Over 140 innovation practitioners, policy makers, service companies and investors gathered in the beautiful city of Rome on 11- 12, February 2010 for the KIS Partnering Forum held for the second time. The forum provided a platform to discuss the latest trends and developments in Knowledge Intensive Services as well as an opportunity to network and build partnerships with other services businesses in different fields. The forum provided insights especially in the sectors of Energy and Environmental Services, ICT and Digital Media and Mobile Services and Space.
During the forum the emphases were focused on supporting service innovation better. This can be achieved by e.g. benefiting innovation management, activating role of regions, observing client needs, utilizing social media and securing the accesses to finance. The societies are changing rapidly and the world is full of opportunities for services innovations. Therefore in his opening remarks Mr. Reinhard Büscher from the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry encouraged the KIS partnerships funded under the Europe INNOVA Initiative to maximize their impact, to get the best of their projects. Service innovation is finally getting the political recognition it deserves. However, there still is a lot to learn in developing and supporting service innovation. There is still a journey ahead of us, but we are definitely on the right track.
The Forum was organized by the Knowledge Intensive Services – Innovation Platform together with the support of BIC Lazio Business Innovation Centre.
The KIS-IP is a European initiative funded under Europe INNOVA, with the aim to accelerate the take-up of services innovations in Europe. For further information about the KIS-Innovation Platform, please click here
Photos and presentations held at the event will be available on this website very shortly!