15.00–15.05: Welcome and introduction
15.05–15.20: Presentation of the European Capital of Innovation Awards 2021
15.20–15.30: Presentation of Helsinborg (iCapital 2020 runner up)
15.30–15.55: Q&A on Slido
15.55–16.00: Final remarks
- Live streaming available
On 8 June, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) is organizing an informative webinar to learn more about the 7th edition of the European Capital of Innovation Awards (iCapital). Applications are open and the deadline for submissions is 15 July 2021.
This year's edition recognises the cities’ contribution to developing local innovation ecosystems for the benefit of innovators and the wellbeing of their citizens. The awards are aimed at rewarding the most innovative city practices in the framework of a developed, multi-faceted, well-functioning city innovation ecosystem that boosts game-changing innovation.
During this informative session, you will discover its main novelties, especially its eligibility and award criteria. Moreover, this edition features the new category 'The European Rising Innovative City' that targets towns and cities with a population of more than 50,000 and less than 250,000 inhabitants, in addition to 'The European Capital of Innovation' category open for cities with more than 250,000 inhabitants.
Discover how your city can win one of the 6 available prizes (total budget of €1.8 million).