November 20 – Conference on Investment and Innovation – European Parliament

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Investment and Innovation

Monday, 20 November, 15:20-17:30, followed by a cocktail reception

European Parliament, room ASP5G1

Keynote: Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

As part of Invest Week, successful founders from some of Europe’s most exciting companies joined Vice-President Katainen to explore the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in improving the way we live and work. This roundtable provided an opportunity to debate with business pioneers and the newly appointed Chairman of the High Level Group of Innovators of the European Innovation Council on how to ensure that growing companies get access to the investment and support they need to scale-up in Europe.

Read the minutes of the conference

  • Hermann Hauser, co-founder, Amadeus Capital Partners, Acorn Computers and ARM Holdings, and Chair of the High-Level Group of the European Innovation Council
  • Stan Boland, founder of FIVE AI, developing AI mapping systems to make driverless cars safe in urban environmentsDan Kiernan, co-founder of Unbound, the crowdsourcing publishing platform
  • Ulrich Hanfeld, CEO at NKD, the German retailer and a successful turnaround story
  • Pascal Lagarde, Executive Director in charge of International Affairs, Strategy, Studies and Development at Bpifrance, the French bank of entrepreneurs

Moderated by: Michael Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Invest Europe

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