Sergi Figueres participated last March 26th in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Foundation’s Annual Innovation Forum in Brussels to share his experience and to present Worldcoo, in the “Big data to capture and show knowledge” group.
Thirty young leaders from the worlds of business, academia and research shared their inspiring ideas with policy-makers and business executives. The young professionals, entrepreneurs and students presented their ideas on innovative solutions to business opportunities in sectors such as health, energy, information and communication market, startups or to promote smart cities and knowledge Societies. The EIT Foundation young leaders’ programme aims to discover a new generation of talented entrepreneurs who can drive the development of sustainable innovation in the EU.
The EIT Foundation’s priorities are:
- Promoting entrepreneurial education and bridging the gap between academia and business
- Creating a new generation with an entrepreneurial mind-set ready to drive the development of sustainable innovation
- Developing an international network of talented professionals in education, research, innovation and business
The main theme of the Annual Innovation Forum is on how ‘data-driven innovation’ can benefit society and the economy. In how Europe can harness the full potential of the amount of data that is generated nowadays to address the economic, environmental and societal challenges of our time. From better delivery of public services to more efficient energy use, data-driven innovation is seen as crucial for economic growth.