ISEG and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are organizing the conference “Innovation for a sustainable and resilient future”, under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Portugal.
This event will take place on the 23rd of September, at ISEG (Auditorium CGD).
The planet is going through challenging times with different (mega) trends co-existing, sometimes in a contradictory manner.
De-globalisation, higher levels of economic growth, innovation and competitiveness, a (gradually) changing balance of global power, pandemic threats, decarbonised economies, environmental sustainability and biodiversity, while securing employment and growth as well as a fair distribution of wealth: these are some of the fundamental questions that policy makers (and citizens at large) shall tackle.
Governments, agencies and promotional financial institutions play a vital role in facing these challenges, to overcome market failure, and make public and private interests compatible.
Public policy banks can leverage private sector investments with appropriate and fair incentives, in order to complement government actions and deploy public goods and services efficiently.
Portugal has made important steps in this area particularly to foster innovative renewable energy, sustainable mobility, urban renewal and energy efficiency, protect the ocean and promote a sustainable blue economy, and create an innovation ecosystem that has already generated some of the most prominent unicorns in Europe.
Registration will be open until 20 September 2022. Kindly note that participation is limited due to room capacity restrictions. You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration (first come first served basis).
The participation is free of charge. Interpretation is provided from Portuguese to English only.