27 November 2017



9:00-10:30, GRAND AUDITORIUM (Audio/video also available in Auditorium 2)

Opening ceremony

Isabel Mota, President of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Maria Manuel Leitão Marques, Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation, Portugal
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal
Video Message from Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

Launching the first Horizon Prize for Social Innovation


Coffee break / Meeting with the press

11:00-13:00, GRAND AUDITORIUM (Audio/video also available in Auditorium 2)

New trends in social innovation

Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman of the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group
Madeleine Clarke, Chair European Venture Philanthropy Association
Geoff Mulgan, NESTA
Michael Kocher, General-Manager, Aga Khan Foundation
Karl H. Richter, Head of Research and Knowledge, UN Social Impact Fund
Filippo Addari, PlusValue
Josephine Goube, COO of Techfugees

Christine Ockrent


Light lunch


Showcase of social innovation projects

Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General, DG RTD, European Commission
Michel Servoz, Director-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Edmundo Martinho, Vice-ombudsman of Santa Casa da Misericórdia
Filipe Almeida, President of EMPIS
Maria Luisa Ferreira, Head of social at the European Investment Bank Institute
Frank Moulaert, Professor and Head of the Planning and Development Unit ASRO, KU Leuven

Katrina Sichel, Journalist

Presentation of projects organised and moderated by Ignite

14:30-16:30, AUDITORIUM 2

Workshop Connected Social Innovation

Side event in collaboration with DG CONNECT

Loretta Anania, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Giovanni Allegretti, University of Coimbra
Michelangelo Secchi, EU Project EMPATIA
Monique Calisti, EU Project CHIC
Stavroula Maglavera, EU Project MAZI
Mayo Fuster Morell, Open University of Catalunya
Mario Calderini, Politecnico Milano
Maurizio Teli, Madeira interactive Institute

14:30-16:30, CONGRESS ROOM 1

Workshop Social dynamics and food from the oceans

Part 1: Food from the oceans
Side event in collaboration with JRC/HLG/SAM/SAPEA

Carina Keskitalo, Member of High Level Group of Scientific Advice Mechanism

Gesche Krause, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Bernhard Friess – Director, DG MARE, European Commission
Catarina Grilo, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Pedro Escudero, Buggypower


Coffee break – Opportunity to visit one of the exhibitions of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


Creating impact through social innovation

Graça Fonseca, State Secretary of Administrative Modernisation of Portugal

Jean David Malo, Director DG RTD, European Commission
Davide Invernizzi, Director at Fondazione Cariplo
Thibault d’Anjou, Karuna-Shechen
Marta Garcia, Director at Social Finance
Catarina Fernandes, Head of Communication, Brand and Corporate Responsibility,SONAE
Luís Jerónimo, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Hugo Menino Aguiar, SPEAK

Fernanda Freitas, Journalist

17:00-19:00, AUDITORIUM 2

The Next Social Innovation Wave

Peter Droell, Director DG RTD, European Commission

Maria da Graça Carvalho, DG RTD, European Commission, Former European Parliament Rapporteur of Horizon 2020 and former Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education of Portugal
Helmut K. Anheier, President of the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Alex Nicholls, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Antonius Schröder, Technical University of Dortmund
Imraan Patel, Deputy Director-General for the South African Department of Science & Technology

Katrina Sichel, Journalist

17:00-19:00, CONGRESS ROOM 1

Workshop Social dynamics and food from the oceans

Part 2: DIY/DIT Algae Farming: Transforming Citizens from Food Consumers into Food Producers
Side event in collaboration with JRC/ HLG/SAM/SAPEA

Facilitated by
Pieter van Boheemen, Waag Society
Xiamyra Daal, Waag Society

17:00-19:00, AUDITORIUM 3

Workshop Evidence Informed Social Policy Innovation: Redesigning European welfare systems through ICT-based dynamic modelling

Side event in collaboration with JRC

Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism

Cristiano Codagnone, State University of Milan and Open University of Catalonia
Andrea Roventini, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa
Riel Miller, Head of Anticipation and Foresight, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO
Brianna Smrke, Ontario Public Service and Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR), Canada

Gianluca Misuraca, Joint Research Centre, Seville, European Commission

Erika Widegren, Chief Executive, Re-imagine Europe



19:15 Address of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Republic of Portugal
(Grand Auditorium)
19:30 Orquestra GeraJazz
(Exhititon área)
19:50 Speech of Margarida Pinto Correia – President of EDP Foundation

21:00-23:00, TEATRO DA COMUNA

Independent Event 

Co-organised with Montepio Social Tech
Demo Evening with social innovation start-ups/projects and of Music Tech Festival

Updated on 22 november 2017

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