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, we’ll delve into the questions that shape who we are and the future we want to live in: it’s time to get involved!
The event is all about collaboration: bringing together individuals and experts from all areas to build connections and ignite a brighter future. It’s a unique chance to discuss how research and innovation will benefit the future of Europe just ahead of the 2021 launch of Horizon Europe - the next research and innovation programme - and a revitalised European Research Area.
The EU Green Deal is one of the main topics to be covered over the three days, with specific sessions scheduled as part of HUB 2, and the Ocean is going to be a critical area for Horizon Europe (as we have also seen on Blue-Cloud). Below you can find some of the most relevant sessions to the marine research community, also note that our project coordinator Francesca Spagnoli (Trust-IT Services) is joining the brokerage event on the EU Green Deal call on the morning of 24 September.
11:45 - 12:30
Open - Mission area: OCEANS
Speakers : John Bell, Pascal Lamy, Eugénia Barroca
The session will illustrate the benefits the ocean and waters bring to our citizens, how to mobilise society to co-create solutions to recover and restore our ocean and waters, to change the way we act, consume, do business and make policies. Together we can shape a better, bluer future for our Planet.
14:00 - 16:00
Open - Horizon 2020 EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL CALL Info Day – Presentation of the Call
Open session where high-level speakers will deliver the political messages and present the Horizon 2020 European Green Deal Call.
16:00 - 18:00
Workshop - Horizon 2020 EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL CALL Info Day – Presentation of the Call areas & topics
Parallel sessions presenting the different Horizon 2020 European Green Deal Call areas and topics.
09:00 - 11:00
Workshop - Horizon 2020 EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL CALL Info day - Brokerage event
Open session where high-level speakers will deliver the political messages and present the call in general. Blue-Cloud Project Coordinator Francesca Spagnoli (Trust-IT Services) is taking part in the brokerage event.