Some of the issues addressed in this talk are entrepreneurship as a vehicle for innovation and one of the paradigms of the new economy, and how large corporations have adopted the mindset and business models of start-ups as a tool for growth.
The keynote speaker is Iñaki Ortega, PhD in Economics, university lecturer and innovation consultant. He is programmes director at Deusto Business School. He was general manager of Madrid Emprende since it was created in 2005 until June 2014. He is a regular writer of economic articles, has co-authored 10 books, two of them as a single author: “Políticas públicas para los emprendedores” (2012) and “Millennials. Inventa tu empleo” (2014). He has been director of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) in Madrid since 2010. He advises governments, universities and large companies on the implementation of their open innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem programmes. All this background and his work as a member of the Basque parliament have given him a systematic perspective that have made him become one of the leading experts on entrepreneurial ecosystems.