Starting 22 September, the European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship research and innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. This year, it is a fully virtual event.
By creating connections between cutting-edge scientific research and the most pressing challenges of a generation, the European Research and Innovation Days represent a unique opportunity to join the conversation and enact real change. From tackling the climate crisis to building a digital world that works for everyone, it delves into the questions that shape who we are and the future we want to live in.
The event is all about collaboration: bringing together individuals and experts from all areas to build connections and ignite a brighter future.
“This year’s event is special because it marks the termination of Horizon 2020, which is continued by Horizon Europe. We will be given an overview of prioritized markets and areas of research and development for the coming years, which will be of great value to understand the direction of the European Union. We will also directly and indirectly be given tips on how to find funding for relevant projects,” says Isabelle-Louise Aabel, EU Advisor at GCE NODE.
The European Research and Innovation Days is a three-day event. Every day starts with a plenary session, which gives a broad overview of the daily topics.
“It is a good idea to attend the plenary to understand what the day will bring. After the plenary, you will be able to efficiently shop sessions that are of particular interest to you,” says Aabel.
Headlines for the three days are: the European Green Deal, Horizon Europe and Digitalization.