Digital entrepreneurs and skills for Europe

Join the EIT Community on 21 September to discover Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem and the EIT’s unique approach for creating Europe’s future digital industry, supporting the digital transformation of Europe’s economy, and putting the education dimension into digital innovation and entrepreneurship.

Digital and Green are they key priorities of the European Union and its Member States. Europe has to drastically catch up on digital entrepreneurship and digital skills. Digital touches upon all aspects of life and all economic sectors. Digital is not only at the heart of EIT Digital, but also a core innovation enabler in all domains where EIT Innovation Communities are active, such as digital health, green digital, the application of digital technology in industry and cities, as well as the digital enabling of the creative sector.

Find out how the EIT supports the creation of tomorrow’s digital entrepreneurs and promotes a real change of mindset towards an entrepreneurial culture and attitude in Europe. Explore how the EIT Community invests into Europe’s digital talent of tomorrow, supports future start-up founders and intrapreneurs, and makes an invaluable contribution to growth and jobs in Europe.


08:30-09:00Registration and welcome coffee
09:00-09:05Welcome words by Tiit Land, rector of Tallinn University of Technology
09:05-09:20Fireside chat on the mission of EIT and its KICs (EIT Governing Board Member Laima Balčiūnė, CEO, Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park & EIT Digital Supervisory Board Chair Linnar Viik)
09:20-09:35Keynote – The Digital transformation of European industry (speaker tbc.)
09:35-10:00Panel – The Digital transformation of European industry (speakers tbc.)
10:00-10:10Music interlude
10:10-10:35Panel - Building European digital unicorns (speakers tbc.)
10:35-10:50Keynote – Entrepreneurial digital skills for Europe (Gert Jervan, Dean at TalTech School of Information Technologies)
10:50-11:30Coffee break & Open Day exhibition
11:30-11:55Panel – How to make Europe an attractive place for digital talent? (Gert Jervan; Vera Martinho, Director for Education and Impact at JA Europe; Piret Liv Stern Dahl, EIT Cross-KIC Education Cluster Manager / EIT RawMaterials)
11:55-12:05Music interlude
12:05-12:15The digital transformation of cities in Europe – Joosep Vimm, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn
12:15-12:30Closing keynote – A strong digital Europe – fair, inclusive, sustainable (Willem Jonker, CEO EIT Digital)
12:30-14:00Lunch & Innoveit Open Days exhibition


Please note that on-site attendance is limited by available space. We will try to accommodate your preference and confirm your seat in due course!

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