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Workshop "Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials for Regional Growth – The Challenge of upscaling"

9 February 2017, Brussels



Synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) could support the uptake of pilot lines and their services and boost regional investments and new business.

Over 80 people gathered in Brussels February 9, 2017, to share experience, work collaboratively, and discuss the state of play and future developments of the pilot lines for upscaling nanotechnologies and advanced materials for regional growth.

Regional representatives of different Members States, together with Project Coordinators, exploitation leaders, pilot line developers from RTOs, businesses, and civil society organisations actively joined the discussion, and interesting lessons came up from good practices for future widening initiatives across Europe.

This workshop gave the participants the opportunity to be actively engaged in the process of collecting ideas for future activities and priorities for the 2018-2020 programming period. The high turn up and active engagement of invited experts in the discussion marked the success of this initiative launched and organised by DG Research in close collaboration with DG Regio, GROW, and JRC. 

Participants unanimously called for another meeting, in 6 months from now, to make the point of what suggested and plan ahead. A summary of the workshop highlights will be made available shortly.

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EC-organised event | Horizon 2020 | Key Enabling Technologies | Nanosciences, nanotechnologies | New materials and new production technologies