In an increasingly dynamic and technological world, disruptive technologies can arise quickly and have the potential to revolutionize entire markets and industries. The US and China are fiercely competing for technological market leadership in key sectors and Europe needs to respond to this global challenge.
We look forward to the insights of Andre Loesekrug-Pietri on this topic, as well as a discussion with him. He is speaker of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), former Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, founder of ACAPITAL and has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (Davos).
About the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI):
JEDI initiated the launch of an agency for disruptive innovation to bring back Europe on par with the USA and China in breakthrough technologies - with a radical new method based on agility, high risk/impact, through a public agency driven by the technology ecosystem. This led to President Macron's proposal to set up a European DARPA, backed by Chancellor Merkel. JEDI is highly representative of the European deeptech ecosystem and brings together 120 key leaders of large research centers, technology corporations, venture capitalists and deeptech startups. JEDI has developed 30 Technology Challenges and identified 15 Program Managers. JEDI is a concrete and ambitious German-French initiative with a clear European perspective.