AGORADA 2020 conference will place the focus on regional innovation ecosystems across Europe. Place-based policies to support innovation has a long-term impact on economic growth and environmental sustainability.
The conference has therefore a wide mission: to cover all relevant European programmes and initiatives for the next programming period 2021-2027. Among all the actors in regional innovation ecosystems, we will specifically focus on SMEs as they are important drivers of economic growth in the EU.
At Residence palace – Wetstraat 155 1040 Brussels, June 4th.
ESSPO final conference
The ESSPO project aims at boosting support to competitiveness mechanisms for SMEs. During the final conference, there will be presented a toolkit used by regions to help SMEs within their territory to develop skills and capacities related to the competitiveness.
Beyond EDP final conference
The event will bring five different ideas for the regional entities in charge of the revision of the S3 programmes. Presentations will be held about how to include companies in the strategies design, evaluation, coordination with other regions and so on. This event is open to those experts who are willing to brainstorm.
At EURADA premises – Rue Montoyer 24, 1000 Brussels, June 30th.
Summer Course – European Project Management
This summer, the event will be addressed to young professionals from the development agencies who want to improve their knowledge about European projects calls and the design of proposals. This course used to be followed by more than 50 participants who have the opportunity to widen their networking through different practical exercises preparing proposals. The course is given by the European Commission, consultants and experts of the Regional Development Agencies.
At EURADA premises – Rue Montoyer 24, 1000 Brussels, July 1st-3rd.
During the event, the new financing instruments for innovation will be under discussion in order to push the Regional Development Agencies to boost new ways of funding that allow the different actors to take more risks, to invest with longer payback periods and to develop new green and sustainable financing formulas. The three-day event aims to gather public authorities, regional development agencies and financing institutions to design a useful financial toolkit.
Agorada+2020 will aim at giving visibility at European level to the needs of regional innovation financing policies; leading the position in this area in the new scenario 2021-2027, and aligning public policies, by reviewing European strategies linked to the financing of business growth and innovation.
In Valencia (Spain), November 11th to 13th
Other interesting events
Vienna UP’20. Let’s talk startups – Vienna (AT), May 11th-17th 2020.(Postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak until 2021)
- European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – Brussels (BE), June 22nd-26th 2020.
- EMEN project final conference – Brussels (BE), September 16th and 17th.
- European Week of Regions and Cities 2020 (EWRC) – Brussels (BE), October 12th-15th 2020.
- Triple Helix Summit 2020 – Bologna (IT), November 24th-26th 2020.
- European Social Economy Summit 2020 – Mainhem (DE), November 26th-27th 2020.
- ICT 2020 – Cologne (DE), December 1st-3rd 2020.
- Expoquimia – Barcelona (ES), December 1st-4th 2020.
Past EURADA events
Brokerage for Innovation Agencies: In EURADA premises – Rue Montoyer 24, 1000 Brussels, January 30th. The fifth edition of this brokerage event aims to gather experts on the field of innovation to share best practices, to find new partners for ongoing or future proposals and to learn from each other. During the conference, experts from the European Commission will present and explain calls and initiatives for innovation agencies. Registration here.
Summer Course “Preparation of European projects”: In Brussels from July 2nd to 4th with the participation as speakers of experienced experts already retired from agencies and responsible for EU projects in development agencies.
Brokerage Event for Innovation Agencies: 24th of January, a practical event to support the preparation of new project proposals and the exploitation of research results. This event gathered more than 75 representatives from agencies. It was co-organised with IVACE and INFO Murcia in close cooperation with DG GROW and ERRIN within the EU Industry Week.
Workshop about successful examples of cooperation in regional and local development: 5th of February, to showcase the institutional capacities on economic development projects carried out by local and regional governments at subnational level. There are good examples that provide inspiration and possibilities of cooperation with countries outside the EU. The workshop provideed an overview of practical lessons showcasing how you could establish partnerships outside the EU.
Agorada2019 “Exploiting the full potential of social enterprises”: in Brussels on 26th and 27th of March. The event was organised in cooperation with the social economy partnership of the industrial modernisation platform and the SocialSeeds Interreg Europe project.
Agorada+2019 “Innovative Defence Technologies for the Defence Battlefield”: in Kajaani (Finland), 17-19 September. The conference was organised by the regional development agency Kainuun Eut, DG GROW, the Association of Finnish Aerospace and Defence Industries (AFDA) and EURADA.
Building Scotland’s Future – Inclusive Growth for Europe: In the EURADA premises (Brussels), 8 October, in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities. It will be organised by EURADA alongside Scotland Europa and will offer an insight into regional development in Scotland with the introduction of the new agency, the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency.
International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference: In Indianapolis (USA), 13-16 October. IEDC’s Annual Conference is the largest yearly gathering of economic development professionals from across the country and around the world. The conference features distinguished keynote speakers, dozens of interactive sessions led by industry experts, networking events, and educational tours. EURADA will lead an European delegation of Development Agencies that will participate in the congress.
In4Wood Final Conference: In the Eurada Premises (Brussels), 30 October. The final conference of the Erasmus+ IN4WOOD project pursues a clear mission: to take up the challenge of the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) by gathering in one place entrepreneurs, researchers, technology experts and regional and EU officers.
Dual-Use Research and Innovation 2019: In Seville (Spain), 20 November. This conference organised by the Junta de Andalucía, the Enterprise Europe Network and Ceseand aims to explore the opportunities for boosting the space industry in the European regions, offering a global view of the current opportunities, funding sources and instruments available in the field of space as a dual use domain.