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, from the worlds of education, research, industry and public authorities.
Since its birth, the High Level Forum has got the participation of 32 campuses from around the world (Africa, 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 Grenoble Innovation Campus GIANT
An HLF Executive Committee is composed of 7 Members from the Ecosystems of Chicago (USA), Longueuil-Montreal (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 have been recently set-up:
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 …)
In 2017, 9 new Ecosystems from Africa (Sfax – Tunisia), America (Albany–USA, Guadalajara–Mexico, Vancouver–Canada), and Europe (Bizkaia-Spain, Ireland, Leuven-Belgium, Tampere-Finland, Vienna-Austria) have joined the High Level Forum. In 2018, new Innovation Ecosystems are expected from Australia, China, India, Russia and from other regions already participating.
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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 and a fourth day is devoted to meetings between ecosystem delegations or with local hosting ecosystem: