All over the globe, innovation communities are unlocking solutions to the world's trickiest problems and Venture Café is on a mission to connect innovators to make things happen.

That’s why we’ve convened innovation district leaders from around the world for a special globally curated Happen session: “Cultivating Thriving Innovation Communities.” Discover how to build strong, inclusive, equitable innovation ecosystems in cities throughout the world, and discover how to start this movement in your community.

Our expert panel will discuss the power of innovation districts in facilitating collaboration to solve complex issues and create equitable opportunities.

Anoesjka Imambaks, Executive Director Venture Café Rotterdam (Moderator)
Julie Wagner, president of the Global Institute on Innovation Districts and a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institute.
Tim Rowe, the founder and CEO of the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) & CIC Health
Christine Wergeland S√∏rbye, the CEO of the Oslo Science City Innovation District

Come on this journey with us as we harness the power of global innovation communities to make the world a better place. Let’s make it happen!

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Log in to this session on March 25th at 5pm CET via this link. After checking-in with us, find this session in the overview & click to join!

About Venture Café Rotterdam

Venture Café is a non-profit organization and part of the Venture Cafe Global Institute and the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Venture Café is the place in Rotterdam where startups, corporates, talent, government and investors are connected to stimulate innovation and growth. Every Thursday between 16:00-19:00h at our central location at Groot Handelsgebouw we host the largest innovation community gathering in The Netherlands. Pre-corona we used to receive 300+ visitors every week, for now all of our programming is offered online. Every Thursday Venture Café offers freely accessible programs and an environment for "serendipitous encounters" to happen.

Venture Café Rotterdam is part of a global network with locations in the U.S.A., Asia, Oceania and Europe.

March 25, 2021