The event is organised in collaboration with the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Elettra-Sincrotrone, the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Innovation is not a phenomenon that occurs in a vacuum, it is intimately linked to local conditions and eco-systems and one of its key drivers is the complex interaction between the economic, scientific, academic, human and intellectual capital stock of a given area or region.
The Macro-Regional Innovation Week intends to focus on the exchange of best practices and knowledge among local and international policy and decision makers, academics, financial actors and various types of innovation and technology transfer practitioners.
The week is intended to facilitate the exchange of views and knowledge among this plethora of stakeholders with a focus on supporting the development of a competitive innovation ecosystem across the macro-regions.
These days of seminars and workshops will target contiguous regions that are relevant because of significant historical and economic ties and because of their inclusion in overlapping macro-regional strategies (e.g. Danube Strategy, Adriatic-Ionian Strategy or Alpine Region Strategy).
The Macro-Regional Innovation Week will look at different levels of governance and activity including the political, regional and local level.
The target audience is innovation experts and policy makers, technology transfer and intellectual property commercialisation professionals from universities, research centres or investors.
The participation is free of charge and the places are limited to 100 people. Please note that a limited number of participants from qualifying countries may be eligible for financial support under the JRC Enlargement and Integration Action (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey).
More details, requirements for admission and a provisional program are available on JRC EU Science Hub which will be updated on a regular basis.