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Innovation Union is the European Union strategy to create an innovation-friendly environment that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services that will bring our economy growth and jobs.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Events - EUSEW 2015 Energy Day Event. Pilot Scheme 1: A Holistic Approach to Smart Cities - 15 June 2015, Tervuren (near Brussels) (via Research & Innovation)

Pilot Scheme 1 (PS-1) - achieving and sustaining city society well being and quality of life - is a generic typically holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary interactive project based on simulation with a high educational value where the city (village or town) is treated here as a patient making this fascinating project that integrates Big Data not only surrealistically complex but also useful. Pilot Scheme 1 is embedded in the New Capacity Building Programme that integrates the Education of Tomorrow with the Governance of Tomorrow, Smart Cities and Life Sciences/Medicine. The workshop is basically for networking and shall explore the complexities of holistic multicultural interdisciplinary integration and collaboration.

Source: What's New in Innovation



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4-5 June 2015

WIRE 2015 (Week for Innovative Regions in Europe), Riga, Latvia

This 6th edition of the WIRE Conference provides a forum for policy dialogue on Research, Innovation, Regional Strategies and Growth. Held since 2010, it has been established as a debate leading to new proposals for improving the effectiveness of regional, national and European governance, measuring the impact and supporting regional development.

The Conference focuses this year on:
- From programme to implementation: the key challenges for regions
- How to close the innovation divide: the role of regions
- Overcoming the barriers to innovation and stimulating regional strategies 

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