Speakers Bios & Abstracts

Platzhalter Speakers
Bror Salmelin

Adviser for Innovation Systems,
Directorate General for Communication, Networks, Content and Technology (DG: Connect),
European Commission


Bror Salmelin is the adviser for Innovation Systems at the European

Commission, Directorate General for Communications, Network, content,

and Technology (DG CONNECT) where he is responsible for Open innovation

and Modern innovation systems. He currently co-chairs the European Union

Open Innovation Strategy and Policy group, an industry-led group

advising on strategic priorities for open and service innovation.

As a head of unit he developed the concept of European Network of

Living Labs, which is grown through EU presidencies to a 150+ sites

innovation network for ICT intense services. Previously, He held the

position of Deputy of the ICT Section in Technology Development Centre

and served as the Finnish representative at ESPRIT/IST programme of the


Bror Salmelin is a member of New Club of Paris, Member of the

Advisory Board for Innovation Value Institute, Ireland. He has an

expertise in intangible economy and value creation, related to policies

like innovation policy, productivity and creativity in particular

focused on new service innovation.