WIRE 2018 - 9th Week of Innovative Regions in Europe
The 9th “Week of Innovative Regions in Europe“ (WIRE) conference will be held from 4 – 6 July 2018 in Innsbruck, as one of the first events on the research and innovation agenda of the Austrian EU Council Presidency 2018.
Following the guiding themes digitalisation and challenges for European regions, the conference programme will focus on 3 separate tracks:
1) Research and the role of basic research
3) Connection, infrastructure & access.
Since 2010 the WIRE conference serves as the main European policy forum for innovation and regional development. It provides a platform for policy makers, national and regional authorities, knowledge institutions and enterprises from all over Europe to have in-depth discussions on research and innovation practices and challenges throughout the European regions, including possibilities in the current and future EU funding programmes.
This conference is supported under the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme by the EU Directorate-General for Research & Innovation.
The conference addresses the Austrian theme of support for sectoral demand.