Swedish Innovation Summit 2017
|Coordinator||SISP SWEDISH INCUBATORS & SCIENCE PARKS - SiSP - Swedish Incubators & Science Parks|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 150 000|
|Project duration||January 2017 - October 2017|
Purpose and goal
The project The Swedish Innovation Summit 2017 succeeded in developing the content and format of the conference, as well as reaching out to a broader audience. Furthermore the conference resulted in national attention, debate and knowledge sharing within the conference theme. Last but not least the launch of a match-making progress between corporates and startups were very successful.
Expected results and effects
A record high of nearly 450 representatives from the Swedish innovation system gathered at the conference. Among the participants where representatives from innovation environments, universities and institutes, as well as national, regional and local leading politicians, policy makers and industry. Also, for the second time, the Swedish Swedish Minister for Innovation & Enterprise participated. The corporates and startups participating in the match-making progress launched at the event were in very general very positive and the event gave a successful start to this function.
Planned approach and implementation
The arrangement enabled and stimulated to meetings, interaction and exchange of best practice between the different organisations in the Swedish innovation system. The mixed program, with presentations and panels on stage, combined with three program parts, was appreciated by the participants. The event made possible contacts and dialogue between the operational organizations and actors at the policy level in the Swedish innovation system. The corporates and startups match-making function that were launched at the event gave a successful start to this national function.