“Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE 2011)”
Under the aegis of the Hungarian EU Council Presidency the conference ‘Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2011 (WIRE2011) were organized jointly with the European Commission on 7-9 June 2011 in Debrecen, Hungary dedicated to possible synergies between research infrastructures and cluster policy.
The conference – considering the document of ‘EUROPE 2020, a strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive development strategy’ and the ‘Innovation Union Flagship Initiative’ - focused on questions related to knowledge, innovation and competitiveness in economy with respect to research infrastructure investments, clusters and their effects on how they can support smart growth in the regions. WIRE2011 connected cluster development and research infrastructure policy in order to enhance innovation performances and regional development. Researchers from FINS and IAS take part at this conference.
During the Conference, exhibitions were organized for regions and clusters. Participating in the exhibition at WBC-INCO NET STAND with roll up poster was an excellent opportunity for us to present FEED-to-FOOD project as an example of good practice.
Impressive gala dinner with a small show was organized after conference, where we had opportunity to make new connections improve networking.