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Banner: Implementing the Innovation Union: Next Steps in Knowledge Transfer



Palace Grand Hotel Varese
Via L. Manara, 11
21100 Varese
tel.: +39 0332 327100
fax: +39 0332 312870

Joint Research Centre - Ispra Site
Via E.Fermi 1
21020 Ispra (VA)
Tel: +39 033278 9218 (Mr. Julio Gonzalez Romero)
Tel: +32 2 2951902 (Ms An Spinoy)

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On behalf of the Directorate General for Research and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, it is a pleasure to welcome stakeholders, speakers and colleagues to our third annual seminar which this year focuses on implementing the Innovation Union and discussing the next steps in Knowledge Transfer.

The seminar will be held at the Palace Grand Hotel Varese and the premises of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra Italy, from the 11th to 12th November 2010. While organising the seminar, we were pleased to note the interest of the many invitees, which strengthens the need of further addressing the knowledge transfer within the context of the Innovation Union.

During the course of the seminar it is our objective to initiate an interactive discussion on the state of play of implementing the ERA knowledge transfer initiative and on the future priorities in the context of the Innovation Union. Therefore, we encourage you to make sure that your voices are heard in both plenary and breakout sessions, as well as in the discussions that are bound to take place during breaks in proceedings.

We would like to thank you for attending the seminar and we are confident that it will prove constructive and useful for all of you.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Tiit Jürimäe

Dr Tiit Jürimäe
Head of Unit
Private Investment and Technology Platforms
DG Research - European Commission

Dr Ing. Giancarlo Caratti

Dr Ing. Giancarlo Caratti
Head of Unit
Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
Joint Research Centre - European Commission

Innovation Union, turning ideas into jobs, green growth and social progress Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union