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 :
Bringing together High Level Decision Makers and Policy Makers of innovation from Research, Education, Industry and 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
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.
As decided during the HLF 2016 edition, in order to strengthen the HLF community and to create more added value, some strategic initiatives have been 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 & 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 …)
21 HLF DELEGATIONS having participated in 2012-2015:
The High Level Forum is a Grenoble, France-based event hosted off-site at a partner campus every other year:
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 ».
The program of HLF 2017 is still under tuning ; identification of Speakers is on-going (any proposal is welcome).