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News article28 September 2022BrusselsDirectorate-General for Research and Innovation

European Research and Innovation Days 2022 start today to discuss how EU research and innovation can help achieve Europe’s priorities for the future

The European Research and Innovation Days, Europe’s annual flagship event on the future of research and innovation, will kick off today at 13:45 CET. The fully virtual event will run until tomorrow 29 September. It features more than 50 live sessions and interactive workshops, around 200 speakers and connects more than 12000 policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to discuss and shape new solutions to strengthen Europe’s resilience and its strategic autonomy. 

The programme includes sessions on the new European Innovation Agenda, deep tech talents, women founders and funders, the New European Bauhaus, young innovators, the European Year of Youth, the richness of European cultural creativity, the EU Missions and many more topics. 

Next to the policy conference, an interactive digital space named the 2022 EU R&I Days Village will provide for networking and matchmaking opportunities. The Village will include several digital ‘Houses’, covering the Horizon Europe programme in general, EU Missions and the European Research Area. Moreover, the European Research and Innovation Exhibition will showcase EU-funded research and innovation projects that are paving the way to achieve EU Missions’ goals.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said:

Europe’s flagship research and innovation event is the annual moment to reflect, discuss and think ahead of how research and innovation can help achieve the world we want to live in. From deep tech innovation to young innovators and EU Missions, I look forward to taking part in this edition’s rich programme and get to know the contributions of its participants.

These two days also include key events such as:


European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event having its fourth edition this year. Last year’s virtual edition brought together over 21,000 participants from over a 100 different countries. The event is open to anyone who wants to get involved or is interested in the future of research and innovation. Registrations remain open until 29 September, the last day of the conference.

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Publication date
28 September 2022
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation