovation Sticker Card Collection” that was inspired on the treasure hunt well-known idea. With the help of this tool CONTINUE TO GROW aimed to increase awareness in the area of innovation management in a more fun & interactive way.

Thank you very much dear LET`S 2014 organisers for your dedicated support. It was crucial for the implementation of the "Innovation Sticker Card Collection” game. Among participants related playful learning and networking activity generated a lot of positive enthusiasm. Thank you also to you all the treasure hunters who participated in the awareness game! Along with this it is appropriate to emphasise that such contagious energy is a good example of the type of experience CONTINUE TO GROW is able to deliver.

 

Once again, CONTINUE TO GROW thanks everyone who assisted us on this journey!

 

We support organizations with their roadmap for change, providing critical support services and products to boost the innovation effort.

Our approach stimulates an organizational culture that supports innovation by:

- motivating knowledge sharing in a more engaging way;

- using the power of an “expert crowd” to gather qualified contributions;

- promoting more intimacy and collaboration with key stakeholders.

CONTINUE TO GROW – fostering innovation

 

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