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11 December 2018: EIT Digital Spain Innovation Day - There Is No Innovation Without Education

The digital transformation is one of the most impactful changes going on in our society and it affects the daily life of every single individual. Europe needs to play a prominent role in this transformation in order to ensure that European values are preserved in the digital world to the benefit of our citizens, institutions and businesses. To do so, EIT Digital believes in the key relevance of a pertinent education, focused in the right knowledge and skills required in the global and fast-changing economy of our time.

The EIT Digital Spain Innovation Day 2018 will provide an overview of our recent achievements, with focus on Spain, as well as an outlook of the future prospective in the context of the Strategic Innovation Agenda 2017-19. A high-level Panel will involve key actors from the national and regional governments, and from the Spanish innovation ecosystem, to reflect upon the opportunities and challenges related to digital innovation within the strengths and weaknesses of our education systems.

The Innovation Day is inspiring, exciting and informing. It will also provide you with a great opportunity for networking with attendees from a diverse range of organizations working in the digital ecosystem, representing large corporates, SMEs, investors, leading technical universities and research institutes.

The event will take place in our Co-Location Centre from 10am to 4pm; the provisional agenda:


Registration & Arrival Coffee


Welcoming by EIT Digital Spain Node Director, Jesús Contreras


Innovation from a Research Centre point of view by hosting partner IMDEA Software Institute Director, Manuel Carro


Innovation from a Corporate point of view by industrial partner ATOS Spain Innovation Hub Manager, Clara Pezuela


Keynote Speaker on Educating to Innovate by Director, David Cierco


Coffee Break


EIT Digital's Academy Heads Introduction Panel


Round Table 'Spain: Education vs Innovation'

Moderator: Gonzalo León Serrano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


- Paloma Cañete, Fides Capital

- Gabriel Cuervo, Innovation Manger, Ferrovial

- Pedro Aranzadi, former Director of Universia

- Roberto Costumero, Instituto de Empresa and EIT Digital Doctoral School Alumnus



Networking Lunch


Entrepreneurs Round Table and Hot Topics Challenge

Moderator: Álvaro de la Cruz, EIT Digital


- Cristina de la Maza, COO at RedBorder, EIT Digital Accelerator supported scaleup

- David Moreno, CEO at Coowry, EIT Digital Accelerator alumni scaleup


Working Coffee -by groups of 10 people-


Groups Presentations, Conclusions and Wrap-Up


End of the Innovation Day

EIT Digital Madrid Node
IMDEA Software Institute Building
Campus de Montegancedo s/n
E-28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid)

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