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EARTO Annual Conference 2016

EU Innovation Policy:
Today’s Challenges for Innovation Infrastructures within EU Innovation Ecosystems and Industrial Value-chains

The Hague, April 18th-19th

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The EARTO Annual Conference 2016 was held on 18-19 April in The Hague, kindly hosted by EARTO member TNO. This year again we welcomed more than 200 participants for successful discussions.

The conference focused on “EU Innovation Policy: Today’s Challenges for Innovation Infrastructure within EU Innovation Ecosystems and Industrial Value-Chains”. It featured high-level speakers from the European Commission and other Institutions, as well as members of EARTO.

 

Tuesday 19 April

Introduction

Part 1 - EU Innovation Investments: the Challenges Met by Innovation Infrastructures Today in Europe

Discussion moderated by Paul de Krom, CEO, TNO 

Part 2 - How can Innovation Infrastructures Answer those Challenges (3 Parallel Sessions)

Session 1
Access to Finances for RTOs to Support the Creation of New Innovation Infrastructures

Session 2
Support to Innovation Infrastructures by EU Regional Development Policy

Session 3
Innovation Investments: Going Hand in Hand with Impact

Discussion moderated by David Tveit, Executive Vice President, DTI

Part 3 - The European Innovation Council: an Answer to Today's Challenges in Terms of Innovation

Discussion moderated by EARTO President

Closing by EARTO President

 

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