Newsletter N°6 – November 2017

High Level Forum 2017: A GREAT SUCCESS!

• The seventh edition of the High Level Forum was taking place at Longueuil-Montréal (Canada) on last September 24-27.

• The Event has been very successful with the participation of 26 Ecosystems (9 were new !) from 21 countries, with the African continent represented for the first time ! High Level Forum 2018: BACK TO GRENOBLE!

• The theme “Innovation and Smart Living” has been explored during three sessions and four panel discussions, with 22 Distinguished Speakers and Panelists.

• A discovery of the Longueuil-Montréal Innovation Ecosystem, a visit of Montréal “Space for Life” and a Gala cruise on Saint-Laurent River were combining networking and leasure.

• See more at HLF website

High Level Forum 2018: BACK TO GRENOBLE!

• Like every two years, the next edition of the High level Forum will take place on November 11-14, 2018 at Grenoble (France), a City of Innovation with its “GIANT” campus: see more at Grenoble/GIANT

• A new program is under set-up, with new events as a “Conference Dinner” with a High Level Guest, “Workshops” involving all participants, an award “Grand Prix HLF” and other to come.

• The theme of the HLF2018, “Innovation for tomorrow’s Infrastructures“ will allow to explore the added value of Innovation Ecosystems on Infrastructures projects which are more and more strategic and challenging from technical and societal perspectives.

• An international media coverage is forecasted.

High Level Forum: MORE ADDED VALUE IN 2018!

32 Ecosystems have participated to a past HLF edition since 2012; several new ones from China, Oceania, Russia and South America are expected in 2018.

• Every year the Delegations are becoming more representative of their Ecosystem with an enriched mix of Delegates from various horizons (Education, Research, Industry, Public Authorities).

Networking opportunities during the Forum are recognized as excellent, they will be preserved and
extended in the program of the HLF2018: see hlf2018program

• More Executives from Industry, Investment and Business sectors and more Politicians will be invited.

Collaborative meetings between delegations on the fourth-day will be more timely managed.


@ 2020 Giant - High Level Forum
Due the current health crisis, the 2020 HLF Summit has been postponed to autumn 2021 - The HLF will be online on 1st Dec 2020 during the first HLF Connect Briefing