Over the last two days, around 14,000 registered participants from over a 100 different countries discussed how research and innovation can help achieve Europe’s priorities. Policymakers, researchers, innovators, and citizens from Europe and beyond took part in more than 50 virtual live sessions and workshops. Topics included the new European Innovation Agenda, EU Missions, the European Green Deal, the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-2027, the European Year of Youth, the richness of European cultural creativity and more.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said:
“The enthusiasm, creativity and dedication of the participants in the fourth edition of the European Research and Innovation Days underlined how research and innovation can make a difference to our lives. Their valuable input will help us shape the future research and innovation landscape.”
Notable points covered at the event’s plenary sessions included, but were not limited to:
- The new European Innovation Agenda, which will position Europe at the forefront of the new wave of deep tech innovation and start-ups
- The Industry of the Future award winner RAMP-PV which has developed a green recycling process to up-cycle high quality raw materials from industrially generated photo-voltaic waste
- The official kick off of the development of the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-2027
- A 100 more regions and local authorities sign the Charter of the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change
- The European Green Deal and how it can help deliver the EU’s strategic autonomy, including through research and innovation in areas such as energy, food and raw materials
- The European initiative for reforming research assessment, which includes a recently published agreement co-created by more than 350 organisations
- The new call for Friends of EU Research and Innovation, open to all individuals and organisations willing to act as promoters and key interlocutors of EU research and innovation
- The importance of unlocking the power of culture and creativity for the EU
The sessions’ recordings are available on the event platform and Flickr will host the event’s photo coverage. The European Research and Innovation Exhibition will remain online to showcase EU-funded research.
European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event having had its fourth edition this year. Last year’s virtual edition brought together over 21,000 participants from over a 100 different countries.
- Publication date
- 29 September 2022
- Directorate-General for Research and Innovation