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Policy and business leaders are urgently trying to understand how digital technologies are changing Europe’s economy. How can digitalisation be turned into an opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs? What cutting-edge research currently exists? And critically, how can researchers, businesses and policymakers collaborate to set Europe’s Digital Economy on the right course?

On 21 and 22 March 2016, the Research Summit brought together leading researchers, policy professionals and businesses with an interest in cutting-edge evidence, big data methods, entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth.

Around 100 delegates had the unique opportunity to hear from leading thinkers about the key trends affecting Europe’s digital economy, explore new datasets and big data methods to analyse the digital economy in real-time, hear from funders about upcoming research priorities, network with businesses to explore partnerships that generate actionable evidence, and meet researchers from across Europe to forge new collaborations.

Influential experts included:

  • Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar and Veniam
    Dane Stangler, Vice President of Research and Policy at Kauffman Foundation
    Enrico Giovannini, member of the Club of Rome
    Nicklas Lundblad, Head of EMEA Public Policy and Government Relations at Google
    Claire Tansley, EPSRC Senior Portfolio Manager at RCUK
    Irene Lopez de Vallejo, Director R&D at Digital Catapult
    Diane Coyle, Professor of Economics at University of Manchester
    Ivo Spiegel, Co-Founder and Contributing Editor at
    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford Internet Institute


Mar 21st 2016, 11:30


Mar 22nd 2016, 16:00

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