ABOUT THE YOUNG LEADERS’ FORUM
Innovation is the most important engine of development. Innovation is an idea that is successful in practice and brings social and economic benefits. Creativity, the ability to generate novel and useful ideas, is the seed of innovation, but, until implemented, it is still just an idea. To successfully realise the transfer of innovative ideas, one has to go through a long process replete with several obstacles to make his/her innovation attractive for others, too. It is crucially important to explore how we can adapt and evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of modern societies. The aim of the think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum (YLF) is to give an opportunity to young and talented innovators from social, natural sciences, and legal studies to share their ideas and discuss the most important regional and global challenges, while also initiating a dialogue with each other.
The think.BDPST Young Leaders’ Forum features outstanding young professionals (aged 24-38) soon to become important actors and decision-makers in the fields of innovation, technology, digitalisation, e-Governance, environmental science or energy studies (focussing on topics, such as sustainable energy policies/ practices and/or energy efficiency and renewable energy), and other study areas connected to the current topics of YLF. YLF gathers young professionals from the V4 countries, CE region, and the EU who are active in the field of innovation, and provides them a platform where new innovative initiatives and ideas can be shared to implement new, innovative solutions and inventions. YLF connects experts from the fields of social sciences, legal studies, and natural sciences to create a bridge between these fields and help young decision makers to make their innovations more effective and better understand different aspects of current issues, trends, and challenges. At the same time, YLF makes it possible for these young professionals to improve their leadership potential and learn new skills that will make them more competitive in their fields of expertise.