Istanbul hosted the 5th Eurasian Higher Education Summit, an international key event for higher education institutions that intend to develop their international cooperation with high quality organizations from the Eurasian region and beyond. Organized by EURAS - Eurasian Universities Union, the conference featured an expo for networking, partnership and business development, addressing topics like global learning initiatives, leadership in internationalization, and regional dynamics in Higher Education. Guglielmo Marconi University discussed a panel focusing on digitalization and innovation. The Head of R&D Area, Arturo Lavalle, chaired the panel that included the presentations of Christian-Andreas Schumann, from the West Saxon University of Zwickau, and Giovanni Cristiano Piani from the University of Trieste. The first speech, titled Facing Industry 4.0 Competences Demand: Education at the Core of Innovation and Future Work highlighted the work made on the development of smart approaches to engineering education with case studies from Germany and other countries; the second titled Shortening Distance Between Invention and Innovation: Can (Student) Entrepreneurship be Taught? aimed at emphasizing the difference between invention and innovation and the relationship between industry and academia for the creation of effective entrepreneurial ecosystems. EURIE 2020 was a great occasion for GMU to get in touch with a network of institutions operating in countries targeted by a series of projects promoted by the university and to expand its activity in defining contents and methods to transfer the new skills required in the Industry 4.0 era.