Can the EU engineer innovation?

Innovation is at the heart of human progress. The printing press, the steam engine, the automobile, and now AI have led to industrial and social revolutions. In modern history, Europe has been the cradle of countless technological innovations, but more recently, it seems to be playing catch-up with other regions. The EU is aware of this, and it has ambitious plans in store to ramp up innovation in the digital age. The million-dollar question is: can the EU succeed?

In today’s episode, we discuss what innovation is, why it matters, and what the EU is doing to earn itself a place among innovation champions.

About our guest

Paul Hünermund is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Copenhagen Business School. He is also the co-founder of, a platform for fostering knowledge exchange between industry and academia on causal data science.

Liene Briede is the Vice-Rector for Innovation at Riga Technical University and a European Innovation Council Board Member. Over the past ten years, she has worked tirelessly to improve the Latvian and Baltic innovation ecosystem.

Hosted & produced by

Victor Aguilar & Alexander Roth

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