November 2016

Carlos Moedas Keynotes The 2016 European Digital Forum

The 2016 European Digital Forum convened under the timely theme Financing Growth and Growing FinanceCarlos Moedas, European Commissioner for research, science and innovation, delivered The 2016 Guglielmo Marconi Lecture. He laid out his vision of the European Innovation Council and a fund of funds as key elements. Klaas de Boer, managing partner of Entrepreneurs Fund; Michael Collins, chief executive of Invest Europe; Marie Ekeland, co-founder of Daphni; Eric Forest, chairman and CEO of EnterNext; Uli Grabenwarter, deputy director, equity investments of the European Investment Fund; Alberto Onetti, director of Startup Europe Partnership; chairman and president of Mind the Bridge; Alexander Rittweger, founder of Payback; Matthias Ummenhofer, founder and managing director of Mojo Capital; and Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar, founder and managing partner of Axon Partners Group, joined the debate, sharing their wisdom and expertise. The 2016 European Digital Forum is the flagship annual summit of the European Digital Forum, a think tank managed by the Lisbon Council, Nesta and Open Evidence in collaboration with the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative.