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About the Conference

INNOV8 is a conference organized by EPICENTER. It will focus on a number of different aspects of innovation and will comprise of important discussions on how European policy should move forward. We will examine innovative approaches to current European policy challenges and address ways in which the European Union can adapt to and foster new technologies, science and innovation. We will cover a number of topics including agriculture, the sharing economy and digital platforms. The conference will provide a unique forum to exchange ideas, shape policy and ensure that the EU remains at the forefront of technological change and policy opportunities.

Each panel session will have 3-4 panellists and a moderator. The aim is to have panels made up different views and a variety of MEPs, public officials, industry experts and academics. The day will end with a drinks reception.

 

Date: Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Venue: Sofitel Europe Brussels, Place Jourdan 1

Tickets are free of charge.

EPICENTER, the European Policy Information Center, is an independent initiative of six leading think tanks from across the European Union. It is the leading pro-market think tank network in Europe. We regularly host high-profile events in Brussels and previous speakers have included European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and Gunnar Hökmark MEP. Our work and events often feature in Brussels media outlets, including Politico and EurActiv.

EPICENTER seeks to inform the EU policy debate and promote the principles of a free society by bringing together the economic expertise of its members. It is formed by Civismo (Spain), the Institut Economique Molinari (France), the Institute of Economic Affairs (UK), Istituto Bruno Leoni (Italy), the Lithuanian Free Market Institute and Timbro (Sweden). Like its members, EPICENTER is politically independent and does not accept taxpayer funding.

EPICENTER was launched in October of 2014. Since then, it has been active in the European policy debate, providing a free-market perspective on topics including the digital economy, trade policy, energy security and competition, financial regulation, free movement and welfare, and public health.

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