Technical University of Košice

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.

Socially responsible, creative and trusted regional innovation in digital era

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.

This conference receives support from the Horizon 2020-Work Programme 2016-2017 (1.5. Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation – EC Decision C(2016)4614 of 25/07/2016).

WIRE 2017 mission

To stimulate socially responsible research and innovation of digitalisation for regional development and to understand its societal impact using synergies between different EU policies to support economic, social and territorial cohesion. In other words: To understand and stimulate the positive societal and economic impact of digital R&I on EU regions and its people and on building a creative, social and trusted region.


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