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Get your agendas ready: Your recap of all the digital innovation events going on in November!

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November is so jam-packed full of exciting innovation events, we found it hard to choose. In the end however we chose to fly to Lisbon, Berlin, Paris and Helsinki. See below our favourites...

November got off to an exciting start with Web Summit in Portugal in what was described as the “largest tech conference in the world” by Inc. magazine. A unique event where over a thousand senior managers from over 160 countries delivered speeches, the occasion truly brought the tech community together. The conference boasted various impressive speakers such as former French President Francois Hollande, Microsoft president Brad Smith and the highly celebrated theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.  Also present, BNP Paribas CIB organized a startup pitch challenge, with the prizewinners receiving two OpenUp VIP invitations to TechCrunch Disrupt to be held in Berlin. Congratulations to SilverInTouch and Loqr Code.

This event is promptly followed by the Back End of Innovation Summit hosted by the Curtis & Wyss Group on the 9th-10th in Berlin. This event hopes to bring together experts of the B2B value chain in order to share experiences and elaborate on the best practices within the industry. Key topics that will be covered at the conference include: the rise of addictive technology, leadership’s strategic vision, corporate culture and innovative management.

Next in November comes the Digital Innovation Conference, hosted by Electronic Business Group, which will be held right here in Paris on the 16th. This conference aims to connect big brands and smaller start-ups by disrupting the competition between the two types of businesses to encourage collaboration and therefor create more benefits for both parties.

To round off the month, SLUSH takes centre stage - or rather five stages - with its exciting line-up from Nov 30th- Dec 1st in Helsinki. With up to 17,500 people to connect with: founders, investors and the media will take the mic and share their stories at fireside chats and keynotes. One stage is dedicated purely for pitching. The others are filled with tech experts sharing their stories and sparking a dialogue on the future. This year, EXPERIENCE SLUSH LIKE A VIP with OpenUp. Apply for a ticket, complete with travel bursary, to attend the conference and have access to our partner Startup Sesame’s network during the event!

Article co-written by Francesca Ford-Cooper & Mario Manca

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