4.15 PM

5 PM

Plenary Panel - Empowering the Innovators

More than ever before cities are now the hotspots of innovation. The constant human interaction and competition, intrinsic to city life, sparks creativity and cooperation, while new technologies multiply the field of possibilities. Millennials are finding new spaces to share their know-how and cooperating to make innovation happen. Some cities are doing better than others in fostering this creative spirit. How can cities create the framework necessary for innovation? What tools do innovators need? What does it take to create an ecosystem of innovation? What role must the public and private sectors play in fostering innovation?