European Innovation Calendar

StartupEcoSystem EU offers this European Innovation Conference calendar as a resource to help make connections between startups, investors and innovators.

Our goal is to bring together startups and innovation professionals to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how technology is transforming Europe.

JAN-MAR | APR-JUN | JUL-SEP | OCT-DEC

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Jan

  • ODSC Milan 2020 – a full-day of immersive workshops, get hands-on with the latest data science platforms, tools, models, and techniques. Forge a connection with these rock stars from industry and academia who are passionate about teaching data science skills to those who will build the future of the industry. Milan, Italy; Jan 16, 2020
  • DLD – (Digital-Life-Design) is a global network on innovation, digitization, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and influencers for crossover conversation and inspiration. Munich, Germany; Jan 18-20, 2020
  • European Blockchain Convention – European Blockchain Convention Barcelona is a comprehensive one-day event that brings together 600+ tech leaders, visionaries, regulators, investors, corporations, developers and entrepreneurs from the Blockchain industry. Our mission is to provide world-class content in collaboration with the brightest minds in the space, while we facilitate an exclusive networking environment where all participants meet to form business relationships and seek potential partners for ventures. Barcelona, Spain; Jan 20, 2020
  • Women Tech Berlin – WomenTech Network is a ​community that promotes ​gender diversity in tech and connects talented and skilled professionals with top companies and disruptive startups that value diversity and inclusion. Berlin, Germany; Jan 21, 2020
  • World Economic Forum – The World Economic Forum is the international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation. Davos-Klosters, Switzerland; Jan 21-24, 2020
  • Women Tech Amsterdam – WomenTech Network is a ​community that promotes ​gender diversity in tech and connects talented and skilled professionals with top companies and disruptive startups that value diversity and inclusion. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Jan 22, 2020
  • Bett Show – Bett is the world’s best EdTech event bringing together over 34,00 attendees from every facet of the community. Across four days they will explore the latest developments and discover how they can be leveraged to improve the opportunities for learners around the world. This hands-on, experience-driven showcase is a highlight in the calendar, and in 2020 we welcome the much loved Education Show alongside, giving UK educators and leaders even more reason to be there. London, UK; Jan 22-25, 2020
  • IQS Tech Fest – IQS Tech Fest is the largest event organized by IQS Tech Factory, the center of entrepreneurship at IQS University and the first Industrial accelerator in Spain. What started as a small fair organized by a small team of people with the passion of giving voice to a new type of entrepreneurship, has become a great celebration that is growing year over year. Barcelona, Spain; Jan 23, 2020
  • Applied Machine Learning Days 2020 – Five days of talks, tutorials & workshops on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Ecublens, Switzerland; Jan 25-29, 2020
  • ISPO Munich – The largest trade fair for sports business more than 2,800 exhibitors will be presenting their latest sports products from segments such as Snowsports, Outdoor, Health & Fitness, Urban and Team Sports at the Messe München exhibition grounds. Look forward to four days full of impulses and rich contacts. Munich, Germany; Jan 26-29, 2020
  • TechCapMarkets project – a collaboration between Tech Tour, PME Finance and IESE funded by the European Union and guided by an Advisory Board of market experts. In April 2017 the European Commission, under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program, issued a call for proposals to improve the access of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to alternative finance. Paris, France; Jan 27, 2020
  • The 7th Annual Poland – CEE Private Equity Conference 2020 – Expect to network with the leading players of the industry. Our Private Equity event in Warsaw will be the perfect place to meet LPs, GPs, and PE/VC Target Companies. See you there? Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland; Jan 28, 2020
  • sTARTUp DayBringing together startup-minded people, innovation and good vibes in the biggest business festival in the Baltics. Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia; Jan 29-31, 2020

Feb

  • HRD Summit – the most senior gathering of HR Directors on the globe. The Summit will welcome over 1,000 attendees, over 150 speakers across 8 content streams, over 80 Exhibitors, over 250 Match Meetings and 11+ hours of networking spread across 2 days. Birmingham, UK; Feb 4-5, 2020
  • PrivSec London – bringing together privacy and security professionals from around the globe, for a two-day intensive conference that addresses industry issues, challenges, and opportunities. London, UK; Feb 4-5, 2020
  • ICE Totally Gaming – ICE London is the only B2B gaming event that truly brings together the international online and offline gaming sectors. London, UK; Feb 4-6, 2020
  • CPX 360 – a cybersecurity conference and expo that offers a wide array of sessions and tracks. Experts will share core insights, analysis, and actionable business strategies that will empower participants to obtain knowledge to meet their business needs and that will take their cybersecurity to the next level. Vienna, Wien, Austria; Feb 4-6, 2020
  • London Affiliate Conference –  the world’s largest dedicated iGaming affiliate exhibition and conference, London, UK; Feb 5-8, 2020
  • Startup World Cup Luxembourg – Startup World Cup is a series of startup conferences and competitions in 13 countries, hunting for the next emerging unicorn to award $1,000,000. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Feb 6, 2020
  • Grakn Cosmos – a universal conference of technologies built using Grakn. The “cosmos” is the universe viewed as a complex and orderly system, as opposed to chaos. Grakn is a database; one that empowers complex systems to be more intelligent through logic, reasoning, and knowledge engineering. The universe of all systems built on Grakn is the universe of orderly systems — the Grakn Cosmos. Its speakers, the “Cosmos Voyagers” come from all across the universe, they are builders, pioneers, innovators, leading the path forward for their teams and organizations. Representing Google Cloud, Cisco, InfoSys, AstraZeneca, Deutsche Telekom, TNO and more, we are honored and humbled by their passion and drive in pushing the boundary of intelligent systems. Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Business Development, Business Intelligence, Cyber Security, Events, Knowledge Management, Robotics, Software Engineering. London, UK; Feb 6-7, 2020
  • MOVE: Mobility Re-imagined – The world’s most important mobility event, where disruptive technology and innovation drive the future of urban transport. MOVE will bring together disruptors, their technology and their attitude with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines: to dialogue, to create insight and to promote collaboration. We guarantee to be more expansive and multi-disciplined than any other event on the planet. #MOVE2020 London, UK; Feb 11-12, 2020
  • Digital Relaunch Konferenz – Experten-Wissen für eine erfolgreiche Digitalisierung. Bei der Digital:Relaunch dreht sich alles um praxisorientierte Lösungen und Best Cases rund um die Digitale Transformation von Leadership, Arbeitsplatz, Business und Marketing. Tauschen Sie sich mit Experten und anderen Besuchern aus und genießen Sie die After-Show-Party. Berlin, Germany; Feb 17-18, 2020
  • Tech Invest Berlin – Meet leading and influential European investors in a high-end like environment and pitch on stage: following the format that has made the success of startups pitches: only 4 minutes per pitch, and 15 minutes per keynotes, one to one meetings, networking sessions, awards ceremony. Berlin, Germany; TBA
  • France Tech Transfer Invest – Tech Tour together with SATT (France’s tech transfer acceleration offices), BPI and EuroQuity are pleased to announce the third edition of  France Tech Transfer Invest (FTTI), an event that aims to stimulate investment into French tech transfer spin-offs. Paris, France; TBA
  • Learning Technologies UK – Europe’s leading showcase of organizational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. With more than 8,500 visitors, 150 free L&D seminars, over 200 exhibitors, an exhibition hall packed with the latest learning technologies, innovation and best practice and the industry’s leading L&D conference, it provides a unique and exciting environment for all those involved in workplace learning. London, UK; Feb 12-13, 2020
  • World Congress of Angel Investors WBAF 2020 – An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership of Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) promotes angel investment as an innovative financial inclusion tool at the global level. At the G20 meetings in Riyadh, it was announced that WBAF is now an affiliated congress of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). Istanbul, Turkey; Feb 17-18, 2020
  • Innovation Explorer 2020 – This year we want to explore and describe what will be required to reignite the spark of innovation in business, education, and government – ensuring Bulgaria`s long-term success in the global economy. Sofia, Bulgaria; Feb 20, 2020
  • WeTech Berlin – The conference will include a series of unique encounters and discussions on topics focusing on innovation & tech, business ties between Germany and Israel, investment opportunities and more. During the conference, we shall examine how tech and innovation manifest in an array of fields, from cyber and industrial manufacturing to finance and automotive. Berlin, Germany; TBA
  • Blockchain Economy Istanbul 2020 – The second of the most comprehensive Blockchain and cryptocurrency conferences in MENA and Eurasia will take place during two days in Istanbul on February 20-21, 2020 with the best international names in the sector.
    Istanbul, Turkey; Feb 20-21, 2020
  • TechChill – Having grown from a small grassroots movement of like-minded tech enthusiasts, TechChill celebrates the best of the Baltic startup community by annually bringing together 2000+ attendees, including the fastest-growing startups, most innovative corporations, investors active in the region and talented tech enthusiasts. TechChill is organized by a non-profit foundation of the same name, empowering the Baltic startup ecosystem throughout the year. This year is no exception – the two-day agenda at TechChill will feature 70+ speakers and 20+ side events, as well as some legendary afterparties. Riga, Latvia; Feb 20-21, 2020
  • 4YFN – Over three days, 4YFN will showcase the latest tech startup innovations from around the world. Featuring curated content, startup pitches, competitions, and dedicated networking sessions. The event is tailor-made to connect the international startup community, investors, talent and corporations. Barcelona, Spain; Feb 24-26, 2020
  • 4YFN Digital Health and Wellness Hub – Discover ground-breaking innovations brought forward by digital health and wellness startups, meet leading corporations and their innovation programs, network and learn from industry experts propelling innovation in health care and delve into the vibrant Barcelona ecosystem. Barcelona, Spain; Feb 24-26, 2020
  • Xside – a creative hub of excellence that celebrates the ideas, skills, and people that are leading future change. A groundbreaking gathering where converging communities unite. Barcelona, Spain; Feb 24-27, 2020
  • Mobile World Congress Barcelona – The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, incorporating a thought-leadership conference. Barcelona, Spain; Feb 24-27, 2020
  • Startup World Cup Northern Ireland – Startup World Cup is a series of startup conferences and competitions in 13 countries, hunting for the next emerging unicorn to award $1,000,000. Belfast, Northern Ireland; Feb 25, 2020
  • Helicopter Investor London – dedicated to helicopter finance, transactions, and operations. Now in its tenth year, over 300 senior executives and key decision-makers are expected to attend in 2020. London, UK; Feb 25-26, 2020
  • embedded world Conference: Embedded Intelligence – Be it security for electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things or e-mobility and energy efficiency – the embedded world trade fair in Nuremberg enables you to experience the whole world of embedded systems. Nuremberg, Germany; Feb 25-27, 2020
  • SuperReturn International – The world’s largest private equity and venture capital event. 2,500+ attendees. 700+ LPs. 1,100+ GPs. 400+ speakers. Unlimited possibilities. Private equity and venture capital conference determining strategies for successful fundraising, value creation, exits and maximizing returns in a new decade of private equity. Berlin, Germany; Feb 25-28, 2020
  • Women Tech Kyiv – WomenTech Network is a ​community that promotes ​gender diversity in tech and connects talented and skilled professionals with top companies and disruptive startups that value diversity and inclusion. Kyiv, Ukraine; Feb 27, 2020
  • The Annual FinTech & InsureTech Summit – an unmissable event for all players in the financial ecosystem in Bulgaria and the region of CEE. It gathers industry leaders, visionaries and innovators, and showcases how digital transformation is redefining the future of the financial services. Sofia, Bulgaria; Feb 27, 2020
  • LONDON TECH JOB FAIR SPRING – a chance for job seekers to talk to companies that are hiring in person. If you’ve had enough of submitting your CV online without the opportunity to make a lasting first impression, here’s your chance to change your strategy and do a bit of networking. London, UK; Feb 27, 2020
  • Get Hired London 2020 – an invite-only recruiting event for Front End, Back End, and Full Stack Developers. London, UK; Feb 28, 2020

Mar

  • The User Experience Design Conference – bringing designers, developers, business stakeholders, researchers, and marketing specialists together. The theme of the conference is designers and marketing, helping businesses grow. We’ve invited amazing speakers from Conde Nast, Booking.com, Monzo, Canonical, Ocado, ThomasCook, Which?, Virgin Atlantic and others. London, UK; Mar 2, 2020
  • Digital Health Rewired – Digital Health Rewired is a new event connecting health IT leaders with the latest digital health innovations. The two-day conference and expo are delivered by Digital Health, publishers of digitalhealth.net and organizers of the CCIO and CIO Networks and annual Summer Schools. London, UK; Mar 3-4, 2020
  • PE Insights NordicsThe 10th edition of the leading Private Equity conference. Expect to mingle with the leading players of the industry. Our Private Equity event in Stockholm will be the perfect place to meet LPs, GPs, and PE/VC Target Companies. Stockholm, Sweden; Mar 5, 2020
  • LendingUP! Turning Loans Around – The international meeting for experts who bring innovation to the unsecured consumer and SME lending space. Every year, LendingUP! brings together the most innovative banks, marketplace lenders and other key industry players, creating that right-sized platform limited to max 70 selected senior executives where you can: – Use the abundant networking time to deepen your knowledge of your peers and their methods – Keep an eye on the most interesting content on the table of the consumer and SME lending industry right now – Be inspired by the latest solutions for the bottlenecks you face in your day-to-day work life Prague, Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic; Mar 5-6, 2020
  • Unicon – Berlin – unicon connects students from top-tier universities and diverse backgrounds through tech. Berlin, Germany; Mar 5-7, 2020
  • Industry Europe | The Product Management Conference – Over 3 days, 400 attendees from over 30 countries will learn from renowned product leaders and share the latest methods, tools, and frameworks that they use to build, launch and scale world-class software products. Dulin, Ireland; Mar 9-11, 2020
  • European Healthtech Investment Forum 2020bringing together leading investors from Europe and some of the most promising Healthtech entrepreneurs of Europe and Finland. The event will concentrate on the following subsectors: Digital Health, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Personalized Health. Helsinki, Finland; Mar 10-11, 2020
  • EIT Digital Artificial Intelligence (AI) Event  – workshop participants will discuss the latest trends in AI within Wellbeing, Retail and Finance, followed by workshops focussing on collaboration opportunities for companies, organizations and researchers with EIT Digital’s support. Kista, Sweden; Mar 12, 2020
  • Hello Tomorrow Global Summit – the first global event dedicated to scientists and deeptech founders in every industry. This is where finalists will pitch in front of an audience of 300 people and an expert jury to compete to win their track and be in with a shot of winning the Grand Prize. There is also a full program, including Keynotes from leaders in science and technological innovation, expert panels discussing issues around technology and interactive learning sessions aimed at early-stage startups to share best practices and advice on how to advance your company. Paris, France; Mar 12-13, 2020
  • BERLIN TECH JOB FAIR SPRING – a chance for job seekers to talk to companies that are hiring in person. If you’ve had enough of submitting your CV online without the opportunity to make a lasting first impression, here’s your chance to change your strategy and do a bit of networking. Berlin, Germany; Mar 12-13, 2020
  • Skinnovation – the first startup conference on skis. More than 300 startups, investors, innovative corporates and entrepreneurship enthusiasts meet up to ski together, attend talks in the ski hut and network together. Pitching happens in the ski lift. Taking place in the capital of the Alps, Innsbruck, and surrounding ski resorts, Skinnovation is literally the coolest startup event in Europe. Innsbruck, Austria; Mar 12-14, 2020
  • Ironhack Web Development & UX/UI Design Hiring Fair – During this week, we connect companies looking to hire top talent with recently graduated #Ironhackers, providing priority access before they hit the job market. The objective for companies is to have the first encounter with our students in a 10 to 15-minute interview. Afterward, we facilitate the student’s contact details so companies can schedule a follow up personal or technical interview if there is interest on both sides. Berlin, Germany; Mar 13-14, 2020
  • POSTPONED – IoT Tech Expo Global – The world’s leading Internet of Things event covering the entire IoT ecosystem. The IoT Tech Expo Global is the world’s leading Internet of Things event which will introduce and explore the latest innovations across the entire IoT ecosystem, covering Manufacturing, Transport, Health, Logistics, Government, Energy, Automotive, Insurance and more. London, UK, Mar 17-18, 2020
  • POSTPONED – AI & Big Data Expo Global – The AI & Big Data Expo is a showcase of next-generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data. This is an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2019 and beyond. London, UK, Mar 17-18, 2020
  • POSTPONED – Cybersecurity & Cloud Expo Global – The Cyber Security & Cloud Expo Globa will host two days of top-level discussion around cybersecurity and cloud, and the impact they are having on industries including government, energy, financial services, healthcare and more. The Cyber Security & Cloud event is co-located with the IoT Tech Expo, AI & Big Data Expo and Blockchain Expo so you can explore the convergence of these technologies in one place. London, UK, Mar 17-18, 2020
  • POSTPONED – MUNICH TECH JOB FAIR SPRING – a chance for job seekers to talk to companies that are hiring in person. If you’ve had enough of submitting your CV online without the opportunity to make a lasting first impression, here’s your chance to change your strategy and do a bit of networking. Munich, Germany; Postponed to Jun 18, 2020
  • POSTPONED – PE Insights BeneluxThe 5th edition of the leading Private Equity conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Postponed to Jun 18, 2020
  • Cancelled – Start Summit – START Summit is Europe’s leading talent conference for entrepreneurship and innovation. Gallen, Switzerland; Mar 19-20, 2020
  • Aginext – the conference for advanced agile practitioners. A mix of actionable talks and hands-on workshops, the two-day Aginext is known for its experienced, entertaining and even controversial speakers, and amazing networking between sessions, sharing experiences in scaling agile, DevOps, lean, CICD and more! London, UK; Mar 19-20, 2020
  • POSTPONED – Hacking Health Camp is a 3-day international event aimed at breaking down the barriers of health innovation. The conference program on the future of health, training on the technical, legal, medical and design aspects of health and Europe’s largest health hackathon to design prototypes. Every day, an event creates a collaborative space between healthcare professionals, patients, designers, hackers, makers, and entrepreneurs. An event for all those interested in health innovation, inspiring health professionals and digital professionals on their common opportunities in the future of health. Strasbourg, France; Postponed to May 29-31, 2020
  • POSTPONED – World Bio Markets – the only event that focuses entirely on the commercialization of the bio-economy. We connect brands and retailers across a range of chemical, material and product industries to the entire value chain to collaboratively drive change through commercially viable innovation. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Postponed to Nov 2-4, 2020
  • ITA: Women in Tech Leadership ConferenceThe ITA: Women in Tech Leadership Conference is the central International Women’s Day activity for the tech sector. London, UK; Mar 24, 2020
  • Cancelled – Start-Up Energy Transition Tech Festival – The Tech Festival brings together a global network of innovators shaping the future of energy. The one-day event allows participants to access the best start-ups and outstanding entrepreneurs in the field of energy solutions, in addition to innovation-driven corporates, investors, and public organizations leading the energy transition. Berlin, Germany; Mar 24, 2020
  • Wolves Summit Warsaw – The 9th edition of Wolves Summit is coming back to Warsaw! According to participants, the conference is the most effective multinational event focused on relevant networking in Europe. We connect promising startups, tech companies, investors and corporations that want to properly support global innovation. Don’t take our word for it. Join 2500+ Attendees and check for yourself, while making the most of 4500+ pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings! Warsaw, Poland; Mar 24-25, 2020 The conference will take place virtually, all content from agenda will be live-streamed.
  • POSTPONED – Investor’s Forum 2020 – Over 200 LPs and over 200 GPs will once again gather in Geneva for an event unlike any other. With a strict one-to-one ratio of LPs to GPs, this event delivers unparalleled content, debate, and networking in a collegiate, non-commercial environment. The Investors’ Forum is open only to Invest Europe member LPs and GPs and qualified institutional investors. All registrations will be reviewed to ensure entrance criteria are met. We encourage you to begin the registration review process early to reserve your place at the event. Geneva, Switzerland; Postponed to Oct 13-14, 2020
  • POSTPONED – BARCELONA TECH JOB FAIR SPRING – a chance for job seekers to talk to companies that are hiring in person. If you’ve had enough of submitting your CV online without the opportunity to make a lasting first impression, here’s your chance to change your strategy and do a bit of networking. Barcelona, Spain; Postponed to Jul 2, 2020
  • POSTPONED – CleanEquity Monaco – hosted by Innovator Capital and the Principality of Monaco, is a private conference, which features up to 30 of the world’s best in class next-generation technology companies. Each company presents its vision and has the opportunity to network with prominent financial, strategic, sovereign, corporate and family investors. Monaco; TBD
  • POSTPONED – Tech Tour Growth 2020 – Ambition & PurposeEurope’s next wave of tech unicorns and their investors together on the shores of Lake Geneva! Geneva & Lausanne; TBD
  • IVC Roundtable Geneva – The Geneva IVC Roundtable will focus on insights for investors, how to use data science to identify high potential investments and how early stage and growth investors can work together. Prominent speakers from across the ecosystem are invited and participating investors will be asked to share their views on how the industry and its players should adapt over the coming years. The Investor Roundtable is an initiative of the International Venture Club, a global collaborative network of 70+ independent, corporate and institutional investors with a focus on the European venture market. The event, one of the annual Investor Roundtables, is directly followed by the Tech Tour Growth Summit, which showcases the best investment opportunities in many trending technologies in Europe. Geneva, Switzerland; TBA
  • POSTPONED – LEAP Summit – LEAP Summit brings people from all over the world at one place to learn together in order to solve the most pressing challenges of our time. Zagreb, Croatia; Postponed to Oct 1-2, 2020
  • POSTPONED – Codemotion Rome – Codemotion is a two-day event open to all languages and technologies with a focus on topics such as Frontend, Security, Mobile, DevOps, IoT, Cloud, Big Data, AI /Machine Learning, Design/UX, Game Dev, Inspirational, Functional Programming, Javascript, Containers, Microservices, AR/MR/VR, Diversity in Tech, FAAS/Serverless. Rome, Italy; Postponed to Jun 11-12, 2020
  • SingularityU Spain Summit – We empower a global community with the mindset, skillset, and network. For the first time in Madrid, the cutting-edge SingularityU Spain Summit brings you the future of the world, the Silicon Valley state of the art technologies and next to come. Fasten your belts!!! Madrid, Spain; Mar 30-31, 2020
  • POSTPONED – CannaTech – CannaTech is a vibrant platform connecting all cannabis industry stakeholders. This is the place to meet other players, understand the opportunities in the cannabis market, learn about the latest technologies and research and collaborate with other like-minded individuals. Tel Aviv, Israel; Postponed to Jun 15-16, 2020
  • Women in AI Dinner London – Over the course of the dinner, hear from leading female experts in Artificial Intelligence and discuss the impact of this rapidly advancing technology. Attendees will establish new connections and network with peers in sectors including retail, manufacturing, transport, healthcare & security. London, UK; Mar 31, 2020
  • POSTPONED – Deep Learning in Finance Summit London – Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, academia and the financial sector. Speakers will share insights into recent breakthroughs in technical advancements and fintech applications including financial forecasting & compliance. London, UK; TBD

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