Bridging the EU innovation divide

Location: Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the EU, Avenue de Cortenbergh 4-10, Brussels
Event Date: 2018-04-10
Time: 16:00:00

Event Type:

Member Event

Working Group:

Opening Science



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On 10 April, the VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) and
Neth-ER will organise the networking event ‘Bridging the EU Innovation Divide'.



Welcome coffee/tea



Opening by Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus University of Groningen

Welcome address by Ronald van Roeden, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the European Union



Panel discussion moderated by Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus University of Groningen
Stanislaw Kistryn, Vice-Rector Jagiellonian University Krakow
Magda De Carli, Head of Unit for Spreading of excellence and widening participation, DG Research and Innovation 
Ronald de Bruin, Director COST
Member of the European Parliament (tbc)


Matchmaking sessions 


Wrap-up and closing remarks



Reaching across the divide
Excellence in R&D knows no boundaries and is therefore not confined to any geographical area. As Dutch universities and research institutions, we feel committed to actively engage in new collaborations with stakeholders from all over Europe. We need to build the knowledge base of Europe as a whole and not just in specific regions. However, in the EU we see an innovation divide between regions and countries. More R&D collaboration to bridge this divide would strenghten the European Research Area and would enable pockets of excellence to reach their full potential. Therefore, with this event we aim to build bridges where needed.
For whom?
This networking event aims at connecting researchers, policy advisors and other staff of knowledge institutes with representatives from countries that are eligible under the Horizon 2020 Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation actions. In addition, national and regional authorities from these countries are cordially invited as well.


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