An international Forum devoted to Innovation and managed by the Grenoble Innovation Campus GIANT
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 – from the worlds of education, research, industry and public authorities .
The High Level Forum is now counting more than 25 participating campuses from around the world ( America, Asia, Europe, Middle-East) 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 :
The High Level Forum is organized and managed by the Innovation Campus of Grenoble ( France ) : GIANT
An HLF Executive Committee is composed of 7 Members from the Ecosystems of Caltech (California), Longueuil-Montreal (Canada), Lund (Sweden), GIANT (Grenoble, France), Haifa (Israel), Tsukuba (Japan), Hsinchu (Taiwan) ; the main mission of the Committee is to make proposals and recommendations to the HLF Community for strengthening the HLF initiative and increasing its Added Value to the participating Innovation Ecosystems.
In order to strengthen the HLF community and to create more added value, some strategic initiatives have been taken during the HLF 2016 edition:
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 & 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 …)
24 Leading Innovation Ecosystems from around the world have participated to the High Level Forum over 2012-2016; in 2017, several new Ecosystem Delegations from Africa, America, Europe and Russia will join the High Level Forum at Longueuil-Montréal (Canada,Québec) on September 24-26,2017
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, and enough time for networking in a very informal and friendly way ( sightseeing tour, gala evening, visit of the hosting ecosystem, inter-ecosystems meetings… ), around a working theme always related to Innovation:
The theme of HLF2017 edition will be « Innovation and Smart Living », which is an exciting and strategic subject considering the digital revolution taking place in the ecosystems’ environment.
There will be three sessions : « Innovation and Smart Transport », « Innovation and Smart Energy », « Innovation and Smart Society » , each session being organized in speaker presentations and moderated panel discussions.
The program of HLF 2017 is still under tuning.
International Speakers are under identification in relevance with the theme of the Forum : « Innovation & Smart Living » ; they will be from the attending Ecosystem Delegations , from Canada/Quebec and from the Longueuil-Montréal Ecosystem ; as well a Guest Star Speaker will provide an « out-of-the-box » point of view regarding the interactions between Innovation and the current Digitalization of our Ecosystem’environment.
The 2017 Edition of the High Level Forum will be hosted by the Innovation Ecosystem of Longueuil-Montréal (Canada, Québec) on September 24-26, 2017