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The conference aims to share best practices on stimulating research and innovation in Europe by ‘innovative philanthropy’, social investments and risk finance. Moreover, the conference aspires to be a platform where ideas for new financial instruments can be developed. Next to the exploration of these new philanthropic investment approaches, the added value of partnerships in fostering research and innovation in Europe will be discussed.

The Netherlands

Royal Natura Artis Magistra

April 21 and 22

2016

6 Keynotes

2 Interactive
Panel Sessions

150 SEATS

Available

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Keynote Speakers

speaker 1

Mr. Robert-Jan Smits

Director General,
European Commission,
DG Research and Innovation

speaker 2

Prof. Dr. Theo Schuyt

Professor Philanthropic Studies, Center for Philanthropic Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam President, European Research Network On Philanthropy (ERNOP), Amsterdam

speaker 3

Mr. Hans Schutte

DG Higher Education and Science,
the Netherlands Ministry of Education,
Culture and Science

speaker 5

Mr. Luc Tayart de Borms

Managing Director,
King Baudouin Foundation

speaker 6

Mrs. Shiva Dustdar

Head of Division,
Innovation Finance Advisory
at European Investment Bank.

speaker 7

Mr. Steffen Lüders

head of stakeholder relations
and communication,
Novo Nordisk Foundation

speaker 7

Mr. Matthew Bishop

Journalist and Master of Ceremony,
the Economist

speaker 7

Mr. Jasper Wesseling

Deputy DG Business & Innovation,
Ministry of Economic Affairs

speaker 6

Mr. Jean David Malo

Head of Unit for SMEs, Financial Instruments and State Aids, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Event Schedule

Programme (download Event Schedule)
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Six panel speakers will present and discuss the possibilities and limitations of innovative forms of financing that have been implemented to leverage foundations’ support to foster research and innovation.
The potential added value of collaborative entrepreneurship, public/private and private/private partnerships will be discussed by six panel speakers. Who are the key-enablers, the incubators, that make these partnerships possible? How to close the collaboration triangle between the public sector, the commercial sector and foundations?

Frequently Asked Questions

This conference is focused on key decision makers, CEOs and senior level representatives from the public, commercial and philanthropic sector with an interest in research and innovation. Attendees may come from foundations, innovative philanthropic and social investors, social entrepreneurs, research institutes, financial intermediaries, corporations, policy makers, and the research sector.
Registration for the conference will be open from March 1, 2016. You can register on this website.
There are 150 seats available for this conference. We aim to have a balancing of key representatives from the most important stakeholders present at the conference. You are allowed to register, but we cannot guarantee you will receive an official invitation and may attend the conference.
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This conference is part of the Horizon 2020 work program Access to Risk Finance of the European Union and is associated with the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Except travel and accommodation, there are no further costs applicable.
This conference organized by the Center for Philanthropic Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam en co-organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Security and Justice, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands.
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