FT-EIB Global Investment Forum New Technologies and Inclusive Innovation
- Date: 07 December 2017
- Sofitel Brussels Europe Hotel
The EU bank’s Global Investment Forum in cooperation with the Financial Times aimed to shed further light on the specific role of investment in supporting sustainable innovation: who should invest in what, to remedy which market failures? How do we make innovation inclusive?
EIB President Werner Hoyer, Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle and Vice-President Alexander Stubb joined leading policymakers, experts and practitioners to discuss key aspects of the current debate – future habitats, disruptive innovation, the future of work, the digital divide and the future of education – by checking the facts, taking a closer look at global trends and proposing possible solutions.
To see the agenda, please visit the FT-EIB Global Investment Forum page on the Financial Times Live website.
Innovation at the EIB
Imagine an office where everyday items – a desk, table, watch, smartphone and even windows – can act like a solar panel and collect energy. Ludovic Deblois started imagining this world 10 years ago. Today his company is bringing this “smart” office to life in the building industry.
The key ingredient in powerful devices for storing energy has been charred coconut. Now a company in icy Estonia has figured out how to make a supercapacitor without tropical fruit.
There is no recipe for the perfect vaccine. Despite the ever-increasing sophistication of vaccine technology, development often comes down to what researchers call “suck it and see.” Still Valneva’s vaccine could potentially be used in public health emergencies in as little as two years.
Decisive measures are needed to raise Europe’s competitiveness. The EU bank helps to deliver growth, jobs and cohesion in Europe by promoting economy, skills and innovation.