Thursday, 14.11.2019 - Friday, 15.11.2019
8 AM (CET) to 6 PM (CET)
Rue Bara 175,1070 Brussels, Belgium
European Commission, Member States and Regions
Claire Fentsch, Jörg Scherer, Stephanie Weber

On 14 and 15 November 2019 the Smart Regions 3.0 Conference will take place in Brussels.

Changes in climate, technology, and demography are transforming our societies and way of life. The Smart Regions conference aims to strengthen the links between people, nations, and institutions. People of Europe who design, implement and master regional economic development through innovation will discuss where and how it makes sense for public authorities to act, leaving European, national, regional and local actors to deliver where they are best placed to do so.

The European Commission, Member States and Regions will present achievements in the current financial period 2014-20 and key directions for smart specialization as a tool for an effective economic transformation in 2021-27.

It will focus on three topics:

  • Boosting innovation-led growth in the EU industrial transition regions
  • Supporting the catching up EU regions to close the innovation gap
  • Integrating regional economies in the global value chains

The European IP Helpdesk team has been invited to join the conference with a booth and give a presentation in one of the afternoon breakout sessions on 14 November.

Please take a look at the conference agenda.

Registration is free of charge and still open until 31 October 2019.