Day 2

Thursday, 5th of July 2018


08:30 Registration
Venue: Congress Innsbruck, Rennweg 2, 6020 Innsbruck
09:00 Plenary Opening
  Simone Van Trier, Moderator
  Welcome from the Hosts
Marcus Hofer, CEO of Standortagentur Tirol
  Poitical Opening of WIRE 2018
Günther Platter, Governor of Tyrol
Barbara Weitgruber, Director General Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Austrian EU Presidency 2018
  Welcome from DG Research and Innovation
Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General for Research and Innovation (solicited)
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30    Press Conference
10:45    Plenary Session
  Innovative regions and global connectivity
Riccardo Crescenzi, Full Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science, ERC Grant Holder

Panel Discussion
Simplification & Synergies: Unleashing knowledge & innovation-driven regional competitiveness with the next generation of EU instruments

Policy discussion on the regional dimensions of the 9th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Moderator: Simone van Trier

12:30 Lunch
14:00 Themes - Parallel Sessions
  Track A: Science & Research
  Track B: Entrepreneurship
  Track C: Connectivity & Infrastructure
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Hosted by… Sessions

Host 1:
EUSALP (AG 1 and AG 2)
New Approaches for need-based cross-regional cooperation to cope with Alpine Region Challenges

Host 2:
ERRIN/ Rhones Alpes / BayFor
Cooperation between regional innovation ecosystems: Inspiration from Alpine Regions

Host 3:
European Cluster Collaboration Platform / Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
Cluster Transforming Technologies and New Business Models

Host 4:
Role of Centres of Excellence in regional innovative eco-systems

17:00 Coffee & Networking
17:30  End of Conference Day 2
18:00   Traditional Tyrolean Reception
18:30 Delegates Gala Night
Meeting Point: Entrance to the Congress Center