Boosting innovative Ecosystems in Regions – iEER Final Event

15.9.2022 - 16.9.2022

In the wake of Covid and new emerging crises, we must find ways to continue to grow, but at the same time, solve global challenges. Can impact entrepreneurship be the solution? Join us for the closing of the iEER Interreg Europe project to network with international partners and initiate future actions!


Type of event: On site

Thursday, 15th September

Venue: Vanha Ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki

  • 9.00 Coffee and registration
  • 9.30 Welcoming words by Mr. Markku Markkula, Chairman of Board, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
  • 10.00 Fireball Keynotes by Mr. Santtu von Bruun, Director of Innovation Ecosystems, University of Helsinki, Dr. Breda O Dwyer, Director, Centre for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, Munster Technological University, Mr. Harri Haapaniemi, Senior Manager, and Mr. Mikko Julin, Senior Lecturer, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • 10.30 Workshops: Scaling innovation ecosystems for impact-driven entrepreneurs
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 13.30 Workshop conclusion
  • 14.30 Coffee and networking, day concludes at 15.00

Friday, 16th September

Venue: Musiikkitalo, Mannerheimintie 13 A, Helsinki

  • 8.30 Coffee
  • 9.00 Opening by Mr. Ossi Savolainen, Regional Mayor of Helsinki-Uusimaa, and Mr. Erwin Siweris, Program Director, Interreg Europe (Online)
  • 9.30 Entrepreneurship policy for resilient and sustainable Europe: regions’ response for a sustainable, digital and inclusive recovery – findings of iEER Interreg Europe, Dr. Breda O’Dwyer, Director, Centre for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, Munster Technological University, Ireland
  • 10.00 Panel: Driving the green, digital and inclusive transition from policy to action – challenges and opportunities
  • 11.00 Coffee break
  • 11.30 Panel: Scaling European innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems for impact-driven business – inspiration for future actions
  • 12.30 Closing remarks
  • 13.00 Networking lunch

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