What makes a successful innovation climate?

22-24 April 2020, Stockholm, Sweden

Featuring the exclusive launch of the University Impact Rankings 2020


Times Higher Education, the global authority on higher education, is delighted to be partnering with the prestigious Swedish university KTH Royal Institute of Technology for the Innovation & Impact Summit 2020. The summit will unite leaders of the world’s best and most ambitious universities with policymakers, world-class researchers and the companies that are shaping our future, to debate the responsibilities and the contributions they can make in creating successful, prosperous and sustainable innovation ecosystems.


● Keynote speeches and plenary debates featuring world-class speakers
● Have your say in workshops, in-depth interviews and live polling
● Full reveal of the University Impact Rankings 2020, which includes all 17 SDGs this year
● Special industry visits hosted by Ericsson, H&M and Scania
● Prestigious gala dinner at the stunning Stockholm City Hall


Register before the early bird deadline of 11 March to guarantee your place at this highly anticipated event. We also have a limited number of bursaries available and group booking discounts.

Our speakers


THE and KTH will bring together leading experts to unravel the opportunities and challenges, successes and risks in different socio-economic contexts. During three days of critical keynotes and panel debates, networking events and workshops, we will tackle the most pressing concerns for leaders related to the impact of universities in supporting innovation in industry and social governance.
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Deana Anglin
Senior user experience researcher, Google
Adjunct professor, Carnegie Mellon University
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Erik Ekudden
Chief technology officer
Ericsson
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Thomas Hofmann
President
Technical University of Munich
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Anders Karlsson
Vice-president of global strategic networks (Asia-Pacific)
Elsevier
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Anna König Jerlmyr
Mayor
Stockholm
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Jaya Krishnakumar
Full professor of econometrics
University of Geneva
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Sharron McPherson
Founder
Singularity University South Africa
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Ishwar Puri
Dean of engineering
McMaster University
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Yigong Shi
President
Westlake University
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Tuula Teeri
President and CEO
Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
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The networking among participants deepened over the three days, offering plentiful opportunities for collaboration.

Miho Suzuki
Senior supervisor
Shinken-Ad Co., Ltd.

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The THE Innovation & Impact Summit was a great experience that was valuable not only in a professional context but also in a social capacity, and provided an opportunity to meet innovative sector leaders.

Juris Iljins
Director of the quality management department
Riga Technical University

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The THE Innovation & Impact Summit was quite outstanding and thought-provoking, it successfully gathered lots of expertise in the field which is good for building networks.

Kitty Leung
Project officer of the Office of Service-Learning
Lingnan University

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