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European Research and Innovation Days

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European Research and Innovation Days

Bringing stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy


Let's shape the future together


European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

With our societies gradually lifting their lockdowns and recovery plans taking shape, we must now ensure that the transition to a post-corona society is sustainable, inclusive and resilient.


Research and innovation will be key to achieve this. This year's format will provide an opportunity to connect, take stock of research and innovation achievements in the global response to the pandemic and build on the EU’s response: worldwide coordination of excellent science for global health, social and economic recovery.


Join the event virtually


The interactive sessions will let participants provide input on how research and innovation policy and funding can help propel Europe's recovery and pave the way to a green, digital and resilient future. Building on the success of last year, the 2020 edition will feature three days of intensive policy co-designing, thought-provoking panels and matchmaking opportunities.


In a crucial year, following an unprecedented global crisis, just ahead of the launch of Horizon Europe - the next research and innovation programme starting in 2021 - and an enhanced European Research Area, this event is a unique chance to discuss how research and innovation will benefit the future of Europe.


Bringing science to you


Want to see some science in action? Invite your friends, family, classmates and teachers to join us virtually at an event with fun activities, including "Science is Wonderful!", and experience the future of science online from their living room – with groundbreaking science through hands-on experiments, live demonstrations and chats with European and international researchers.


The event will take place on 22-24 September 2020.


Stay tuned for more information about registration and programme updates.


European Research and Innovation Days 2019


The first annual European Research and Innovation Days took place in Brussels on 24-26 September 2019. It was the European Commission event bringing together stakeholders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape.


Policy Conference 2019 (Video)

Innovative Europe Hub 2019 (Video)

Speakers 2019

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