WIRE 2013 - Key Recommendations


This document outlines the key recommendations of the 4th edition of the Week for Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE 2013) Conference organised by Enterprise Ireland, with the support of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation on 11-12 June  2013, at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, as part of the Irish Presidency of the European Union. The WIRE IV conference focused on regional aspects relevant to the final stages of the Horizon 2020 design and legislative process. The conference also considered both the “Common Strategic Framework for Cohesion” and the “Common Strategic Framework for Research and Innovation”. The report sets out a summary of the conference findings relating to the key conference themes: (i) Regions and Competitive Advantage; (ii) Regional Policy in an International Context; and (iii) Putting Strategies to Work.