Dr. Joachim von Heimburg is an independent Innovation Architect and Executive Advisor helping companies to improve their innovation processes and create sustainable business value by innovation. He is the founder of the Open Innovation Alliance (OPINA), an alliance of European Multinationals dedicated to developing their innovation capabilities and competencies. He is a Certified Innovation Management System Professional (PDMA), and Vice-President of the Board of the Chemistry & Industry Section of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). More on his website:

A More Innovative Europe? Think Different About Innovation!

In Brussels, the Research & Innovation Program Horizon Europe (FP9) is the talk of ‘EU town’. Horizon Europe is hoped to be the great leap forward of Europe to close the innovation gap to the US and stay ahead of the emerging innovation giant China in the coming years.