Helping Cities to innovate

How can cities build a local strategy for Innovation? How to innovate agendas that help local innovation ecosystem grow? How to marry city's objectives, indicators and national innovation strategy? What’s the social impact of innovation strategy? How can cities help innovative financing for SMEs? At the Economic Forum in Florence, Italy, we provided our insights and expertise to several cities and SMEs representatives participating to the Eurocities Joint Working Group on SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. We supported the critical review exercises of the city of Vienna, facilitated the works on national and local innovation and alternative funding with the cities of Barcelona, Braga, Florence, Gothenburg, Helsinki, London, Stockholm and led the final discussion on synergies between Innovation Strategies and Innovative funding of SME.