T2VC to launch Global Innovation Summit in summer 2012

T2 Venture Capital is pleased to officially announce the Global Innovation Summit (GIS). This invitation-only event is the first-ever in Silicon Valley produced in collaboration with the world’s leading development institutions. The event seeks answers to the question: how can innovation lift human welfare and provide a sustainable foundation for economic growth? Our institutional partners include many of the most powerful names in global development, including the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations (CSTD), the OECD, Aspen Institute (ANDE), the Arab Science & Technology Foundation, the Third World Academy of Sciences, and others. We are aiming to make this the biggest global development event ever in Silicon Valley and one of the defining events in the world.

The event will be held on July 16-18, 2012 in San Jose, California. GIS will bring together a community of 300-500 participants to close the public/private divide and find real working solutions for global innovation. These attendees will include entrepreneurs, high-level government ministers, leading investors, cutting-edge researchers, development experts and pioneering non-profits. We will target solutions in a variety of areas, including capital formation, IT development, global health, food security, clean water, sustainable energy, and others. We will do “real work” to create prototype solutions at the event, not just listen to talking heads.

To find out more, please visit the GIS website (www.innosummit.com).

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