As stated in Commission Work Programme 2017, ‘A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment’ is one of the 10 priorities of European Commission. And “it is through innovation and the right investment in our economies that companies create jobs”. WG Innovation & Investment aims to monitor the main initiatives put in place by the EU institutions under this priority, getting early information about them and connecting with like-minded organisations.

Work Plan
Wim De Kinderen
Brainport Eindhoven EU Office Brussels
Gabriele Pedrini
The Autonomous Province of Trento
Marie Vaugeois
Occitanie Europe

Next Working Group

Occitanie Europe, Rond-Point Schuman 14, 1040 Brussels
On 23rd October 2019, the Innovation and Investment Working Group is organizing a meeting on “Diving into the European Single Market – Tools for SMEs”. The presentation of the report “Assessing the Investment Potential of SMEs Emerging from the EU R&I programmes” will serve as a starting point to foster the discussion on the negotiations around the Single Market Strategy and relevant initiatives for SMEs. The agenda can be found in the attachment.   For the meeting, we are looking for two...

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Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino - Rue de Pascale, 45-47 - 1040 Bruxelles
The main challenge for research and innovation policy in the EU continues to be the “innovation gap” between first-class research results and the fragmented capacity to convert these in societal and commercial value. Recent policy developments, ranging from European research missions to the strategies and tools supporting sustainable Research Infrastructures (RI) or Technology Infrastructures (TI), strive to effectively combine the resources of R&I actors across the EU to achieve solutions...
Occitanie Europe premises ¦ Rond Point Schuman, 14 (1050, Brussels)
We are happy to welcome you to the first Innovation & Investment Working Group meeting for this year! The meeting will take place on Thursday 14th March between 12:00-14:30 at Occitanie Europe's premises in Brussels, located at Rond Point Schuman, 14 - 1050, Brussels..  In this meeting, the members of the Innovation & Investment Working Group will be able to engage in a discussion with representatives of the European Commission (DG CONNECT and DG RTD) on how regions can modernize public...
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Innovation&Investment WG: Diving into the European Single Market – Tools for SMEs

On 23rd October 2019, the Innovation and Investment Working Group is organizing a meeting on “
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sustainable Business Models in Circular Bioeconomy

The Slovenian Business and Research Association is happy to invite you to a conference on
Monday, September 23, 2019

Understanding the panorama of European Research Infrastructures for improved investments

The main challenge for research and innovation policy in the EU continues to be the “innovation gap
Thursday, June 06, 2019

Zero is the new Hero: Big buyers joining forces to achieve zero emission construction sites

Oslo’s green governance has led to significant reductions of CO2 emissions and a key factor for the
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Dialogue meeting about IoT Week 2019

IoT is happening at all levels of society and is “top agenda” for decision makers in both the
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Innovation & Investment Working Group: Lunch Briefing on Innovation Procurement

We are happy to welcome you to the first Innovation & Investment Working Group meeting for this
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Open innovation ecosystems: universities connecting the dots

Innovation is key to tackling today’s challenges, and it is a main driver for economic and societal
Friday, March 08, 2019

Workshop on European Start-up Activities - CERIecon goes Brussels!

Change is needed to make cities and regions in Central Europe better places to work and live. Young
Monday, March 11, 2019

Brokerage Event for Innovation Agencies

Following the excellent experience of last year, EURADA is co-organizing with IVACE, the RDA of
Thursday, January 24, 2019

European Entrepreneurial Region 2020 Info Day

The 2020 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) award has been launched on 19
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Challenges and opportunities of SMEs in the context of future of work and digitalisation

The Labour Market Observatory of the EESC is organising a conference entitled "Challenges and
Thursday, December 06, 2018

MEnt (Migrant Entrepreneurs team-up with mentors) Final Conference

Since beginning of 2017, the AMIF-funded project MEnt (Migrant Entrepreneurs team-up with mentors)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Turning Climate Transitions Into Practice: Experiments For Change

The latest IPCC Report has highlighted the urgency with which the world needs to change course if
Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Moonshots of the 2020s How to Make the Most of the Missions of Horizon Europe? Climate, food and natural resources

University of Helsinki, University of Turku and Tampere University of Technology together with the
Monday, November 19, 2018

Green Hydrogen: enabler for the low carbon economy

The Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the European Union and the Ministry for
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

RTO Innovation Summit

Fraunhofer is hosting The RTO Innovation Summit together with nine other European Research and
Friday, October 05, 2018

Catalysts for innovation - lessons from interregional collaboration

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, three Interreg Europe projects whose focus is on
Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Boosting the uptake of digital technologies by European SMEs

The event aims at increasing the contribution of regions to the EC strategy to Digitise European
Monday, October 08, 2018

Addressing the challenges of the 21st century through innovative measures

To address the common challenges of the 21st century, EU regions and cities are increasingly
Tuesday, October 09, 2018

EU-Latin America cities and regions' partnerships to implement the 2030 Agenda

The workshop will present the main results achieved by the on-going projects INNOVACT (platform to
Tuesday, October 09, 2018

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