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EBN, LUT and the City of Lappeenranta joined forces and created a unique event in Lappeenranta!Together with the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), and the City of Lappeenranta , we decided to join forces to design a unique international event offering a discovery journey to best and inspirational concepts & practices in the fields of innovation, small business development, higher education and international cooperation.
This initiative is the result of the integration of two existing prestigious events, the EBN annual congress , and the Lappeenranta-based EU-Russia Innovation Forum. Additionally, this year we benefited from a substantial involvement of LUT, and from a lot of other European, Russian, American and Asian academic experts.
While Europe and Europeans live an unprecedented recession what should we do ?
|These challenging economic times actually present extraordinary
opportunities for enhancing the competiveness of organizations through
innovation, cooperation and entrepreneurship. We strongly believe that bottom-up micro-economic initiatives can significantly and positively affect the macro-economic landscape.
Communities of professional enablers such as BICs, Incubators, Techno-
Parks, Clusters, Innovation and Development Agencies and can be powerful generators & accelerators of entrepreneurial innovations and the engine for building myriads of micro- & mezzo-business objects.
Identifying Grand Challenges, understanding Mega-Trends!
Tools & solutions for Acceleration, Internationalization, and Clustering of small business!
|The Lappeenranta conference addressed four grand challenges
which are at the backbone of our economic development mission: internationalization, education, collaboration & open innovation!
A business-oriented event!
||Lappeenranta 2012 will also includes (on Thursday the 14th) an international matchmaking business convention (B2B), as well as a Business Angels pitching session (MoneyTalks®), organized in partnership with Technopolis.
This event is organized/sponsored by:
Wirma Lappeenranta Ltd