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The Digital Innovation Forum (DIF) is a brand-new international industry-driven event that focusses on Digital Innovation in Europe and beyond. DIF 2017 will take place on 10 & 11 May 2017 in Amsterdam and welcomes the global software innovation community; large industry, SMEs, academics, start-ups, investors, representatives from funding agencies and public authorities.
This first edition of the Digital Innovation Forum will be dedicated to ‘Digital Transformation’.
The summits that Innovation Enterprise puts on are among the most highly acclaimed in the world, with leading decision makers from across multiple industries in attendance as both speakers and delegates. You will connect with senior level executives from both major corporations and innovative small-to-medium size companies.
The main themes for this years discussion are:
The Green Tech Cluster is instrumental in the green innovation and consequent growth of 180 companies and research institutions. Situated in Styria, the green heart of Austria, it forms a hotspot for green technology with 20 global leaders within an hour’s drive away. Companies located here grow almost twice as fast as world market averages. The cluster provides support for R & D project development, assessment of technology trends and market opportunities and establishing global contacts. The cluster has repeatedly been ranked the world’s no. 1 Environmental Technology Cluster.
In order to identify and engage key stakeholders in the areas tackled by Science2Society, Bert Pluymers (coordinator) put the project on stage at the Spring Meeting of the European Automotive Research Partners’ Association (EARPA) in Brussels on March 15th, 2017. In front of more than 100 collaboration driven R&D practitioners from all over Europe he outlined the vision and mission of the project. He also highlighted different ways of becoming part of it.
Science2Society sets out to tackle the university industry collaborations in the context of open innovation and open science focusing very much on the practitioners’ perspective. Thus, also the successfully established S2S Advisory Board is reflecting this particular perspective. Comprising of 7 distinguished top innovation experts from different backgrounds (automotive, ICT as well as business incubators and big data), the members representing a balanced mix of industry and university in detail are: