iNOVUSS festival to take place in Rīga

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From August 30 to September 1, what is being claimed as "the biggest innovation event of this summer" – the innovation and technology festival iNOVUSS – will take place on Lucavsala island in the middle of the River Daugava, Rīga.

The second iteration of the festival will host more than 50 events on seven thematic stages, with experts from 17 countries sharing their insights on the latest trends, according to organizers. The first iNOVUSS festival took place on 25-26 August 2017 and gathered 4,000 participants.

"The main stage – Magnetic Latvia – will bring together the most powerful international experts who will share their insights on trends that do change and will change the usual reality including artificial intelligence, future education and the role of humanity in the coming decades," says a release, suggesting that the event that certainly does not lack ambition.

"Technological advancements in open-air, local and global trends in innovation, AI, latest developments in science, future professions, and travel in the 21 century – all of these topics will be covered so that everyone will be able to find something for themselves," says the official website.

There will also be eight concerts to keep people amused between talks, as well as a stand-up show, a selection of films and activities for families with children. Entrance to the festival is free of charge.

iNOVUSS is organized by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA). The project is financed by the ERDF programme “Growth and Employment”.

“Innovation festival iNOVUSS is an event for entrepreneurs and future businesspeople and it manages to avoid usual formats and boring business conversations. The festival is all about hands-on experience, positive vibes and exciting discussions, about business and leisure. Together we will encourage new ideas, share opinions and spend our time well before intense work in autumn starts,” LIAA director Andris Ozols said in advance of the event.

Entrance is free of charge. To explore the list of festival speakers and other information, visit the event website.


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