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Nick McGirl

Co-Founder of ChangeMakersXchange

Federica Massa Saluzzo

Assistant Professor at EADA Business School

Laura Orestano

CEO at SocialFare

Merve Nur Okutan

Venture Championer, Ashoka

Mirna Karzen

Co-Founder & Director of Karzen & Karzen

Nikoline Arns

Co-Founder of DoinGud

Matt Boardman

Master of Ceremony

Charlotte Macken

Senior Manager of European Portfolio at Nesta Challenges

Dian-Jen Lin

Post Carbon Lab - 2020 Finalist

Marcio Carocho

SpraySafe - Winner 2019

Petra Kotuliakova

Women Tester Academy - Semi-Finalist 2017

Liliana Cunha

Programme Coordinator at Nesta Challenges

Valentina Superti

Director of Ecosystems II: Tourism & proximity at DG GROW

Perttu Pölönen

Futurist & author

Hubert Gambs

Deputy Director General at DG Grow

Laurent Hublet

Managing Director of Be Central

Dimitris Panopoulos

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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Snowball Effect

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Digitalising VAT with real-time reporting


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Democratizing data analysis


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Equipping children with must-have STEM skills for future professions.


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