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'Innovation for stronger regions: opportunities in FP7', Brussels, Belgium

From 2011-07-14 to 2011-07-14, Belgium
An event entitled 'Innovation for stronger regions: opportunities in FP7' will take place on 14 July 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.

The aim of the event will be raise awareness in the Regions of the forthcoming Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) calls to be published in late July 2011. While the future calls will be covered by future targeted information sessions, the conference aims to:
- encourage new local/regional actors to get acquainted with the Framework Programme;
- provide an opportunity for more established actors to share their experience with other regions, so as to mutually learn how regions are developing their research/innovation capacities and supporting business engagement in European research/innovation programmes;
- stimulate new partnerships between regions with shared or complementary research/innovation capabilities;
- inspire learning and sharing ideas on new thinking, such as smart specialisation, and how this may affect regional approaches to research and innovation.

The event will be hosted in the EU Committee of the Regions which is the political assembly that provides the regional and local levels with a voice in EU policy development and EU legislation.

The conference will include a keynote address from Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, innovation and Science.

Source: Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Reference documents: Based on an event announcement

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