Workshop on Financial Instruments supporting Technology Transfer and Innovation

2 months ago  By  Iuliana Velniciuc     No comments

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is inviting you to the Workshop on Investment Vehicles and Financial Instruments supporting Technology Transfer and Innovation, with focus on the Danube Region and the Western Balkan countries, on 1 and 2 March 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The objectives of the workshop are to identify existing financial instruments that support innovation and technology transfer activities in the region, explore where the evident gaps exist, and explore ways to address currently unmet demand using synergistic solutions. The workshop also aims to strengthen and cement an emerging community of practice on these issues that should help to maximize the impact of innovation on regional development.

The workshop is divided into two days:

  • Day 1: EU and International Initiatives;
  • Day 2: Regional Ecosystems and Actors – the afternoon will be divided into four round tables: eco-industry, creative industries, agri-food industry and biotech industry for structured discussions.

The draft agenda is published on our website and will be regularly updated in the coming weeks.

To register please follow this link (also available on the website). The registration is open until 24 February 2017 and participants that are eligible** and would require reimbursement need to register before 9 February 2017.  Please note that the places are limited and we will confirm your registration at the beginning of February 2017. (If you have already registered, there is no need to do it again.)

Accommodation in Belgrade

Our colleagues from the Belgrade University TTO negotiated special prices for the participants with three hotels in the city centre that are all close to the workshop premises (5-15 min walking distance).

  1. Queen’s Astoria Design Hotel
  2. Five Points Square Hotel
  3. Life Design Hotel

They kindly provided us with reservation forms, so if you wish to stay in one of these hotels, please fill in the form of the hotel you prefer (attached), and then send the form to the e-mail address provided in the form.

Should you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please also feel free to distribute the workshop’s information to your relevant networks.

Giancarlo CARATTI

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