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Streamed live from Graz, Austria on May 18th - 20th, Austria
#GIS2021 - Global Innovation Summit 2021
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Open until 19 May 2021

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#GIS2021 - Global Innovation Summit 2021

Exploring new perspectives

In a changing world, the brave take the path of uncertainty to explore, innovate and create. Their journey goes onwards and upwards, as ideas grow and evolve and challenges change perspectives, processes and principles.

  • Are you in the business of innovation?
  • Are you looking to collaborate globally?
  • Are you at the scale up point in your business cycle?

Be part of something bigger!

18 – 20 May 2021 - Meet like-minded people, meet people you want to learn from!

During the Austrian Eureka Chairmanship 2020-2021, the Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG) and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) are joining forces to organise the "Global Innovation Summit 2021". B2B meetings are brought to you by Enterprise Europe Network. Many national and international organisations, companies and clusters are supporting the themes of the conference and organising engaging sessions on both 18 and 19 May.
The Global Innovation Summit is an international meeting place for businesses and innovators to share and exchange knowledge, to network, to collaborate and secure future business growth opportunities. Businesses from across the globe will come together and share their distinctive insights and collaborative solutions. International speakers will tell their exciting stories, share the growth and journey of their ideas and innovations. You will be networking in your own field of interest and expertise. Participation is free of charge.

Main Topics

Green Transition

The Green Deal as an economic, ecological and social transformation process is one of the centre pieces of political discourse at both international and national levels. One objective of the summit is to support the innovative developments towards green transition and the associated importance of the role of research and innovation programmes.


The reconstruction of the economy and international cooperation after the Corona crisis will play an important role in 2021. The summit’s goal is to take stock of the situation one year after the outbreak of the Corona crisis and to reflect on the resulting consequences for the European and international economic and RTI system.

Digital Transformation

Digital Transition and its impact is another priority of this year’s summit. Here we seek to promote networking among innovative international SMEs and global companies from the Eureka network during a structured exchange of innovative ideas with regard to digital and sustainable development goals.

Participation is free of charge

Due to the current situation we are planning a virtual event with limited on-site attendance for speakers, panelists and interview partners and organisational/technical staff only. Unfortunately we have to insist on virtual attendance for all other participants. Our approved COV-19 security concept will provide all the necessary security measures for our on-site speakers, panelists and interview partners and other people working at the event.   

For more information on #GIS2021, its speakers and a more detailed agenda please visit https://www.gis2021.com/ or have a look here https://gis2021.b2match.io/age...

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Participants 896
Meetings 203


Albania 6
Argentina 5
Austria 745
Bahamas 1
Bangladesh 2
Belarus 2
Belgium 74
Bosnia And Herzegovina 15
Brazil 5
Bulgaria 12
Canada 140
Chile 4
China 3
Colombia 5
Costa Rica 1
Croatia 5
Cyprus 7
Czech Republic 9
Denmark 7
Dominican Republic 1
Ecuador 2
Egypt 8
Estonia 6
Ethiopia 1
Finland 17
France 59
Georgia 1
Germany 154
Ghana 2
Greece 8
Guatemala 2
China (Hong Kong) 1
Hungary 22
India 10
Iran, Islamic Republic Of 11
Ireland 10
Israel 4
Italy 24
Japan 6
Jordan 1
Kazakhstan 1
Korea, Republic Of 101
Kuwait 1
Latvia 22
Liechtenstein 1
Lithuania 8
Luxembourg 3
North Macedonia 10
Malawi 1
Malaysia 1
Malta 13
Martinique 1
Moldova, Republic Of 1
Montenegro 9
Netherlands 33
Nigeria 5
Norway 2
Pakistan 2
Peru 1
Philippines 1
Poland 9
Portugal 118
Romania 28
Russia 6
San Marino 1
Serbia 14
Singapore 16
Slovakia 7
Slovenia 7
South Africa 6
Spain 148
Sudan 1
Sweden 37
Switzerland 44
Tanzania, United Republic Of 1
Thailand 1
Tunisia 1
Turkey 103
Uganda 2
Ukraine 151
United Kingdom 65
United States 11
Uruguay 3
Total 2395


Start-Up 266
Small or Medium Size Company (< 250 employees) 643
Large Company (> 250 employees) 267
University 291
R&D Institution 203
European Commission or EU Agency 22
Regional/national funding Agency 134
Authority/Government 196
National/transnational association 100
Other 272
Total 2394

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