The Agenda of the European Design Innovation Summit


City of Helsinki will host the Summit at Helsinki City Hall.
Photo: Mika Lappalainen/City of Helsinki

The Summit speakers are introduced here

Monday September 17, 2012

16.30  Registration

17.30  Opening of the European Design Innovation Summit
Mr Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission

18.00  Welcome to World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Mr Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of Helsinki

18.10  Design innovation
Mr Erkki Virtanen, Permanent Secretary, Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy

18.25  Design for Growth and Prosperity
The report and the recommendations of the European Design Leadership Board
Ms Deborah Dawton, BEDA
Mr Thierry Wasser, Guerlain

19.10  Cocktails hosted by Aalto ARTS

20.15  Adjourn


Tuesday September 18, 2012

9.00  Coffee

9.15  Opening
Prof Helena Hyvönen, Dean, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture 

9.25  Growth and Prosperity in Europe through Design Innovation. Six views on European Design Innovation. Short presentations and a panel discussion.
Session facilitation Professor Alastair Fuad-Luke, Aalto University 

  • European regions’ view
    Johan Valcke, European Regions Research and Innovation Network – ERRIN
  • Industry view
    Petteri Kolinen, Martela
  • Innovation systems view
    Seija Kulkki, Aalto University
  • Design education view
    Luisa Collina, POLIMI

10.40 COFFEE

11.00  Growth and Prosperity in Europe through Design Innovation (Session continues)

  • SME view
    Gerin Trautenberg, Microgiants Industrial Design GmbH
  • Public sector view
    Andrea Siodmok, Technology Strategy Board
  • Panel discussion

12.45 Buffet Lunch

14.00  Experience diversity
Mr Stefan Sielaff, Head of Group Interior Design Strategy, Volkswagen AG

14.45  Competitiveness through design
Mr Jyri Häkämies, Minister of Economic Affairs

15.05  Closing of the European Design Innovation Summit
Mr Antti Peltomäki,  Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

15.20  Adjourn

Details of the programme will be updated on this page.

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