The IGL2019 Global Conference was held on 21 - 23 May 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
IGL2019 brought together nearly 200 senior policymakers, practitioners and researchers from over 25 countries to explore future innovation and entrepreneurship policies.
Nesta's Innovation Growth Lab (IGL), in partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the World Bank Group, the Max Planck Institute and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, held its annual global conference in Berlin, Germany from 21-23 May 2019.
21 May 2019
IGL Research Meeting
- A forum for researchers to discuss design-stage, ongoing and completed academic research that uses experimental methods in innovation, entrepreneurship and growth.
22 May 2019
IGL Global Conference
- Inspiring keynotes about state-of-the-art policies and programmes.
- Focused and interactive sessions showcasing the latest evidence.
- Discussions on the role experimentation can play in this policy field.
23 May 2019
IGL Policy and Practice Learning Lab
- Brings together policymakers and practioners to discuss the latest developments in experimentation.
- Hands-on capacity-building workshops.
- Learn first-hand from the experiences of other organisations from around the world.
Confirmed speakers for IGL2019
State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)
Rannia Leontaridi OBE
Director, Business Growth & Office for Artificial Intelligence, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (UK)
Chief Executive, Nesta (UK)
Programme Executive, Small Business Innovation Research, NASA (US)
CEO, Danish Design Centre (Denmark)
Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (US)
Practice Director, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, The World Bank Group (US)
Director of Innovation Mapping, Nesta (UK)
Research Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex (UK)
Chief Economist, Burning Glass Technologies (US)
Executive Director, GEN Accelerate, VP for Education, Global Entrepreneurship Network (US)
Global Director of Strategy and Value, Optimizely (Netherlands)
Researcher, ZEW (Germany)
Director, Better Regulation Executive, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (UK)
Assistant Professor, Aalborg University (Denmark)
Project Manager, Lead in Systems Thinking and Anticipatory Governance, OPSI, OECD (France)
Associate Professor, Tilburg University (Netherlands)
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School (US)
Chloé Le Coq
Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden)
Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Germany)
Senior Economist, the World Bank Group (US)
Economist, Development Impact Evaluation unit, Development Research Group, World Bank (US)
Principal Researcher (Innovation Systems), Innovation Mapping, Nesta (UK)
Senior Researcher, Digital Frontrunners, Nesta (UK)
Associate Professor of Strategy, POK Pühringer PS Chair in Entrepreneurship, ESMT Berlin (Germany)
Senior Economist,The World Bank (US)
Highlights from IGL2019
21 - 23 May 2019
EUREF-Campus 13, 10829 Berlin, Germany
Event photos from IGL2019
What people are saying
"Thanks for the conference last week. It was very informative and generated some ideas for me that I will pursue with colleagues. I intend to keep myself informed of the work of IGL and its developments and will continue to look for opportunities that may lead to us having a more substantial involvement."
"This was a great conference filled with opportunities to learn about current research and practice while meeting some wonderful people doing really interesting work. I look forward to the next conference."
“Lots of great and diverse research; felt like a kid in a candy store!”
“The venue was fantastic, I learned a lot and met very interesting people. Thank you for putting this together!”