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High Level Forum Summit

Leading Innovation Ecosystems

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High Level Forum Summit

Leading Innovation Ecosystems

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Considering the current health crisis and the recent developments on travel restrictions across Europe and the World, the Grenoble Senior Level Group of the HLF has decided to postpone the 2020 summit until autumn 2021.

This decision has been taken as an opportunity to create a differentiated digital event with innovative and valuable content to encourage more global participation within the HLF network. Therefore, the postponed summit will be replaced by the first HLF Connect briefing hosted online from Grenoble on Dec 1st, during which Innovation Ecosystems of the HLF will discuss three critical issues of our time :

Innovation ecosystem resilience: Impacts in the short to long term
New collaborations and alliances; strategies for inclusive innovation
Win Tech : winning technologies in the time of Covid

Upcoming Events

HLF @ III International Triple Helix Virtual Summit
2020, 24-25 November

HLF Connect
1st Online Briefing

2020, Dec 1st

The HLF Summit

An international Summit devoted to “Leading Innovation Ecosystems” and  managed by the Grenoble Innovation Campus GIANT (Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies)

The High Level Forum Summit was initiated in 2012 by CEA Tech which is the Technology Research Unit of CEA (the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission)  and is now managed by the Innovation Campus GIANT of Grenoble (France).

This annual summit is attended by an international community of High Level Executives, Decision and Policy Makers, all deeply engaged in the management or promotion of Innovation within their regional Ecosystem, from the worlds of  education, research, industry, business and public authorities.

Since its birth, the High Level Forum Summit has got the participation of 45 campuses from around the world (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Middle-East, Oceania)  which are internationally recognized as leaders in Innovation; it has now earned an increasing recognition as a truly remarkable international summit devoted to Innovation

The main objectives of the High Level Forum Summit are  :

  • To share policies, strategies and experiences about innovation management and promotion between leading campuses
  • To encourage and strengthen collaboration between the world’s most powerful innovation ecosystems
  • To develop common initiatives for maximizing the social and economic benefits of the innovation programs from the participating campuses
Added value
  • Bringing together High Level Decision Makers and Policy Makers of innovation from Research, Education, Industry, Business, Public Authorities
  • Having in common the willingness to promote research & innovation, technology transfer to industry, scientific education of talents and cross-sectoral relationships (public/private, start-up/large group, research/industry,…)
  • Sharing experience, best practices, lessons learnt, about innovation management within an ecosystem
  • Understanding different perspectives about strategy, the conditions for success, procedures, methodologies, efficiency metrics
  • Through joint initiatives or inter-ecosystem projects
  • With the goal to achieve better, faster, cheaper innovative solutions of common interest for several Innovation campuses
  • Initiating international debates dealing with specific issues of innovation
  • Advocating innovation and research within the world leading organizations or institutions and through international publications
  • Having as a vision the creation of the “Word Innovation Forum” where leaders share their vision about the way innovation can contribute to a more prosperous, peaceful and well-balanced world
GOVERNANCE

The High Level Forum is organized and managed by the Grenoble Innovation Campus GIANT and is coordinated by Dr Karen AMRAM, CEA Tech Head of International Foresight.

The HLF Steering Committee is composed of 10 members from the Ecosystems of Chicago (USA), Grenoble (France), Haifa (Israel), Hsinchu (Taiwan), Lund (Sweden), Montreal-Longueuil (Canada), Stanford (USA), Tampere (Finland), Thailand and Tsukuba (Japan). The Members of the SCOM are the representatives of selected Innovation Ecosystems of the HLF international community that have provided much-valued support in the past as part as of the Executive Committee or an Ecosystem’s delegation. The major objectives of the SCOM are to shape the future of the HLF Programme, to help guarantee the quality of the HLF annual Summit and to enrich the HLF Community.

 

In order to strengthen the High Level Forum community and to create more added value, some strategic initiatives are considered:

1.extending the HLF international coverage by inviting other leading Ecosystems who are placing Innovation as a pillar of their strategy and open to fairly collaborate.
2.keeping the contribution from each Ecosystem at a high level through its Top Executives from Education & Research & Industry & Business & Public Authorities
3.increasing the HLF communication process (internal and external) through: HLF web site, post-event report, newsletters, publications, medias…
4.taking initiatives of cross-cooperation between Ecosystems around Innovation (joint cooperation programs or projects, cross-visits, exchange of students, working groups about new themes …)

LEADING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS

The 45 below listed Ecosystems have contributed to the High Level Forum editions since 2012.

Africa

  • Tunisia:
    Sfax
  • Morocco:
    Casablanca

Americas

  • Argentina:
    Buenos Aires
    Bariloche
  • Brazil:
    Florianopolis
  • Canada:
    Longueuil
    Montréal
    Vancouver
  • Colombia:
    Medellin
  • USA:
    Los Angeles
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    Chicago
    Albany
    Boston

Asia

  • Japan:
    Tsukuba
    Osaka
  • Kasakhstan:
    Astana
  • Korea:
    Daejeon
  • Taiwan:
    Hsinchu
  • Thailand:
    Bangkok
  • Singapore

Europe

  • Austria:
    Vienna
  • Belgium:
    Leuven (Mindgate)
  • Czech Republic:
    Prague
  • Finland:
    Tampere
  • France:
    Grenoble (GIANT)
  • Germany:
    Dresden
    Karlsruhe
  • Ireland
  • Italy:
    Milano
  • Luxembourg
  • Poland:
    Warsaw
    Lodz
  • Romania:
    Cluj-Napoca
  • Spain:
    Bizkaia
    Barcelona
  • Sweden:
    Lund
  • Switzerland:
    Lausanne
  • The Netherlands:
    Eindhoven
  • UK:
    Harwell/Oxford

Middle-East

  • Israel:
    Haifa

Oceania

  • Australia:
    Sydney

Russia

  • Moscow
ANNUAL EDITIONS

The High Level Forum is a Grenoble, France based event , hosted off-site at a partner campus every other year ; the three days program is including presentations, panel discussions, guest star speech, workshops and enough time for networking in a very informal and friendly way ( sightseeing tour, gala evening, visit of the hosting ecosystem… ), around a working theme always related to Innovation.

  • 2015 – Tsukuba, Japan
    Theme: Innovation and City
  • 2014 – GIANT Campus, Grenoble, France
    Theme: Promising innovation areas
  • 2013 – Caltech Campus, Pasadena, CA, United States
    Theme: Commercialization of research results
  • 2012 – GIANT Campus, Grenoble, France
    Theme: Policies, governance and financing of innovation ecosystems
CONTACTS

HLF Chair:
Dr Karen AMRAM
CEA Tech Head of International Foresight
and HLF Chair

HLF Office:
Julien REYNIER
HLF Office Manager

HLF Head of Communication:
Léa PELOSI
GIANT Communication and promotion actions Coordinator

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Get connected with HLF members from all around the world, sharing and collaborating about Innovation and the HLF initiative.

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Follow the hashtag #HLFGrenoble2020 on Twitter and the official GIANT Campus page on @GIANTCampus for last updates about the event.

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Due the current health crisis, the 2020 HLF Summit has been postponed to autumn 2021 - The HLF will be online on 1st Dec 2020 during the first HLF Connect Briefing
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