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High Level Forum 2019

Leading Innovation Ecosystems

Sustainable Innovations in a World of Data

Lund (Sweden)
October 13-15, 2019
Register Now

High Level Forum 2019

Leading Innovation Ecosystems

Sustainable Innovations in a World of Data

Lund (Sweden)
October 13-15, 2019
Register Now
The high level forum

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

The High Level Forum 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 event 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 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 event devoted to Innovation

The main objectives of the High level Forum 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

The High Level Forum is coordinated by Dr Karen AMRAM.

The HLF Executive Committee  is composed of 7 Members from the Ecosystems of Chicago (USA), Longueuil (Canada), Lund (Sweden), Grenoble (France), Haifa (Israel), Tsukuba (Japan), Hsinchu (Taiwan) ; the main mission of the Committee is to make proposals and to take decisions for strengthening  the High Level Forum initiative and increasing its  Added Value to the participating Innovation Ecosystems.

 

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

Since its creation in 2012, the High level Forum has been attended by 45 Leading Innovation Ecosystems from around the world.

In 2018, 16 new Ecosystems were joining the High Level Forum, from Africa ( Casablanca-Morocco), from America ( Boston-USA, Bariloche-Argentina, Florianopolis-Brazil, Medellin-Colombia), from Asia ( Astana-Kazakhstan, Osaka-Japan), from Europe (Barcelona-Spain, Cluj-Napoca-Romania, Eindhoven-The Netherlands, Karlsruhe-Germany, Lodz-Poland, Milano-Italy, Prague-The Czech Republic ), from Oceania (Sydney-Australia) and from Russia (Moscow).
In 2019, new Innovation Ecosystems are expected to join too, from all regions of the world.

Click on the Ecosystem for getting access to its website

Africa

  • Tunisia:
    Sfax
  • Morocco:
    Casablanca

Americas

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

Asia

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

Europe

  • Austria:
    Vienna
  • Belgium:
  • Czech Republic:
    Prague
  • Finland:
  • France:
  • Germany:
    Dresden
    Karlsruhe
  • Ireland
  • Italy:
    Milano
  • Luxembourg
  • Poland:
    Warsaw
    Lodz
  • Romania:
    Cluj-Napoca
  • Spain:
    Bizkaia
    Barcelona
  • Sweden:
  • 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 Director for Europe and HLF Chair

HLF Coordination Assistant:

Elsa VERBIGUIE
CEA Direction for Europe Officer

HLF Head of Communication:

Léa Pelosi
GIANT Communication and promotion actions Coordinator

Follow the High Level Forum on the social medias, and stay informed:

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Join the High Level Forum Linked’In group to anticipate, reinforce or sustain your international collaborations through the HLF community.
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 #HLFGIANT on Twitter and the official GIANT Campus page on @GIANTCampus for last updates about the event.

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