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Events 2016

Open Innovation 2.0 Conference
of the European  Commission
Amsterdam, May 23–24

Elmar Husmans ( session – Day 2, May 24th at 13:15 to 14:30
The 2016 edition of the event is expected to gather more than 350 people around the following action oriented themes: Open Innovation 2.0 and  Digital Single Market, ePlatforms, Data Driven Innovation, Urban Agenda, Future Cities, Living Labs and Business Challenges as cross-cutting themes, just to list a few, we have Power of Crowds;
Experimentation and Prototyping; and Citizen Engagement in practise.

Amsterdam Action Camp for Societal Innovation,
May 20–22

The Amsterdam Action Camp is an instrument for addressing societal challenges in an open innovation context. Through an entrepreneurial discovery process, the Camp develops breakthrough ideas and insights.
There are some interesting challenges to be addressed this year:

  • e-Platforms as business model innovation enablers
  • How to measure and model the impact of open innovation
  • Role of creativity & design in industry
  • Societal Innovation Camps for regional challenges
  • Citizen Dialogue and Engagement


IBM Academic Days 2016 Conference,
Lyon, France, May 19–20

Digital Transformation: Pursuit of Relevance, Excellence,
and Leadership

This year’s conference will be an unmatched opportunity for all participants to engage and participate in substantive discussions on the applications of disruptive technologies and the way they create value for our economies, businesses, research and education. We are expecting some of the most distinguished and forward-thinking professors, researcher and leaders from nearly 40 nations to attend the 2016 Academic Days.

Europa Forum Lech, April 13–15
Digital: Transforming Economy and Society

Continuity and Disruption: How digital is changing society
Session Moderator: Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society

  • Carlo D‘Asaro Biondo, Google
  • Elmar Husmann,
  • Yoomi Renström, Committee of the Regions
  • Benjamin Snow, Startup