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Innovation Growth Lab Global Conference (IGL2017)

June 13 2017 at 09:00, Cosmo Caixa, Barcelona

Nesta, in collaboration with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the World Bank Group, the Cotec Foundation, the “La Caixa” Banking Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank are pleased to invite you to the IGL2017 Global Conference taking place on 13 – 14 June in Barcelona, Spain.
Building on the success of last year’s IGL2016, the two-day event will bring together senior policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to:
§Learn about the next generation of innovation and entrepreneurship policies.
§Engage in wide-ranging discussions on crucial policy challenges including automation, inclusive economic growth, directing public innovation funding, and smart regulation to support innovation.
§Improve their organisation’s capability to design policies that deliver measurable impact, using different tools such as randomised controlled trials and big data.
§Meet a global community of peers to learn from and share experiences with.
Confirmed speakers include:
§José Miguel Benavente, Competitiveness and Innovation Division Chief, Inter-American Development Bank
§Francesca Bria, Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, Barcelona City Council
§Clara Eugenia Garcia, Director General for Research, Development & Innovation, Spanish Government
§Taina Kulmala, Head of Policy Analysis Unit, Prime Minister’s Office, Finland
§Mariano Mayer, Secretary for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Argentinian Ministry of Production
§Andrew Palmer, Business Affairs Editor, The Economist
§Ganesh Rasagam, Practice Manager for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit, World Bank Group
§Raj Thampuram, Managing Director, Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
For more information and updates about the programme and speaker please visit Nesta’s website.

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