The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the AREA Science Park are organising an important event called“Macro-Regional Innovation Week: At the crossroads of three European Macro-Regions Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine Regions“ which will take place in Trieste, Italy in the week of September 26th - 30th.
The event is organised in collaboration with the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Elettra-Sincrotrone, the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The Macro-Regional Innovation Week intends to focus on the exchange of best practices and knowledge among local and international policy and decision makers, academics, financial actors and various types of innovation and technology transfer practitioners. The week is intended to facilitate the exchange of views and knowledge among experts and stakeholders with a focus on supporting the development of a competitive innovation ecosystem across the macro-regions. These days of seminars and workshops will target contiguous regions that are relevant because of significant historical and economic ties and because of their inclusion in overlapping macro-regional strategies (e.g. Danube Strategy, Adriatic-Ionian Strategy or Alpine Region Strategy).
The Call for participation will be open until 21 August 2016. The target audience is innovation experts and policy makers, technology transfer and intellectual property commercialisation professionals from universities, research centres or investors.
The participation is free of charge and the places are limited to 100 people. Please note that a limited number of participants from qualifying countries may be eligible for financial support under the JRC Enlargement and Integration Action (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey).
More details, requirements for admission and a provisional program are available on our website which will be updated on a regular basis.
Attached the Innovation-week Trieste and Agenda