BayFOR at the Week of Innovative Regions 2018

BayFOR at the Week of Innovative Regions 2018

Innsbruck (Austria). The 9th Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE 2018) will take place in Innsbruck, Tyrol – Austria between 4 and 6 July 2018 with the motto “Smart Choices for innovative regional ecosystems. The Power of Connectivity, Entrepreneurship and Science & Research”. BayFOR will play an active part in a “hosted by-session” on cooperation between regional innovation ecosystems, highlighting its experience with creating synergies between Horizon 2020 and ESIF programmes as well as its role in the S3-4AlpClusters project.

The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe is an annual conference funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation and a prime event marking the first week of Austria’s Council Presidency 2018. Since 2010, WIRE has been the European platform for regional innovation experts, gathering policy makers, national and regional authorities, knowledge institutions and enterprises from all over the continent to discuss issues that are influencing knowledge-based growth in Europe.

Hence, WIRE 2018 selected three smart choices to boost regional ecosystems of innovation: Connectivity, Entrepreneurship and Science & Research. Keynote speakers will discuss how European policy can effect regional innovation. Parallel and hosted by-sessions will showcase best practices from different European regions. First-hand information and a policy discussion on the next generation of EU funding instruments for regional innovation will round up opportunities to exchange views and practices.

You can find more information at Details on the conference programme will be added continuously.

Date and time:
Monday, 4th July 2018, 12:00 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 5th July 2018, 8.30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, 6th July 2018, 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Congress Innsbruck
Rennweg 3
6020 Innsbruck

Conference Fee:
The conference is free of charge.

Registration is open now at for expressions of interest to become part of the conference.

Contact at BayFOR:

Dr. Thomas Ammerl
Head of Unit Environment, Energy & Bioeconomy
Phone: +49 (0)89 9901888-120

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