Innovation Congress

The annual Innovation Congress is organised by the Icelandic Centre of Research, Promote Iceland, The Innovation Centre Iceland and the New Venture Business Fund.

The Icelandic Innovation Award is presented at the annual Innovation Congress. The objective of the awards is to emphasises the important connection between increased value creation in the economy, research and knowledge acquirement.

The Innovation Congress

The Innovation Congress is organised annually by the Icelandic Centre for Research, Promote Iceland, Innovation Centre Iceland and the New Business Venture Fund and the topic at any given time is related to research, development and marketing issues. The topic of the innovation congress is selected each year in order to increase people's understanding of the interplay between science, technology and knowledge on the one hand, and product production and marketing, on the other.

Innovation Congress 2015

Theme: From Entrepreneur to International Marketing
Grand Hotel Reykjavik, 9 April at 8:30-11:00

What are the main challenges facing Icelandic entrepreneurs? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the innovation support system? How are Icelandic entrepreneurs doing when it comes to international benchmarking?


Opening address
Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Minister of Industry and Commerce

From Entrepreneur to International Marketing 
Jørn Bang Andersen, European Director, Clareo Partners

Icelandic entrepreneurs, the innovation support system and main challenges
Kristinn D. Grétarsson, CEO, ORF Genetics
Sigríður Vigfúsdóttir, Marketing Director, Primex
Hilmar Gunnarsson, CEO, Modio

Musical number   

Icelandic Innovation Award 2015 

Moderator: Hallgrímur Jónasson, General Director of Rannís.
Breakfast buffet for guests from 8:00.

Further information about the Icelandic Centre of ResearchPromote IcelandThe Innovation Centre Iceland  and the New Venture Business Fund.

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