Author: Alejandra Consejo, Wroclaw University of Technology

The European Forum of Young Innovators, EFYI'16, is an event that ‘brings together representatives of the world of science and business, to begin the discussion on the key issues affecting young innovators. The program abounds in exciting discussions, success stories, experienced international speakers and business practitioners. EFYI'16 encourages the active involvement of all participants by creating a propitious space for exchanging views and opinions’. I was invited as a member of the Polish Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/, to actively participate in the panel ‘The role of young innovators in the next decade. What kind of young scientist Europe needs?’. I had the opportunity to share my experience as Marie Curie fellow and PhD student. Besides, this was a great opportunity to network, gain some extra knowledge about how industry works and participate in interactive workshops. The event was broadcasted in streaming and it is now available in YouTube (https://youtu.be/SGwqHQlyBp0 ).