Each year, the running EUREKA Chair organises a EUREKA Flagship event. This year it’s
the UK’s turn to organise the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit (EGIS), which will take place from 14 to 16
May 2019 at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. The EGIS 2019 is an international meeting place for
businesses and innovation agencies to share knowledge, network, collaborate and secure future business
growth opportunities. Businesses from across the globe will join international innovation agencies, research
organisations and policy makers for unique insights, practical ideas, inspirational stories and
collaborative solutions. All EUREKA Clusters, including ITEA will contribute to this year’s event as
The EUREKA Global Innovation Summit is full of features, stages and showcases with over 50 sessions to
choose from and most importantly, plenty of places to network and make valuable new connections.
In the venue’s Arena, a 3-day full-scale conference programme will be organised, where you’ll discover
the latest developments in AI & Data, Clean Growth, Healthy Ageing and the Future of Mobility.
Furthermore, you can participate in interactive sessions with the EUREKA Clusters and info sessions on
countries such as South Korea and Canada, just to name a few.
In addition to the conference programme in the Arena, a diversity of side events will take place at the
venue. Get inspired at the Inspiration stage with engaging expert talks on 2019’s central topics and
trends. Take part in interactive and practical workshops led by innovation experts and innovators at the
Innovation Labs. Get advice on the international funding landscape and the tools and instruments
available to businesses, including ITEA and the other Clusters, at the Global Expert bar or visit the
EUREKA Social area for informal networking throughout the summit.
Break down barriers
David Golding, Deputy Chair for the UK Chairmanship of EUREKA, interviewed for this Magazine edition (see
page 14), invites you all to join the EGIS: “We’re expecting around 2000 people to attend, from the UK,
Europe and further afield. Part of the event is a major matchmaking brokerage event so this will give
companies and organisations from the ITEA Community an opportunity to meet not only UK companies but
also companies from across the globe. I think that one of the barriers to organisations working together
is often down to a lack of awareness of each other. This is an event that can help break down those
barriers and help companies, research institutes, universities and others to find each other. So, a
great opportunity for the ITEA Community to both showcase its work and to find partners.”
The event is free to attend, and your registration entitles you to participate in all programme elements
and networking opportunities. So register now at http://egis2019.org/.
We look forward to meeting you there!