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Innovation Growth Lab Global Conference 2017

June 13, 2017 @ 09:00 - June 14, 2017 @ 18:00

Nesta, in collaboration with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the World Bank Group, the Cotec Foundation, the “La Caixa” Banking Foundation and the Inter-American Development Bank are very pleased to announce that registration is now open for IGL2017 on 13-14 June in Barcelona.
Building on the success of last year’s IGL2016, the event will bring together senior policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to:
  • Learn about the next generation of innovation and entrepreneurship policies.
  • Engage in wide-ranging discussions on crucial policy challenges including automation, inclusive economic growth, directing public innovation funding, and smart regulation to support innovation.
  • Improve their organisation’s capability to design policies that deliver measurable impact, using different tools such as randomised controlled trials and big data.
  • Meet a global community of peers to learn from and share experiences with.

Now with over 50 confirmed speakers, including:

  • José Miguel Benavente, Competitiveness and Innovation Division Chief, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Francesca Bria, Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, Barcelona City Council
  • Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor, City of West Sacramento
  • Clara Eugenia Garcia, Director General for Research, Development & Innovation, Spanish Government
  • Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics, Yale University
  • Taina Kulmala, Head of Policy Analysis Unit, Prime Minister’s Office, Finland
  • Luiz Martins, Head of Special Projects Area, FINEP (Brazil)
  • Mariano Mayer, Secretary for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Argentinian Ministry of Production
  • Andrew Palmer, Business Affairs Editor, The Economist
  • Ganesh Rasagam, Practice Manager for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit, World Bank Group
  • Raj Thampuram, Managing Director, Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

– See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/event/innovation-growth-lab-global-conference-2017#sthash.UKQZyQK5.dpuf


June 13, 2017 @ 09:00
June 14, 2017 @ 18:00




Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26
Barcelona, 08022 Spain
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