This year, the Technical University of Košice (Slovakia) will host the 8th edition of the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 28th to 30th June 2017. This conference is supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and is related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency. The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) is from 2010 main European policy forum for innovation and regional development.
Social innovation, socially responsible innovation, societal impact, regional and social disparities, rural, poverty, inclusive society, trust
Digitalization, new skills, digital automation, jobs and growth, digital public sector innovation, territorial innovation
For innovation up-take, science, tochnology & art, creative industry, inspirations, end users experiences
Post 2020 agenda, R&I efficiency, regional funding strategies, FP9 vs Cohesion vs S3, territorial innovation, synergies, innovative financing
The focus of WIRE 2017 is built on challenges and societal impact of digitalisation and related R&I in synergy with the character of Kosice city itself, as the city has multicultural experiences as a historical crossroad, ICT and educational excellence, as City of piece’85, European City of Sport’16, European Capital of Culture’13 and in 2017 expected as UNESCO Creative city of media art’17.