Informal meeting of the Council Competitiveness in Bratislava
On July 19, Research Ministers met for an informal meeting of the Council Competitiveness (Research part) in Bratislava. The Ministers discussed the "Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers", which was officially launched on that day. Three of the authors presented the main ideas at the meeting. The second topic on the agenda was a discussion about how to develop a European research and innovation ecosystem for SMEs. Commissioner Moedas referred to the "Call for Ideas" regarding a future "European Innovation Council" and presented steps that could already be taken in Horizon 2020, e.g. with the aim of fostering bottom-up instruments and scaling-up innovative start-ups.
Find the Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers and the EIC call for ideas below.