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