Abstract: 

 

In 2013, two major innovation summit events were organised in Vilnius and Brussels. The Vilnius Innovation Forum and the 5th European Innovation Summit both resulted in a series of new messages and actions that were presented and discussed during this fringe session.

As a main outcome of the 5th European Innovation Summit, the closing ceremony presented “5 Calls for Action to wake up Europe and make innovation happen“.

The participants of the first Vilnius Innovation Forum 2013 “Innovation Drift” have agreed upon the declaration concluding 10 main principles for shaping European innovation policy. The declaration emphasizes the importance that Member States continue to increase investments in research and innovation. European countries have to continue to put joint efforts in creating a common European Innovation Ecosystem.