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Bringing stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy
Future of research and innovation in Europe
A key challenge for Europe is delivering the next great transition of our economy, society and planet to secure a sustainable future that ensures the wellbeing of citizens. The event will be central to finding research and innovation solutions for this great transition by working across polices, setting the direction, spurring innovation and triggering investment. It will be the moment for all stakeholders to meet and co-create the strategic priorities for the European Commission’s investment in research and innovation.
At the same time, the event aims to mobilise EU citizens and increase awareness of how important research and innovation are in addressing the challenges that face society. It will include a free exhibition to showcase and celebrate the very best EU research and innovation has to offer.
Engaging stakeholders to co-create and build the strategic priorities for the first four years of Horizon Europe’s implementation will be at the heart of the 2019 European Research and Innovation Days.
The EIT driving European innovation
On 24 September, the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) will host a policy conference and bring together high-level speakers to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape.
Through the integration of education, research and innovation, the EIT aims at strengthening local innovation ecosystems that tackle global challenges. By fostering interactions across-Europe among local innovation ecosystems and by providing innovative education & training programmes, EIT’s efforts aim at targeting also regions and countries with low innovation performance, in synergy with Smart Specialisation strategies.
- Moderator: Begoña Arano – Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
- Martin Kern – EIT Director
- Maria Tsavachidis – CEO of EIT Urban Mobility
- Tiago Mendes – EIT Alumni Board Member, a graduate of EIT InnoEnergy Master School and currently Project Manager of the EIT InnoEnergy Open Space Studio
- Solvita Kostjukova – CEO and Co-Founder of ALINA, 2017 EIT Venture Award Nominee, supported by EIT RawMaterials