Horizon 2020 and the Structural Funds are at the final stage of being adopted. The 5th European Innovation Summit gathers 5 commissioners, 25 MEPs and a wide range of leading stakeholders from the industry and academia.

The 5th European Innovation Summit aims at identifying what needs to be done to bridge the innovation gaps and overcome the Innovation barriers, which renders an innovation friendly climate impossible, or indeed, less possible then in the leading Innovation strong economies. The summit will also focus on the key innovation drivers that have to be given more strength and emphasis. 5 calls to “wake up” Europe on the innovation front will be delivered as a result of the summit during its closing ceremony, summarising key directions for the implementation of future measures. Smart implementation of the new policies and instruments will be key to achieving the maximum of Europe’s innovation potential.