Political and expert meetings
23 November 2016
Spreading Excellence and Crossing the Innovation Divide Conference (SECID 2016)
The international conference “Spreading Excellence and Crossing the Innovation Divide” will be organised on 23th of November 2016 in Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace with expected participations of 200 guests.
The overall objective of the conference is to provide a platform for stakeholders to have an in-depth discussion on the role of excellence in European research and innovation as well as opportunities presented through Horizon 2020, ESIF and other national and international programmes to bridge the innovation gap between countries, regions, research institutions, universities, and enterprises. The event will serve as a forum to assess results of Teaming, Twinning and ERA chairs in order to point out the main reasons for these disparities. Last but not least, the event provides also an opportunity for knowledge sharing and creating and building future partnerships.
An important outcome of the conference will be a final paper on recommendations and suggestions on how to increase the innovation potential an excellence of low-performing states in the field of science and research. Also, insights and results from the conference sessions can serve as a supporting material for the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation.
The event aims to bring together European and national stakeholders, in particular, universities, research organizations, small and medium sized enterprises, researchers and European, national and regional government representatives and policy makers.
The project Spreading Excellence and Crossing the Innovation Divide Conference has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 739653.