The international conference “Spreading Excellence and Crossing the Innovation Divide” will take place on the 23rd of November, 2016 in Brussels.
The conference is timely in that it will be held after the ex-post evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme–the European Union’s Research and Innovation funding programme from 2007-2013, which preceded the current Horizon 2020 programme. It will therefore contribute to the overall assessment and reflection on what has been achieved in the effort by the EU to reduce disparities among Member States in terms of performance.
The interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 will also be launched and discussions on the future Framework Programme will begin to take shape.
The overall objective of the conference is to provide a platform for stakeholders to have an in-depth discussion on the role of excellence in European research and innovation as well as opportunities presented through Horizon 2020 and ESIF for crossing the innovation gap between countries, regions, research institutions, universities, and enterprises.
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