High Level Forum Summit: An event for innovation ecosystems from around the globe

The High Level Forum Summit (HLF) was established in 2012 at MINATEC. This annual event brings together high-level representatives of the world’s leading innovation ecosystems. Every other year the HLF is held in Grenoble; it rotates among partner cities in alternate years. The global innovation ecosystems that participate in the HLF are represented by a wide variety of stakeholders, from education and research to industry and government.

Since its inception, the HLF has attracted 45 of the world’s leading innovation campuses from all corners of the world.


Each year, the HLF addresses strategic issues with three main objectives in mind:

  • Encourage participants to share their policies, strategies, and experiences managing and promoting an innovation ecosystem
  • Facilitate and support cooperation between ecosystems from different regions of the world
  • Increase the number of joint initiatives to maximize the social and economic benefits of each campus’ innovation programs


In 2020 the HLF theme will be “Reinventing Industry.” Subject-matter experts and representatives of major international organizations will address the major issues facing industry moving forward.  The event will also focus on the role of innovation ecosystems in the major movements shaping our societies while, as always, encouraging partnerships and the exchange of best practices across this high-level international community of innovators.


Contact: karen.amram@cea.fr

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