06/12/2017 - 09:30

Breakfast Discussion with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre on “Innovation Camps” and “Science meets Parliaments”

  • 06/12/2017 - 09:30
Developed in 2010 by the Aalto University Campus in Espoo (Finland), the Innovation Camps have been adopted by the European Commission‘s Joint Research Centre (JRC)  and the Committee of the Regions as a tool to help regions identify and tackle societal challenges locally. With a view to exploring the interest of ERRIN Members in bringing the Innovation Camps to their regions, this breakfast discussion will examine how the methodology can help to face common territorial development challenges. Please find the agenda of the meeting attached herewith. Preparation Prior to the event, ERRIN Members are asked to identify key challenges that they are facing in their regions. These challenges will be used to support the discussions and help JRC / Innovation Camps to better address those challenges and finding solutions. Possibilities for an ERRIN innovation camp will also be explored. About JRC's activities Please find attached in the supporting documents section a pre-print version of the JRC services brochure. It is the full catalogue for services (expertise, data access, platforms, etc) that JRC can offer to local and national authorities. A more detailed Practical Handbook for Regional authorities is available here. In addition, please find here an overview on the opportunities for people working in academia and research organisations, industry, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to visit JRC's scientific laboratories and facilities.