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Building Europe of Knowledge: regional and European Networks promoting integration between education, research and innovation

Turin will host on the 28th of January an international conference whose aim is analyzing the role of regional and European networks in integrating education, research and innovation. Paramount attention will be dedicated to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and to its strategic position among the knowledge and innovation communities.

28 January 2009 - 28 January 2009

The event is organized by the Politecnico di Torino with the support and the cooperation of the Turin Chamber of commerce and of several other regional actors.

The conference will disclose the EIT’s most recent advancements and the new perspectives to boost the European excellence in higher education, research and innovation.
The programme will unveil to the participants the point of view of the European Commission task force on EIT as well as the EIT Executive Committee role and priorities. A special focus will be dedicated to the pilot projects (ComplexEIT, SUCCESS, BRIDGE and GAST), which mark the starting point for the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) take off.
The working day will end with a round table and a debate on the strengths and weaknesses in promoting integration between education, research and innovation at regional and European levels.
Francesco Profumo, Politecnico di Torino Rector, strongly believes that EIT represents a winning initiative for European competitiveness and growth and strongly promoted Turin’s involvement in the EIT setting up.To get information on the invited speakers and on the programme please go to:

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