The conference of the 9th Week of innovative regions in Europe (WIRE) will be one of the first events on the research and innovation agenda of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Following the guiding themes ‘Digitalisation’ and ‘Challenges for European regions’, the conference programme will focus on three separate tracks:
- Research and the role of basic research
- Connection, infrastructure and access
Since 2010 the WIRE conference serves as the main European policy forum for innovation and regional development. It provides a platform for policymakers, national and regional authorities, knowledge institutions and enterprises from all over Europe to have in-depth discussions on research and innovation practices and challenges throughout the European regions, including possibilities in the current and future EU funding programmes.
This conference is supported under the Spreading excellence and widening participation programme by the EU Directorate-General for Research & Innovation.