Hosted by: European Central Bank and MIT Lab for Innovation Science and Policy

The European Central Bank and the MIT Lab for Innovation Science and Policy are bringing together thought leaders in academia, government, risk capital, and industry for a two-day workshop to address the innovation gap in the euro area on March 13–14, 2017 in Frankfurt Germany.

Contributing to the dialogue will be ECB President Mario Draghi, MIT Provost Martin Schmidt, and MIT Associate Deans for Innovation Fiona Murray and Vladimir Bulovic, as well as many other notable speakers.

The goals of conference include:

  • Calling policy makers’ attention to the growing EU innovation gap
  • Highlighting key role technology-based innovation can play in fostering growth in the region
  • Providing a framework for evaluating innovation & entrepreneurship at the ecosystem level
  • Helping to identify evidence-based solutions to overcome these challenges

If you are interested in attending this event, kindly request an invitation by contacting the ECB at

For more information and to see the full agenda, visit the ECB website


March 13–14, 2017
European Central Bank (main building)
Frankfurt, Germany

Conference agenda

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