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Date(s) - 24/09/2019 - 26/09/2019
All Day

Centre Pompidou


Under this year’s conference theme “Bringing industry leaders and citizens together to shape future research and innovation policy” the European Commission is organising the European Research and Innovation Days from 24-26 September 2019 in Brussels.

The European Research and Innovation Days are an annual policy event that brings together world leaders from industry, finance, academia and business to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape. Speakers include ministers, commissioners, members of European Parliament and researchers.

Aim of the event

The R&I days aim to mobilise EU citizens and to increase awareness and understanding of how important research and innovation are in addressing the challenges that face society. It will be a celebration of the very best the EU research and innovation sector has to offer. A key challenge for Europe is delivering the next great transition of our economy, society and planet to secure a sustainable future that ensures the wellbeing of citizens – also one of the core topical angles of the R&I days. The event will be central to finding research and innovation solutions for this great transition by working across polices, setting the direction, spurring innovation, triggering investment, and mobilising citizens and end-users.

The full programme of the

  • Policy Conference: Covers vital areas of science, engineering, medicine, and wider social and environmental concerns
  • Innovative Europe Hub: Provides a unique meeting and matchmaking space for innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and researchers, for networking and brokerage
  • “Science is wonderful!” exhibition: Brings the world of science to the public (free and open to everybody!)

can be found on the website of the R&I days.

Science diplomacy at the R&I days 2019

As regards science diplomacy, a dedicated session is organised on September 24 titled “Communicating Europe through Science Diplomacy”. Speakers at this session discuss the questions how to communicate Europe through science diplomacy in times of persistent disinformation and how to combine tradition with modernity and on the use of a large range of tools in that field.

European Research and Innovation Days 2019