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Research Infrastructures for Industrial Innovation

Workshop, Brussels, 20 October 2011


In the framework of Europe 2020 and the Innovation Union Flagship, aspects of Innovation and the manner in which RIs can best possibly contribute to supporting innovative developments are of increasing importance. Innovation oriented actions will be in the core of the future Framework Programme ‘Horizon 2020’, the financing instrument of the Innovation Union from 2014 to 2020. Cooperation with partners from industry and SMEs will play a more important role than it does now.

The workshop "Research Infrastructures for Industrial Innovation" was organized in this context to discuss possible future measures of the Research Infrastructures Programme directed towards better support for innovation and industry.

The workshop gathered together around 100 selected experts dealing with RI aspects with relevance to innovation.

In preparation of the workshop, a questionnaire was sent out to the chairs, speakers and invitees of the workshop, in total to around 150 contacts from RIs and, to a smaller extent, industry.  The results are summarized in Annex II of the report on the workshop.

Report on the workshop (PDF icon 724 KB)