This two-day conference is focused on key decision makers and representatives from the public, commercial and philanthropic sector. The event is part of the Horizon 2020 work programme Access to Risk Finance and is associated with the Netherlands EU Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The conference marks the beginning of a joint effort by the EU, businesses, and foundations to mobilize private investments in research and innovation in Europe. Building on the European Foundations for Research and Innovation (EUFORI) Study, the conference aims to discuss new financing forms and partnerships. Next to the exploration of new forms of financing, the added value of partnerships in fostering research and innovation in Europe will be discussed. One of the important questions that will be addressed is how to close the collaboration triangle between the public sector, the commercial sector and the foundations.