Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) 2016

The European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) 2016 will be hosted in the Brainport Eindhoven Region from 8 to 10 June. The 7th edition of this prestigious conference is titled 'The Power of Regional Innovation Ecosystems'. WIRE 2016 is a prime event of the Dutch EU Presidency that is organised by Brainport Development in close cooperation with the European Commission (Directorate General Research & Innovation) and with support of the Province of North Brabant and Brainport Network.


Platform for research and innovation funding in the EU

The WIRE 2016 conference provides a platform for over 400 policy makers, national and regional authorities, knowledge institutions and enterprises from all over Europe to have an in-depth discussion on the opportunities for research and innovation and the EU funding programme beyond 2020. A particular focus will lie on extraordinary examples of collaborative open innovation practices throughout the EU. In order to create impact in Europe, to upscale and to aim for global competitiveness, WIRE 2016 intends to increase awareness about the importance and (urgent) need to build regional innovation ecosystems.


Showcasing open innovation and stimulating global competitiveness

WIRE 2016 will start off with an on-site event programme on Wednesday 8 June. On this preliminary day open innovation sites will be showcased during field visits in the South of the Netherlands. The conference programme on 9 and 10 June 2016 at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven intends to provide an indepth discussion on innovation opportunities for the regions and their innovation actors, and to

increase awareness for the need of regional actions to stimulate global competitiveness.


More information and registration

To register for the WIRE 2016 conference go to www.wire2016.eu .


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