Co-founded by ARCHES in 2009, Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) is an open, independent, nonprofit platform with a wide variety of stakeholders including small and large companies, universities and research centres, regions and cities, trade organisations and think tanks.

K4I advocates for making topics related to innovation and knowledge the top priority on the EU’s policy agenda promoting innovation as the key tool to foster sustainable economic growth, generate employment and further improve our current living standards. The K4I Forum Governing Board consists of Members of the European Parliament (political members) and members of the K4I Management Board. The K4I Forum is presently supported by more than 30 political members. Since 2009 K4I has organised more than 200 debates, most of which during its annual flagship event, the "European Innovation Summit".