The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) brings together regional, national and European innovation experts and stakeholders, including public organisations, policymakers, research communities, enterprises and non-governmental organisations to exchange views on the role of research and innovation in solving societal challenges. This annual conference is always hosted in a region chosen by the EU Member State providing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
The 3 main topics throughout the conference will be:
From regional excellence to European and Global value chains
Innovation from economic transformation
Higher education for innovation - including a session moderated by John Edwards, manager of the HESS project.