WIRE X 2019 - 10th Week of Innovative Regions in Europe - Session "From idea to global markets through collaboration - Accompanying SMEs in their innovation journey"

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 00:00 to Friday, June 28, 2019 - 00:00
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WIRE, the main European policy forum for innovation and regional development, aims to provide a platform for policy makers, public authorities, knowledge centers and enterprises from all over Europe to discuss R&I practices, challenges and opportunities throughout the European regions, with a direct view on the current and future EU funding programs.

The 10th edition of the "Week of Innovative Regions in Europe" (WIRE) conference, organised under the agenda of the Romanian EU Council Presidency 2019, will provide the participants 3 days of seminars, roundtables and workshops supported by over 35 lecturers from all EU Member States, Canada, USA, Israel and the Republic of Moldova.

Registration is open until 16th of June 2019.


A EUREKA session entitled “From idea to global markets through collaboration – Accompanying SMEs in their innovation journey” is scheduled on Wednesday, 27 June 2019 - From 16:00 to 17:30

Innovation is becoming a more global and collaborative endeavour, with access to knowledge, markets, skills and partners increasingly taking place on an international basis. As we look for more businesses to grow and scale we need to ensure they have the ability to do so globally. Building collaborations and partnerships through R&D and innovation is a good way to help businesses understand the needs of different markets and to reduce the barriers.

This session, dedicated to innovators, industry participants (SMEs and large companies), investors, national and regional funding authorities etc., will highlight some of the different initiatives and support services supporting SMEs through their innovation journey in bringing their innovations from idea to market (EUREKA, Eurostars, INNOWWIDE, Investment Readiness etc).

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.