The European Commission, under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, is organising this event on 'Smart Specialisation and Technology Transfer as Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth' from 3 to 4 May 2018 at the National Palace of Culture - Congress Centre Sofia (NDK).
The conference will consider the opportunities and challenges for Europe, notably South-east Europe, in research, development, education, employment and innovation and in particular, the process of skills creation, knowledge and technology. This conference underlines the importance of evidence informed policy-making – notably for an efficient allocation of resources – embodied in the strategic concept, methodology and application of "smart specialisation", an approach extensively applied in the EU's regional and cohesion policies. In addition, knowledge and technology transfer have been recognised as proven enabling operational tools for boosting local and regional economic and social impact.
The event expects to bring together innovation practitioners and regional stakeholders from EU member states and South-east Europe countries, including the Western Balkans. Participants are likely to include: research and innovation policy-makers, scientists, businesses, regional authorities as well as representatives of academia and technology transfer offices.
Up to 250 participants are expected. To register please click here.
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