Innovation forum to host Berners Lee, web founder

  • 2013-10-31
  • From wire report

VILNIUS - On Dec. 4-6 the Ministry of Economy of Lithuania along with the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology will hold the first Vilnius Innovation Forum - Innovation Drift, reports ELTA.
Sir Timothy John Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, who is coming to the Baltic States for the first time, is invited as one of the keynote speakers of the Forum. Moreover, insights on the role of innovation in Europe’s economy will be also shared by business and science innovation leaders from all over Europe.

Vilnius Innovation Forum - Innovation Drift is designed to create a European platform for high-level discussions about the importance of innovation and science and business cooperation, as well as to highlight innovation as the main driving force for economic growth, job creation and welfare of Europe, says Evaldas Gustas, Lithuania’s Minister of Economy.
Timothy Berners Lee, who is one of the most important science figures of the 20th century, is the man who has changed the life of the entire world and is best known for inventing of the World Wide Web. Sir Berners Lee will open Vilnius Innovation Forum with an inspiring address on innovativeness and entrepreneurship in the global world.

Innovation leaders and experts from the business, science and public sectors of Lithuania and other EU countries will discuss EU competitiveness and the role of small and medium-sized business in creating an innovative Europe as well as share good practices and have a matchmaking possibility. The inspiring speakers and moderators will offer useful insights to Forum participants.

Vilnius Innovation Forum - Innovation Drift, which is expected to be among the leading events in the EU during the Lithuanian Presidency, is planned to convene 600 participants from different countries of Europe.
Vilnius Innovation Forum - Innovation Drift is supported from the European Regional Development Fund.