Innovation is key to remaining at the forefront of global economic developments. Without innovation, we will not be able to sustain our high-wage jobs and preserve social equity.

While there is much talk in Europe about innovation, there is still too little public engagement and popular understanding that innovation is first and foremost about doing things differently. Put simply, we need renewal and change in all areas of society – public and private. Against this backdrop, the Lisbon Council is committed to leading a campaign on the role and importance of innovation, to shedding light on innovation’s intricate dynamics and to providing a platform where innovative minds can connect and exchange ideas.

Among the highlights of the Innovation Initiative are:

IBM's Rometty on Competitive Advantage in an Era of Innovation

July 2013

Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, led a fascinating discussion on Competitive Advantage in an Era of Innovation in her first major speech in Brussels. Constantijn van Oranje, head of cabinet of Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president in charge of the Digital Agenda, and Gilles Babinet, serial entrepreneur and digital champion of France, also intervened, joining a high-level panel on growth and innovation.

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